WBEZ | trucking http://www.wbez.org/tags/trucking Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The Pakistani art of truck decoration http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-31/pakistani-art-truck-decoration-93635 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-31/pakistan1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In Pakistan, shipping is big business. New paved highways offer a fast track to the north and Afghanistan. Goods arrive at the port of Karachi and travel as far as U.S. troops based in Afghanistan or newly rich Central-Asian republics farther north. As the shipping industry grows, trucking becomes an important part of the country’s economic engine. But Pakistani cargo shipping trucks – decorated with bright colors, lines from Urdu poetry, and life sized paintings of politicians – look nothing like trucks you see on American highways. The <em><a href="http://www.worldvisionreport.org/" target="_blank">World Vision Report’s</a></em> Jessica Partnow takes us to Karachi, the heart of Pakistan’s one-of-a-kind truck decorating business.</p></p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:55:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-31/pakistani-art-truck-decoration-93635