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Hugh in Karachi

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Eddie Mair | 10:42 UK time, Thursday, 20 January 2011


Hugh reported from Karachi on Tuesday's PM. He'll be back on BH on Sunday. Here are his photographs from Pakistan's commercial capital, which he found a lot more welcoming and calm than its usual media image of gunbattles and bombs would suggest:

Clifton Beach, Karachi

Clifton Beach, Karachi, sweet corn seller

Clifton Beach, happy family

Clifton Beach, happy family



Clifton Beach, take my picture please Uncle. Paani Puri stall (hollow crispy fried unleavened bread)

Clifton Beach, take my picture please Uncle. Paani Puri stall (hollow crispy fried unleavened bread)



International Karachi<br />

International Karachi



Karachi Eagle



Karachi friendly

Karachi friendly

Karachi rickshaw

Karachi rickshaw



Karachi imperial echo

Karachi imperial echo



Karachi cricket bat merchants

Karachi cricket bat merchants

Karachi like America

Karachi like America



Karachi monkey man

Karachi monkey man



Karachi poverty. Cold winter nights

Karachi poverty. Cold winter nights

Cheerful children

Cheerful children



Take our picture Mister<br />

Take our picture Mister



And ours too please<br />

And ours too please



Karachi history<br />

Karachi history



Karachi sunset<br />

Karachi sunset

Comments

  • 1. At 3:37pm on 20 Jan 2011, DiY wrote:

    ...can you smell it yet?
    ;o)

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  • 2. At 4:19pm on 20 Jan 2011, Big Sister wrote:

    Do two picture of McDonalds count as a Karachi Big Mac? :)

    Lovely photos, Hugh. And it was so good to hear your wonderful reporting earlier this week. Thank you.

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  • 3. At 5:08pm on 20 Jan 2011, mittfh wrote:

    Re: Post 2 (Big Sister)

    I was wondering why "International Karachi" and "Karachi Eagle" appeared to be the same photo of McDs...

    Lovely photos (as always) - I personally liked the Paani Puri and Sunset best, and I'm impressed by the artwork on the bus / campervan in "Karachi History".

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  • 4. At 4:56pm on 21 Jan 2011, Hugh wrote:

    The Karachi eagle has landed.

    Though they never seem to.

    Where do they sleep?

    I don't know. In the dark.

    Thank you for the kind comments.

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  • 5. At 5:11pm on 21 Jan 2011, Big Sister wrote:

    Oh, Hugh, that eagle was worth waiting for! - Thank you!

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  • 6. At 6:43pm on 21 Jan 2011, Alan_N wrote:

    Less background noise please Hugh! I spent the entire ride home looking over my shoulder for the mopeds and lorries that were about to mow me down!

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