Giving due attention to the complete city

During this government, we saw due attention being given to various sections of the urban city. From Clifton to Nazimabad, quite a few projects were undertaken and completed, though not all my have been as properly planned. Even though its a good sign overall, that the government seems to be functioning on its mandate, this news item gave me even further hope that karachi may have a bright future if people like Kamal give it attention.

Hawkesbay, one of the most remotest areas of karachi, long underserved by governments even though it has one of the major tourist/entertainment areas of the city, has finally received its due attention.

“City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal on Sunday said Hawkesbay Scheme 42 and its adjoining areas including old Goths would become an ideal and beautiful town in future with sea on one side and beautiful hills on the other side. Work of lying water, sewerage lines and construction of roads has already begun in the area under a 50 year planning.”

In my opinion, the highpoint of this news item were the following
1. 50 year planning. Someone has finally seen the light!
2. Alternate route to mauripur road to the entire coastal belt. And better yet, one which is deemed to be completed in under two months.

Not bad at all.

12 Comments so far

  1. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 1:01 pm

    removing slums from edges of civilised schemes shall be 1st priority of ALL stake holders in Karachi, city will be much better with slums removed and rehabilitated at organized & planned places.

    look at the city with a satellite view, all schemes are surrounded by slums, encroachments.

    scheme 42 will be worst as mauripur truckstand in any case cannot be avoided to access that area,… period.

  2. Balma (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 9:35 pm

    *look at the city with a satellite view, all schemes are surrounded by slums, encroachments.

    This is what happens when juveniles get excited about having a country with biggest or second biggest muslim population, or having Karachi as the biggest city in the world.

    Numbers don’t matter….quality does….and here it comes —- cut down the population by enforcing higher minimum ages for males / females, strict two children policy…

  3. king_faisal (unregistered) on December 11th, 2007 @ 3:19 am

    i dont want to sound like a typical anti-development wackjob but i would like to see picnic beaches such as hawksbay, sandspit, french beach and mubarak village remain as they are i.e. untouched by civilisation where people can go to escape from the big, bad city. if areas close to picnic beaches are allowed to become abode of the awam, the i am afraid awam will turn these beaches into copies urdu medium localities like karimabad, hyderi or paposh-nagar. there are plenty of areas away from beaches that can be developed such as area between karachi and hyderabad. awam can live there and leave beach areas for people who know how to value good things in life. it would be particularly appaling if awam discovers mubarak village which is one of my favourite places on earth. i cant bear the thought of this location turning into another clifton sea front which would have been a goldmine if it had been developed properly. if karachi is to develop, then awam must not be allowed to turn the city into a bigger version of azizabad.

  4. Zee (unregistered) on December 11th, 2007 @ 4:21 am

    Forget about Hawksbay news! Check out THIS news

    This tells you what reputation Faisal Cantonment Board has and how low people think of it and how high people think of Kamal.

  5. nuzhat (unregistered) on December 11th, 2007 @ 5:13 am

    I bet you that there is a private developer making money on this. I dont want the ugly development that embodies cement dinasaurs etc. I want people like Arif Hassan involved in the development of the city.

  6. anum (unregistered) on December 14th, 2007 @ 9:11 pm

    not bad? what?! this scheme means bye bye beach. just because the nazim is saying it’s going to be beautiful or whatever doesn’t mean it is. of course some private developer (emaar) is benefiting. nobody else is. Karachi certainly isn’t. anyone who thinks it is, is stupid.

  7. sheeraz hassan (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

    let the work done atleast there is someone who can think about that far flung area of karachi well done city nazim.

  8. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on December 17th, 2007 @ 1:37 pm

    destroy the beaches, destroy the eco life, ban the access of common people to beaches –

    Mr. Nazim wake up live & let live, wake-up, expand laterally towards SOUTH stay low Ground Plus 4 with basement for vehicle parking, get the towns planned between KHI & HYD

    let beaches be open for commoners, take 1st step to keep beaches clean then consider erecting Concrete towers,

  9. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on December 17th, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

    – i have made a mistake – can anyone pick it !

  10. Balma (unregistered) on December 17th, 2007 @ 10:12 pm

    A mistake???
    Shamsi, you never make less than a couple of mistakes:-)

    First, it is north, not south.

    Second, to be honest, our people are such jahil jutts that we do need some order, some development, some commercialization of the beaches…. I really hate to see people acting like junkies on our beaches. We need to bring some order instead of chaos to the beaches.

    And, your biggest mistake of all is that you didn’t say a word on controlling explosive junglee style population growth rate in Karachi.

  11. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on December 18th, 2007 @ 2:22 pm

    BALMAY – ! – Population growth rate is HIGHEST in Islamabad & northern parts of Pakistan, don compel me to spill the beans, please

  12. Balma (unregistered) on December 18th, 2007 @ 9:17 pm

    Wait a minute Shamsi, we are talking about expansion and junglipun in Karachi. What does it have to do with your claim that population is growing faster somewhere else. In fact if you are right, that is even more of a concern for Karachi. Where do you think all these bhookay nangay Pakistanis will end up when tain ride in 3rd class is free? In Karachi to add to the existing bhookay nangay people already in Karachi.

    I am anxiously waiting for senior citizen Shamsi to spill the beens.

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