Karachi Transport Strike

Karachi sports an empty, but clean look, as all transporters are on strike protesting against the fuel hike and demanding an increase in fare prices. The transporters are negotiating for a Rs. 2 increase in their fare structure….. which will in turn most definitely impact the poor. One then has to wonder how long can a minimum wage person can survive this economic crunch, is there truly an economic plan somewhere beyond this chaos or are we simple destined to ride this never ending curve? The only good thing I see from this strike today is less chaos and I suspect less pollution.

7 Comments so far

  1. mqpasta on July 22nd, 2008 @ 2:25 pm

    Be ready to die soon! no change in wages! continue increase in expenses!


  2. Shamsi (shamsi) on July 22nd, 2008 @ 3:05 pm

    Teetho

    Initially they are asking for Rs. 6.00 increment. Govt is ready for Rs.2.00 and they have disagreed.

    it is not only fuel – it is ALL daily consumption items.

    I would say, all of us readers here, – pick up utility bills of homes / office – of past 6-8 months, carefully check – no of units consumed – and then see how much is increased without any proportion.

    KESC alone have increased prices 16% since Nov 07, SSGC increased by 23% – applicable taxes are charged from consumers as withholding tax & sales tax – on the Total amount, means …. Taxes are extra.


  3. theserialchiller on July 22nd, 2008 @ 3:52 pm

    here is a picture of how people were commuting today …


  4. zeeshan on July 22nd, 2008 @ 5:30 pm

    Thank you all who selected Zardari/Nawaz to loot lead our nation ones again. Just wait and we’ll see even bigger more "satisfying" rewards and gifts from these humble and true-to-the-core people :)


  5. mastqalandar on July 22nd, 2008 @ 9:56 pm

    zeeshan,

    you forgot to mention MQM. They are part of the Govt too and so is MUSH, isn’t he? and so is ANP-the transporter MAFIA.

    Well, Zardari, Nawaz or Altaf or MUSH can’t product oil, but they certainly can cut other costs. But do they care? the are having lavish lives and they don’t give a f#Ck.

    I saw a BB-Bhutto praising ad in todays Jang and I’m 100% sure that Sind Govt paid for the ad…. Same goes for Ishrat ul Ebad and Nazim Karachi. I have seen their PR ads too.


  6. khitomiss on July 22nd, 2008 @ 11:43 pm

    Gas/Petrol,food and anything else you name it, is not sky rocketed only in pakistan this is a global issue, We are paying 1.30 dollar for a litre here in Toronto. People are killing themselves and look at this guy

    hxxp://abcnews.go.com/Business/Story?id=4301197&page=1

    buying a 14.3 Million Dollar Car license plate.


  7. zeeshan on July 23rd, 2008 @ 7:08 pm

    Mastqalandar: That is painfully stupid! Who controls the Ministry of Food? Finance? MQM? Mush? oh phulezzzz, try to make a little sense will ya?



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