Karachi – The City Of Lights; the metropolitan of Pakistan. Also considered as the business hub and the eldest son of the country, caters to a vast number of people. The people who live in Karachi are used to the fast lane of life and well, the shenanigans Karachi has to offer.
Some myths end up being busted and some end up staying rumors for life. Ever wondered what happens when a person from Lahore or Islamabad visits Karachi? The feelings they feel and the moments they go through? Shughal has pinned down these in a list for you.
1. The shock they feel when the power is out in Karachi
“Yahan bhi light jaati hai yaar?”
2. When you tell them the other end of the city is an hour away..
“Itna barra hai kya Karachi, mazak ker rahe ho?”
3. When they realize they don’t have to pay to enter the malls..
“Centaurus mein toh 100rs dete hain hum janay ke..”
4. When they go to Sea-view and realize ‘Karachi actually has a beach!’
“Wow yaar, kaash hamare paas bhi aisa view hota!”
5. When you tell them there’s a ‘Hartaal’ on a Sunday..
“A hartaal on a Sunday? Yeh kaise possible hai?”
6. When you take them out for the best Biryani in Pakistan..
“Yahan Biryani mein aloo hotay hain? Lekin amazing biryani!”
7. When you tell them there is a different, special restaurant for everything..
“Yaar Islamabad mein toh bas Monal hai.. or Lahore mein bas Food street..”
8. The suspicious look on their face whenever a motorbike passes by..
“Oh.. maine toh apna phone aur wallet chupa diya tha yaar..”
9. When they finally discover the magic of Zainab Market..
“OMG a Ralph Lauren Polo for 800rs? Is this heaven?!?!?”
10. When they visit the actual beaches – Hawksbay, French beach and Sandspit
“Itna saaf paani? Yeh hum Pakistan mein hi hain na???”
11. When they feel the never ending humidity..
“Yeh bas ek cheez hai jismein Karachi peeche reh gaya, the weather!”
12. When they come across the wall-chalking in Karachi..
“Deewaron ko paper samajh ker koi bhi autograph de jaata hai?”
13. When they hear the complex name of places – Muqa Chowk, Perfume Chowk, Cheel Chowk
“Hamare wahan toh bas number aur alphabet pe hota hai.. Karachi is so creative!”
So, are you coming to take a tour of Karachi? Better not annoy your Karachiite friends and family with these obvious issues!