For the fourth consecutive year, Karachi has been ranked among the top 10 least LIVE-ABLE cities of the world and we are sad and angry at the same time.
According to the 2019 Global Liveability Index which has put Karachi 136th in a list of 140 cities of the world
The report, published on September 4, gives an overview of the best and the least liveable cities of the world. It not only lists the cities according to their liveability, but also determines the stability, healthcare, culture & environment, education and infrastructure which thus leads to an overall rating out of 100 (100 being ideal).
The port city of Karachi has ranked as the 5th worst city to live in
Karachi, got a total of 40.9 score with respect to the ideal rating of 100. The list also includes Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Syria. The stability ranking of Karachi was the lowest, i.e 20 out of 100.
This, of course, brings to concern the deteriorating condition of the standards of life that people of Karachi are experiencing and thus deeply saddens and infuriates us because Karachi… Karachi is meant to be our most beloved bride of the cities, the city of lights.
The report also published a list of the top ten most liveable cities, with Vienna being on top
According to EIU, Western Europe and North America continue to be the most liveable regions of the world. Europe claimed 8 out of the top 20 spots with Japan, Canada, Australia, and NewZealand taking up the other spots.
here’s the complete list of the top 10 BEST and LEAST liveable cities…
For the first time, the index noted the effects of climate change on liveability also
We all kn0w Karachi’s situation with regards to climate change after the recent rains literally flooded the whole city and destroyed so many lives and homes.
This is also Karachi look like Italy Venice city.Modren technology car's can swim. pic.twitter.com/H6hKK3tYh5
— patricia_ shad (@patricia_shad) July 30, 2019
“We expect problems relating to climate change to put increasing pressure on liveability scores in the coming years and for the number of cities affected to grow,” Agathe Demarais of the EIU said about the inclusion of climate change in the scoring. She also said that the improvements that had already taken place in the liveability index are now under a serious threat due to the adverse climate effects.
Here’s hoping that the concerned authorities realize that this city is a collective responsibility and not just any one party’s or regional government’s. Blame game and mud-slinging helps no one.
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