Guess How Many Things Are Just Plain Wrong With This Picture?

Posted on May 27, 2010
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Economy & Development, Photo of the Day, Society, Sports
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Owais Mughal

This photograph, published in Jang, shows a part of Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Karachi, during load-shedding. In the background you see National Stadium Karachi, all lights blazing, during a domestic cricket match.

18 responses to “Guess How Many Things Are Just Plain Wrong With This Picture?”

  1. Mubarak says:

    Owais, you may be right but as long as I know these flood lights do not use power from KESC. An individual generator lights up these. This I know for sure since long when these lights were installed and in order to safeguard night matches from power outages they were put on individual generators.

  2. Owais Mughal says:

    The reason I chose this photo to be shared here was because the match being played was not even an International one. It was Sindh vs Federal Capital ODI match in Pentagular Cup – with hardly 200 people in the ground. I don’t know how the flood lights could be justified for that match when there is a severe shortage of power in the whole country.

    I do realize the power outage of Gulshan-e-Iqbal shown here may not be because its share of power was used to power National Stadium lights but the photo is very symbolic – and shows the priorities when it comes to Public Service.

    To be fair, I have lately read in news that administration has recently put a ban on all flood-lit matches until the power situation in the country imporves.

  3. Aziz says:

    I see nothing wrong at all. Its a typical Pakistani city. If you look at it from a Western city’s perspective, yes, several things are wrong. However, if you put on your Pakistani hats and look at it, this is a typical Pakistani city :)

    Jokes aside, yes we need to get our priorities right.

  4. Adam Insaan says:

    I do not live in Pakistan right now,
    -but it really saddens me the way ressources are used
    or might I put it more appropriately , misused in Pakistan.
    ….and many people in Pakistan can`t afford a Generator …
    Indeed it is a shame the way ressources are distributed….or might I put it ; not distributed at all (load-shedding)

  5. Waqas says:

    And the game must go on

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