Eid tohfa?

Ripped open from end to end…
Hollow promises by the leaders of the city…
Steps taken by CDGK for media coverage…

The end result? Even more suffering for us poor souls.

Hot off the presses is the latest in bung-ups by the administration.

Just three days after the opening of one track of the Liaquatabad underpass, a portion of it caved in on Tuesday apparently due to the substandard material used in the construction.

Who’s to blame this time? The CDGK? The contractor? Weather? God?? I dont know, but when i read the paper this morning, i couldnt help but feel deeply saddened by it, yet it was something i was waiting for. Like you would feel for a terminal patient. Is that what karachi has become? A terminal patient at the hands of its leaders?

11 Comments so far

  1. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 25th, 2006 @ 11:26 am

    Atleast quit the habbit of complaining today. you have 360 other days of whining. Enjoy the eid with friends and relatives yaar.


  2. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on October 25th, 2006 @ 11:29 am

    @ Topic

    I would excercise extremeeeeeee caution when using that route, specially in July – August 2007.

    FWO the Engineering ICON & specialist for bridges and underpasses in the country have serious reservations & objections on the design, workmanship and the material used in construction. The DG FWO Major General (someone e-mailed me not to use names on blogs) called upon Mustafa Kamal and had a briefing, work was at halt for 7 days afterwards MQM rushed to the President to ask his fellow Khaki not to twist arms in Karachi affairs or else.

    Crimnal negligence is adopted on these constructions sites from Nazimabad underpass to Karsaz flyover, and we shall pray that there shall be drought for year now and no rains like this year happen again, Or else we may not be able to sustain casualties of such construction collapses, and Karachi becomes Venice or Amesterdam – The city of canals


  3. Jamash (unregistered) on October 25th, 2006 @ 11:31 am

    Sadly this news was the first thing I saw on Eid Day :(…. The CDGK says its not that bad At least the structure is still holding on… It could have caved in all together :P.


  4. Extiinct (unregistered) on October 25th, 2006 @ 9:42 pm

    Luckily I stayed away from newspapers. Enjoyed Eid and just read about the cave in here =)


  5. MB (unregistered) on October 25th, 2006 @ 10:16 pm

    @Mansoor :-

    i was about to start a topic with title ” Is this is What we call Development ? ” for the same topic but its good that you posted it.

    As for the topic, well what i can say except asking those , who were blindly applauding the current administration, to open their eyes and see the truth. We are not developing. We are in fact going backwards. This is just one example. Embrace yourself for more. Pity on us, the Karachi wala’s for giving vote to these theives.


  6. Kashif (unregistered) on October 25th, 2006 @ 11:18 pm

    Enjoy and thank Allah you have survived another day in this mess.


  7. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 26th, 2006 @ 12:00 am


    i was about to start a topic with title ” Is this is What we call Development ?

    I believe some of us would have done Naiki in Ramadan that Allah saved us from your post.


  8. wasiq (unregistered) on October 26th, 2006 @ 2:06 am

    While i was collecting eedi……mann your life in isloo sucks…..


  9. K.A. (unregistered) on October 26th, 2006 @ 7:33 am

    Lets be patient a bit. I think we are jumping to conclusions to early. I don’t think we are going backwards. I do agree that the present administration in their attempt to make things happen quickly did not give attention to quality. Its good that it caved in the way it did right now there’s still time to not only have it repaired but I hope the others to be checked and ‘quality controlled’. Its time for the administration to open their eyes, coz their already rock bottom reputation is ready to go down somewhere deep in the pits.

    @mansoor: We all have setbacks in life. Everything doesn’t go as planned, we cannot blame God for anything, or mother nature for whatever happened now or before in Karachi. Whether its a setback for our beloved city or for our personal, social, family or professional life. Each setback requires someone to take the blame. The art is to recover from it and make life go on. So keep your hopes high, pray and continue to point out the weaknesses ( I believe that’s the most we can do at the moment- and this does contribute to positive development ) and be optimistic that somewhere, somehow someone will look into them.

    But above all, dont frustrate yourself on Eid day – Enjoy it. Eid Mubarak.


  10. K.A. (unregistered) on October 26th, 2006 @ 7:34 am

    Lets be patient a bit. I think we are jumping to conclusions to early. I don’t think we are going backwards. I do agree that the present administration in their attempt to make things happen quickly did not give attention to quality. Its good that it caved in the way it did right now there’s still time to not only have it repaired but I hope the others to be checked and ‘quality controlled’. Its time for the administration to open their eyes, coz their already rock bottom reputation is ready to go down somewhere deep in the pits.

    @mansoor: We all have setbacks in life. Everything doesn’t go as planned, we cannot blame God for anything, or mother nature for whatever happened now or before in Karachi. Whether its a setback for our beloved city or for our personal, social, family or professional life. Each setback requires someone to take the blame. The art is to recover from it and make life go on. So keep your hopes high, pray and continue to point out the weaknesses ( I believe that’s the most we can do at the moment- and this does contribute to positive development ) and be optimistic that somewhere, somehow someone will look into them.

    But above all, dont frustrate yourself on Eid day – Enjoy it. Eid Mubarak.


  11. MB (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 11:14 am

    @ADNAN :-
    Dear i can understand your feelings. Its okay. I respect your opinion.

    @KA :-
    May be you have summarized the point best i guess. Let me repeat : “Its time for the administration to open their eyes, coz their already rock bottom reputation is ready to go down somewhere deep in the pits.”
    and
    “The art is to recover from it (setback) and make life go on. So keep your hopes high, pray and continue to point out the weaknesses ”



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