guzart

Meet Ahsan, a coolie at Karachi’s Cantt Station: “Pashas saal se yaha kaam kar rahe hai. Din, raat, subah, shaam. Bhagte chalte. Yaha zameen pe sote hain, yaha khana kha te hain, yaha zindagi guzarte hain. Aik daffa coolie bano toh cooli hee raho… Aaj agar kuch par leeya hota, iss jaga mein nehien hota.

Rough translation: “We’ve been working here for years. Day, night, morning, evening. We ran. We sleep on the this ground, we eat here, we spend our life here. Once you become a coolie you stay a coolie… If I had been educated, I would have not been here.”

(via karachichaiwalla)