SF to be made a ‘model’ road

Shahrah-e-Faisal will be declared a ‘model road‘ today. The promise of a smoother driving experience on SF is attractive, but can the traffic police deliver?

16 Comments so far

  1. BitterTruth (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 4:15 pm

    Perhaps time to look at Lahore Administration how things are really managed rather than these cosmetic steps

  2. Ahmed (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 4:53 pm

    This is a positive sign, as long as they follow through and citizens are responsible, it can all work out. It is also up to us. I’m onboard!

  3. Imran Farooqui (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 6:52 pm

    Model road is not only a road where traffic flow is smooth. Some other mandatory properties are associated with model roads, like proper street lights, well developed foot-paths, zebra crossings and working signals. Nothing there at SF. Specially the evening time at Lal-Kothi Nursery corridor is real horrible where street lights never work.

  4. MB (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

    Lahore has kicked out karachi in comparison to rate of REAL progress.


  5. MB (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 7:21 pm


    I like that joke about SF, CY

  6. Kashif (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 1:53 am

    By model road they mean a “real” model road with dinkies running on it.

  7. imran (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 2:19 am

    Why dont you move to Lahore and save yourself wasting time on the roads. Lahore is so beautiful city plz leave my Karachi ASAP because it is crowded by all the beggers showing from every corner of the country..There is nothing in karachi, no lights, no streets, no food places, no laws..nothing, plz dont come to karachi it jungle..Lahore is an execellent city plz go there..

  8. Syed Johny (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 3:50 am

    @ MB ! brother !
    at SF the traffic has always been strict! and fine for stoping on zebra crossing is not new on SF !

    Its been going on there for a long time,

  9. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

    Why only SF ? ! is it because that it serves the ONLY Commercial International Airport of Pakistan with twice the number of flights then Lahore & Islamabad Airports together… ! :)

    Lahore has yet to MATCH the number of International Carriers movement of arriving & departing passengers. :)

    MB … smile ! Please !

  10. ROGER DOGER (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 5:26 pm


  11. Syed Johny (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 7:14 pm


    I befg to differ !
    SF has the highest density of traffic than any other road in Karachi !!!
    with all tat traffic it is impressive that the road is still preferred by people to travel

  12. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 11:25 pm

    Interestingly, I’ve always figured someone from Karachi becoming aggressive in a KHI vs LHE debate and then making a fool of him/her own self.

    With all my apologies, I must confess Karachi is THE largest, and an important city in Pakistan and we don’t argue on that. Abb khush??

  13. zee (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 11:33 pm

    I suggested the story and I guess the rivayat of adding our names to the contributors list is dead already :s

  14. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 11:45 pm

    on a second thought…………..

    may be that Shahra which was Drigh Road before is connected to MODEL Colony thats why it is now Model Road…. model colony residents kai purzor israr par……….any input ??

  15. Reality_Check (unregistered) on September 15th, 2007 @ 1:36 am

    MB this time you really did it, comparing Lahore with Karachi, what a joke. these cities simply cannot be compared.

    1/ The rate of population increase – no comparision.

    3/ Resource allocation – no comparison, Untill recently karachi rcvd just enough to pay off its sweepers. Whereas, The Big brothers have consistantly got 60% of all the resources of all the provinces and their resource i.e. Agriculture, 80% of our economy, is not federally taxable, so we see nothing of it.

    4/ All the port traffic of pakistan passes through this city.

    5/ This city was dumped with the greatest number of Aghan refugees and the problems they brought, whereas, mysteriously they missed Lahore. Poor Peshawar and Quetta also suffered a similar fate.

    6/ Karachi is multilingual, multi race, Lahore is essentially monolithic.

    and the list goes on…..

    Lahore always had tons of money at its disposal and there has been sustained investment in its infrastructure, whereas, Karachi after a long long long time has seen actual development money, thanks to Musharraf.

  16. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on September 15th, 2007 @ 12:49 pm

    @Reality_Check: *clapping*

    Huq Ha! when will we come out of all this.


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