6 months later

Half year is over and we saw same old bombings, target killings, cell-phone snatchings, and police misbehavings in the city. All of that, and the start of construction of various bridges and underpasses, which are supposed to solve the ever worsening traffic problems. And right in the middle of the year, we are facing the worst power shortage ever, which is seemingly reshaping our lives. Does it even feel like it’s 2006?

Here’s hoping that by the end of the year things will be much better. At least we can hope so for traffic.

8 Comments so far

  1. Kashif (unregistered) on July 1st, 2006 @ 12:37 pm

    Ever wondered why all the reconstruction in the city We all know it’s never been about the public.

  2. verysmart (unregistered) on July 1st, 2006 @ 3:29 pm

    Please Kashif, do enlighten us wht is it for then???

    Are u suggesting that they are doing it so they can earn public votes??

    Well this is how democracy works in the rest of the world, public gets negotiation power and gets all the benifit of the system.

    We shall be really thankful to Mr. Musharraf, who has driven those politicians out of thier assemblies, right in the midst of the public and made them directly accountabel for thier work. Earlier we used to vote for personalities and cult followings, now we can vote for our benefits.

    If theres is soemthing else…. kindly do let us know abt it

  3. yo yo (unregistered) on July 1st, 2006 @ 4:59 pm

    Maybe its time we make a list of good thing that happened in Karachi in the past 6 months They might be small but we dont have to feel small all the time.

  4. SWA (unregistered) on July 1st, 2006 @ 8:03 pm

    This was a very pessimistic post. Yes reconstruction has dug up the city everywhere, but it promises big returns. And it is a fact that the culture of Karachi has been drastically revitalized over the past five years. I live abroad and even I could feel a noticeable difference on my yearly trips back. Sure, crime still needs to be checked further, but theres lots of good development going on in the city. All we need is to keep it going. You can follow some of it here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=525

  5. Mansoor 'Manny' Siddiqui (unregistered) on July 1st, 2006 @ 9:34 pm

    Thanks for the link SWA. Good stuff.

  6. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 12:49 pm

    Electricity failure is sure F*&ked up, but i guess UPS and generators are gettin sold at a buld quantity and they are becoming cheaper and affordable with every passing day.
    Someone was telling me that you can even put in a CNG kit in a generator and it works on your normal gas line of the house..
    a local UPS costing somewhere around 17 – 23 thousand can easily run the whole household (except A/c) for upto 4 hours..

    I drive every day to work and i have to come on the mai kolachi road, from boat basin to beach luxury and then from under the bridge to my office.. FWO is surely doing a great job there but its just taking toooooooooo long..
    cant wait till i drive on that road without any diverts and without uncarpetted patches..

  7. sheysrebellion (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 2:53 am

    Umer, just confirming, you can purchase kits to modify large generators to run of the house’s gas line.

  8. Shamim (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2006 @ 2:57 am

    I thought this was a click and Earn site.

    Please confirm giving more details.


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