Manora – Cape Monze: Sea Front Development

According to the paper today, the Ministry for Ports and Shipping has just signed MOUs with Dubai World and Emaar Properties for the development of Karachis shore lines from Manora to Cape Monze.

As part of the development plans, the KPT and all Military establishments will vacate the land and hand it over to the the companies for development. The development, so to speak, will comprise of establishing high rise hotels and apartment buildings in the areas.

Core question now is…how do the ordinary karachiites enjoy the only somewhat sane beach left??

11 Comments so far

  1. mansoor (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 2:56 pm

    ordinary karachiites?? the people in power at the upper echelons of govt. and big money keep promising they will be able to.. but lets see!

    waise bhee, i always stick to the point, that such developments make the demand high for ancillary industries (food, transport, labour, cleaning services, entertainment etc) which eventually goes on to generate economic activity and eventually benefit the under-educated and/or poor people of our city. So overall, its a good effort

  2. salman (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 3:10 pm

    Although this is irrelevant but can any one tell me that where is the building namely “The Plaza” in karachi,is it near 2 talwar or 3 talwar.

  3. Zag (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 4:39 pm

    I think if the military establishment and the KPT will vacate that land, ordinary citizens will have more of a chance to visit and enjoy these places because right now, most of these areas are offlimits to “ordinary” citizens.

    Besides, it’s about time the govt is finally paying attention to this area as this has the potential as a major tourist attraction once it’s developed.

  4. Anathema (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 4:56 pm

    plaza is teh building that houses papa john’s and once laser tag. and exclusive boutique

    this is sad news. im sorry. but it is. the natural beauty of these beaches will fall prey to commercial minting. sad sad sad. weep weep. i really could weep.

  5. Poo Poo Head (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 8:50 pm

    I am sure military must have leased the land and they would make money out of it. Do any one of you really think that military would vacate the land. They have land in all over Pakistan of worth more than trillions.

  6. Bamboo (unregistered) on September 19th, 2006 @ 10:08 am

    Bad news! at least for me…. I have always enjoyed the long stretched kacha road toward the villages there from Hawkes Bay… thats the beauty of Karachi Mushy man, pls don’t do it.. :(

    But if they really plan like what Malaysia and Thailand have done then we can utilize the place for urban and rural stuff both…

  7. Anathema (unregistered) on September 19th, 2006 @ 11:37 am

    yes but the untouched area beyond Paradise Point is beautiful and what makes it so very beautiful is the fact that there are hardly any people there and its so natural and pure. the sand and water are as described in books. there is no pollution. no noise.

    and then this.


  8. Neonate (unregistered) on September 19th, 2006 @ 12:22 pm

    Good news…. as in tht place most of the lower clas ppl live and after this develpomnet they will have jobs and other stuff..
    its so sad to hear that our so caled paray likahay ppl r opposing this …yaar y r we against n development..if govt. dont do ne developmnet then we blame them and if they do then we become enviromnetalist.

    pityyyyy confused pl

  9. Party~Boy (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 6:27 pm

    i agree with you NEONATE…….

    now about ma last post here…..i asked about any dance clubs in karachi or as we say pakistan.. n when i was told that there is none.

    i was shocked…..

    where dancing is how the youth of the world are exercising, relaxing, enjoying, fun activity….

    dance clubs are every where… from india to africa….dubai, malaysia, indonesia and 100000 other countries……

    we are so called modern ppl….or karachiite…..or elite….or this or that….

    all we can do is to say negative… becuz we are our selves are negative… we are unable to see good or beauty in this world…..

    trust me guys…. we need some dance clubs…. for sure…

    here is the reply that i got from som1 here…

    Posted by: Teeth Maestro at September 15, 2006 12:58 AM

    Party Boy – it seems you are desperate for an answer to that question considering the numerous comments around this blog. To answer your question sadly there are no offical dance clubs but private parties organized by indivduals take care of that urge if one needs it, or one could hang out at Fez Night at Sindh Club for a decent dance scene. Though I am not a Party Freak to best answer your question but maybe someone around here can shed a light on this issue at a later time

  10. MURLI PRASAAD (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2006 @ 3:32 am

    Abbey CIRCUIT…apuon sabhi kuch toh beech dala…abb siraf CAPRI CINEMA bachela hai…tu jaldi sey Malaysia ki party pakard….

  11. CIRCUIT (unregistered) on October 4th, 2006 @ 1:51 am

    Bhai mil gaie…aik damm solid……

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