Prob­lems of Karachi city

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - LARAIB SHAH

Karachi is the cen­tre of ex­change and mon­e­tary ex­er­cises and op­er­a­tions. In past, it was viewed as the ‘city of lights’ as it was splen­did and sparkling. The streets were washed con­sis­tently at night and the light posts were there to light ev­ery spot. This all apears to be ex­ces­sively in­trigu­ing and psy­cho’s fan­tasy at present, for To­day’s Karachi is the in­verse of what we knew about it from our par­ents.

The Karachi we dis­cover to­day is loaded with prob­lems. Sew­er­age prob­lem is the most se­ri­ous prob­lem of the day. The streets are gen­er­ally blocked as a re­sult of chocked sew­er­age lines. These lines were im­plied for the needs of a lim­ited pop­u­lace; how­ever, with the ex­ten­sion of pop­u­la­tion, these lines and ser­vice in­fra­struc­ture turned out to be lack­ing. The leg­is­la­ture tack­les sin­gu­lar sew­er­age prob­lems on ad­hoc premise so the out­come is very dis­il­lu­sion­ing. The lines, which are cleared and re­ha­bil­i­tated to­day, chock again af­ter a cou­ple of days and in this man­ner, the filthy wa­ter is seen stand­ing all over and causes a num­ber of ail­ments. An­other Se­ri­ous prob­lem is the de­fi­ciency of drink­ing wa­ter.

Wa­ter is the es­sen­tial need of the gen­eral public. Karachi has long been en­dur­ing the lack of wa­ter and peo­ple are left on the mercy of the Tankers’ mafia. The most woe­ful thing is that sooner or later, the sew­er­age blends with the drink­ing wa­ter and spoils the drink­ing wa­ter sup­plied to the peo­ple. In short we can say that prob­lems of Karachi are in­nu­mer­able, peo­ple are lan­guish­ing and are as­pir­ing for a saviour who could re­lieve them from these wor­ries. — Via email

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