A Sad Sea View.

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White sand, blue waters, colorful shells, and seaweed, do we get all that at the beaches of Karachi ?

A few days back I went to the beach (sea view) and I don’t want to go there again. The sand has turned black, and the beach looks more like a garbage dump. Sadly every time we visit a beach we leave it even more dirty.

I hope we learn to keep them clean.

27 Comments so far

  1. misha (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 11:31 pm

    You just noticed this? It’s been this way for a while now, several years at least.


  2. Anathema (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 12:17 am

    not at clifton beach. or monora. but yes those beautiful clean beaches are visible at turtle beach, hawkesbay, paradise point and beyond. and they’re ore beautiful than any beach in dubai, london or on the east coast.


  3. Jamash (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 12:31 am

    @ Misha: yeah :) The last time I visited See view,although many many years back it was very beautiful and clean, and I miss that.. :(

    @ Anathema: yeah but it takes almost half a day to the reach Hawkesbay or paradise point, and we cant do that very often, also The rocky beach of Manora, is really beautiful and clean but again it’s too far away…

    Thank you for the comments ‘n’ keep them comin’ :)


  4. Umer (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 12:53 am

    Instead of thinking that there’s all these cleaner beaches like Turtle Beach, Hawkesbay, and Paradise Point, why can’t the people in the city all work together to keep Karachi’s Sea View clean? That’s how it was back in the 1920’s and around that time when the city really shined.


  5. striker (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 1:02 am

    ah i miss those good old days
    any ways it just need some feeling of ownership
    from karachittes and the beach will be clean again
    i have actually seen, few years back school children collecting garbage from seaview we need some thing like that from eleders as well


  6. SWA (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 1:10 am

    There should be a media campaign on TV channels that educates Karachiites to not throw trash around. We sadly are lacking in those etiquettes.


  7. Jamash (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 1:14 am

    @ striker : I think there should be a rule that if any one litters on the beach, he should clean a meter of the beach area, and soon our beach will be sparkling clean.


  8. YO YO (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 6:32 am

    Can’t believe it…I am shocked…


  9. Fullytun (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 9:19 am

    hey list,

    Its sad yes but dont you guys think that this is our responsibility to clean this up. why dont we all decide to take one sunday to clean this beautiful beach. Think about it and keep this posted so we can really decide one sunday for our beautiful city Karachi beach.


  10. IllusionFS (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 9:36 am

    This January I went to the Clifton beach and to my surprise the water was very very clean .. and the sand wasnt bad either. Its the time of year when the beaches are not crowded. But all my visits after January this year, I am seeing dirtier beach.

    I was discussing with some of my friends once that some of a Multinational Company can organise a Sea Cleaning Competition where students of one school will get an area of say 1000 Sq. Meters or 2000 Sq. Meters and there are so many schools in the city. So whichever school has the cleanest 1000/2000 Sq. Meters wins. And I think this activity should be repeated atleast twice a year.


  11. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 9:53 am

    @Umer:Yes nice idea but why only beaches brother?Why not the whole city?Lets not see towards govt for such work.


  12. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 10:14 am

    I wish i could have enough courage to come out on road with a Jharoo and start cleaning roads and gutters.I admit my weakness due to some friggin *ego problem*


  13. Fakhr (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 10:37 am

    Every where people are good and bad but one thing is very clear to me Punjabies are the most selfish people of this planet! The thing I hate about them is that they many time lack the qualification and skills that are needed but still able to grab the position with unfair forceful means which is very unethical.
    Karachi has always welcomed Punjabies and never had any other way, just look at the government offices and law enforcement agencies here all punjabies !! and you think we are not welcoming – bullshit! … what do you want from us!
    They are so damn good in taking over things that I believe, even on KMB they must be present and must be trying to create lobby!


  14. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 12:19 pm


    even on KMB they must be present and must be trying to create lobby!

    Hahahhaha


  15. RAJA KHAN (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 12:32 pm

    Sea View is my favourite beach in Karachi, not because of the looks or anything for that matter, but because I have a lot of fond memories connected to it.Me and my fiancee went there togheter at night it was so beautiful… and Its sad to see it like this :( please look after your beaches


  16. turab (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 1:19 pm

    fakhr, even abroad they tend to have same tendencies! and get nuked everytime they hear the most beautiful word, KARACHI!


  17. iblees (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 2:20 pm

    @Anathema: where the feck is the beach in london?


  18. IllusionFS (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 3:47 pm

    Fakhr: You sound like you are one of the victim of punjabis.. I think that you shouldnt categories all of the punjabis as lobbyists etc.. Take it easy man.

    Iblees: I think Anathema meant Brighton Beach.


  19. Anathema (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

    sorry and yes i did mean brighton.
    indeed the beaches mentioned are far.
    cleaninng drive: has anyone seen trashcans anywhere around clifton beach?
    i agree about it being much cleaner in january.


  20. verysmart (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 4:06 am

    People like Fakhr are seriously sick and require close monitoring at all times :)

    Most of us must have read the subject area of Organizational behaviour, it teaches us how the different departments in a company start fighting with each other, for resource sharing, promotions, privilages, etc etc, and in the middle of this rumble they forget that thier target is not each other .. its the compitetor’s company, who are enjoying the stupidity and using it as a chance to out grow that company.

    Countries are much like companies, isck nations such as ours tend to forget that the real target is someone else out there.. not the fellow countrymen, at the end of the day, they are just people like me and you, starngled in their daily life trying to make ends meet, trying to give their kids a bettter future, trying so hard to survive… just like me and you.

    Please for GOD’s sake now, grow out of this insecurity and this superiority complex that we have embraced upon ourselves.

    I LOVE MY COUNTRY AND CAN KILL ANYONE WHO EVEN THINKS AGAINST ITS INTEGRITY!


  21. Fakhr (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 10:09 am

    Jamash – nice post, sorry for using your post to tackle some issues that was crucial for me!

    IllusionFS -We are been victimized since the partition so I’m not alone here!

    hey VERYSMART don’t be na√Øve and don’t shut your eyes! You need to go out more! Stupid LOL can’t believe it, I love my country more then you and people should take criticism you can’t deny the truth!

    You people should have courage to speak out for yourselves! Look at that post “An outsiders perception…” my answer was for that person.

    turab – hahaha thnx for sharing!

    Adnan Siddiqi – what do you think, is I’m right??? Hahaha ;)

    tc


  22. verysmart (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 7:33 pm

    Fakhr, my dear friend… you know what, i think its sick to cry like sissys and blame others for our downfall, real men change things by hardwork, passion, and continous strive towards progress…

    The thing which bugs me most is that we blame punjab for not letting us seats in universities, and govt jobs, my question is … why didnt we were smart enough to open our own universities back in 1980s when our repreentative political party was using the CHANDA collection for buying arms and ammunition, why didnt they collect money for making new universities, schools, business setups?? dont u think we had enough teachers, engineers, administrators, doctors and whtevers to make this thing work ??

    But we choose the otherwise we chooose to become rebels, and rebellion is not always revolution my friend. And then we complain that they sidelined us…sure they did, fair and square, we lost that on the grounds of our stupidity, superiority complex and myopia.

    Lets balme ourselves and lets get our act together to make things better for ourselves and our country and for the punjabis too..

    Otherwise we will end up like any ohter nation in Africa… fighting over tribal superiorities. Watch that movie “Hotel Rwada” if you wannna undertaand what I am trying to tell you


  23. verysmart (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 7:40 pm

    Fakhr wrote: IllusionFS -We are been victimized since the partition so I’m not alone here!

    So how you got victimised? wht happened to you?

    Dear you knwo wht, I have been here in UK for over an year now, and this is exactly how a White Trash in UK states his anger towarss Indians and Paksitanis, they say teh exact same thing, the white racist faction hates us coz we stole their jobs and we did well.. you know how? we played smart, we worked our assess off, we came out on top.

    So if the punjabis did the same to us, in our city, are you willing to fight them with ammunition and look exactly like a White Donkey?

    Think again boy.


  24. Mariam (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 7:43 am

    Right on, Verysmart. Same situation here at US. African American and white trash thinks South Asians are taking away their jobs. But we all are getting hired in IT as you said we are smart and hard working and more educated than them.


  25. Zag (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 3:18 pm

    Jamash: “It takes half a day to reach hawksbay”…. um, where do you live? Hyderabad??


  26. Moiz Kazmi (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 3:20 pm

    lets plan a meeting of KMB writers and visitors and osters and all somehow related to KMB and decide a day to meet and clean seaview…a meter per head !!!


  27. Mariam (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 7:11 am

    Moiz,

    Nice Idea, I hope everyone able to join you. Alas, I’m too far away :(. Do take before and after pics and show us on the KMB.



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