I am a subscriber of Time magazine and have been reading it regularly for the past quite a few years. Last week, when I received my copy of January 16, 2012, I literally got shocked to see the cover page that reads, “Pakistan’s Dark Heart – Karachi is dangerous, chaotic, ungovernable — and essential to global economy” By Andrew Marshall.
The article started with a heading, “Karachi is doomed. Karachi is indestructible”. I stopped reading the article at once as the starting few NEGATIVE words of the article about Karachi freaked me out and then the first thing that came into my mind was that as to how to contact Mr. Marshall and talk to him one on one about his views on Karachi and how to show him the positive side of Karachi and even the entire country, Pakistan. But then I started looking at different ways as to how to involve someone not from Karachi but have visited Karachi to write something about the city, so that my writing something about Karachi, being the Karachiite does not look at all a biased viewpoint to him. So I am looking forward to sending a counter article with all positive aspects about Karachi and the entire country, Pakistan by someone very soon as in my view the writer of that article, Mr. Andrew Marshall has got the eye that has seen only the negativity about Karachi but nothing else.
Your views, comments, feedback will help me a lot in preparing my article and I desperately am looking forward to it.