Walking out in any street or road of Karachi and you’re bound to spot this:
A roadside wooden kiosk, commonly known as Paan Cabin, selling just about everything you may like to have while on a walk.
They are everywhere in the city. Nobody knows the exact quantity of paan cabins in Karachi as they are literally everywhere.
There are 7 paan cabins within a walking distance from my home, which proves my point.
So, what you can find on these cabins?
The main item is of course Paan, a full or half sized betel leaf loaded up with areca nuts and many other ingredients.
Beside that, you can buy cigarettes, candies, biscuits, chewing gums, flavored fennel, different types of snacks, beverages and so much more.
Hate them or like them, paan cabins like these are providing livelihood to countless families in Karachi because you don’t need much investment in them.
If you are jobless and less literate, then earning up through a paan shop is the best option for you in Karachi.
After all, people here need a place to chew or smoke out their worries and tensions about their daily lives!