If cities are like people, then Karachi is forever changed. The Karachi of 10 years ago was like a tired wedding guest encountered long after the party of Partition, swirling in silk but smelling of sweat, bejeweled but a bit begrimed Karachi then was a city on the cusp. That Karachi of 2002 could have gone either way, cleaned itself up and emerged again, glorious and ready for merriment of a new celebration, a city of lights without power, aching for festivity but threatened by death.
As far as the crime rate is concerned, Political patronization of criminals distinguishes the mayhem in Karachi from that of other areas which are subject to terrorism. All the culprits have taken refuge under the umbrella of politicians who use them for their own objects. From the grassroots members to the heads of mainstream political parties are equally responsible for violence in Karachi. The same political cause has been a major hindrance in the solution to the problem.
Terrorist activity isn’t the only thing that puts the lives of countless at risk. Lack of environmental care among people and drivers of public service vehicles is giving rise to pollution problems. Dust fills the air in most of the roads all the time. Improper turned cars fill the atmosphere with deadly smoke at hours of rush, which causes disease among the policemen and common public. The blowing of pressure horns is always there, deafening the ears.
Another problem faced by the citizens of the city is the frequent power breakdowns. Every other day, K.E.S.C cuts down the electric supply without notice. This becomes a great hurdle for industries and professional that use electric machinery for their work.
Disturbance and shortage of water supply is also a cause of discomfort among the citizens. Sometimes, the dirty and unfiltered water becomes a major factor in food poisoning, which usually takes place on festive occasions, when demand of water in the city increases. Any measure to improve the supply of...