Mera Karachi

Published: June 18, 2010

It was nice to see almost no rain water on the major roads, which is so unlike Karachi.

I know things haven’t exactly been very rosy in Karachi of late, but I was out and about yesterday, and couldn’t help but notice how drastically travel times across the city have been reduced. Although admittedly, it was a working day and I was not exactly out at a rush hour (it was 4pm-ish), but kudos to the city government for doing a great job of planning and maintaining the infrastructure in the city.

And thanks to the signal-free corridors, I was able to get from North Karachi to Malir Cantt in a mere 25 minutes. Imagine that! I’m sure travel times are much lesser for people who live in more central parts of the city.

For an exile who’s been visiting Karachi on and off for the last two years, it felt real good. Kudos to the government, for once, and to Mustafa Kamal of course. Well done!


Raza Abbas

A full-time PhD Student in the computer sciences at a school in the US. He blogs at Waking Life.

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