A dialogue between two friends about chance meeting
Tariq: Hello, Basit! How do you do?
Basit: Hello, Tariq! How do you do?
T: Pretty well, thanks. And you?
B: I am also fine, thanks. I have seen you after a very long time. Where were you all these days?
T: I had gone abroad for a few years and came back only last month.
B: Where had you gone?
T: Firstly, I went to Saudi Arabia and after that I shifted to Iran, where I stayed for three years.
B: I hear that there had been a lot of trouble in Iran.
T: You are right Basit, recently there has bee a lot of trouble in Iran due to the opposition against the rule of the Shah of Iran. For this reason I returned to Pakistan last month.
B: What are you planning now?
T: I intend to go to Saudi Arabia after a few months.
B: Why don't you settle in Pakistan?
T: I think ultimately I have to settle in Pakistan. But it will take me a few more years, before I start my own venture in Pakistan.
B: I think you are a Civil Engineer, you must be getting a lot of money in foreign countries.
T: There is no doubt about that. There is a lot of money in foreign countries. But you have to work very hard to earn it.
B: I think you have also to spend a lot of money to maintain your standard.
T: You are right. There are a lot of expenses in the foreign countries. What are you doing nowadays?
B: I have started my own business of motor parts. I have a shop in Litton Road. I think we have meeting after ten years.
T: You are right. Are you married Basit?
B: Yes. I got married seven years back and I am already the father of three daughters. What about you?
T: I also got married five years back and I have one daughter and one son.
B: What is your wife?
T: My wife is a Graduate. She does not like to serve. She attends to the household duties only. And what about your wife?
B: My wife is a trained science teacher. She is employed as the Principal of the Higher Secondary School.
T: That's good. Because I understand in Pakistan nowadays if both the husband and the wife do not earn, it is difficult to make the both ends meet.
B: You are absolutely correct. Why don't you come to my house someday along with your family to meet us?
T: It will be our great pleasure to come and meet your wife and children on any day you invite us.
B: Why don't you come on coming Sunday and have your lunch with us?
T: Thank you for this invitation. We will certainly come before 1 p.m. May I know your address?
B: Please note down, 5-A Rang Mehal Road, Kasur.
T: Let me take out my diary and pen, now what did you say? 5-A Nisbat Road, Kasur.
B: That's right. You can also note down my telephone No. If there is any change of programme please ring me up. My telephone No. is 73652293.
T: That's good. I have noted down your telephone No.
B: O.K. Hope to see you again with your wife and the children.
T: Thank you, good bye.
B: Bye, bye.