Im back in Karachi
I am finally back from what seemed like forever away from Karachi, spent some good time in Lahore and some parts of India. Being away for a month leaves one with a sense of longing for home, this time that feeling was for Karachi, ive spent the last 6 months here, and it’s finally become home to me.
Being gone for a month sure had its shocks when I returned though, seemed like there was a new feel to the city, sometime more positive in the air. Or maybe it was just that they finally finished the construction in the Jinnah Airport! That is right, the interior of the airport looks brand new! Everything from the passport checking zone now is organized and no longer a mob rush, to the efficiency of the luggage conveyor belts. No more miss-matched guards and random ‘coolies’ trying to take you for your money when you first arrive, that all has been sponsored now.
They say first impressions mean a lot, and this I can tell you is something I experienced. It was no longer the random disorganized Karachi that I came face to face with when I first arrived. Maybe it was the fact that the good Prince was here and the authorities wanted to give off a better impression of the city. Well for me it worked, and while driving home along the shar-e-faisal and seeing all the construction going up one gets the feeling that times are changing, faster than we think. For me it took leaving and coming back to see it. How do you see things changing?