Kamila Shamshi's intreview to talking books, BBC was quite typical of those Karachitie who has left Karachi.
They always talk like that." Karachi is so violent," " I miss her so much." blah blah.
I can't deny this fact , but people who have left Karachi, or Pakistan for whatever reason, should not talk about this city and country at all, especially about Karachi.
People who have left, living better lives some where else, and have no intention to come back, should not talk about our situation. They don't know ground realities, they are not facing the problem(s). And when they talk about it like that, it only looks like they are so sympathetic about us, because we are some third world citizen, living in some war zone area, there are death bodies everywhere, and soon we will all die.
Yes, it is a violent city, it gets so bloody violent, which I am not denying at all. Law and order situation is pathetic, after every month there is some political unrest, strikes, sectarian killings, and what not !
But don't forget people are living here.
There are people who are living here everyday, without any fear. They are on roads after every violence.
This is a city does not sleep at night, no matter how bloody it gets.
It is called mini Pakistan, because people from all around the sountry come here to have a better life, better job, better living for themselves and their family.
It takes a mighty heart to live here.
Maybe, I can't understand their mentality and fear because I am living here since I was born, raised here, and it doesn't bother me much. I am used to it, and all these things don't sop me from living here.
If this city is like a difficult member of a family, help it, instead of being bhagora and running away. Make it a better place by doing your bit. Point out its problems with intention of solving it.
There is so much burden on the shoulders of Karachi.