Posted on August 26, 2007
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33 responses to “Economist Global Liveability Index: Karachi Ranked Amongst Least Liveable Cities”

  1. Farrukh Bokhari says:

    I second what Syed Ali Raza has said earlier, but may I ask what have all of us done for Karachi¬¬? We all from Karachi took what ever we could and left or still living just mourning what has become of this Great city.
    Ponder upon this list for they, among other things, have two very common underling themes
    B.V.S. Parsi High School (Bai Virbaiji Soparivala Parsi High School)
    The Mama Parsi Girls’ High School
    The NED University (Nadirshaw Edulji Dinshaw Engineering College)
    D J College (Dayaram Jethamal Science College)
    Jehangir Kothari Parade
    Frere Hall
    Ghulam Hussain Khaliq Dinna Hall
    Max Danso Hall
    The Eduljeee Dinshaw Charitable Dispensary
    Sind Madressah Tul Islam
    Spencer Eye Hospital (Dr. Kaikshrow N Spencer Eye Hospital )
    The Jaffer Faddoo Dispensary

  2. Nasir Jamal says:

    There is no doubt that Karachi was in a mess but things have begun to change. Massive development work is going on. Flyovers, roads and bridges are being built to ease the traffic congestion. Two signal free corridors have been built. Now we see some planning in the development.

    The age old sewerage system is being replaced. It has already been done at most places. The shortage of electricity in the city is the doing of the Federal Government. Does anyone know that the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation was barred from setting up any power plant and was forced to buy electricity from Wapda only. Why did Wapda not generate enough power to meet the requirements of the city keeping this ban in view?

  3. When I was living in Davenport, Iowa, the US survey of 300 worst cities listed it as the worst place to live. It was disheartening. As a Karachite, I find it sad, but I am surprised that cities in Iraq, Israel and Saudi Arabia don’t come up. I guess routine checks (Tel Aviv), not having the ability to drive a car if you are a female (Jeddah) and living in a trailer park (New Orleans) don’t count. However, there is much work to do.