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Although these days one can have great pictures from Google Earth, these all are form my own small camera. Coming in over Karachi form the sea side. The estuary of the Malir River. The open triangular area without construction is Phase 7 extension
Taken: Mar 16, 2012
during our visit to the Governor House Nov 2009
I saw this young girl begging - along with her elders - on Karachi's Khaliquzzaman road. In a new technique, many beggars in Karachi now put on better clothes in a way to appear as destitute middle class members; this very young girl was wearing tied
Going downhill near Gizri this beggar on his "impoverished looking" tricycle. Earlier on he had hitched on to the motorcycle
Members of the beggars mafia at the Masjid-e-Sultan intersection in Karachi's posh Defence area. They are dropped here every morning and picked up in the evening by their own transport. Karachi's city government has done a report on the beggars indi
The Khyaban-e-Roomi and Chaudhry Khaliquzzam intersection (old Submarine chowk) in one of the better areas of Karachi. Several beggars in the bottom left hand corner and three pertsons perched on top of a water tank placed on top of a donkey cart -
This is not a disabled person trying to cross the road; it is a beggar who is dangerous stationed - permanently - on the fast moving Khyaban-e-Ittehad in Karachi's posh Defence Housing. He is oblivious to the danger he poses to both himself and the
Juma Bazar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi: Loose cloth area
Juma Bazar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi: The household goods / cooking utensils section
The onion-potato section: all the dried off onion litter pollutes the area
Juma Bazar Gulshan, Karachi. A tea-vendor pouring water + milk to produce his sole product - sold mostly to the other shokeepers.
Fruit shops, Juma Bazar, Gulsha-e-Iqbal, Karachi.
A birds eye view of the tent-village forming Gulshan-e-Iqbal Juma Bazar, Karachi. The oldest, most dilapidated tents used here after patchwork. (picture c. 2005)
The water-boy at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Juma Bazar; in the absence of any civic services provider, this young man makes a living for his family - the health aspect of the water is largely ignored by an unaware population
(picture c. 2005)
A dead-body being loaded into a ambulance, JPMC, Karachi (picture c. 2009)
Poor patient - as the ambulance stretcher cannot be taken inside the emergency ward of the hospital, the patient, no matter how critically injured must be manhandled and place into the hospital stretcher by a number of apparently untrained people. F
Young school going children alighting from their mini-bus roof-top ride; opp Karachi Sheraton (c. 2009)
A school student alighting from the rooftop of a bus
A monument dedicated to Abu Talib Naqvi, Karachi Chief Commissioner in the 1950's opp Abdullah Ghazi tomb.
Lawlessness capital of the world: Illegal number plate, DHA, Karachi
Meteropole - once the greatest hotel in town where even visiting dignitaries like the Shah of Iran were entertained is now coming down to make way for some bigger money spinner. The demotion has been carried out in a dangerous way as this four store
Orangi to Korangi - two low income residential suburbs of Karachi on the opposite ends of town in the West and East are linked by this bus.
This roadside eatery-on-wheels (thayla) impressed me by way of innovation: The guy had fixed a tandoor (break oven) on his cart to increase sales through freshly baked nans.
At the Teen Talwar signal: A traffic Sargent negotiating with a "customer"
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