A picture worth thousand words

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So Ramzan will soon be over in few days and this city government will for sure get a “Failed” certificate, in price controlling after Eid from the very people who elected it. With all promises our officials made, those who decided to take full advantage of people’s plight took it this time as well and the government kept on lying. The shopkeepers & thailey walas, uncontrolled as ever made the most of it. And so did our police & other officials who must have their share of luck. The artist summarized the plight of a common man well in his work that I had received few days back.

8 Comments so far

  1. KhiTorPitt (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

    The govt. tries to control the price just for one month through out the year then also they doesn’t succeed. What kind of govt. is that ?


  2. Kashif (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 3:38 pm

    CDGK has no conscience else it would have resigned months ago. People of Karachi are suffering from insane construction, traffic jams, street crime and now dengue virus, all due to inefficiency, corruption and bigotry of the CDGK and ruling party.

    I have a poll going on chowrangi.com and the results cleary depict what people of Karachi think about the current government.


  3. MB (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

    Not sure about the resign matter but they have not come up with something big yet. People will again say that one year is not a big deal also but they havenot been upto something worth one year also.


  4. Kashif (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2006 @ 1:29 am

    I do not a find a single project completed with satisfaction and runing hassle free afterwards. Karachi is ripped open end to end, they build roads to dig again. Traffic jams, street crimes and all the other issues have certainly raised from the same period of previous government and the CDGK is busy in giving their BS****

    There isn’t a single development project completed on time. The Hasan Sq flyover was supposed to built in oct ’06 but that never happened. The national stadium flyover was announced to be finished on 1st ramadan, then 10th ramadan but it’s still under construction. I do not remember a single year in last 15 years or so when people have not prayed Eid prayers in Nazimabad eidgah. But this year it is not available for prayers, thanks to the ‘development’ work going around.


  5. d0ct0r (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2006 @ 7:09 am

    “Karachi is ripped open end to end, they build roads to dig again”

    well thats their gameplan … city govt can’t directly do corruption in money alloted by fed govt to karachi so only option they’ve got is to open up tender for every unnecessary project imaginable…
    the target is to spend every dime thats allocated for karachi and then demand for more funds from fedral government… contractors of city government are aware that if they want their tenders approved then they’ve to pay 100 % of the tender cost to London(altaf bhai) and 40 % to the local corrupt city governemnt official so a project that should cost the karachiites Rs 100 end up costing Rs 240 even then the quality of work done is unsatisfactory at the end of the day they’ll just boast that they’ve spent X billion rupees on karachi but the irony is that most of it
    is being spent on funding an anti state element(living in lodon) at the expense of karachiite….


  6. MB (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2006 @ 10:50 am

    ” contractors of city government are aware that if they want their tenders approved then they’ve to pay 100 % of the tender cost to London(altaf bhai) ”

    I guess you are saying the same thing that VERYSMART once said few days back regarding a project in which one of the interested parties happen to be a friend of VERYSMART and the MQM wala’s were openly asking for money from the poor fellow


  7. Iqbal Shahid (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 6:30 pm
  8. MB (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 12:52 pm

    I am not an expert but at least I know there are few steps that could have been taken. One, placing the price list few days before Ramzan started. Two, give more powers to the magistrates & officials. Three, the penalty and fine should be increased. Fourth, making sure that the big fishes are controlled first, instead of penalizing poor raidhi wala’s with an amount like RS.2000 something. Fifth, Making sure, enough supply is in market.



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