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Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Karachi To You They Say Tabahi Mubarik

Those of you who are unfamiliar with Karachi, should know that Club Road is a very popular spot in my beloved city. The prestigious Pearl Continental and Sheraton Hotels in close proximity, Karachi Gymkhana and Baradari Gardens close by and the infamous PIDC House.

Around the corner, you have the PIDC Paan House, GOD knows whatever their real names are, but commonly called PIDC Paan Houses. Cars throng that area late at night and people stroll, demonstrating that they are alive and well. People stop for a chilled bottle of soft drink a unique and famous Paan. Living, enjoying and being in the moment to its fullest.

The bombs that ripped that area leaving major holes, several dead bodies and scores of wounded people, shook the city again. The city which was barely recovering from the blasts of Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine, hardly a few weeks ago. The city once known as "City Of Lights" slowly and gradually denigrating to a "City of Darkness."

Dark it is as the enemy is vengeful, callous and coward. He hates laughter and happiness. Many have offered their ultimate sacrifice prior to this Eid. What ever those barbarians were looking for, after leaving the bloody trail and tears in many eyes, would perhaps celebrate their Eid in advance. Embracing each other, perhaps they will offer the salutations and greetings of "Tabahi Mubarak."

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