If you grew up in Pakistan, you know that it’s an experience on its own, and your childhood is a whole another special time in your life altogether. If you’re a true desi, here are some pictures from your childhood that will really get them nostalgic feels coming!
This is how all wars started. This is how the concept of betrayal was rooted in our minds. This game ended friendships and began rivalries.
2. Commander Safeguard
Ah, yes. The hero we needed and deserved. From Commander Safeguard to Kachra Raani, every character holds a special place in every Pakistani’s childhood.
3. Ainak wala jin
This show was just downright iconic.
If you didn’t sing along to this ad, did you even have a childhood?
5. These collectibles
God knows how many Cheetos and Top Pops I’ve had to JUST to collect these.
Seriously miss these little tubes of chocolatey goodness.
7. This box of deceit and lies
This is literally the key cause of trust issues in Pakistanis. Not even exaggerating.
8. These prank gums
Totally convinced by this point that growing up in Pakistan is all about betrayal.
9. Charre wali gun
Everybody gangsta till a charra hits your eye.
10. These colorful chips
Chips? Cool rings? Why not both?
11. Collecting these glasses
Drinking out of these banged differently.
12. These phones
Style main rehne ka.
13. This Nokia phone and the Snake game it had
The only acceptable way to use a phone, tbh.
14. This typical red lunch box
15. These amazing drawing boards
The iPad could never.
16. Stabbing erasers till they looked something like this
Major trypophobia alert, but WHY did we all do this?
17. The patterned kambal
Ah yes. A winter staple.
Okay, no one probably misses these but let’s admit it, they were a big part of our childhood.
This book was the life of the entire curriculum and we all agree.
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Cover image via PTV Home and @irdkmaham/Instagram