A Strange Smell is Engulfing Karachi & No One Knows What It Is

Thought you were the only one Karachi resident who noticed the odd smell in the air?

Well, you are not alone. A strange smell has indeed consumed one of the largest cities in the world and all of its residents are trying to discover the reason behind it.

Social Media Reactions

Since yesterday, numerous people from Karachi have complained of a distasteful smell in their surroundings. Many people have remarked that it seems to be almost everywhere they go. The matter has been trending on social media and people are discussing the reasons behind this odd occurrence.

Lets take a look at what people are saying about it over social media. Some of them have found the humor in this situation as well.



The Cause

Some have argued that it’s the smell of all the piled up trash in the city which has started decomposing due to the unbearable heat.

However, there are no confirmations and the real reason behind this odd and repelling smell is still unknown. A weather expert has shared one possibility about the origin of this smell which is backed by strong evidence.

According to the source, a strong easterly wind shift off the Arabian Sea has reached Karachi due to a low pressure region around Karachi. As the deep sea air reached the coastal city of Pakistan, its citizens started experiencing the odd smell.

Considering the cause of the smell, it should go away as soon as the wind patterns change over the Arabian Sea or around the coastal areas of Sindh.

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      • We don’t want that stupid Altaf who said Murdabad for Pakistan. He the filth is dead for us whether he belongs to MQM or Republican party.

      • Look who is talking. The guy who supports a party (sorry I meant a street gang). What about the numerous insensitive and offensive comments that Altaf bhai has given about the whole of Pakistan and its institutions. It is because of people like you that Karachi is still not completely ridden of these bhattakhors. Kudos to you and your Altaf bhai for making once a peaceful Karachi into one of the world’s most dangerous cities. And I know what you must be thinking, look at these people, they are so racist. And that is exactly what Altaf bhai has done. He has made you believe that whatever is said against MQM aka Altaf Hussain is racist. And that is the only yet illogical answer you have for all the LOGICAL criticisms against MQM.

  • this smell is due to extreme reaction of humidity with pile of garbage waste and other litter. it is also due to the chemical reaction occurred due to moisture in air.

  • its not the first time i smelled it, this kind of smell also appears often while i thought it could be some pigeon or animal expiry

    • I thought the same yesterday, the smell was so strong that i thought some animal is rotten outside in street n the whole smell was coming inside house, but later on i observed it’s not just near our house but in the different areas, it was everywhere.

  • ایک اچھی بات ہے کہ یہ بدبو ہر طبقے میں منصفانہ طور پر تقسیم ہو رہی ہے

    • LOL..finally something a PTI supporter agreed to.

      P.S. PTI is your surname? :p

      • Yahan bhi siasat ghaseet lae.
        Zinda nahi reh skte baadshah salamt k qadmoun main paray beghair?

  • its the deeds of the Karachites , stop doing forbidden things in Ramazan, music, plays dances parties, get togethers , hanging out with Na Mehram friends and what not ,

    • What about the other cities of Pakistan? This stuff isnt going on there ?

    • In Punjab, they skip all that and just rape whoever they want then get them killed through the panchayad declaring karo kari.

      • Karachi ma jo kuch hota ha woh punjab us ke muqablay abhi sirf nursery school hai,

        • I know that’s an emotional response but you guys really need to look at what’s happening in your region. Interior Punjab is literally the cancer of Pakistan. They follow their own version of the Qur’an, give no heed to the law of the land, acting as judge, jury and executioner themselves. They treat their women worse than dogs, and minorities have no human rights. Worse of all, this filth is now seeping into urban society. Father stoning his daughter on the steps of Lahore high court, mother slitting their children’s throats, selling girls into whoredom, using blasphemy accusations as a means to carry out atrocities of people of other faiths. They are not even human. Qandeel Baloch didn’t need to fear target killers when the killer lived under her own roof and was her own blood relation. I bet you think she even deserved it. And it’s not just one or two bad eggs. Every single one of these scums grows up with the same psychopathic mindset. Your comment earlier proves this. You see us all as infidels, deserving of whatever wrath God brings upon us. Every militant organization, every suicide bomber to rain in Pakistan is a product of these parts. You people are holding Pakistan back in the middle ages with your primitive ideologies. We are a broken nation and can’t progress anywhere unless we address this issue at the core. Some serious reforms are needed.

          • atleast they follow something unlike the people of whole of sindh who pray to Bhuttos grave

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