Saaf suthra Karachi


Have witnessed these orange reflecting jackets (which should technically be used at night, since reflecting) worn by the “khak-robs” on the road leading to the “teen talwar” . Nowhere else have I witnessed these people.

Anyone who has seen “safai” being done on some other streets of the city? Saddar town is big enough, isn’t it? Then why only on this road?

13 Comments so far

  1. Sufi (unregistered) on December 24th, 2006 @ 11:34 pm

    they can be worn anytime of the day.

  2. Tamed~. (unregistered) on December 24th, 2006 @ 11:57 pm

    Agreed Sufi, they are like ‘uniforms’ to segregate the council staff from the rest.

  3. Tamed~. (unregistered) on December 25th, 2006 @ 12:04 am

    Chalo Unaiza Bibi, kahin tu safai ho rahi hay.

    Not sure about you but I don’t think many people in Karachi have time to spy the khakroobs.

    Let them do whatever they are doing..

  4. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on December 25th, 2006 @ 2:54 am

    Lolz … shukar karein :P

  5. wrathchild (unregistered) on December 25th, 2006 @ 3:24 am

    Okay thats it! What is the problem with every bloody author on this blog. All you guys do (mostly) is bitch on and on about how the entire system is fucked up. And not a single one of you has ever come up with any solution to the things you bitch about. We are the bloody “youth”, we are supposed to be constructive but all we do day in a day out is curse the system, point the finger and blame the other. This is exactly what is wrong with our system, we complain and nothing else.

  6. Phil (unregistered) on December 25th, 2006 @ 5:35 am

    Ummm, well this is quite an old ‘norm’ in Islamabad. As for wearing the ‘red’ in day light is also quite appropriate – makes a person more visible anyhow to other pedestrians and drivers. So its kind of a safety measure, which is good :)

  7. SWA (unregistered) on December 25th, 2006 @ 6:36 am

    @ Tamed: I think it is good to notice everybody regarless of what their position or job is. Its all the better for us to notice these guys so we can keep tabs on how our city is being cleaned.

  8. Zahid Shafiq (unregistered) on December 25th, 2006 @ 9:26 am

    Yes, I see them virtually every day, or other day, cleaning out the Zamzama market, and Zamzama Boulevard.

  9. wasiq (unregistered) on December 25th, 2006 @ 9:45 am

    recording machine message:”girls i can’t come to the mass with you…i did my gerry duty on the easter…remember..? this time you have Neoka show him the ancient history and maybe he’ll put in extra two pence in his next post……Btw thanks for the Hockey sticks…its so not like yours…” jingle bells..jingle bells jingle all the way…

  10. purple_Haze (unregistered) on December 25th, 2006 @ 12:06 pm

    its not really clean (looking at the picture) the yellow/black curb-line is covered with dust & u can c leaves etc in the corners. They need street cleaning trucks or machines. One of those trucks is not that costly & will save money in the long run and will cover more area. But well! something is better than nothing.

    Here is a link:

  11. turab (unregistered) on December 25th, 2006 @ 2:09 pm

    i saw them all thru the summer when i was in karachi… not only those but also the garbage trucks and heavy machinary to clean up…. trust me when you live in khi day in day out it is really hard to see the changes but when you come and go after some space in time , the changes are definitely note worthy and thats why i emphasize on appreciating the good things and positives… becuz whinning and critical ranting nonstop is too easy

  12. ADNAN (unregistered) on December 25th, 2006 @ 10:03 pm

    @PURPLE_HAZE There is no way you can correct every thing in one day.. Every thing thing gets correct gradually. And they do have the machinery to clean the roads… but becasue of the neveness o fthe road they cannot use those machines every where in karachi. Cheers

  13. shlazz (unregistered) on December 25th, 2006 @ 10:38 pm

    well they basically work forthe Clifton Contonment Board so thats why it is necessary for them to wear these orange clothes. The other places where u wont find them are the districts that are not under the Contonment Board

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