Carrying 19 Bricks in Quetta

Posted on August 2, 2009
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Photo of the Day
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Owais Mughal

Photo Credits: Muhammad Ali Musa

15 responses to “Carrying 19 Bricks in Quetta”

  1. Raheel says:

    @ SH Kavi,
    Since, it’s a daily work for him. Every morning, his back is ready for 19 bricks. Hence, I believe, he don’t suffer any kind of paralysis. Only a good sleep and all his tiredness is gone. Believe me, I myself have seen people carrying 100KG wheat packs at their back & they keep doing it all the day; everyday.

    Yes! agreed there should be a proper criteria to decide wages. Alas!, in Pakistan labor laws have never been implemented.
    I believe, even if all the billionaires and everyone who’s “sahib-e-zakat”, they give 2.5% and this money is given to REAL needed people, the whole scenario will be changed. But of course, Islam & Quran always urged for “Sadqa”.

  2. Some comments on this from the ATP Facebook Page:

    – “lo.. ye insan hai ya jin… :P”
    – “de pic z showin an unpalatable truth…huhh:(”
    – “this is PAKISTAN!
    this is DEVOTION
    this is HARD WORK!
    this is PRIDE!
    – “this is how one man earns bread for a family of 10 or even more….”
    – “”hein yahan sakht bohat bunda-e-mazdoor kay aukaat””
    – “GUILT is like a LOAD OF BRICKS! All you need to do is to set them down!”
    – “the man is the only earner and the bricks is his family members,, even din’t took his first step yet”

  3. Owais Mughal says:

    Rehan you are most probably right. It makes sense to me these holes are used by wooden poles to support temporary platforms during construction.

    ‘miscalculation’ was just a theory on my part.

  4. Rehan says:

    @Owais. By the way, the holes in the wall are not result of mistri’s calculation. If I remember correctly these holes are used to support, some parts of the wooden scaffolding which the mistri uses either to work on higher elevations or to support the ‘lanter’ or the ceiling.

  5. Owais Mughal says:

    Rehan. I agree with your analysis. Your observation is very detailed too.

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