Karachi faces multifarious problems; mass transit still dream.


KARACHI -- Karachi faces numerous challenges including poor infrastructure, dilapidated roads, chocked sewerage lines, severe traffic jams, inexistent public transport, water, gas and electricity shortages, encroachment problems and a host of other civic issues that have resulted in terribly worsening the overall standard of living and doing business in Karachi. Keeping in view the massive urbanization, it is high time that the federal and provincial governments must enhance all resources being allocated to this city; otherwise, the miseries already being faced by Karachiites, mainly due to poor infrastructure and lack of basic amenities, would continue to worsen further in the days to come, said President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan in a statement.

Karachi, which generates a mammoth amount of more than 70 percent revenue to the national exchequer and 95 percent plus revenue to Sindh Revenue Board, deserves special attention, but unfortunately, almost all the major issues being suffered by the city since quite some time now were not being taken into consideration neither by the federal government nor by provincial government, he said Identifying some the serious civic issues being faced by Karachiites, Agha Shahab mentioned that large population of dogs leading to people getting bitten and infected with rabies, garbage and sewerage issues, street crimes, water crises caused mainly by the tanker mafia, lack of parks and public places, air pollution, beggar mafia and land mafia etc. were some of those serious problems which require an immediate and effective strategy to save this important city from further disaster.

President KCCI...

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