A strange smell is engulfing Karachi and everyone's confused

Published: June 1, 2017


Citizens of Karachi on Wednesday reported a weird smell in the air. The metropolis was engulfed by a strange smell and many on social media were confused and wondered where the smell originated from.

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Many found humour in the situation:

And some had their own explanations:

But some people couldn’t smell anything (strange!):


A Facebook page, named Weather Updates PK, claimed the smell was due to the easterly wind shift. The Somalian currents are very strong over the Arabian Sea and due to the presence of low-level circulation (LLC) off the coast of Karachi. As the wind reached towards the upper air levels, the city experience the weird smell. The Express Tribune could not independently verify the claims.


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Reader Comments (5)

  • wiserneighbour
    Jun 1, 2017 - 1:29PM

    I knew something​ is rotten and stinking in Karachi.Now it’s confirmedRecommend

  • kamal
    Jun 1, 2017 - 2:02PM

    Smells like Gujrat with Surat (Union Carbide disaster fame) thrown in for good measure. Not easy for a nation to change neighborhood. Recommend

  • Asim Naveed
    Jun 1, 2017 - 6:11PM

    I bet someone is disposing of some illegal chemicals by burning it. In a another country there would harsh punishment. Recommend

  • anil sahu
    Jun 2, 2017 - 9:42AM

    @kamal ok the smell states similar situation in pak. all the problems like terrorism/poverty/even smells are due to neighbour not due to internal problem. Recommend

  • Rana
    Jun 2, 2017 - 2:50PM

    @kamal: Useless rant…Union Carbide accident happened in Bhopal,Central India not in Surat.Recommend

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