Leading singer Shehzad Roy, active in education, hygiene, and other social issues in the country, has expressed concern over the inclusion of Karachi in the list of uninhabitable cities in the world.
Yesterday, he tweeted a picture of himself on the micro-blogging website Twitter in which he was seen standing in front of a sewerage drain in Karachi.
In the photo's caption, Shehzad Roy wrote, "Every day I try to save my city Karachi, but according to The Economic Intelligence, Karachi is considered one of the most uninhabitable cities in the world."
I try everyday to save my city #karachi but according to @TheEIU #karachi has been ranked among the world's most unlivable cities. I don’t know about #karachi but nature/environment will not forgive us . pic.twitter.com/EWErpMFHn6— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) June 27, 2022
"I can't say anything about Karachi, but nature and the environment will not forgive us."
Earlier, Shaniera Akram, wife of former Pakistan cricket team fast bowler Wasim Akram, also commented on the news, saying that all the 25 million citizens who consider Karachi their home are respectable.
Respect to all 25 million who call Karachi home! What residents of Our city have given and donated over the years is just outstanding.Karachi has survived because of peoples hearts. Top 5 worst cities to live in, but Number 1 when it comes to philanthropy, charity and good will! https://t.co/dpGqRMtmbc— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) June 24, 2022
"What our city residents have given and donated to this city over the years is extraordinary."
"She said Karachi is alive because of the hearts of its people. It is the fifth-worst city in the world to live in, but it is number one regarding philanthropy, charity, and goodwill."
It is to be noted that the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the Research and Analysis Division of the British magazine The Economist, in its recent report, once again criticized Karachi for its extremely unsatisfactory standard of living. Counted as the fifth-worst city.
Karachi ranks 168th out of 173 cities on the list, which is better than Algeria, Tripoli, Lagos, and Damascus.
According to the list, Karachi's healthcare score is 33.3. It scored 35.2 for culture and environment, 66.7 for education, and 51.8 for infrastructure.
It is to be noted that even before this, singer Shehzad Roy and Wasim Akram's wife Shaniera Akram have been raising their voices on issues related to Karachi in particular.
Our city is in pain and it’s telling us every day. We are crying out for help but no body can hear us. This has got to stop! This has bought shame on our city, our people and on our culture. This is not who we are 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/aM0gAXL7dU— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) October 5, 2020