Tugging Rope at Gadani Ship Breaking

Posted on October 24, 2007
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Photo of the Day
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This photo is courtesy of Mr. Raja Islam. The place is Gadani’s Ship Breaking area some 40 km west of Karachi. Ships of all sizes and shapes are broken down into small pieces of scrap here using mostly the hand tools. It is a work of sheer labor. When I first saw this picture in Raja Islam’s collection it was titled as ‘Egyptian slaves at work’. Breaking a ship into small pieces by using simpe hand tools is probably very close in effort to building a Egyptian pyramid.

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16 responses to “Tugging Rope at Gadani Ship Breaking”

  1. Qausain says:

    Raja bhai zabardast photography kartay hain

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