Wednesday, September 08, 2010

3 Cheers for Lyari--An Activist Pakistani "Neighbourhood"

This is a bit dated (yeah, yeah; I need to post more regularly), but it bears putting on the record. with all the work good people are putting into flood relief, a lawyer/activist friend based in Karachi recently put this up as her status on Facebook:

To which I was moved to add:
"Three cheers for them, indeed!

Whether one agrees with their politics and ever socially interacts with that community, if there is a place in Pakistan whose denizens once can be proud of for their civic engagement, their spirit, and their activism, as the poet said, hami ast."

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