Karachi Metro: Sarkoun Ki Shahzadi

Posted on September 13, 2010
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Photo of the Day, Travel
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Adil Najam

I first saw this photograph by Raja Aslam, one of ATP’s favorite photographers of everyday Pakistan, in Karachi Metroblog. On the face of it there is nothing remarkable about this Metro. One sees such vehicles all over Pakistan every day. But that is exactly what is remarkable.

That sag towards the left, which seems so unremarkable and ordinary to all of us is far from normal, and far from ordinary. Obviously, the vehicle is overloaded and sagging because of the overload. But, what an overload it has to be to make it sag so much. Quite clearly it is not the lanky young man in the red T-shirt that is causing this !

7 responses to “Karachi Metro: Sarkoun Ki Shahzadi”

  1. Haider says:

    Nice picture. And as you say what is remarkable about this is that this is so common

  2. Sajjad Junaidi says:

    I believe over a period of time left side shock absorbers have lost their effectiveness due to constant overloading of the bus. I have seen buses in Karachi leaning to left side even when there are no passengers in them.

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