Karachi Photo Blog

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Askari Park

Remember Old Sabzi Mandi, that awful, smelly place between Hasan Square and Jail Road? Sabzi Mandi has now moved out of town; it is now on Super Highway. A park, Askari Park, has been built in the emptied lot. The park welcomes only families--a necessary safeguard against gawking men that you find everywhere. This night view shows landscape lighting in the lush green lawn with a new age fountain in the background. This has been one positive development in Karachi: many new parks have opened up, old parks have been revitalized. I wonder if Uncle Sam believes recreating Pakistanis would be less likely to answer the jihad call.

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