It’s Karachi, as usual.
i think the rest of Pakistan is suprised and disappointed at Karachi’s mellow, boring and peaceful strike.
I mean if people could get all emotional and fired up in Lahore, then Karachi was a sure shot.
If sleepy ol’ Isloo could see a few rounds of firing, then Karachi definitely had high hopes riding on it, as people across the country held their collective breath for the mayhem that would be this impetuous city.
But two days of strikes pass by, with shutters hesitantly down, main areas closed reluctantly and a partial hush about town, people go out and eat and shop in restuarants and malls protected by shamianas. They drive in streets blocked by containers and sit in the cool night, determinedly relaxed, air to have their chai and cigarettes and sheeshas even if surrounded by police-wallas. After all it’s only a strike and nothing can stop a city like Karachi. Especially on a saturday night.