A drive through Clifton

Following pictures were taken during a drive through Clifton on Friday August 18, 2006. The time was around 6 in the evening, almost 24 hours after the heaviest rainfall of the season. Do keep in mind that this is Clifton you are looking at, the prime area of the city!
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21 Comments so far

  1. Tee Emm (unregistered) on August 19th, 2006 @ 2:23 pm

    I don’t know if I am the only one feeling like this, but Clifton/Defence residents have suddenly started to appear to me in the same miserable light as we are used to of seeing those of the Orangi and Lyari area!

    At least nature is unbiased when it comes to unleashing its wreath!


  2. anon_khi (unregistered) on August 19th, 2006 @ 2:40 pm

    It is not ‘nature’ that is unbiased. It is the stupidity of the nazim and his poor planning that is unbiased.

    I have never ever in my life seen this area to be so badly affected as it has been under this nazim and he has the gall to say that all will be well in these areas within 4 hours. I want to ask him ‘4 hours from when????’. He said this on Friday evening on Geo and I am still waiting for his 4 hours to begin.


  3. Tee Emm (unregistered) on August 19th, 2006 @ 3:11 pm

    @ ANON_KHI: You sure this area comes under city Nazim? I thought we had our ‘coughing jawans’ from Clifton Cantt and DHA responsible for this mess. I might be wrong.


  4. Kashif (unregistered) on August 19th, 2006 @ 3:23 pm

    Current govt has no morals else it would have resigned long ago. This is most corrupt and inefficient govt in Karachi, to date.


  5. anon_khi (unregistered) on August 19th, 2006 @ 6:19 pm

    The only reason why I know the area falls under the Nazim is ‘coz I have seen the nazim floating in and out of my area promising and promising. Where are the promises now?


  6. Lyarian's (unregistered) on August 19th, 2006 @ 7:17 pm

    Glad to know about the miseries of Clifton and Defence. May you have many more!

    May God give us more and more rain so that the water becomes something like a Tsunami and enter all the houses in Clifton and Defence.

    That would be so cool man!

    Lyarian’s


  7. Sunil (unregistered) on August 19th, 2006 @ 7:18 pm

    The most irritating part is when our city nazim says that such development has never taken place in the history of karachi.

    And surely we have never seen Clifton in such pathetic state in the history of karachi.


  8. KhiTorPitt (unregistered) on August 19th, 2006 @ 7:46 pm

    There are sooo many problems in Khi, may Allah bless Khi and the people of it.


  9. suhail (unregistered) on August 19th, 2006 @ 9:27 pm

    ha ha :D from the pics it looks SAIL THROUGH CLIFTON ;-)


  10. KMC (unregistered) on August 19th, 2006 @ 10:11 pm

    one can only imagine that not having a good sewerage system could cause such a big disaster
    karachi looks like new Orleans flooded as hell


  11. Ameen (unregistered) on August 20th, 2006 @ 3:22 am

    Well man…The Title must be like that: A DIVE THROUGH CLIFTON :D

    Well Clifton gets this flood in rains because its at the sea-side and sea-sides at Karachi gets all the water of Karachi drains. So Clifton makes a mistake here to be in the route of drainage water :P.

    And one thing i must add about UMAR’s statement that Clifton is the Prime area of Karachi, that yes Clifton is the prime one but it hasnt that infrastructure that a PRIME LOCATIOn must have!!!


  12. Ameen (unregistered) on August 20th, 2006 @ 3:27 am

    Well about the situation….It looks like that NAHER-e-KHAYYAM has been expanded :D:D


  13. anon_khi (unregistered) on August 20th, 2006 @ 12:29 pm

    What pisses me off is that these people in power never accept their faults. They are very very quick to shift the blame and criticize other dept’s.

    I do not want to start a flame war here, but every time a MQM supporter or activist opens his/her mouth, they are in essence blaming someone else for all the woes in the city. They never accept responsibility or have answers to what they have failed to do. To them even their failure is someone elses fault.


  14. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 20th, 2006 @ 4:14 pm


    I do not want to start a flame war here, but every time a MQM supporter

    Do you have any shitty idea that how much of karachi is actually controlled by the nazim of the city?Only 30% or something is actually controlled by NAZIM of the city.There are half of dozens or more areas who are actually controlling this city.The pics of clifton area which umar uploaded actually comes under Clifton cantonment board.Its very pathetic situation that nazim is labelled is “CITY NAZIM” but the poor chap only controls arond 30% of the whole city.Keep in mind Nazim doesnt mean the mustafa kamal.Naimatullah khan in pased used to complain about same multiple authories in Karachi and so many times he felt himself helpless.

    You like it or not but The city nazim technically can’t take care of stuff in DHA,Cantt areas like Malir,and contonment areas like Clifton, Site Area etc etc.Its like curse upon our nation that Executive of Clifton Cantonment not getting agreed with Mustafa Kamal’s idea of combining all authories undeer one umbrella. Its pretty easy and offcourse ignorant act to blame MQM now or MMA in past for the evils of the society but noone has guts to blame DHA authories?How many of Defence residents who also visit this blog made any attempt to curse local DHA authority?why residents of posh areas like clifton,defence are so so helpless like people of lyari and lalukhair that their wealth and sources are meaningless?Frankly speaking Nazim shouldnt blamed for the whole city while he doesnt control at all.Anyone who is just blaming to CDGK should come out of shell of ignorance and face the reality.Nazim should be cursed only for the area and for institutions which comes under his power.


  15. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 20th, 2006 @ 4:16 pm


    There are half of dozens or more areas who are actually controlling this city

    Correction:

    half of dozens or more authorities…


  16. Rohail (unregistered) on August 20th, 2006 @ 4:38 pm

    Glad to know about the miseries of Clifton and Defence. May you have many more!

    May God give us more and more rain so that the water becomes something like a Tsunami and enter all the houses in Clifton and Defence.

    That would be so cool man!

    Lyarian’s

    no wonder we as a nation can never progress till we have ppl who think like lyarian’s who
    always like to make a mockery of ppl who are in trouble


  17. anon_khi (unregistered) on August 20th, 2006 @ 7:33 pm

    Adnan Siddiqi….you are right. I should not have been addressing one organization but rather the whole city govt groups.

    It is time to assesse the damage and control it rather then get invovled in the name blame game.


  18. Adnan (unregistered) on August 21st, 2006 @ 9:32 am

    Anon i appreciate it!


  19. SWA (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 6:46 am

    we are all blaming the city and the government (which no doubt it partly to blame), but I think these rains have broken all past records. I think this has been a record amount of rainfall that Karachi has seen since a LONG time and our city seems to have grown in such a way that it didnt really anticipate more rainfall than what it was previously used to.


  20. hello (unregistered) on August 24th, 2006 @ 9:52 am

    give some time for improvement we are trying our best …….. ? dont lose hope …..


  21. haroon (unregistered) on August 24th, 2006 @ 10:03 am

    hi guys clifton board is working day and night to improve thier area ….. lets see what they can do anyhow i have gone through thier web site its great improvement they are trying to improve thier services dont forget to see that url :\\www.cbc.gov.pk



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