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Problematic Sewerage System in Korangi Karachi

The citizens are facing sewerage problems since a long time.

The local roads in Makhdoom Bilawal Cooperative Housing Society area are flooded with wastewater, and the entire area is stinking, which has become unbearable for the people.

Karachi is the capital city of Sindh province and the biggest city of Pakistan as well as the seventh most important/major city of the world, ranked as the ‘Beta-global City’. It is also the premier industrial and financial center of country, with an estimated GDP of $114 billion as of 2014. This cosmopolitan city is known for linguistic, ethnic and religious diversity, as well as secular and socially liberal city.

With its location on the Arabian Sea coast, Karachi serves as a transport hub, and is home to country’s two largest seaports – the Karachi Port and Bin Qasim Port, and an airport – Jinnah international airport. Karachi was destined to become the most advanced city of this region but vested interests, terrorism, extremism and separatism have turned the once pearl of the East into a cesspit of garbage, blocked sewage systems and muck where the monsoon downpour aggravates the situation.

People of Karachi face thousands of different problems daily. Nowadays people in our locality are suffering a lot due to the faulty pipelines of sewerage system. We have lot of other problems like load shedding, water supply issue, shortage of gas, garbage everywhere. But the obstruction of the sewerage system is becoming sensitive issue with every passing day due to the responsible organizations which I personally do not want to mention. After the last year’s rainstorm spell played havoc, the main roads submerged, sewage spewing from main holes and from gutters to home, and the power cuts lasting for hours resulting in worst situation. The residents of our locality complained many times in the offices of the organizations who maintain the drainage system of Karachi, but still they haven’t acted upon our complaint. The drain water stands in the street for months and due to which we face unhygienic condition and health issues such as skin diseases, respiratory problems and hepatitis etc. in our locality.

We are facing sewerage problems since a long time. The local roads are flooded with wastewater, and the entire area is stinking, which has become unbearable for the people. This sewage system issue needs immediate attention and sensible steps by the concerned authorities.

Muhammad Ameen Shaikh

Sindh Medressa-tul Islam University

Res. Address. House No. R-152, Block-3, Makhdoom Bilawal Cooperative Housing Society, Korangi, Karachi

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