Adventurous areas near Karachi…..

I was browsing the world through Google Earth and start exploring Karachi…. evaluating the heights from the sea level of many locations in Karachi and nearby.. Suddenly I found quite elevated mountains about 1500 feet above the see and eventually I discover 2000 feet and higher mountains just about 45 Km North from the heart of Karachi.
I conceived how nice it would be if proper infrastructure is developed in that area and people can safely visit and stay there for adventure and pleasure. I am sure we can see sparkling Karachi from a place not more than 50 km away with 2000 feet elevation… the site can also serve as an adventure climbing and the people who call us wimpish will see how adventurous we are.

7 Comments so far

  1. noman (unregistered) on December 31st, 2005 @ 3:44 pm

    I think the place you are talking about is reserve for the Navy personal only because I think Navy have some huge guns installed on those mountains.

  2. Ali K Chishti (unregistered) on December 31st, 2005 @ 7:15 pm

    any infrastructure needs investment and investment comes only when there’s peace and security to one’s investment ; unfortunately , Karachi’s downfall ( in terms of economy and image ) started sometime back in late 80’s for whatever reasons .
    all though a Karachite living abroad ( loaded as well ) I would rather invest in Punjab or NWFP rather then Karachi ; this is believe or not , which is holding lot of direct investment into Karachi and until law and order is not sorted out no one will invest in infrastructure anywhere .
    comming back on topic , yes Karachi has huge capacity , from costal areas to rocky mountains but who is willing to invest ?
    government ? they are busy elsewhere
    private investors ? they migrated !

  3. Imran (unregistered) on December 31st, 2005 @ 11:58 pm

    Ali Sahib,

    “until law and order is not sorted out no one will invest in infrastructure anywhere ”

    this is a chicken-egg adage, that is frankly nauseating. law & order will not improve on its own or by a Messiah who will descend from the skies. this ‘law & order’ situation is inextricably linked to economic development, which is in some ways linked to direct foreign investment. I dont mean to personalize this argument on you, but I am sick and tired of expats who condition their help/efforts to the age-old ‘law and order’ situation of karachi. If you want to do something, DO IT, if you dont want to do something DONT AND stay out !! I and 16million people have been in Karachi forever and dont need to hear these lame arguments over and over again. And until “loaded” people like yourself “get this”, this delusion will sadly continue.
    Happy New Year !

  4. Rooster (unregistered) on January 1st, 2006 @ 2:35 am

    couldnt help but notice the o` not so intentional (but intentional) dead-irony in the apparently plain statement , “unfortunately , Karachi’s downfall ( in terms of economy and image ) started sometime back in late 80’s for WHATEVER reasons ” .
    wink. wink . everyone knows the reason(s)…:)
    ..compared to those years from hell the security situation seems to have improved somewhat..obviously much much much more is desired and needs to be done.

    Imran you sound like a guy who sincerely loves and cares about our city and would like to see progress just as much as the next person.
    But , this stupid world that we live in is run by the stupid rules and regulations and perceptions that we make , and unfortuantely law and order and investment (public or private ) go hand in hand .
    Thats just Economics 101 brother .

    hopefully better days are ahead of us.

    hayppy new year all.

  5. rabia (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 3:21 am

    1.rebuilding needs to start somewhere…look at beirut, they are almost back on their feet there after years of violence that makes karachi look like disneyland.
    2.for all its problems khi is still the center of commerce and trade in pakistan look at the statistics
    3. when you were growing up did someone forget to tell you its obnoxiuos and unneccessary to call yourself loaded

  6. afshan (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 1:56 pm

    building something up there is probably the last thing on the karachi govts. mind right now. there are so many other, more pressing, matters at hand.

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