Karachi Violence: Getting back to Business as Usual

After 3 days of mourning (read violence), Karachi is struggling to get back to usual life.

Coming to work today morning, I noticed the traffic to be scarce for a Monday morning. There were no traffic jams, most of the petrol pumps along the way from Gulshan to I.I Chundrigar Road were still closed, and there was hardly any public transport.

Although schools are out, which means lesser traffic anyways, the attendance at offices is also low, with people arriving late after checking out the road conditions.

Some petrol pumps that are open have a huge waiting line even for petrol, and there was quite a number of people waiting on bus stops. The buses that were, were laden to the top with passengers.

Hopefully things will be back to normal by mid-day as more fuel stations open and people are reassured by their colleagues about the state of the city.

4 Comments so far

  1. xia (unregistered) on December 31st, 2007 @ 9:58 am

    Glad to hear that things are getting back to normal. Stay Safe…

  2. Sufi (unregistered) on December 31st, 2007 @ 10:39 am

    I think it will take a while before things get back to normal.

  3. Naveed Zuberi (unregistered) on December 31st, 2007 @ 10:56 am

    Lets just pray nothing like this happens in future..May Allah bless us and our nation

  4. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 31st, 2007 @ 2:24 pm

    @watani/Rajiv Parikh/Ali K/VOICE OF PAKISTAN/Barrister Ali K.Chishti /Ali /Jameel/xia/Raza/softjoint and all the other multiple nicks that you’ve been using,

    you seem to be getting desperate with your attempt to stir ethnic hatred.. just like your leader in london

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