Top 5 reasons it should rain in Karachi

5. It has been raining all over the country but Karachi.
4. We didn’t get any real rain for years (occasional mini-showers don’t count).
3. The grass and plants at my home are dying because we haven’t watered them because of shortage of water in Karachi.
2. Nothing beats eating pakoras in rain.
1. I might get off from work for a day or two if it becomes impossible to commute because of rain.

10 Comments so far

  1. huma (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2005 @ 12:20 pm

    It rained last night, woohoo! :D

  2. umar (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2005 @ 1:20 pm

    not enough :(

  3. Khurram Farooq (unregistered) on August 5th, 2005 @ 8:09 pm

    top 5 reasosn why it shouldn’t rain in Karachi:

    1 – Karachi becomes a mess

    2 – Karachi becomes a mess

    3 – Karachi becomes a mess

    4 – Karachi becomes a mess

    5 – Karachi becomes a mess

    Seriously guys! What is it with Karachiites and rain? The city can’t stand rain, so why do you people pray for it? The city becomes a mess, water everywhere, commuting is impossible. Considering the problems the city faces, I think it’s good that there is so little rain in Karachi. Use a bit of common sense, and pray for the infrastructure to become better, instead of praying for unnecessary rain. I like rain as much as the next guy, but can’t stand the problems it brings.

  4. Zag (unregistered) on August 6th, 2005 @ 11:50 am

    Yup, Khurram is right, it shouldn’t rain because of the mess it makes, as a result we’ll suffer from a drought, but that’s A-Okay!! Atleast we’ll be the cleanest drought struck city :P

  5. Khurram Farooq (unregistered) on August 6th, 2005 @ 6:15 pm

    Lack of rain would lead to a drought in Karachi? Are you even living in the 21st century? Notice that I said “Why it shouldn’t rain in *KARACHI*”. I never said anything about any other place. I doubt that Karachi would suffer from a drought if we didn’t get any rain here.

  6. Zag (unregistered) on August 6th, 2005 @ 7:24 pm

    Okay, not drought as in ppl dying of thirst and hunger. But it will lead to problems like…. most of the industry in Karachi have to rely on water being drilled/pumped out of the ground each year when there is no or little rain, the water level in the ground goes down…. if therez no rain, the water level will eventually drop below creating massive problems for the economy.

    Ahh well forget about it… I am here to chill anyway, enuff about other problems, let it rain, i wanna eat some pakoras while getting soaked :)

  7. Khurram Farooq (unregistered) on August 7th, 2005 @ 9:35 pm

    :) Sorry for being a bit rude ZAG. My point is that Karachi doesn’t need the rain. As for the water soaking the ground and stuff, what’s the big Arabian sea for? ;) The thing is that I really hate what happens to Karachi after even a mild shower. The water collecting everywhere, people getting killed by electrocution, phones not working, electricity going out. Can you tell I hate it? :( I’m even more concerned now that we are going to have an underpass. Can you imagine being in a traffic jam, at the lowest point of the underpass, and a torrential shower. I have visions of water collecting, entering the car, and drowning! Not good I tell ya! Leave it to Karachi’s administration to build something as grand as an underpass and *forget* to add safeguards should it rain!

  8. Anathema (unregistered) on August 7th, 2005 @ 10:23 pm

    Has ANYONE against rain noticed how Conjunctivitis is at its peak here? Hello! we need rain to kill half the diseases! Yes I know it sounds lame but the heat s getting crazy. its terribly dusty too. has anyone seen how the roads produce steaam when it rains? Gosh even teh streets want to cool down!

  9. Zag (unregistered) on August 8th, 2005 @ 12:20 pm

    No need for apology….. I guess the heat is taking its toll, what you need my friends is a good soaking in the rain *wink*

    Anyway, I’ve heard that they’ve build some water pumps to drain out the water from underpass, but whenever it rains, the power is gone, and when therez no power the pumps are no good, so i guess your nightmare can turn into reality… better learn how to swim :)

  10. Khurram Farooq (unregistered) on August 8th, 2005 @ 5:41 pm

    Good thing I don’t live in Clifton ;)

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