Contrast

The backside of PSO Building, the headquarters of one of the largest corporations in Pakistan.. Broken roads, temporary housing and open garbage/sewerage.

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Need i say more?

17 Comments so far

  1. zahra (unregistered) on January 1st, 2007 @ 3:38 pm

    mansoor, dude!! Happy New Year, yaar what an eye-sore of a post to start the year off with….kya yaaar aaj to kuch achee khabar sunao!!


  2. Cy (unregistered) on January 1st, 2007 @ 5:21 pm

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/backside

    I believe it should be “at the back” of the PSO building.


  3. anony (unregistered) on January 1st, 2007 @ 8:55 pm

    mansoor, “backside” means something entirely different. It is that part of you anatomy that you sit on.


  4. Original-Faisal (unregistered) on January 1st, 2007 @ 10:30 pm

    The PSO building’s ass or perhaps “PSO building got back”. This is hilarious!!


  5. MB (unregistered) on January 1st, 2007 @ 11:16 pm

    CY : I guess we all know what he meant by backside dude.

    Mansoor: Excellent one mansoor. It’s only in Pakistan that you can clearly see such a contrast. I had to take a non paki friend through that slum/sewerage area & i cannot tell you what a humiliating sentence he uttered after looking at PSO & then this broken road area.

    All I can say is : Absolute shit & ignorance on our part. The same old kachi abaadi issue.


  6. Sufi (unregistered) on January 1st, 2007 @ 11:25 pm

    Mansoor, ama kya yaar? aj kay mubarak din bhi tumhein complain karna tha? jao bhai, khao piyo aish karo, ye kinn chakarron mein lagay hoay ho .. bloggers hotay hi pagal hain :D

    Eid Mubarak..


  7. Kashif (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 12:42 am

    Have you seen the road across the PSO building? leading to clifton bridge? ain’t it a mess with sewerage water flowing around and that development hole right in front of bridge store digged up since last 6 months


  8. anon (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 1:32 am

    Yaar!! i can point to thousand evils and problems prevailing our society.Doing your bit to bring change is what we need.Here i’m reminded of a scene from Naseer-ud-Din Shah’s movie where the protagonist makes himself hoarse convincing and arguing with people standing at a bus-stop to please make a queue so that everyone can board easily.The people agree but as soon as the bus arrives everyone rushes towards it breaking the queue and pushing his way to the bus and the only person left on the stop is our protagonist with his code of morality and puzzled look at face.
    So stop try to make the world spin your way.Go with the flow, if you can, otherwise make yourself big enough that you are able to create a difference.


  9. wrathchild (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 3:24 am

    I would really like to know how PSO is in relavence with the condition of the road. As far as roads which constitute the area around PSO House are concerned they are maintained and cleaned by PSO itself even when it is actually the responsibility of the cantonment board. The road in the picture you have up there is not technically behind PSO and it most definitly should be maintained by Cantonment Board Clifton


  10. Tahir (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 7:46 am

    SO Mansoor wants to tell us that we are living in a third world country. thanks for reminding.


  11. MB (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 12:05 pm

    wrathchild is right. It’s not their mistake if they have got that good building. Its CBC duty to do the work by removing the illegal occupants but providing them alternative first. They are poor & are in severe shit but this doesn’t justify their presence. Relocate them over an appropriate period and remove those encroachments ( if they really are ) & make that place a proper road etc.


  12. mansoor (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 2:03 pm

    first of all, the i thought it would be a good time to remind ourselves of the resolutions we put forth previously.

    secondly PSO does not have anything to do with it. I never said that, but this pic just goes to prove how two totally opposite areas (developed and slums) spring up side by side. It is most definately the job of CBC.

    third, on the backside issue, u get the meaning guys :p

    Eid Mubarak and happy new year to all :D


  13. JayJay (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 4:32 pm

    Our governments don’t treat the public services and infrastructure better than our “backsides”.


  14. d0ct0r (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 10:53 pm

    Noun: backside
    1. The side of an object that is opposite its front
    2. The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

    single word can have multiple meanings .. hence he used the term backside rightly..

    as for the pic.. karachi is expanding without any rules and regulations slums and kutchi abadis are springing up every now and then… this unplanned expansion is having a negative toll on this mammoth city… its high time that we should have a proper master plan which is strictly enforced


  15. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

    Why is that we forget the blessings, and be content on what we have and trying hard to strive for better, then to cry, compare and complaint always!

    The dilemma of OUR nation is that we are never happy accepting glass half full, and cry over it as half empty.

    Mega Cities around the globe always have such problems, and there is nothing abnormal to it.

    That Frere police line is there since 1950s, PSO house is much younger to that,

    CY its good to see you back !

    cHeErS for the 2007!


  16. wasiq (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 10:08 am

    i don’t live in korangi can’t fly these damn F-16’s i live in jamshed town mein toh sirf A300 air bus ya pheir yeah chotey motey boeing ordaa sakta houn……get a grip baby…!


  17. wasiq (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 12:38 am

    simulations are so much more fun than the real thing…trust me boys and girls…..abhi tak sir ghoom raha hai…..



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