Sun is shining

Seems like our prayers during the Friday prayers have been answered. There was a bright sunshine in the later part of the day today. I hope this marks end of monsoon season in Karachi, ‘cuz we already had enough of it. Now let’s see how long it takes for the roads to appear again, which are currently hard to find under several inches of rain water.

7 Comments so far

  1. Saad Ibrahim Lakhany (unregistered) on August 5th, 2006 @ 3:02 am

    I Think We Should not blame the rain instead our government and corrupt officers in the government.I went for HAJJ in the year 2005 and there in the holy city of MINA there was heavy raining in the month of january and that rain was heavier than these karachi ones and these rains lasted for 1/2 hour or more but the road were not flooded with rain water niether the underpasses(there are many) :). so next time dont pray for the end of monsoon season instead pray asking ALLAH for a incorrupt government!

  2. SWA (unregistered) on August 5th, 2006 @ 7:08 am

    Funny how Karachiites wait the whole year looking forward to the monsoon season and rains, and when its finally there, they have had enough in three days.

    Yes, I also think the CDGK needs to start planning effectively now and make sure that we are actually able to enjoy the next monsoon season and not get fed up of it in three days.

    I would also hope the CDGK gets smart and hires expert professionals (instead of quacks) to conduct a topographical drainage pattern analysis for Karachi so an effective drainage system can be implemented.

  3. MystaKool (unregistered) on August 5th, 2006 @ 8:54 am

    umar, like the other guys said, it would be appropriate to look at what sort of arrangements were made to make the monsoon a good experience. apparently, NONE.

    each year we all wait, and then we are through with it even before it has properly started. let’s face it, we get tired of things too easy i believe. i, for one, personally liked the fact that we finally had some good amount of rain this year. then again, i cannot deny the fact that those living in improper housing face a lot of trouble, not to forget the completely dilapidated roads.

    but we have to face the fact that rain is ultimately good for the whole city. we need a whole lot of trees, well planned drainage systems and some good ‘drainage-planned’ roads too. we all miss that out a lot.

  4. IllusionFS (unregistered) on August 5th, 2006 @ 10:25 am

    Quite honestly, I never prayed for the rain to stop, infact I am still praying that it rains even more..
    Agreed with all the comments above, I think we should pray for more rain and a better more effective city planning and development.

  5. umar (unregistered) on August 5th, 2006 @ 10:30 am

    praying for rain when you are not prepared for rain is stupidity. Would you take an exam when you know you are going to fail it? I agree the city govt should arrange to survive rains, but as of now we cannot, and hence a rainfall under such circumstances is not desired, despite other advantages of it for trees and all. Don’t take me wrong, I like rain as well, but not at the cost of halting my daily activities.

  6. Karachiite (unregistered) on August 5th, 2006 @ 11:29 am

    We all love the rain don’t we? I hope it rains more though mild ‘romantic’ rain is fine and that too with some gaps. The sunshine will be available after this monsoon season for a couple of years at least before the rains come again. So people please dont pray for the rains to stop pray for the city administrators to improve their efficiency. By the way saw in yesterday’s papers that at least three separate committees have been formed to investigate the clifton flooding. Happy , Pleasant and Safe Monsoons to All.

  7. Kashif (unregistered) on August 5th, 2006 @ 5:04 pm

    Governor visited bath island on friday evening and clearing work tripled up. Cleaners started the work using wipers/mops to clear the rain/swerage water. Road was almost dry today.

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