Green Gray Lakes


Originally uploaded by abunet.

Most of us have probably seen that huge lake of sewage water near Boat Basin, which makes quite a fetching sight in the moonlight and only if you keep the windows rolled down. However, one of our readers Tee Emm has reported that they are planning to convert the lake into a residential area, probably as DHA Phase 10/11/12. Somehow, this has disaster spelled all over it. A few years ago, the authorities that rule over our city decided to convert a similar sewage lake near Phase 7 into a residential area. Of course, once people tried constructing anything, the sewage began to seep into the foundations. They’re already reclaiming the beach front, do the authorities plan to ‘reclaim’ every inch of land they see?

Thanks to Tee Emm for the suggestion :)

5 Comments so far

  1. ]-[ashim (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 5:06 pm

    over the years the property value has increased a lot in this part of the city and it seems as is everyone wants to live in Clifton or Defence. wait…wtf therez no land left to sell… lets sell that park, that recreational area…oh there arent any left to sell…lets reclaim the land and sell that…screw the ppl. who gives a damn if there lives end up being more miserable as long as one of us makes a lot of money… in DHA its the Army thats making money and in other places its the retired Army officials, high ranking Govt. Officials and their @$$ lickers that end up making a lot of money…

  2. ovaceroo (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 6:32 pm

    well I for one am glad to hear that the infamous boat basin ‘naala’ is finally being filled up. Even though I fear they’ll end up erecting some typical ghastly high rise shop-cum-flat plaza (i wouldn’t be surprised if they end up naming it ‘naala heights’ or ‘gutter plaza’ or something equally questionable) … but at least it’ll get rid of the smell!! I went to school right next door for several years … and I can attest to the fact that that thing stank to high heaven! The sweet and sour taste of sewage has remained on the tip of my tongue ever since I left …

  3. Quake (unregistered) on April 21st, 2006 @ 10:08 am

    2 facts:
    1. coastal areas of karachi have more seismic activity.
    2. reclaimed land has softer soil leading to weaker foundation for buildings

    add these together and u end up with total disaster if god forbid we even get a mild intensity quake

  4. turab (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2006 @ 4:29 am

    wht abt the projects in dubai?

  5. Zainub (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2006 @ 6:49 pm

    So this will mean KGS will after all get away with having no proper boundary (the side of the school facing the nala is seperated by a temporary tin wall, that I’d suspect, come a wind strom God forbid, might not survive. Sad this, since it would mean I can no longer mock my friends studying there for KGS actually meaning Karachi Gutter Supply rather then Karachi Grammar School

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