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.
Not surprised. Karachi being amongst the least liveable is because MQM keeps resurging, PPP was never investigated fully, corrupt police & overall corruption permeating it. So forgive me for being extremely skeptical of all politicians. That’s just natural to anyone whose lived https://t.co/BJ0ITPr7df
— Sabeen (@SabeenGeopol) August 15, 2018
Time to move out? https://t.co/6ZZKKisXKZ
— Nisma Chauhan (@ChauhanNisma) August 15, 2018
How pathetic is to see my city going down.Who do I blame?A city at one time PPP Chairman ZAB had said will transform to cleanest city in the world has taken a nose dive and considered today among world’s least liveable cities:#PPP #Politicians #Bureaucrats https://t.co/v8lbVVpGC2
— WARSI (@WarsiBlunt) August 15, 2018
Bhutto’s achievement after ruling Sindh since 1989 is that #Karachi categorized as the least liveable city being 4th from the bottom in the world. Ub to jan chor do hamari aye Bhutto mafia! The city of Quaid being molested by mismanagement & record corruption of Faryal & Zardari.
— Dr FAB MD (@DrFariyaBukhari) August 15, 2018
This one seems to love Karachi nonetheless:
25 million people live in Karachi more than many countries in the world. how can it be among least liveable city? Karachi to Dil hai 😍
— Nofal kaleem (@Nofalkaleem1) August 15, 2018
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.
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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.
— Aasia Ishaque 🇵🇰 (@aasia_ishaque) August 15, 2018
Indeed it does.