Born and lived most of my life in Karachi, I’ve seen all sorts of ups and downs variation here, there were times when Strikes used to continue for weeks and riots chaos breakdown so suddenly. Karachi has seen best and the worst and now it has reached the population of 20 million, one of the mega city Karachi, seen good progressive and development time under The city Mayor Mr.Mustafa Kamal who did alot in short period of time for the people of Karachi. Last year Karachi was again faced Terror ” Target Killing ” daily 5 to 10 people dying by unknown terrorists, But those who live here know that on the back end Politics and major / minor political parties play a major role.
There were so many projects which were suppose to take place but ever changing Government in Pakistan didn’t let Mayor to complete what he exactly wanted to do now it has been 4 years there hasn’t been any mega project in karachi nor ” Karachi Master Plan ” moved a bit since Mayor’s dismissal. Traffic, Law & Order and Transportation are the biggest issue which people of Karachi are facing and yet Government seems helpless to do anything. It is roughly estimated 300 Vehicles gets on the road after being registered in Karachi and 400 Bikes which increases the fleet on the road but there is no sign of expansion and improvising public transportation. Thank God Karachi is not like the way it was breaking news on the local media channels daily about riots and Target Killing, it’s because Political Parties and their workers are keeping an eye, I am not going to give this credit to the police which is always late on the crime scene. Karachi needs The Mayor like Mustafa Kamal and Good Governors which it’s lacking alot. I hope in upcoming days and months as Government will change Administration of Karachi will get resolved and start developement projects as well as other issues which people here are facing.
One of the biggest reason is the corruption and lack of funds, thou everyone in Pakistan know Karachi gives Revenue more than 300 million daily to the government but in return what do they get, simple nothing. There’s hardly any new investment happening in this government as compared to previous one when Pakistan’s GDP touched 8.7 and last year 2011 it was 2.4 so the difference is in front of everyone but corrupt politicians neither they die natural death nor they resign being inefficient, now with 20 million people call this home and well known as mini Pakistan which surely it is Karachi along with the people deserve to live happily and with unity they should get the rights for which they highest taxes compared to any other city town in Pakistan.