Karachi Spent Rs 15 Billion to Celebrate 70th Independence Day

People in Karachi spent Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day on the 14th of August with full spirit. Many people were seen dressed in green and white everywhere, exhibiting their patriotic fervor and celebrating the day with all the zeal and zest.

It was surely a pleasant sight. Thousands of people were seen attending the Air Show, on Sea View, and in various rallies, held in the honor of the occasion.

The money spent by the people on this auspicious day accounted to a whopping Rs. 15 billion, breaking all the previous records by a margin of Rs. 5 billion!

https://twitter.com/defencepk/status/897747745049628674

The money was spent on buying 50 million flags and buntings along with clothes, masks, hats etc. The Independence Day related shopping continued for 2 weeks prior to 14th August.

There were various sales held on the brands and all the malls were seen jam packed on the occasion.

We Can Do Better

All the celebrations and arrangements made for the day were no doubt amazing and showed the sentiments people had in their hearts for Pakistan. But in the midst of all this we forgot that we live in a city with ever increasing number of beggars.

It is the same city where thousands go to bed on an empty stomach at night. Perhaps, one could’ve organized mass events to cater to the poorest segments of the society. Some would say that the Rs. 15 billion would’ve been better utilized if the majority of it was spent on feeding the poor or providing for them in anyway. The mass philanthropic efforts that we usually witness in the run up to Eid could very well may have been duplicated here as well.

It would have completely changed the spirit of the day if these people were not forgotten and were showed that they were as much of a Pakistani as the rest of us. Perhaps next year things would be different.


  • Great KARACHI : Tum Se Hai Shaaan Pakistan Ki :

  • Travel Industry Insider

    This is old news. You are posting after 3 days? Oh No.

  • Eli Ehsan

    arrrgh! but that requires LEG WORK & people of kingdom DHA & Cliftonia et al aren’t used to that..

  • Raja G

    again waste on money on just celebrations – it should be given to poor

    • This is Not A Single Person Spend Amount :
      10, 20, 50 Rupee Se Purchasing Howi Hai :
      Ye Stall Ghareeb He Lagate Hai Rich Person Nahi Lagata :
      In Short Purchasing Se Paisa AWWAM Main He Gaya hai :
      Her Celebration Main Ap Logo Ko Ghareeb Q Yaad A Jata Hai :
      Daily Millions Expense Hote hai Shaadi Lawn Waha Ja Kar Q Nahi Kehte hai K Fazool Kharchi Hai :
      Ap Apni Income Ka 50% Ghareeb Ko De Diya Kare Hamari Dua Ap K Sath Hai :

      Think Positive

      • Shazia Haroon

        so true!very well said Abdul Wahab Sahab

  • why every time we have a celeberation , people start arguing that this amount should have been given to the poor ?
    stall walay nay bhi apna ghar , pani chalana hota haai – woh bhi halal rozi kamanay aya haai –
    signal per jau flags , sticker etc bech raha hota haai woh bhi dhoop , garmi mein apni rozi kamanay nikla hota haai …

    charity bhi hoti rehti haai and celeberation bhi hoti rehti haai –
    please we need to come out of this illusion.

  • Muhammad Ahsan Shafiq

    That’s a good sign but I’m wondering from where did they get this data? This could benefit data savvies and business students…

    • Info Arrange From Printing Press, Cloth Market, Etc & Count Average Amount :
      One Billion = 1000 Million Now 15×1000 = 15,000 Million Which Means : 15,000,000,000 (15 Arab Rupee) Divided By : 3 Caror Karachi People (Approx) 500 Each People Expense :