Karachi ki Yaad Mein: Mein Laut Ke Aaunga

“Shaam-e-Karachi”

Aye mere sheher ki sham bata kia ab bhi husn damakta he
Ghar ki thandi chat ke oper taron ka jaal chamakta he
Raat gaye jab jag soye kia ab bhi koi gata he
Beete pal jo chor gaye unko jo koi bulata he

Kia ab bhi yaroon ki mehfil DHAABON pe rang jamati he
Deewanon si ik tolli kia Bikes pe sahil jaatee he
Kinare pe samandar ke kia ab hi premi milte hen
Duniya se ho ke bekhabar duur talak jo chalte hen

McDonalds ke drive thru mein phool jo becha karta tha
Har joore ko der talak jo kanankhion se takta tha
Kia ab bhi wo bacha ushi shade ke neeche betha he
“Ache din bhi aayenge mere” zerelab jo kehta he

Kia ab bhi sea view pe wo CHAMPI wale aate hen
Bootal ki awaz se jo THAK HARUN ko chonkate hen
Aur wo jo aik tha chaye farosh kia apne WATAN ko laut gaya
Pardes se tang aakar kia wo bhi Peshawar ki aur gaya

Aaye mere sheher yunhi rehna aik roz mein laut ke aaunga
Champi wale aur Chaye farosh hum bethenge ge phir der talak
Aur phool wale zara ghor se sun SURKH PHOOL mein lene aaunga
Aik GEET ADHORA chora tha wo GEET mein phir se gaunga

Karachi is an addiction and its not very easy to survive being away from Karachi once you have called this place your hometown. Ali, one of my friends studying in London wrote this beautiful nazm for Karachi. Another Ali from Flickr, not a friend of mine but still, has taken the beautiful picture that is shown above. Ali Khurshid has a huge collection of scenic sun sets of Karachi at his Flickr Profile. Of course, he is not new to KMB.

Anyways, just enjoy the beautiful nazam and the even more beautiful Karachi Sunsets.

God Bless Karachi.

PS Oh and if anyone would like to tell about their ‘ADHOORAY GEET’ you are welcome lol.

15 Comments so far

  1. K.A. (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 9:20 am

    Wah wah subhanAllah,

    I am sure it comes from the depths of the heart. here’s something for Karachi,

    Ay meray shehr se anay walay kuch to kaho haan kuch to kaho
    Us shehr ke ghar abaad hain ya abaad hain zindaan kuch to kaho

    Kya subh ko ab bhi baad-e-saba khushboo-e-mohabbat laati hai,
    Kya shaam ko ab bhi lehrati hai kakul-e-pechaan kuch to kaho

    woh perdh (tree) ke jis ki orh se hum lehratay gaisoo dekhtay thay,
    Us baagh ki sumbul-e-pechan ka ahwaal-e-pareshan kuch to kaho

    woh shehr ka uncha teela jis par shaam ko pariyan aati theen
    kya apni jaga par qaim hai woh takht-e-sulaiman kuch to kaho

    woh shehr ka waaiz jo har ek pe kufr ka fatwa jarta tha
    kis haal mein hai wo mard-e-khuda ay mard-e-musalmaan kuch to kaho.

    _____________________________________________

    this is an excerpt from a poem by late Z.A.Bokhari.

    Karachi …we love you.


  2. ADNAN (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 10:07 am

    bitha k w-11 mein tujh ko mein ghumaaoo karachi..
    chal karachi chal karachi chal karachi chal..
    yehi mera london hai .. yehi baney gaaa paris kul ..
    chal karachi chal karachi chal karachi chal…
    hyderbad se aa jaa, faislabad se aa jaa,
    abottabad se aajaa, chahey islamabad sey aa jaa.
    yehi mera london hai .. yehi baney gaaa paris kul ..
    chal karachi chal karachi chal karachi chal…

    lalo khait yaha ka dil hai .. dekh zara tu aakey
    samander bhi dikhlaoo gaa jaano seaview pe ley jaa k
    hussainabad aur bansroad k khaney tujhey khila k
    filmein bhi dikhaoo gaa tujhe bandur road ley jaa k
    quaid kaa mazar yaha per ghazi kaa darbaar hai ..
    aana hai tu aaj hee aajaa warna tu pachtayey gaa kul
    chal karachi chal karachi chal karachi chal…

    larki dekho purkati .. aur larkoo lambey baal
    lambi lambi chorey yaha kaa hur kangaal
    load shading mein yaaro jeena bara mahaal
    kul hua tha phadda aur aaj ho gayee hurtaal(strike).
    jis taraf bhi dekho traffic kaa junjaaal(congession) hai.
    sarkein tooti phooti aur ssokhey hai paani k nul(taps)
    chal karachi chal karachi chal karachi chal…

    pathano kee hai mehnat .. makrani kee hai gadha gaari
    punjabi bhai bhi aa ke lagatey yaha dihari
    sindhi, saraikee, balochi aur memon, kaathiyawaari
    dhoti bhi yaha milti aur bangalan kee saarhi
    mahajiroo kee shaan hai .. yeh mini Pakistan hai
    mahajiroo kee shaan hai .. yeh mini Pakistan hai
    poora mulk so jata hai .. jaagta hai hur pal
    chal karachi chal karachi chal karachi chal…


  3. Khurram (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 10:11 am

    I just want to comment on the picture… its breathtaking


  4. Farhan (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 11:06 am

    Beautiful , don’t have the words to praise it


  5. ahmed (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 11:37 am

    absolutely breathtaking


  6. Ali Khan (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 12:25 pm

    amaaaaaaazing!


  7. tee (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 7:27 pm

    wOw


  8. tina (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 7:36 pm

    It is beautiful! brought tears to my eyes I miss my city so much I really want to come back there and never go back:(


  9. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 9:16 pm

    Dulhan si saji dharti … khula woh aasman
    Bulata hai hamain phir woh chahat ka saman
    Aa ab laut chalain …Tina … Aa ab laut chalain


  10. X-Karachite (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 9:31 pm

    Wah Wah

    Kia yaad dela deya….Karachi!!!

    Cant wait to visit Karachi again. Planning to be there in DEC-06 after almost 4 years !!!

    yeeee


  11. Imran (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 9:45 pm

    I miss you , I miss you Karachi. I will join you soon inshAllah.


  12. wasiq (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 3:20 am

    Bachchoo saaf saaf kaho na kay pardoosan kaisee hai…yeah kya karachi karachi laga rakha hai….

    aur han bass studies mein dil lagao fail ho gaay naa toh iss dafa visa renew nahein karwaaun gaa.samjhay!


  13. parvez ahmed (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 1:33 am

    MY GOD YOU guys are making me cry again! here in perdis may totady is last roza of this year( agar chand howa to phir) all family is here (28yers)parents brother sisters and my family but miss karachi so much when and when i go forever back again to my beloved karachi? Hope soon hope soon AMEEN. EID MUBARK TO MERE SHER KAY LOGOON KOO ALLHA SUB KO KUSH REKHAY AMEEN


  14. parvez ahmed (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 1:36 am

    MY GOD YOU guys are making me cry again! here in perdis may totady is last roza of this year( agar chand howa to phir) all family is here (28yers)parents brother sisters and my family but miss karachi so much when and when i go forever back again to my beloved karachi? Hope soon hope soon AMEEN. EID MUBARK TO MERE SHER KAY LOGOON KOO ALLHA SUB KO KUSH REKHAY AMEEN


  15. nina (unregistered) on October 31st, 2006 @ 4:27 am

    Y u making me cry?? although am in karachi ..leaving soon to UK as my susral is there… :(:( have saved all these poems.. wohan jaky perh perh key rowoon gi..:(:(



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