I was born in Karachi and most of life I spent in this city, Since 1947-957 Karachi was the Capital of Pakistan, now it is a Capital of Sindh, Province of Pakistan which is a home of 18 million majority of people those who came from entire pakistan for work, jobs,business,studies and etc..Karachi is well known by The Gateway to Pakistan. This City produces 40% revenue ( Taxation ) and it is constantly expending, In Late 80’s city was different because, less traffic on the road and no fly overs and underpasses were constructed, as time passed, it became essential to extend roads, bridges , flyovers, underpasses and interchange’s even new routes to link the city with other area. The Image on your left showing KTP Bridge Overpass it’s actually Interchange, what’s special about it is, on the surface ground level Rail Road network which connects KTP with entire Pakistan and Internationally above it Circle Bridge and above it is, Fly Over It’s a KTP Interchange I very useful and successful since years, it can be easily seen by Google Earth as well,This project was first of its kind after which same theory been applied on other busy roads. Karachi is one of the top ten list Mega Cities of the world, by year 2030 Karachi will be on #1.
The Financial Hub of Pakistan, is also known as The city of lights, from the image on your right you can see Habib Bank Plaza once The tallest building in entire Pakistan now It’s MCB ( Bank) Plaza which is tallest around 30 floor’s, but even bigger projects are on going in area’s like Clifton and DHA Bharia Towers, it’s very difficult to manage the city, specially Traffic is the main issue in Karachi, since Public Transport (ETIHAD) runs over 5000 buses daily and government have only 50 buses on CNG. In previous 10 years Karachi totally changed it appearance, from ordinary to extraordinary, Karachi also have Metro Rail road track but Project is in pending, Karachi has more than 22 local railway stations, 1 Jinnah International Airport, 2 International Railway stations, ” City and Cantt station “, Sadar and Sohrab Goth are bus stands from where buses depart for entire pakistan 24/7 around the clock. What I have noticed people who haven’t seen Karachi they think it’s some vintage wasted wounded city, which is absolutely wrong. Karachi is the heart of Pakistan and it got all the facilities like any other city in the world.
This image is showing Shara-e-Faisal Road, One of the busiest road in the Karachi it cause traffic jam even it’s now 90 percent signal main road, which links Karachi with Jinnah International Airport and Port Qasim ( off Karachi 12 km ) with KTP ( Karachi Port Trust), beside all the efforts by X Mayor Karachi, Mr.Mustafa Kamal still Karachi required to upgrade so many things, including which Roads and Transportation was on top, but here in Karachi politics is like rain, once in a while rain’s rest of the time, feel the pain. Perhaps, extending Karachi projects are on going, which I am sure will resolve many issues and people will get new areas where they can live ( County ) type and enter in a city for work. As being citizen of this city, I can see the rapid changes are coming and Karachi will not only been known because it’s beach , The Financial Hub, It’s going to be beyond expectations, Karachi is ranked Beta City. over last 10 years it has changed a lot because private sector has invested and earned good amount in return. International Investors are investing in residential and commercial projects. about Karachi it won’t be wrong to say, The City which Never Sleeps because no matter it’s 3 o clock and your hungry you will find restaurants open in many areas.
St.Patrick and Trinity Church, the best thing is they are still in Perfect condition well maintained, these I call the city’s treasures, Historical places. Christians live here freely, I mean I live here and I know Hindus and christians it’s like no difference talks are normal, none tries to show superiority to other and on festivals all gather together to celebrate no matter it’s Christmas or Eid, ever since i was a child I saw under this Flag of Pakistan to me everything seem fine it’s like it calms my soul, I visit to church myself on 25th December and I enjoy there. In Karachi everyone respect other’s faith , belief and rituals because at the end of the day we all have to live here.
The most biggest issue of this city is public transport which has no class no caliber no standard no restriction by Traffic Police, like any other city bribe is usual thing here as well, X Mayor took the initial step but he is not in power anymore, so Green Buses (CNG) are limited to 50, government has offered private businessman to invest in and by CNG buses and make them join the fleet of Green Buses, yet I don’t see any positive result of it. But still the option for big investor an empty plot, because 5000 buses is a huge big figure, It’s gonna be multi million dollar investment !
and recently all the diesel buses they have converted on CNG Nature Compressed Gas, without any safety measurement and still Government is not taking any initiative against them. over loaded, high speed daily accidents of many innocent bikers with these yellow devils. I wish could change the transportation in this city.
My City got everything, I never seen Pakistan nor Karachi as backward, but we are moving ahead with our culture . rituals and beliefs, like any other nation, It’s not just the duty of the government but also the people to give positive image of their country and the city which I am, mostly you must be hearing Pakistan is dangerous country, suicide bombing and target killing, well I am not denying it but look at me and millions like me aren’t we surviving and do you think we are in any inferiority when we have from Karachi’s Beach till Mountains valley’s of Chitral and Hunza, God has blessed this country with Sea , Mountains, K2 , Thar Desert, farming land sindh and punjab, rivers Indus and Historical places and beautiful city like Karachi,Islamabad , Lahore and lot more…..
I don’t get the concept of this jet fountain but it really look amazing when you are standing on the beach and from far distance can see it changing colors. even than it’s weird concept of someone, who knows.
CLIFTON This image is a signature image of the clifton, Karachi, still better than before constructed in somewhat 1890.
Karachi is too big to write all at once, but I think now you got the idea that Karachi is not 3rd world country’s city but it’s working on future projects, hopefully I will record a video so it can be much easier and interesting to see. just the way you love your City , I love Mine. Karachi City .
Empress Market , Sadar area Still like old times, it’s quite old one of the signature mark of Karachi. one of the historic structure, Still the same, well maintained by government and the people of Karachi. There are several others but for now I think you got the idea that Karachi, Pakistan is not that back ward as people think, the only difference is our pace is slow and we are not rushing into things we have to maintain our culture as well as our belief , being with the world today, else those who say Pakistan is stone age country, after seeing and knowing about Karachi I think your view must have changed about Karachi. we are also living under the same sun and we know what’s going on in this world, yes we are developing country but we are very dedicated and devoted to what we do, that’s our faith.
When you want to start your day or wonna relax yourself, prefer to come in the morning you will enjoy on the Karachi Beach, The best place to be even at night it’s safe just don’t be alone Enjoy the sea breeze and see how the breaking dawn brighten up the sky into the day light right in front of you, Magical experience.
For the first time I shared about my own city with everyone, and I feel very happy to share with you all about My City, here we don’t play base ball much but cricket craze is too much every weekend, boys are ready to rumble. Drag Racing, mostly in clubs people play table tennis , Tenis , Bedminton , Snooker, Pool 8 balls chess and Card games. So This is how Pakistan looks which is Beta City. 4th Largest in the world. Hope you enjoyed
Let me write few more things step by step about Karachi.
*) Taxi Cab is Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sunny.
*) There are two 3d Cinema’s started last year 2010
*) Pearl Continental, Marriott, Holiday inn, Sheraton, Carlton, (These are 4 and 5 star Hotels)
*) Asia’s Biggest Park ” Bin Qasim ”
*) Karachi is all about shopping ( several malls )
*) Don’t get shocked if you see Hammer , H2, Audi X , Jaguar , Benz and Ford Mustang Shelby GT500,Ferrari on the streets
And at Last Karachi Got me.
May Allah Rest your soul in peace, Amen
The Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah ( Quid-e-Azam )
Posted on : 22nd , Oct , 2011
- Best Cities to Live in Pakistan (pakistanic.com)