While roaming around different areas of my city, one does not need to hire the services of some economist to calculate inequality through GINI or other indexes; only eye inspection is sufficient. Inequality is an inherent part of global existence, but it becomes problematic when its magnitude becomes unbearable. The one side seems like Dubai; for instance Clifton, Defence areas and the other side is completely desolate. Although the whole city is deprived of developmental projects but the problems are more severe in low income and backward areas.
The astounding part is that people in Karachi taking interest in buying property at super highways or areas which are not even properly defined. DHA City, Bahria Town and Fazaia Housing Society are the latest additions to the city’s landscape. Indeed, the Super Highway, once just a place you visited for chicken karhai at Al Habib Restaurant, has become the hottest real estate paradise.
The renewed interest of Karachiites in the gated community is basically a reaction to Karachi’s crime rate and the other serious problems like the lack of water, power, transport, and greenery. It’s good to discover and develop new areas but leaving the populated city ignored and primitive is quite inequitable. I request the concerned authorities to observe the problems of metropolitan city and pledge to relieve the city from the state of deprivation. — Via email