5 typical questions you will be asked if you live in Pakistan..

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It was on the 2nd of July 2005 when we finally flew to Karachi to now continue our living here.In the beginning every thing seemed weird..The constant question that continued pricking my immature mind was how am I going to settle in such a place where hardly any rooms supported air conditioned..where every morning you are awaken by loud harsh voices of the vegetable sellers but the clock alarms..

awed,by the lifestyles of the karachiites.It was difficult to digest the fact that this was the very place where some or the other way we had to get adjusted..As the time passed we found ourselves being comfortably embedded in this lifestyle.now I have come to love the merits and demerits of this place.

Surprisingly, In my recent trip to Dubai i noticed how people bombard us with absurd question which literally amused me.To them living on Mars feels easier than living in Pakistan.

1- How do you even afford to live in a danger zone like Karachi..??

excuse me..if you are a Pakistani I have the right to dart the same question upon you.Where does the ‘Danger Zone’ tags flow away when you make a trip here on your vacations .. does your arrival makes it a less dangerous one.

2-How do you even dare to step out in a city where abduction and kidnapping are so common..?

oh,common ..bad times never send you an invitee before their arrival.These mishaps are now common all across the globe.If you want to know how we treat them, like any normal girl living anywhere in the world we make sure to escort some adult with us.

3-How do you people go to your universities/schools..?

Don’t worry we don’t use rockets for our transport.Like you people even we have drivers that escort us to and from the school.And our academic institutions are located in the suburbs of Karachi.And we hardly come to know what goes around as long as we are within the premises and mostly try to avoid discussing such issues and enjoy..

4-Do you people even go out.?

Are you serious..we ain’t aliens.And no single creature alive can live without socializing.I bet no people can compete the ones residing in  Karachi when it comes to hanging out and making most out of it.The city of lights stands a unique charm.We roam about with our families freely.No single person I think misses even the slightest chance to let their weekend go away.

5-How do you even tolerate standing on those dirty pan-spat foot paths ..?
To add to your knowledge they doesn’t always remain wet.And there stands no point in raising such questions.When we ourselves are responsible for such untidiness ..why to raise fingers over the illiterate when the literate ones us assume that whole of the Karachi is a dustbin..and are seen throwing wrappers or garbage wherever we feel like..

My pain scale shoots to ten when Pakistani’s living abroad submerged in the facilities they are being provided there compares their lifestyles to those living in here.If we are not catered with the same luxuries as they are this doesn’t in any aspect make our lives less important than theirs.Ironically, for them Pakistan is only an issue to be debated upon when it comes to politics.Criticising it turns out to be the best time pass ever.

i to a greater extent agree that these bulks of garbage have completely distorted Karachi’s image.But nothing’s going to change unless we change ourselves,our perception,and make our home town as beautiful as before.But if we think it’s not our job,then we are the real culprits responsible for this perpetual stench.


34 thoughts on “5 typical questions you will be asked if you live in Pakistan..

    Suhaib Rashid said:
    December 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    a very well written article..

    The Hook said:
    December 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Well said! You’ve made me laugh and most importantly, think long and hard. Thank you.

      abeera rashid responded:
      December 13, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      thanks for the like
      sure sir I will
      suggestions are always appreciated on my page ..

    Asma said:
    December 17, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Well Said !!
    U gave a good ans 2 those who hv such questions in their minds.

      Blink responded:
      December 17, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      im glad you liked it..
      spread the wordd andd stay tuned as there’s much more stuff coming upp 🙂

    MFK said:
    December 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    We need to start questioning ourselves as to how we are going to make this country more liveable and clean. Cursing the circumstances will not help us but approaching problems with a solution oriented mindset can definitely solve them. A good thought provoking writeup. Good Luck!

      Blink responded:
      December 17, 2011 at 7:43 pm

      very true..
      writing on such issues seems easy but pondering over them might be hard!
      I wonder when will we voice our concerns!!!
      its alarminggggg!

    Woman said:
    December 19, 2011 at 10:05 am


    Those are the typical five questions??? I seriously must have my head examined!!! I’d be asking someone to compare Pakistan food to various other countries foods and asking to be taught how to make it!!!

    But then again… I’m a Canadian living in small town China. My world view is somewhat altered than it once was!!!

    Interesting post!!!!

      Blink responded:
      December 19, 2011 at 11:25 am

      yes you are correct very serious. 🙂
      yup there’s no doubt our dishes are mouth watering. there in Canada try having them
      you’ll love them

      Thank you for the appreciation.
      -God bless

    Manahil Syed said:
    December 19, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Awsum Stuff….and a wonderful way of writing it!!! 🙂

      Blink responded:
      December 19, 2011 at 5:57 pm

      jazakALLAH manahil 🙂

    feelthrough said:
    December 19, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    This is one great post here! A great way to answer all those having a very narrow approach towards our country 🙂

      Blink responded:
      December 19, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      we karachiites are just so smart 😛

        feelthrough said:
        December 19, 2011 at 6:10 pm

        Yes we really are 🙂

    mohammedanas said:
    December 19, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    the real 5 questions actually asked whn living in pakistan… gud answers to all of them .. SMART articleeeeeee

    sanafareed said:
    December 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    good one dear!!and all these people will cum again n again in their vaccations.,for sure!!!..hahaha

      Blink responded:
      December 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm

      jazakALLAH .. for the appreciation ..
      hahahahah.. very true they’ll not stop coming here but will always ask these questions 😛

      mohammed anas said:
      January 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      hmm yehhh true. but still they keep blaming pakistan and evrything in it..they keep blaming the country which is their own..!!!

        Blink responded:
        January 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm

        they will never stop..they will always remain this way ..;)

    binte zehra said:
    December 21, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    great work abeera!

      Blink responded:
      December 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      jazakALLAH ..im glad you liked it
      -stay blessed

    myrahmcilvain said:
    December 23, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Such an interesting story. And you have such a positive attitude. Congratulations.

      Blink responded:
      December 23, 2011 at 7:22 am

      thank you for the appreciation. 🙂
      -stay blessed

    Wh!Zz said:
    December 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Question 6 – Is this your [place desired quantity here] cellphone?


    I despise these gun-point snatching issues, but I do not know how do I respond to people who ask me Question 6 in sarcasm, without being able to defend our city.

    What do you reckon would be an appropriate response?

      Blink responded:
      December 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      absolutely right waqas all of us hate these mobile snatching issues which are increasing day by day..
      I will surely response this question with blaming our leadership which is actually responsible for such cases.
      But blaming others is what we have been doing so since 63 years.
      we should now stand for change and vote for the right ones ..
      this way we’ll play our roles and to an extent a good leadership might get control over these cases.

        mohammed anas said:
        January 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm

        nice 6th question nd sa fantastic answer..

        Blink responded:
        January 12, 2012 at 8:09 am

        hmm 🙂

    willowdot21 said:
    January 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Beautifully written, I could here you talking to me. What you said made a lot of sense. Thank you for visiting and following my blog!

      Blink responded:
      January 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      thanks a lot for the appreciation..
      and i’m glad you liked it..
      thanks a lot for following my blog too 🙂
      stay blessed 🙂

    Shahmeen said:
    January 20, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Oh c’mon, Abeeri! Don’t be so hard on them. Our own media portrays us that way, so it’s not completely their fault for believing that we live like cavemen! 😛
    Nice article btw (:

      Blink responded:
      January 21, 2012 at 3:18 am

      all in all ..
      we all are at fault somehow!
      btw thank you for thee appreciation ..
      keep checkinggg outt myy pagee.
      stay blessed 🙂

    HaLin said:
    May 1, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Good to learn about an outside view of the inside. Should dispel myths that are floating around.

      Blink responded:
      May 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      exactly need to portray a softer image of my country 🙂

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