You see more Corollas than Civics on the road, which makes the chance of a more diverse clientele using Corollas, not just less-educated people. I've seen paindoos driving Civics as well.
I don't want to start a flame, but I think the Pakistani public does not really understand what a driver's car is, they love what somebody rightly called a cab, and those of a little lively character go for what in heaven's sake but the pensioners' car. Civic is as slow and as bland at it gets (exept for the abomination I'd name next line). But what would you expect of us people who buy a Mehran more numerously than any other car.
I have nothing against both the brands, both are reliable cars, particularly the Civic since no VTEC controller has malfunctioned since 1992 according to Honda. But if you got taste, get something tad more sporty. Atleast get a Type-R if you want to stick with Civics.
BTW I drive a Corolla, 1976 one. And I must admit I'm someone with a muted character (as an example, I've never gone over 30mph!!! I simply don't want to, in the city at least).