A few weeks ago, I came across an ad for a handicap shop in my neighbourhood.
I wasn’t surprised, as the ad seemed to reflect a general trend towards the construction of bigger, more modern buildings in the neighbourhood.
But when I went into the store, I saw it was for a brand new and quite old piece of machinery that had been sitting unused for decades.
The machine was a machine made in 1909, named “Sampdhani.”
This is a common name for a machine in the history of the country.
This is also the first machine in my home town of Lahore.
In Lahore, the name of the machine is Kampani, or “little sapling.”
It is said that it is used to make flour, rice, sugar, sugar cane and other staple products.
It is a classic piece of handicraft in the city.
The building on which it sits was originally built in 1884, according to local lore.
The machine is said to be a “mechanical marvel,” and its unique design was created by the owner of the shop.
The owner of a local business was also a skilled handicraftist.
He was a well-known and respected person in the local community.
It was not a difficult task for him to get his hands on this machine, which was worth a fortune at the time.
So I went in, asked the owner, and asked him why the shop was sitting empty.
He replied, “Why don’t you go to the shop and buy the old machine?
There are lots of people who want to buy this old machine.”
I asked him what happened to the other two machines in the shop that were used to produce this particular flour.
He told me they were given to the owners of other businesses in the area, who could use them.
The shop owner then asked me if I could buy the machine, and I agreed to do so.
But he said that if I didn’t pay the amount of Rs 20,000 (about US$1,500) that I had paid for the machine in 2009, he would make me pay the rest.
When I arrived at the shop, the owner had put the machine aside for the day, and the next day he came to pick it up.
He then told me that I was not allowed to take any more of the machines.
I was told that he would take care of the other machines.
The next day, I got the machine and asked for a loan.
I paid him Rs 20 for it, and later asked the shop owner to lend me Rs 15,000 for the other five machines.
The shop owner gave me the other three machines as well.
I asked him how much he owed me.
He said he would have to give me a reply in a week, but he told me to come back in three weeks.
I arrived in the morning and asked the owners to give the machine to me.
I went to the house of the owner and said, “What are you waiting for?”
The owner replied, I want to tell you that he will not be able to do that for a long time.
“I told him that the loan was Rs 20 lakh (about $2,200) and asked, “How much will you give me?
“The shopowner said he could give me Rs 1 lakh (US$130) and I should be satisfied with that.
I then went back to the store and told the owner that I would like to buy the new machine.
He gave me a loan of Rs 1,000.
I gave him Rs 50, and he said, if you need anything more, he can give me more.
The owners then took the old machines to a local businessman and asked them to buy them.
He offered me Rs 50 lakh, and said that he could pay me Rs 100 lakh (USD $160) if I wanted to use them as I wished.
The owners agreed.
I then returned to the shops.
I didn´t know if the owners would give me the money or not, so I asked them again, and they agreed to give it to me, and that the rest would be taken care of.
But when I tried to pay the money, they informed me that the owner was not available and that I should not come back for a while.
So, I went to a different shop and tried to make some arrangements for paying the loan, but they told me I was being arrested.
I later visited the owner again and asked if he had received the loan from the bank.
He did not reply, and told me he would not be available any more.
When my family and I returned to Lahore from India, I told my parents and sister-in-law about what happened.
I said, I have heard that there are people in Lahore who sell the machines to people in other countries.
They say that these people sell them to the governments and make money.
It is hard to know