Kidney Hill, a Pictorial

A Satellite Image of the 62 acre piece of land that is under the greedy eyes of real estate developers anad everyone involved in this deal (clicking the image takes you to the Wikimapia site where you can get a better idea of its location)


To be honest thats a huge piece of land located square in the center of the city & there is no doubt the people will probably drooling on this baren piece of land, but to cut them up and slice them for development is still yet another less open space for Karachi. I follow it up with a few of the images of the location in question.




11 Comments so far

  1. Kashif-x (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 10:52 pm

    Grabbing your open spaces and ocean front and selling haning it out to ‘developers’ is like selling of your mother.
    Around 20% of the land has alrdy been encroached up by ‘housing societies’

    I bet the next place these thugs migth want to slice up and dole out to the builder mafia is the Quaids Mazaar.

    Any takers?

  2. d0ct0r (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 11:06 pm

    turn it into public park… we need to beat lahore … we need lots of lush green public parks.. all our green belts simply exist on papers and what ever
    is on ground is coated with pollution and literally turned black thanx to crapy public transport

  3. Da-Man (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 11:27 pm

    Teeth Maestro: We used to ride our bikes here avoiding the souviners left by the day labourers in the night. If you start an email campaign to save this land for a park, those of us who are residing overseas can also participate.

  4. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 11:43 pm

    Da-Man – and others – I remain open to ideas on what we can do, fire in ideas.

    For the locals i hear that they are planning a Walk a Cause type of event to support this cause, I need updates on this, and hope to highlight it when it approaches.

    IDEAS IDEAS, I also believe that this is one issue and many other issues are there that it might be prudent to start an online / offline pressure group to unite expats in an effort for saving Karachi

  5. BoZz (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 12:11 am

    Else where, a web site with the possibility of signing your name on a list that would eventually be used as a driving force to turn heads is one way.

    I wonder if this is of any use in our environment?

    Think in terms of a human chain, literally chained together, on the day that this hill is planned to be destroyed.

  6. BT (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 12:28 am


    Talking about human chains is one thing.

    will u ever honestly do it if others do? i guess peopel like u love to give fantastic ideas and sit back on their couch.

    on the day others do it u would be blogging on the net about it fom your bedroom>>

  7. Da-Man (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 1:30 am

    Teeth Maestro. Here is a petition site.

    I just signed a petition on it to save Bindal and Bidoo island from the land mafia of Dubai.

  8. MB (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 2:11 am

    My questions in your previous posts are still pending. Would be thankful if you answer them.

  9. BoZz (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 1:28 pm

    Here is an extract from the NEWS publication. I only re-produce the last 3 paras of which the last para says it all. No words are needed here.

    But coming back to the General’s “gift” to the people of Karachi. The day after it was inaugurated it was promptly closed to the public (ostensibly for cleaning up and maintenance purposes after the mess created by the inaugural festivities) much to the dismay of thousands who showed up to use its facilities only to be turned away.

    The Bagh was then reopened only with the express intervention of the governor. However, the public will have to pay for the use of this gift going forward – there will be an entrance fee charged for its use. It’s the gift that will keep on taking.

    According to a report in this paper, a contract is to be awarded for the right to sell tickets and collect entrance fees at the park either to the lowest bidder or (ahem!) at the discretion of the city government. But the contract of maintaining the park has already been awarded to a private firm which will collect Rs8.8million of the tax-payers money for four months work only. That’s Rs2.2 million a month, folks. This is on top of a security contract for Rs3.6million for three months, i.e. Rs1.2 million a month. So what is the entrance fee supposed to pay for?

  10. K A R (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 2:26 pm

    Hello Every One !

    It may Sound a bit silly but to save ourselves from land grabbers snatching our land once again, the least we can do is to arrange a tree planting day there on such sites. I believe action speaks louder than words. And a line from a song I remember was ” JITNEY BAAZOO UTNEY SIR GINLEY DUSHMAN DHIYAAN SEY, HAAREY GAA WOH HAR BAAZI JUB KHELEIN HUM GEE JAAN SEY”

  11. Marzia (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 1:57 am

    UNBELIEVABLE. I can’t believe this. If I’m not wrong, this land is located in the Faran Society area, in fact I can see the house my grandfather built on the map! Ok, I was planning on purchasing a large chunk of this land due to some of its priceless attributes: the view is simply gorgeous – panoramic city lights, location is unbeatable, just 15 min to Defense, Clifton, etc, 5-10 min to Tariq Road, and great neighborhood! Of course those are probably the very same reasons developers have it in mind, not to mention it’s probably the ONLY undeveloped land in a decent Karachi neighborhood. If the developers get it before I do, sell it in acre plots cuz I want some!

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