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Sab pagal hain,aur mai sab se bara nahi hoon!

Three pics in one

Posted by Alta on November 3, 2008

This was a picture taken by a member of Pakwheels.com and i just had to put it out there.Just a few things that come to mind when i look at it and think for a bit.

Big hotel in the back there,a big bill board telling us about the latest wireless broadband connection available in the country,we have the Toyota avensis an imported car which costs roughly 16 lacs or so and then you have the rikshaw full of a family.

I wonder if they will ever have 16 lacs all at once between all of them together i doubt they look at the big building in the back and think ill have my sons or my wedding there.Will any of them ever be able to use a PC let alone have the  latest dsl on it?

Once a young kid was asked what his dream in life was,his reply was “food two times a day for the rest of my life”

Then in this great capture we have the law enforcers,doing their job the best they can.I wonder what crime the goat committed? Did they read him his rights or cuff him?

Are they just doing their duty and carrying out orders from their sahab and bringing the bakra home for the sahabs children to play with? or did they hustle some poor bakray wala out of a goat as a bonus as its their right to because they are not paid enough.

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8 Responses to “Three pics in one”

  1. darius88 said

    I guess poverty and the accumulation of money in one place is a problem our country is facing at the moment. It hurts to see that Pakistan is divided between two extremes. As for the law enforcers…it is seriously disturbing to see their job being performed on a goat? 😕

    I wonder if this gap between the “two extremes” will ever decrease.

  2. xarcadia said

    You know whats even more poignant? I havent been to that area of Karachi in a long time. That hotel used to have a different name, and the billboard used to have a big picture of a kid’s face advertising Nido. But from right around where that picture was taken – maybe 50 feet or so away is a traffic light. And when you stop there, people who are suffering from the most abject poverty come and ask for money. Some of them in absolutely horrible shape. Most of them cant read the word Nido, but I’m pretty sure they knew what the milk was, and wondered why they couldnt have any. (Never mind that Nido was gross)

    Darius88 – i dont think this gap will ever decrease, if anything I think it will get worse and worse as the years go by.

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  4. Alta said

    They can change the name they can tear down old buildings but they will never be able to take way the karachiwala in all of us.

    The city has become better over the last 5 or 6 years,there is still hope among all thats messed up.

  5. Ayesha said

    This disparity is very common all across the country. The rich are getting richer while the poor, poorer. It’s unfortunate but that is how things are on ground 😕

  6. Puri Sahib said

    Deep… Very Deep

  7. i agree with you

  8. Faizan said

    Its sad but its also funny

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