Clifton’s roadside faith-healers, palmists and their fortune-telling parrots!

TEXT & PHOTOS BY ATHAR HUSSAIN NEWSPAKISTAN.TV EXCLUSIVE   KARACHI: Believers belonging to all ages want to know what future holds for them. And who could be more well-located person than a ‘palmist’ sitting with his tamed fortune-telling parrots on the footpath right behind the historic shrine of Saint Abdullah Shah Ghazi! When a client wants to know about his future the bird coming out from the cage merrily chooses an envelope bearing a paper with some mumbo jumbo scribbled on it. Voila! Your future is revealed for a puny change!! Though their own fortunes seemed to be in doldrums, these people also claim to be faith-healers. Whether there is a problem related to winning beloved’s heart, hindrance in marriage, childlessness or magic spell, these footpath-based charlatans have remedy for everything! “Large number of people visits me to get solutions to their issues,” said one such ‘palmist-cum-faith-healer’ Zafar.

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