Friday, September 14, 2012

Working procedure of civic agencies in karachi -cdgk / kmc


Ever since my childhood, I have seen a set pattern of performance of our metropolitan corporation and more actively around rainy season.
 
1. A road or street or bi-lane will remain dug up or broken for ages. So much so that the area people would have given up hope that it would ever by carpeted again.
 
2. Then finally one day out of no where, and more specifically around monsoon season, kmc people would show up and start carpeting the road. The area people rejoice that finally their road is being carpeted.
 
3. Just after a few weeks of the carpeting of the road, some utility company like ptcl, kesc, kwsb or others will show up at the site and will dig up the road again to do their bit.
 
4. And then we are taken back to step one.
 
5. Even if the utility company do not dig up the road, the road would falter again during the monsoon rain.
 
 
If our utility and metropolitan companies would have co-ordinated in an effecient manner, I am sure many such expenses could have been avoided.
 
As for me I am still waiting to see a road which has been carpeted and is not dug up again with in one year of its being carpeted.
 

Performance of Pakistan in London Olympics 2012


We are nation where street crime, mugging, target killing is rampant and still we failed to produce shooters who can represent pakistan in the Olympics 2012.
 
Our streets majorly witness protests with burning effigies and pelting stones 'pathrao' at people and property and still we were unable to produce discus throwers who can make it to represent Pakistan in the Olympics.
 
We are a nation who is always ready to put a fight for the pettiest of issues and yet we were not able to find quality wrestlers and karate players for the event.
 
More so, everyday we commute from home to work in public transport, hanging and clutching to every minimum space that is made available in the shabby public transport, at time sprinting behind the bus to catch it, and yet we weren't able to send enough athletes to the event.
 
Pakistan's Olympic contingent is one of the smallest in the event. Countries like Kenya and Iran had more representation in the game and have been able to win medals. Even country like Tunisia which was recently stuck by rebel was able to send more athletes.
 
With so much talent available on the streets of Pakistan, it would have been wiser if that talent is used in more productive activities.

Karachi factory fire

Every time an act of terrorism happens, government responds quickly by banning pillion riding.
Similarly, when a major accident happens like the current karachi factory fire, the agencies quickly try to put the name of the owner of the business on exit control list.

All politicians and people demand inquiry and punishment of officials and owners. However this is not a long term solution, as we all know the level of corruption in our government departments and how busineseses try to avoid legalities and refrain frok complying many industry related laws.

We have witnessed eathquakes and flooding and everytime we hear of talks of updating our system but it never happens.

Rather than putting the name of owner on elc or claiming to punish officials  involved we really need to address the issue, educate people, employers and employees about civil defence and fire fightinging trainings.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Send Gifts to Pakistan. Pakistan online florist and gift sites.




Over the years pakistani online market has seen the emergence of many online gift stores, allowing overseas pakistani to order online and have the gifts delivered to their loved ones back home in Pakistan.
These site are extensively used to send gifts to pakistan, flowers to pakistan, cakes to pakistan, toys and many other gifts to pakistan. These sites offer pakistan wide delivery, some of them even covering remote and village location.

Some of the sites to send gifts to pakistan are:

www.giftshift.com
www.pakistangifthouse.com
www.giftscenario.com
www.madinagifts.com
www.symbios.pk
www.beliscity.com
www.globalmart.com

May be doing a search on "send gifts to pakistan" or pakistan gift, gift pakistan would reveal several search results. Many of the site are pseudo, that is belonging to the same owner, using several names to allow greater search visibility.

Many new sites are coming up day by day, however with recession hitting the west and the competition in the pakistan online gift market, the market is pretty slow and not as it used to be in the early days.

However, the pakistan online e-commerce scenario in on the rise and more and more sites are emerging in the local online store on daily basis.