Pictures of the Day: Identity, Lyari-style

Posted on June 26, 2006
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Photo of the Day, Society, Sports
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Adil Najam

I had first thought of making this another ATP photo-quiz but given previous ATP blogposts, it would have been too easy. So, no mystery this time. Just surprise!

Yes, this is Lyari, Karachi. Where identity and pride of identity cannot be separated from football. They may not have much under their roofs, but on top of the roof they fly with pride the emblem of team they identify with. This is an entirely merit-based sense of identity. They identify with the game, with the skills, with the style, and above all with the passion. Hence, the flags you see. And do not see! Ronaldo, in case you are listening: this may be your biggest fan anywhere in the world!

Thanks to Adnan Siddiqi’s blog, from where I picked up these pictures; he got them from Jang Online Urdu Edition.

24 responses to “Pictures of the Day: Identity, Lyari-style”

  1. SIRAJ says:

    If you want see the lyari then meet some particular person and oragnization. such as Mr.Mohammad Naeem (Sindh Govt. press) and Mr. Mohammad Share Mohammad Rais and such as Orgnization of Eduction, In Bahgdadi Sefi lane and also Gulmohammad lane kalakot and Nayabad kalry also.
    Street school Arm’s Education, Baloch Free Tustion center .

    Our Mission is Get Eduction and Teach Eduction.

  2. Dishti Baloch says:

    A bit about Lyari that is “mother of karachi” it’s a mini-Pakistan. All kinds of people can be seen in Lyari. It is a lovely area of karachi.

  3. AKASH says:

    AAJ JO MAY LYARI KI HALAT DEKHTA HOO TO DIL KHOON K ANSU ROTA HOO, AAJ LYAR MAY WO HALAT PAIDA HO GAYE HIA, JO HUM NE KABHI NAHI DEKHA THA HAR TARAF LOOT MARI, FIRING, DACATING, GREEB LOGO KA REHNA AB MUSHKIL HOGAYA HIA, YEH KAB TAK HOTA RAHEGA, NA JANE IS LYARI KI AWAM MAY KAB SHAOOR PAIDA HOGA , MAY ALLAH SE YAHI DUA KAROONGA K A ALLAH YEH TERE GUNEHAGAR BANDE HIA TU HI UNE NEK RAASTA DIKHA….. AMEEN.

    AKASH.

  4. Agar Pakistan ko dekhna hai tou Lyari me visit kar ke dhekaiN. sachay or dil waley gareeb log aap ko pakistan dehka-ain ge.

  5. I have seen a lot of countries. but never saw about Pakistan of lyari . i love Karachi beacuse it is the bigest city of Pakistan. and a beautiful city. after all it is my Country.

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