To see groups of young men and women at Boat Basin on a Sunday evening is barely out of the ordinary.
To see them wearing pale green masks and shoveling steaming heaps of trash into garbage bags definitely makes the sight more interesting.
“We were sitting in Subway when these guys came in and asked us to help pick up trash,” said a 17-year-old girl, holding on to the corner of a green garbage bag, “We decided to help.”
Karachi, like any other metropolis, is constantly hustling and bustling with life and sound. Daily routines are often exhausting leaving very little time for leisure, yet people find ways to enjoy the bittersweet city life.
“If I can I’ll help you. If I cannot promote you then I’ll connect you to the right people. Every time I meet new people I make it a point to sit and try find out what they want” said Ashraf passionately.
Men taking a break from the protests in Tahrir Square, Egypt. Recent events in the world, the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, have the future prospects of social media and its’ effect in the spotlight. While real uprising and demonstrations spread across the region like an epidemic; only rumours of such protests have spread through the grapevines in Pakistan. – Reuters Photo