I want to own Karachi but …
I think the City District Government’s new “I own Karachi” program is a good one. The only thing that kept me (and several others) from going and applying for the card was our unwillingness to queue up for several hours at Civic Center. Yes I am lazy and there just aren’t enough hours in a day. Now if they had wifi throughout the city, I might consider it 😉
Yesterday I noticed that there was an online form on the CDGK website so I started filling it up to volunteer my time on Saturday and Sunday evening to help in the area of Services for Education and Public Awareness and also to volunteer to participate in the Suggestion Committee. I was excited that I would finally be able to do something concrete to help the City Government instead of just grumbling about the state of the city.
I wish there had been an option in the form which asked for volunteers to switch off the street lights which remain on till way past 10 am sometimes. Talk about saving energy – we may not need to consider an extra holiday or close down the petrol pumps on Friday if we switch off the street lights at dawn. Anyway, no such volunteer task existed. So I figured I would start somewhere and volunteer for the tasks that were available. It didn’t happen though. Why not?
Anyway, I wasn’t able to complete the form – maybe it is not “Mac friendly”. So I guess I will have to own Karachi in my own way and continue to do things without having the “I own Karachi” card. I don’t need a card to do what I can for the city. Just thought it would be cool to have one. 🙂
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