The circus goes on and on. . .

Last night when i was in gulshan sitting late night with friends we were discussing how the whole city seems a frustrated psycho mob. And yes politics had to be the center topic. Going for a change, i was searching for some serious jokes in newspapers this morning and here i found one (“The minister assured the governor that the water and power secretary would be in Karachi on Monday and take steps to improve the situation“). The minister hoping something even a prophet wouldnt commit. Because Prophets dont commit on abnormalities. Moving on, here is one MASTER JOKE i found from past. This post is just to share some such serious jokes about KHI in political context since i find there is hardly anything worth smile in this city these days. And the price hike in Ramazan was just the last nail in coffin we were waiting for.
NEWS, July 2005 :[ The water plants would also be installed in Karachi, said the president who was confident that the entire country would have safe water by 2007. He told the gathering that provision of electricity in all parts of the country by 2007 was among the government’s priorities . . ]
In coming days (weeks,months) i am very hopeful that the same statement will be repeated by Mr. Zardari (who is by the way much worried about Kashmir than Karachi these days) whenever he visits Karachi. The circus goes on and on . .

7 Comments so far

  1. HITMAN (hitman) on September 15th, 2008 @ 12:38 pm

    Well with India diverting all the waters, any slightest hope we had is also lost now.


  2. Talha Aziz (aziztalha) on September 15th, 2008 @ 12:59 pm

    Here’s one more ‘serious joke’ from the new.. its a bit older but fun none-the-less

    Last month, the minister for electricity Raja Pervez Ashraf said that alternate electricity poles would be lit in the street to conserve electricity. [See page 14 of the proceedings of the National Assembly, Answer to the Question 96(b) point vii] National Assembly proceedings for 15th August

    the street lights on all the major roads are connected in series.. they don’t have individual ON/OFF switches.. i wonder if the minister meant having all the circuitry replaced on every road through out the cities.

    In case the street lights are sunlight sensitive (they turn on automatically when solar light diminishes) .. even in such a case, it is not possible to turn of alternate ones since all the poles would receive the same amount of sunlight all the time..


  3. Kashif Aziz (kashaziz) on September 15th, 2008 @ 6:31 pm

    RP Ashraf should be poled himself. KESC is gone to dogs and so does the GoP.


  4. murtaza on September 15th, 2008 @ 7:38 pm

    @ aziztalha,
    i think all it would require would be to take out the bulbs/lamps from alternate poles. Simple, and effective. Not a joke at all.
    Clifton cantonment implemented it months ago.


  5. d0ct0r on September 15th, 2008 @ 10:05 pm

    like murtaza mentioned, they have disconnected the wiring of alternate street light poles at several places in Karachi


  6. Shamsi (shamsi) on September 16th, 2008 @ 11:26 am

    Abraj group (the new owners of KESC) Google search :) some surpriseing facts will be known to all.

    http://www.alabrajholding.com/projects.asp

    They are:

    Dhobi, Nayee, Jamadar, Chokidar, Driver & Mali, nowhere in their listings they have an technical expertise on managing / running projects like KESC.

    The eyeopener is another startling fact, the COO to manage KESC project is an Indian Non-Muslim Electrical Engineer hired only in Nov’2007. he was not give a security clearence by GOP so he will be running day to day affairs through the virtual office.

    amazing, water flow controlled by India, Power control of the Megapolis Karachi under managment of an Indian.

    :) Amazing amazing, Ham kis gali ja rahay hain.


  7. d0ct0r on September 16th, 2008 @ 11:34 am

    BUT all that effort goes down the drain when one sees something like this

    http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/7024/powerwastageht1.jpg (Dawn News Photo)

    Each of that flood light is rated at 400watt so 400×8 = 3200watt being wasted at just one of the pole and this sight is quite common at each intersection here in Karachi.City Government’s staff does not bother shutting off these power hungry flood lights,most of them don’t even have a ON/Off switch and are power On 24/7.

    Our ever efficient and active public can burn down trucks and public property but can’t turn off street light which they see lit up during day time..

    http://epaper.dawn.com/Web/Photographs/2008/09/16/117/16_09_2008_117_002_012.jpg



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