Monday, September 20, 2010

Sialkot water

Both of my parents were born in Sialkot. My father used to point out to me that most Mr. Pakistan title holders are from the Gujranwala district, which is where Sialkot is situated. He used to tell me that it is because the water in that district is very good. We used to notice how we start feeling hungry when we drink water in Sialkot whereas Karachi's water fills one's stomach leaving no appetite.
Yesterday, during my recent visit to Sialkot, I noticed how yellowish the water was. Alas, Sialkot's water, it seems, isn't what it used to be. The baltis, maggas and floors are stained yellowish. Lots of people fetch drinking water from a water filtration plant.

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