Why Karachi Rocks: Reason #14

Something happened today that really made me look at Karachi with new eyes. I’m working for an organization that deals in international graduate exchanges and developing leaderhip in the youth – and our team in Pakistan is headed by a bunch of people from around the world. One of them is Romanian and we all went out to Seaview today, and she was so excited to see the beach – even though it was 7:30 pm and quite dark – because she’d never seen the sea before in her life. Looking at her enthusiasm and excitement, I wondered how often I appreciate the beaches we have – even Seaview, with all the garbage and rank odor. Sometimes seeing Karachi through a non-Karachiite’s eyes can really make you feel proud of this diverse, stubborn and crazy city we live in :)

Karachi Rocks

7 Comments so far

  1. Zag (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2005 @ 9:23 am

    Actually its either seeing Karachi through a non-Karachiite’s eyes or going and living abroad for a couple of years that really increases the value of our city….. something that we take for granted..

  2. zeeshan (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2005 @ 11:59 am

    zag is absolutely right
    you learn the value of your city when you are
    away from it…

  3. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2005 @ 12:33 am

    I absolutely agree. Just living abroad provides you with a feeling which definately you won’t get living here.

    And as we have already mentioned before in this blog, the reason Karachi rocks – because to many of us it is HOME.

    I am proud of the fact that I am of Karachi, by Karachi and for Karachi. Karachi first, then Pakistan.

  4. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2005 @ 12:42 am

    Many appologies, just got a bit carried away.

  5. mohummed (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2005 @ 11:55 am

    Karachi is the most advanced city of Pakistan. This I realize when I go 2 other cities like lahore, pindi , peshawar. i was born in Jeddah but still I consider Karachi as my home.

  6. Zag (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2005 @ 12:03 pm

    Arsalaan: I know you got carried away, but Karachi should never come before Pakistan!! That is the thing that starts discrimination and destroys a country.

  7. TEE BEE (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2005 @ 4:55 pm

    I agree with ZAG, We are Pakistani first coz thats where we get our identity and then comes karachi which is our HOME… Long live both Pakistan & Karachi…Karachi rox!!!!!!!!!

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