Quality of Life

Would you be surprised to know that Karachi ranks 175 out of 215 in terms of quality of life? It does. And I am not surprised at all. The factors that determine the quality of life, as mentioned in the article, need some serious work before we can see any improvement. Despite all the development, the quality of life is below par. So what exactly are the authorities missing? The answer is not too hard.

17 Comments so far

  1. Zeeshan Syed (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2007 @ 5:25 am

    175 out of 215.. that’s wayyyy tooooo llooowww!! Chalo, hamara akhirat walay roz hisab kam hoga aur hum seedhay janat main jaingay. AMMEEENN

  2. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2007 @ 9:53 am

    I only trust Edhi foundation. Thats it

  3. Sufi (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2007 @ 11:58 am

    I remember reading a survey from The Economist, in which Karachi was ranked around 160+ th place, and Delhi was only 2 spots ahead. That survey was about the living conditions for expats around the world. Considering, we were very close to our competing city (Delhi), we shouldn’t be much concerned about it.

    That said, its disturbing when one has to wait for hours for the water to be availble in your Rs. 25 Million home. Irony.

  4. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

    Sufi, why do we need to compare with some other city? what’s your point here? the fact of the matter is ,Karachi is more filthier today than past. Bitter but true.

  5. Salman A. (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2007 @ 8:25 pm

    Last 2 decades have been absolutely devastating for Karachi.

    I am sure if they had conducted the survey in the 80’s the result wouldn’t be that bad for us.

    I repeat what I said ealier:
    MQM’s success is Karachi’s failure and vice versa. Go figure!

  6. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

    MQM should change its name that include all not just Muhajirs.

  7. original-anon (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2007 @ 9:03 pm

    Sufi you are spot on! I’d say let’s keep up with the comparisons so we can feel even better.
    Let’s see – Mexico City has a lot more earthquakes; Darfur and Baghdad leave Karachi in the dust as far as ethnic violence goes; Gaza has more sewerage problems than Karachi.
    And, I could be wrong, but I think Venice has some serious street drainage issue.

  8. original-anon (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2007 @ 9:05 pm

    BTW, is anyone listening to ‘Icky Thump’?

  9. Ronin1770 (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2007 @ 10:35 pm

    hey – they wrongly placed karachi in the list of cities – and then gave 175th out of 215… they are so kind

    karachi should be placed in the list of jungles

  10. Anon. (unregistered) on July 4th, 2007 @ 12:06 am

    I would suggest going on youtube and watching all 3 parts of Mustafa Kamal’s interview with Anwer Maqsood. It will give you an idea what Karachi is dealing with and what is being done. I think that interview is a good indicator of the disconnect between perception and reality of the current situation.

    The report may be a good self-note however, it seems to be skewed by the recent events which apparently overshadow the last 5 years. Re-consider!

  11. Anon. (unregistered) on July 4th, 2007 @ 12:23 am

    Pakistan’s rank for 2007 is 175. The 2006 rank was 184 which is a positive 9 points shift!


  12. Balma (unregistered) on July 4th, 2007 @ 1:19 am

    *Shahid Un niSA wrote
    MQM should change its name that include all not just Muhajirs.

    ******* aapaa jee, aap neend say kab uTThee’n?
    I guess you missed the news!

  13. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on July 4th, 2007 @ 1:39 am


  14. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on July 4th, 2007 @ 2:10 am

    I will catch up as long as you keep humoring me

  15. pkhan (unregistered) on July 4th, 2007 @ 10:24 pm

    @ RONINI
    you will be the Snake of Jungle?

  16. Sohail (unregistered) on July 6th, 2007 @ 11:18 pm

    Now one of the biggest problems that Karachi faces today is the unchecked migration of totally illiterate and ignorant people from upcountry. They don’t have any civic sense of how to live in a huge metroplois like Karachi. Then most of the administrative machinery hails from areas outside Karachi and I have a feeling that this administration have associations with various mafias like the transport mafia, “qabza” mafia and so on. [Honestly, I as a citizen of this city feel really helpless when I am stopped by a traffic cop for driving in the wrong lane of Maripur Road while going to office and at the same time the same road had traffic congestion because of the illegal parking of trailers on the same road which went really unnoticed by the very same cops].

    The linguistic (and demographic) hetrogenous population with absolutely no civic sense makes it extremely difficult for any administration to manage the city and whatever is the present CDGK doing to make things better we have to put our weight behind them.

  17. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on July 7th, 2007 @ 7:36 am

    I understand your frustration. I am also disappointed with the police in karachi.

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