My Ramble

One way of making a living…

There is one long road that passes through the city of Peshawar. It starts from from Nowshera (even beyond it and ends at the famous Torkham border). Since centuries it is a trade route unlike any. The road is dotted with markets and bazars on either side. Goods that come from Afghanistan (smuggled) make their way to Torkham and beyond. There they are stored in huge godowns all along the road leading from Torkham to where the Jamrud limits end and the city of Peshawar limits start. Goods (smuggled) are then sent down country by various means.

The simplest of them being on bicycles! yes you read it right bicycles. The carriers, as they are called start early from the godowns, their bicycles heavily laden with goods (stuff) of various types, ranging from tyres to electronics items. The poor guys have to travel at least 20 or more kilometers daily, one way. And, this nothing new. Carriers have been doing this work for years, prevoiously it was between Bara and rest of the country. Now since Bara is long gone so its Karkhano and everywhere else in the country. Well, this is business and that’s how they do it.

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