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If you are confused about anything, from politics to geo-strategic analysis, from cricket to Jemima Khan, you can always stop a rickshaw hurling by and ask the rickshaw driver for his “expert” opinions.

Here, take a ride with Tariq

Like for instance, you are cursing the relentless heat and you utter “uff kitni garmi hai” unconsciously, you would immediately hear the expert opinion:

“Oh sir jee, iss baar buhat garmi huni hai, kyun key itnay bomb ju barsae hai sarhad mayn, unki garmi kahan jae gi ?”

I once asked Tariq, a rickshaw driver about Taliban and the on-going military operation and he replied: “Yaar koi Taliban nahi hain, Pakistan army paharoon pay firing kar rae hai aur dunya ku dikha rahi hai key hum Taliban say lar rahay hain, takay “dallar” atay hain, samajh aye?”

So, here – I dedicate the blogpost to the amazing Rickshaw art and Rickshaw “quotes” – that you find written on the back of these fast moving-three wheeler Ferraris in their own right.

• Maalik Ki Gaadi Driver Ka Paseena – Chalti Hai Road Par Ban Kar Haseena
• Buri Nazar Wale, Tera Moonh Kala
• Qismat Aazma Chuka, Muqadar Aazma Raha Hoon – Aik Bewafa Ki Khatir Riksha Chala Raha Hoon
• Kabhee Side Say Aatee Ho Kabhee Peechay Say Aatee Ho – Meree Jaan Horn Day Day Kar Mujhay Tum Kyon Satatay Ho
• Pappu Yaar Tang Na Ker!
• Zehreeli Nagan
• Koi Jal Gaya, Kisi Nai Dua Di
• Main Phir Aaon Ga
• Tapar Hai To Paar Kar Warna Bardaasht Kar
• Dekh Magar Pyar Se!
• Khatharnaak Rambo
• Horn Day Ker Paas Kerain
• Chal Dhanno
• Phir Milayngay
• Akhri Shahzada
• Tera Jadoo Chal Gya
• Hosh Ker Kherghosh
• Wo Dekho Mastani Ja Rahi Hay
• Zid Meri Majboori hy
• Ae Eagle tujhay qasam hy himmat na harna, jaisi bhi fizaen aen hans k fly karna.
• Zindagi ny aik baar phir dulha bana dia
• Aag aggay waikh pichaay na waikh
• Palat kar daikh zalim tamana hum bhi rakhtay hyn.
• Fasla rakh warna mohabbat hojaegi
• Shikar karma hy to ankhon se kar, talwar main kia rakha hy-safar karma hy to rickshaw main kar car main kia rakha hy.
• Chalay jasso ya shor avan
• Zid na kar sonhaya main aap bara ziddi aan

• Waqt ny Aik Baar Phir Dulhan Bna Diya..!!!!
• Bismillah Parr Kar Swar Hoon Shaid Yeh Aap Ki Zindgi Ka Akhri Safar Hoo…!!!!
• Model 2010 Raftaar 65 KM Fee Ghantta…!!!
• Tu Lang Ja Saddi Khair Ey…!!!!

Some are just plain humor; some are overwhelmingly political and sarcastic.

“Agar Rabb ne Chaaha tou manzil tak pohancha doonga ,
Aur agar aankh lag gai tou Rabb se hee milwa doonga “

• Sawari labbay na labbay, Speed aik so nabbay (190)
• Jis ne Maan ko Sataya Uss ne rikshaw chalaya
• Chal pagli Sajan ke Dais
• Lag gai te Rozi na lagate Roza

• “Teri Yad Aie Teray Janay Ky Baad”
• ” Pak Foj Ko Salam”
• “Mint Di Fursat Nai Dheelay Di Amdan Nai”
• ” Kharchay Malkan day Nakhray Lokan Dy”
• “Dollar Ki Talash Mein”
• ” Pass Kar Ya Bardasht Kar”
• ” Haseenon Sy Nafrat Piyar Sy Toba”
• ” Baba Easy Load Ghawari” (Pushto)
• “Baba Pa Khafa Ki Ghi” (Pushto)
• “Papu Yar Tang Na Kur”
• ” Zid Na Kur Sohneya Asi Aap Baray Ziddi Aan”
• ” Zid Na Kur Sohneya Time Sadi Majboori Aye”
• “Jeenay Nai Doon Ga”

And sometimes an honest advice:

aye admi haram khana chor dey
tyre mehngay hain race lagana chor dey

mera sheher, Mansehra

Afridi Tayyara

kabhi to aao na Sargodha, surmaa laga kai

Pakhtunkhwa Khappay Khappay Khappay!

 

Comparing the rickshaw ramblings to truck quotes, one finds the truck drivers are more “serious” and are usually suffering from a heart-breaking relationship. Ata Ullah Esa Khan Khelvi who mainly sings “sad” songs being played from Karachi to Khyber, a favorite of Truck drivers doesnt enjoy the same support from Rickshaw-drivers community who are more into Abrar Ul Haq.

To Pakistani Rickshaw Drivers – To the amazing quotes that entertain us!

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