Postcards from Hell: 11. Dinner delivered


This smart directory was delivered to my door recently. Inside are listed the menus of 31 Islamabad restaurants. The concept is simple. Dial up a central phone number – or visit the website – place an order and wait for dinner. Not exactly revolutionary. But failed states tend not to have such services. Not even for qat deliveries.

Postcards from Hell is my ironically titled list of things that are cool about Pakistan, my new home, or which contradict the notion that the country is some sort of failed state

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