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Between airports, airplanes and transit lounges


I don’t know…

The late Eqbal Hassan once said that “Whatever you do, don’t complain?”.  This is your country, if you have any issue work and resolve it. But don’t complain. 

So I am not going to complain. Not that I have anything to complain about. Yes there was no electricity for the last 30 hours but we were planning on working on Sunday in any case and we did. The only change in plan was a sleepover with three sick kids at the office that got extended to 2 nights. At the office the lights were on for 30 hours and when they weren’t, the generator kicked in.

Kids are mashallah better, the electricity is back, and we are on track to meet our 30th June deadline.  Ammi, abba (my parents) suffered the most since they opted to stay at home and take KESC head on.  Abba says, if it doesn’t kill you, it will only make you stronger.

What did I learn? In the end the indifference in this nation will kill all of us. I don’t think re-nationalizing KESC is a solution. I think we just need to get out of their way, put our personal, political agenda’s aside and let KESC do its job.  We have already lost Frank (because we didn’t let him do anything) and the better part of 2 years. 

The upside. Its still raining in Karachi.