New US Consulate Location

From Business Recorder [thanks to Ambreen for sending it :)]

20 acres KPT land leased out for US Consulate
Karachi: Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has leased out 20 acres land on MT Khan Road in Karachi for building of US Consulate Complex for 99 years @ Rs. 15,000 per square yard. The deal was signed here on Wednesday in the KPT head office by a Trustee of KPT and a US Consulate official. The said land is located between MT Khan Road and Mai Kolachi Road. Till recently, the plot was in occupation of Central Cotton Research Institute and Karachi Cotton Association. The KPT has leased out the land for 99 years to US Consulate on instructions from federal government, against its normal policy of leasing land for 25 years.

Well, at least now Marriott Hotel and the Sind Club road won’t have to bear the brunt of its ‘unfortunate location’. Or so I’d like to believe. Till then, we shall collectively suffer.

59 Comments so far

  1. aka (unregistered) on March 18th, 2006 @ 8:21 am

    hey guys, haven’t been to devon st. yet, though here in nyc, Haandi on lex and 28th, is not too bad. kebab king in jackson heights is quite good too and not too pricey at that! try those out if in the area!

  2. HeartofAries (unregistered) on March 18th, 2006 @ 12:25 pm

    Hey Darthvader

    Well your theory is right I am sure that’s how it appears to be but I posted the first one and it never acknowledged the post instead I got some stupid error message on the site.. I refreshed and my post was not there.. so I posted again and this time …lo and behold..both were there….

  3. English Nitpicker (unregistered) on March 18th, 2006 @ 12:58 pm

    @Poo Poo: You are either referring to MCI (now Verizon) or AOL — I actually live Ashburn

    @Original Anon: I’m in NoVA too — Did you go the qawwali at the pak embassy earlier this evening? was pretty good.

  4. English Nitpicker (unregistered) on March 18th, 2006 @ 1:04 pm

    meant to say *near* Ashburn — you been to Fairfax County?

  5. Original-anon (unregistered) on March 18th, 2006 @ 6:19 pm

    @Nitpicker and Ali: I am not in NOVA but in central Virginia.
    @Darth: I have never been a Black Sabbath/Ozzy fan, but I noticed that Ozzy is to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame soon. Anyway, I am always looking to broaden my music horizons so if I were to start listening to Ozzy, what albums would you recommend?
    @Ali: I am sorry you are so angry about life, but please, don’t assume that the rest of us don’t do anything to help others. I think ‘Manny’ mentioned that he is involved in an organization that would help set up small businesses but they cannot find any takers. Maybe you could get in touch with him. It is good that you feel the pain of others around you, but that does not mean you should get so angry and talk about burning things. Even if you think we are not doing enough or have the wrong priorities, then be a little kind about it. Remember that ‘you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar’.

  6. imran (unregistered) on March 19th, 2006 @ 8:21 pm


  7. Ali II (unregistered) on March 19th, 2006 @ 11:22 pm

    Well first of all i am Ali II, and not Ali Chisti(what ever).

    Secondly, is there anyone one from England???

  8. rInO (unregistered) on March 20th, 2006 @ 11:43 am

    So what will happen of hte 24 km southern bypass from Jinnah Bridge Native Jetty to Quaidabad??? its intended route was Jinnah Bridge, MT Khan Road, CLub Road, SF and so on, also termed as a signal free corridor. How the US Consulate security will be ensured???

  9. altaf (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 2:29 am

    i live in london and all i can say in regards to the hilarious comments above is – these pakis are crazy! (but keep it up, it gives me some private laughtime while at work)

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