Karachi is the biggest city in Pakistan and ranked as the third-largest city in the world with a population of 18,000,000. It is also known as mini Pakistan which is the world’s fastest-growing cities having two country’s largest seaports, the Port of Karachi and Port Bin Qasim. According to “THE NEWS” the megacity pays the biggest amount of tax followed by Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and at the least Faisalabad.
Despite being the biggest city, Karachi is surrounded with the huge amount of problems.
Karachi is polluted with the smoke of rickshaws, buses, automobiles, and as it is an industrial city so it causes thousands of tonnes of solid waste. It is amongst the most polluted cities in the world.
2. Water/Sewage Problem
Sewage and water are the biggest problems of Karachi nowadays, no authorities took any notice of the worst situation of the city leaving the citizens helpless. Dirty water of sewage lines flows on the roads which affect the traffic as well as the people living near it. The people of Karachi are suffering from severe water scarcity and even the water is supplied, it is not clean. Many people have complained that sewerage water gets mixed with water supply lines which causes serious diseases like malaria, typhoid, diarrhea, etc. People blame the government for these problems of stagnant water and all the infections people are getting
As big as Karachi is, its problems are even more. Every other day the city faces huge power failures, shutdowns for maintenance. The city of lights is being drawn into the darkness. The great electricity crisis has poorly destroyed the life of Karachiities.
4.Increase in Street Crimes
Street crimes have been rapidly grown in a city due to poor law and order situation. Citizens feel unsafe even in their own houses. People want the authorities to take strict actions against the criminals from which karachiities are suffering from severe financial and mental distress.
One major problem of Karachi is the illegal occupation which seems to has the powerful political back. It has badly destroyed the infrastructure of the city. Parks and graveyards are greatly affected.
Chief Justice of Pakistan took notice against illegal construction and issued order to take strict action against land mafias and to bring Karachi’s infrastructure back to its original form. Citizens are awaiting compliance with the CJP’s order.
Karachi provides 60% of country’s revenue even then it is neglected by the provincial government as well as the federal government which may cause serious eruption of violence in the city.
Karachi is the economic backbone of Pakistan who has always supported in every good and bad times but the attitude that has been showed by the authorities towards it is worse than that of heirs. The highest number of votes was received to Prime Minister, Imran Khan from Karachi, which indicates how much the people of megacity have high hopes from their elected PM.
Karachi and its people are waiting for its saviour. Lets see who will get Karachi out of these difficulties.