Lyari and football

The beleaguered residents of Lyari finally have something to smile about – the football World Cup. An area that is wracked with crime, violence, drugs and, lately, illegal forced evictions (for the much criticised expressway) is getting a respite from crime during the World Cup.

It’s good to finally have some positive news out of Lyari . The residents’ joie de vivre this football season is a bit like the atmosphere in Brazilian favelas. Let’s hope the electricity stays on through Brazil’s matches – else the party atmosphere may quickly turn into riots.

4 Comments so far

  1. Razi (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 2:47 am

    Hats Off to the residents of Lyari, who despite being engulfed in such abject poverty and deprivation have the courage to push these aside and enjoy a truly global event.

    I will proudly go and share this piece of news with my Brazilian friends.

  2. Kumail (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 3:36 am

    could someone use those highly talented individuals – they have so much to offer and yet they are overlooked. I hope some thing is done to help these guys come out of their misery.

  3. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 10:25 am

    No doubt liyarians are true football lovers.See a desi ronaldo in town and no its not promotion of my own site *grin*

  4. anon-again (unregistered) on June 26th, 2006 @ 2:24 am

    this guy is not even in PK let alone Karachi. this thing about posting off of news items is not on! how did he get to be an author here anyway?

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