The Warning That Works!

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The local government in Karachi led by Advocate Naimatullah stressed a lot on carpeting the roads (most of the time without going into the infrastructure aspect – something that the current Muttahida led local administration has rightly done this time around) during its tenure. In the Gulshan Town Area, the previous administration had placed lane boards that gave the area or the lane a title and, in some cases, detailed the house numbers found on both sides of the lane. The nomenclature methodology made extensive use of the names found in Islamic political, cultural and scientific research history and even recent global conflicts (the street opposite to SSUET is named ‘Shahra-e-Faloja’ in connection with the resistant Faluja city of Iraq). To an neutral observer, the name selection would appear more politically inclined rather than taking local area roots.

These boards quickly attracted the usual paper banner and pamphlet pastings – from XRose beauty parlors, to the madarsahs and to the coaching centers in the area. The paint went stale and the boards titling the lanes and areas actually became sort of standing scars.

When the new administration came in and more development work was witnessed by the area, it was a pleasure to see that that new management gracefully not only kept the previous names intact but also rehabilitated the boards. The small warnings written at the bottom (along with the you-got-to-get-it color combination used) have served the purpose. It is almost a year since these new boards were put up and most of them stand tall, untouched by the viral posters that were their immediate destiny in their first incarnation.

3 Comments so far

  1. Barrister Ali K.Chishti (unregistered) on October 31st, 2007 @ 4:00 pm

    err, well done mutafa. I think why MQM City Government Boys are sucessful is because they are ‘STREET SMART’. They think like a average joe on the street and knows how to play for the gallery.
    Keep It Up Wasay and All!
    Regards,
    Barrister A.K Chishti


  2. Mobi (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 10:52 am

    hahaha…..man its a big problem of this city….even advertisment (chawking) homes ki walls per bhi ho jati hai or public ko bar abr paint karwna parta hai….
    and mostly we saw these type of gov boards are full of…..


  3. Mobi (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 10:52 am

    hahaha…..man its a big problem of this city….even advertisment (chawking) homes ki walls per bhi ho jati hai or public ko bar bar paint karwna parta hai….
    and mostly we saw these type of gov boards are full of…..



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