Lanes Area Lined Up With Lines. This is Lanes area, home to people living below the poverty line. These small houses and unfinished walls hide behind them, fridges, air conditioners and electrical equipments which consume huge amount of electricity, and to quench this never ending thrust of these power thirsty equipments the people here use Illegal connections (Kundas) bypassing their electric meter and robbing off KESC in broad day light.

These very “Kundas” have also been responsible for many deaths as people unaware of the dangers of being electrocuted, tried hooking a line to power up their house and instead ended up sending their own selves straight to the havens or maybe to hell as they died while committing a crime.
With all my sympathies to these poor people, who have been the victims in the hand of politics, riots or any thing which goes wrong in the city, I do not agree that anything justifies them for this power theft, I hope our authorities take strict action against such elements visible throughout our city.

9 Comments so far

  1. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 1:50 am

    Jamash, I think the area is called ‘Lines Area’ and NOT ‘Lanes Area’. The word Lanes is, I think, a distortion of Lines.

  2. wasiq (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 4:15 am

    well Kakul is a co-ed now and KESC has a german ceo with a pakistani secretary….karachi kay saath kuch achcha nahein ho raha hai i tell you…

    Btw,indians cannot vote on that show so don’t bet all your money on shilpa…..

  3. danny (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 8:38 am

    Yes, it’s “Lines Area”, and not “Lains” Area.

  4. Cy (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 11:48 am

    Ahh – I was wondering where this place was – Jacob Lines? Behind Grammar and St Pats?

  5. Jamash (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 12:14 pm

    Jacob, Bizrarta , Tunisia, Abyssinia, jut, Fervors were originally all lanes given to the poor people by the British Raj .. So in my opinion it has to be Lanes Area.

    Yes it is Jacob Lane Area, I have taken these pictures from my cab using a candid camera.

  6. Cy (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 12:59 pm

    Perhaps this might help:

    The reason for it being popularly mispronounced as Lanes is the same as why Native Jetty is known as Netti Jetty – things can lost in translation!

    Jacob Lines isn’t a lane – it’s a neighbourhood. A very brutal place in the 90s and built by the British as a barracks for its troops.

    Musharraf too lived there as a boy:

    So, yeah, it is Jacob Lines! :)

  7. Marzia (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 10:45 pm

    Solar Power. Karachi has like an abundance of sunshine year round. Let the upper class install solar power in their homes and get a credit from KESC for doing it, and let the city generated electricity go to those that can’t. Either ways I think this will help ease some of the massive dependancy on the city’s electricity.PLUS, and this is a huge plus, any extra electricity that homeowner’s generate from their solar set up and don’t end up using, can be sold back to the KESC to be distributed on their grid.

    Seriously though, I hope this is more than wishful thinking. All it takes is one person to lead the way.

  8. wasiq (unregistered) on January 19th, 2007 @ 2:28 am

    the disconnected road seems more funnier on the satellite map….what were you thinking KHAN SAB…?

  9. HALANI (unregistered) on January 20th, 2007 @ 7:10 am

    I think Lines/Lanes area is behind Bundu Khan Restaurant. A road in this area (from Quid-e-Azam Mazar to Saddar Dawakhana) is 90% completed but I donot understand why City Government is not taking interest to complete this road. This road will minimise traffice pressure of M.A. Jinnah Road.

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