Utility bill for Municipal Services

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I was surprised to see amount of the bill for this month yesterday. The amount was RS. 953. I thought we probably had already paid the previous month bill as we never skip so how could this much amount as it was around 450/month in our case. When I inquired dad he told me that we did try to pay the bill previous month but the bank officials refused to collect it. Interestingly instead of simply adding the two bills they had also included the FINE (40 odd rupees) for late payment for previous bill though it’s not our fault at all.

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This bill stated that Jan-Mar were the months when they issued their first CDGK bill. I personally think it’s a good initiative by Mustafa Kamal Bhai. His point was since maintenance of development initiatives requires money and it’s a good idea if city generate its own revenue for this purpose. He had assured media recently that there will be a committee formed to see the affair in most NEUTRAL and honest manner for this tax and that it’s utilized properly.

I suggest CDGK needs to take into account such issue (like one I mentioned in first para) to improve its credibility. Furthermore the media is more alert than ever to pick smallest of an issue related to general public and I guess such a minor mistake should not undermine the good work done by CDGK.
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Talking to a friend about this tax who was not willing to pay this tax, I was thinking how CDGK will ensure that every citizen pay their dues on time.
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23 Comments so far

  1. SwERveUT (swerveut) on May 26th, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

    I think it is a great initiative by Mustafa Kamal. Just going through birth pangs right now. From honest constructive criticism (criticism with advice on how to improve) it will get much better.

    I think another thing that would be necessary is that the CDGK publicize its total monthly collection from such bills on its website and have regular third party audits from trustable committees about the spending of such money. If it achieves good credit ranking due to good accounting procedures, that would also be a first for the city.


  2. fasee on May 26th, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

    Yaara mustapha bhai tak tu theek hai.

    Once salay jamaitiyee ya sindhi maroo ya balochi magsie comes to power…all this money wud be utilised to buy more parados for those vadera bartards or there advisor bitcches like sharmila farooqi…or info minstr qaira next trip to lasvegas


  3. aliss on May 27th, 2009 @ 1:58 am

    Karachi will become heaven, if this fund spend in Karachi.


  4. bekarkhan on May 27th, 2009 @ 8:35 am

    aliss, where have you been? Karachi is already a heaven. mast houris (chiefly Muhajir) can already be seen on the streets.


  5. informer on May 27th, 2009 @ 9:10 am

    @ "they had also included the FINE (40 odd rupees) for late payment for previous bill though it’s not our fault at all"

    Dear Raja Sahib,
    I didnt see any late fee in the pics, however there is a surcharge if you made payment after the due date, which is also levied in other Utility Bills. This inititative is good in its spirits…see what happen in real time. I also suggest CDGK to launch Municipal Bonds in local Stock Exchange to finance its mega projects.


  6. 7b0y on May 27th, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

    @ Raja Islam


  7. 7b0y on May 27th, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

    @ Raja Islam

    I think u should thank 2 town officers
    Coz he didn’t cut ur connection


  8. d0ct0r on May 28th, 2009 @ 1:07 pm


    7b0y on May 27th, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

    @ Raja Islam

    I think u should thank 2 town officers
    Coz he didn’t cut ur connection

    And i am just curious, which connection would he have cut? Specifically name the connection that you’re talking about that would/could be cut if this bill isn’t paid on time.


  9. d0ct0r on May 28th, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

    And if you didn’t read it correctly, his dad did attempted to pay the bill on time. Many people(myself included) don’t wana incur and pay extra even a small sum like Rs 10 in late payment fine from their hard earned income and prefer to pay and settle the actual billed amount on time.


  10. fasee on May 28th, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

    @ all

    I fail to understand this mail.

    One guy don’t payup his bill, and now is crying hoarse that he has been fined.

    Comon…that’s the height…sali jahil qoum.

    @ bekar khan.

    " Lots of horis ( mostly mahajir)

    Sir although being a 2nd generation mohajir if u may call….but I must admit, most mohair bachiyaan are not hoors….down right ugly or just mediocres I must say….only a few are worth wasting time oogling at there goodies…its only there smart dressing that makes them look attractitve

    By far damsels from punjab are the best, healthy fair anf well built.

    Pathanis are heavier, too much white, more than needed and looks uglyier,and dresses are cheap

    sindhiz have eyes, and long hair, but rest of the looks are a downer, plus there makeup sense is down right cheap

    Balochis, are a no show…no looks, no dress, no makeupsense, no goodies and no complexion

    Soooo punjab wins in this, hands down sir


  11. bekarkhan on May 29th, 2009 @ 3:24 am

    fasee, I mostly agree with your detailed analysis about the houris. However in Karachi, Punjabi kudiyaan can hardly be seen. Most of them belong to the Clifton,DHA elite khandaans and do not roam on the streets to feast my eyes. So the only golden globes that I see, chill out with, and have many relationships with are Muhajir girls. These yamuna-gangetic chicks have something in them that frontier girls in Karachi do not possess.


  12. fasee on May 29th, 2009 @ 7:12 am

    @ bekarar khan

    Aray sir, aap tu bekar nai, bekarar niklay…LOL

    Well, I agree karachi ki lrki are attractive….why…..bcoz they know they are dark complextion skinny, no measurment beasts, so they make most of it, by wearing hot attractive dresses, hair style and I guess the best ATTITUDE and brains u find in any girl is a karachi girl.

    And sorry, defence girls are crap, lots of makeup an vulgar dresses per ander "made in china"…and moslty second hand maal…if u know what I mean..LOL

    I stick to my punjabi gori damsels


  13. balma on May 29th, 2009 @ 8:50 am

    I hate to be part of this garbage discussion, except to mention a statistical point: the percentage of beautiful women among so-called Muhajirs is same as whatever is now considered Panjab. Come on guys, stop propogating this ethnic nonesense. No matter, what ever is the criteria, by and large, and under whatever criteria, most girls of these two types are similar looking.
    And, remember most Muhajir girls come from more cosmopolitan backgrounds in UP, Dehli, Gujrat, Hyderabad etc and are descendants of more inter-racial marriages…and mixing always produces better quality.
    Aur jo itnee phannay khany dikhaa rahae ho tum loge, do you guys think you guys are fucking gulfaams kee aulaad?

    I find all desi girls very attractive.


  14. fasee on May 29th, 2009 @ 9:16 am

    @ balma

    Lol….sir aap na na kertay kertay discussion ka part bun hi gai…..see that’s the best part of evil…u don’t have to marklet it…dukan kholo, "majm’a" khud hi lag jata hai.

    Agreed on the cosmopoliton part…but what does it has do do with beauty..??

    Don’t say ehtopia ki mega city me miss universe ghomri hain bcoz wo capital city hai..??

    Agree on inter marriage…it just gives u good genes, better imune system, longer life, better IQ…..but sir, beauty is god gifted……intermarige kahan say a gai beech me

    "Tum log gulfaam ki aulaad hu"

    Sir jub aap gari ghareednay jatay hu…tu hazar bar color model specifictions dekhtay hain….aisi aisi shaklain banatay hain…kabhi kisi ne ye bola ke, nakhray tu aisa dikha raha hai jaisa fararri is ke abba ne hi banai thi na..??

    :):):):)


  15. balma on May 29th, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

    Fasee,
    Please write proper Urdu and/or proper English. It is hard to figure out your writing, or your ‘excuse for writing’!


  16. balma on May 29th, 2009 @ 7:13 pm

    One more thing Fasee, if you are incapable of writing peroper Urdu, stick to your "excuse for English" i.e. improper English.
    agar Taang toaRnee hae, tou English kee toRo. Leave Urdu alone.


  17. fasee on May 29th, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

    @balma

    "Leave urdu alone"

    Bapu ne kaha cigrate chor do, boss ne kaha us ki beti ko chor do, mohalaywalon ne kaha mohalla chor do ,KD ne kaha non alco wine chor do,wasiq nw kaha chichorpun chor do, ab balma kehta hain urdu chor doon


  18. bekararkhan on May 30th, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

    I disagree with Balma on 2 counts.

    1. The use of urdu. Why should fasee stop using his mother tongue? If at all anyone in Pakistan has stopped to using his/her mother tongue it has to be Punjabis. Now what are you Balma? Based on your defence of Punjabi kudiyaan, you seem to be a perfidious Punjabi.

    2. The % of good looking girls from the Muhajir and Punjabi ethnicities is the same. Nonsense. Me being from another ethnicity can assure you that Punjabi Kudiyaan are the hottest. But in Karachi, Muhajir are the hottest.

    Fasee, You bowled me over by your last comment. Therefore just for KHI metblogs I have altered my name from Bekar to Bekarar Khan. Thanks. Maybe I’ll also have my name officially changed in the future.


  19. fasee on May 30th, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

    @ bekararkhan

    Well mohajirs were never a qoum…circumstaces made geographically seperated tribes called a qoum…which have diffrent traditions, lifestyle even accent….but hey who am I to argue…we have this partition excuse, pathans are sub divided into clans and don’t consider others pathans….punjabis have diffrent dialect every 70 to 80 kilometers.

    By the way..maulvis told us arabic is supposed to be our mother tough or father toungh…as salay sab ke aba-o-ajdad tu arab imported hain na….yani is sari qoum ne hi apni khaal badali hoi hai….so kis per ungli uthao gay..??

    Just eat niswar and enjoy mohajir bachiyaan….which although inferior in quality of punjabi bachiyaan…are waylotbetter than the ones I saw in pashtoo movies …:):)


  20. barrister on May 31st, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

    Fassee,
    Mohajirs / Muhajirs (not ot be confused by a mohajir with a smaller “m”) are actually considered a separate ethinicty by UN.

    As far as CDGK Taxes are concerned it’s unfortunate but there’s no way to run CDGK without it now since the funds from both Sindh Govt and Federal Govt. stopped.


  21. بستنی (wasiq) on May 31st, 2009 @ 5:53 pm

    @fasee sab…..sir mein ney yeah kab kaha kay aap chachorapan chordh dein….yeah toh mujh gareeb pey sarasar Ilzam hai….

    @barrister sab……jazak allah !

    sir yeah jo preedy (saddar) to safari park project hai….yeah Inshaallah kitnay sal main complete ho jaay ga….and in the mean time how will the foreign delegates will visit the Mazar of Quaid e azam….
    Please congratulate the Hon city nazim sab and his team for the pace of work….


  22. 7b0y on June 2nd, 2009 @ 12:59 am

    @ dr.

    late fee is only 4 remine u that u have 2 pay bill b4 time

    that was his mistake which is u defenc
    bt it might b his Dady’s mistake he should tell his dady that "dad! plz pay bill b4 i made comment here"


  23. fasee on June 2nd, 2009 @ 8:04 am

    @ wasiq

    "chichorpan"

    So are u impling that I really am a _____??

    @ barrister

    Sir I already had a feeling, urduspeaking are subdiveded into so many clans and subclans, witheveryone haveing a superiority complex over others, (hum tu lakhnaow ka hain, hum allabaad ke hain etc )

    But thanks for telling dats its official…:)
    Yahood-o-handood ke sazish thi woh



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