Feisal Naqvi

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My Pakistan

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I got stranded in the middle of a vast expanse of water outside Gaddafi Stadium today on the way to Hot Spot. My car wouldn’t shift into neutral and as I unsuccessfully tried to push the car onto higher ground, I thought to myself, “What a perfect illustration of this country on Independence Day. What a goddamn mess.” And then, as I tried to figure out what to do next, two young men on motorbikes stopped by. They happened to be mechanics looking for someone else in the same mess as me. They fixed my car with a smile, took a modest fee with a smile, and then escorted me till I reached dry ground. That’s my Pakistan: drives you mad and then somehow makes it all right. Happy Independence Day. 

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