Karachi Ranked As Least Liveable City – Here’s what Karachites think!


In what comes as no surprise, Karachi has, unfortunately, been named among the least liveable cities in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) — the research and analysis division of the Economist Group.

It has been ranked 137th on the list – which makes it the fourth last. Below it are Damascus in Syria, Dhaka in Bangladesh and Logos in Nigeria.

The ranking is based on a range of factors, including political and social stability, crime, education and access to healthcare.

Karachites are all wondering who to blame for this misfortune – most fingers are pointing towards the government, naturally.

This one seems to love Karachi nonetheless:

Meanwhile, our sweetest bhaabhi Shaniera Akram came to the rescue!

In a series of her tweets, she defended Karachi and explained why she would still love to live in the city despite everything.

Out of anywhere in the world (including Melbourne where I was born, currently “ranked” the worlds second most liveable city), I choose to live in Karachi alongside 20+million other people who also proudly call Karachi their home. So I suppose we have to be doing something right!

You can’t judge a book by its cover nor can you judge a whole city until you have lived there! Don’t worry Karachi, If we look at it this way, We have been ranked in the top four of the most optimistic people on the planet!

I can imagine it would be, but those people still choose to live here and love it just like the rest of us. Every city in the world has its struggles and yes Karachi has its fair share, but it’s still our city and our home, our families are here and we love it because it’s ours.

-via @iamShaniera

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It really isn’t about how many people live in Karachi. It’s about crime, education, political and social instability, and access to healthcare.

Its time Imran Khan really needs to step up his game and bring Karachi out of this mess.

Indeed it does.