Another face of Pakistan

Posted on November 26, 2007
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Owais Mughal

After showing a face of Pakistan, we are back with another face of Pakistan. Photo Credits belong to Abdul Ali . The subject is employed at a road construction project in Quetta.

21 Comments on “Another face of Pakistan”

  1. Imran says:
    November 26th, 2007 11:56 pm

    Desert Rock Star ?

  2. Adnan Ahmad says:
    November 27th, 2007 12:22 am

    Owais, With this remarkable shot I think this series can be something to look for in the future. This is yet an other example of how this blog has evolved; one great idea at a time. Even though sometimes I miss the days when there was much less traffic.

    About the picture and the kid, just two words in Urdu: kia kehney!!

    I hear the words somewhere in the background: “merey khaab hein meri kul poonji..”

  3. D_a_n says:
    November 27th, 2007 3:31 am

    beautiful photograph….
    unimaginably harsh working conditions…He is lucky to have acquired a pair of shades from somewhere….

  4. November 27th, 2007 5:37 am

    Balochi Bekham.

    y have we created an elusive world where the majority can’t enter, only dream….

    fascinating picture

  5. Zia says:
    November 27th, 2007 8:11 am

    One thing that comes to my mind is absence of ‘equal opportunties’. This boy could have an opportunity to follow his dreams. Confidence on his face and in his posture makes you think.
    God bless him and millions like him in Pakistan and everywhere.

  6. Intruder says:
    November 27th, 2007 8:50 am

    He is our future,

    Please gather your thoughts on the best way to help pakistan’s future….

  7. Atelieranalyst says:
    November 27th, 2007 10:34 am

    God Damn the system that forces such young children to pick tools instead of toys at such tender ages.

    Kewl pic indeed but no kewl future guaranteed for this kid or the country where such things happen.

    This poor kid hides his eyes with sunglasses to protect it from the harsh sun whereas we as a nation hide our eyes from all realities and build mirages.

    A silent Prayer for the kid

  8. November 27th, 2007 11:03 am

    This is good shot to display the dark side of Pakistan’s Future. He should have opportunity to get education. Anyway, Allah bless him

  9. Tina says:
    November 27th, 2007 2:19 pm

    People who break rocks on the side of the road in Pakistan try to wear something, if they can get it, to protect their eyes from rock dust and flying chips. Sort of like, people who work in a sculptor’s workshop or stonecutting factory wear protective goggles (required). He’s not trying to be cool, he’s just trying to keep from going blind, an occupational hazard of this low-rung work. And all he can get is a pair of cheap plastic sunglasses, but it’s better than nothing.

    I can’t believe that the other posters don’t know this.

  10. zakoota says:
    November 27th, 2007 8:21 pm

    He looks a rock star to me, may be Inshallah he’ll be a famous person one day.

  11. Tina says:
    November 28th, 2007 9:23 am

    Zakoota–
    It’s like we used to say in school–someday we’ll all be famous.

  12. baber says:
    November 28th, 2007 3:28 pm

    What I wanted and What I did get.

    Reminds me of the song from CALL band.

    AAJ BHEE KUCH BADLA NAHEEN
    KAL JAHAN THA AB BHEE HOON WAHEEN

    SHAYAD YEHI KISMET MEIN HAI LIKHA
    MANZIL NAHEEN PHIR BHEE MEIN CHAL RAHA

  13. zakoota says:
    November 28th, 2007 9:25 pm

    Yes Tina, you’re right but this guy is looking quite trendy despite the hardships he might be facing. May Allah bless us all.

  14. Faisal says:
    November 29th, 2007 12:44 am

    Please put things in perspective and call this pic a face from Pakistan rather the face of Pakistan…

  15. Tina says:
    November 29th, 2007 11:06 am

    Zakoota–
    Agree 100% :)

  16. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    November 30th, 2007 2:28 am

    @ How inhuman some of the comments treating the
    young boy a trendy, reminder of a song, photogenic,
    fit for this and that, famous prsonality, actor’s pose,
    etc etc etc,
    because he is not your son, brother, nephew.
    Its disgusting showbusiness recruiting mentality.

  17. January 1st, 2008 7:51 am

    Jis Dor Main Lut Jaee Faqir Ki Kamaee
    Us Dor Kay sulatan Say Koi Bhool Huee Hey.

  18. February 6th, 2008 4:11 am

    beautiful nice shot. The man is very lucky that he had shades and also chaplees.

  19. Gull Larik says:
    December 21st, 2008 8:24 am

    He resembles Rod Stewart :)

  20. Syed says:
    June 6th, 2009 5:16 pm

    Zeeshan Saab … gud one

  21. Naan Haleem says:
    November 20th, 2010 1:14 am

    One reason for the battered state this handsome young man is that the person who was supposed to be his teacher is the chair of some department in a high ranked American university.

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