During the process of our city’s (extremely partial and selective) beautification Ideas 2006, I found benches being installed. yes, benches.

Why on earth would the CDGK and/or the CBF install benches along Shahrah-e-Faisal? These benches are located the PAF museum side of the road, in the area loading from the Faisal base entrance to the Museum. Thankfully they have cleared up the shrubs that used to be back there, lets hope something worthwhile grows there now!.

Back to the point, who walks that length??

Additional places where benches were spotted:
1. Millenium Mall intersection
2. Karsaz/Stadium Road/Dalmia intersection (bench located in small green patch between entry and exit from Karsaz Road, facing Dalmia Road).

Again…this city needs gardens, not makeshift green belts (read patches) with benches on it!

10 Comments so far

  1. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 10:59 am

    I am thinking of getting a couple of Garden Benches for my home…..Now I know, where to go for them….*grin**

  2. Hamza (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 11:22 am

    why cant the city government grow more palnts……rather tahn putting benches……who wud sit on the buzy shar-e-faisal… and watch cars going around…….. what a waste of money by the city government..

  3. PatExpat (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 11:48 am

    From what I heard, one of the “bhai logs” has a significant interest in bench manufacturing if you can call it that. This not only helps him to profit and public expense but also helps to siphon off some public money to London to Peer Altaf Bhai.

  4. kidal (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 12:19 pm

    Inspirex and Hamza: Hypercritical
    Patexpat: Conspiracy theorist, rumour monger

    Isn’t there anything anyone can do without inviting a barrage of criticism and accusations?

    Please! There are more pressing issues than benches!

  5. fAr stAr (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 1:19 pm

    i’ve noticed those benches some days ago…they were lookin quite good actually. althought better things could be done instaed of placing those benches but thats not something on which this issue has been created. i liked the the way they r painted and the designs on them. they actually look quite cute.

  6. Smileyali (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 1:38 pm

    Salam, Urgently required Asst Accountant (in Karachi). PLz conact tel 5114007-8

    Sorry i used this space.

  7. PatExpat (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 2:59 pm


    Regarding the rumour mongering aspect, thats a fact. Though I agree with you that there are more pressing issues than benches. Think of this as a light diversion.

    By the way, I like the way our dude has used the space to post a help wanted ad.

  8. Mad Racer..... (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 3:25 pm

    Mayb those benches were there for the RANGERZ n PLOICE standing all day long on road side…. :D

  9. original-anon (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 7:19 pm

    I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
    I really love to watch them roll
    No longer riding on the merry-go-round
    I just had to let it go

  10. JAY (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 5:48 pm

    Installing the benches is less cheaper, quicker and takes less effort to accomplish then putting up gardens and maintaining them.So, for the moment, lets appreciate this small effort by the Govt, it might turn in favour of some ‘Charsi’ who might spend a night sleeping on one.

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