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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Shaniera Akram: ‘Karachi is No.1 in philanthropy’

In her tweet she said, "What residents of Our city have given and donated over the years is just outstanding."

Shaniera Akram says the city of Karachi comes on top in philanthropy. In her tweet last week she said people in Karachi have big hearts which is the reason city has survived all these years.

She said that the city may have been ranked as the least livable city but it tops the list when it comes philanthropy.

In her tweet, she said: “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 people’s hearts. Top 5 worst cities to live in, but Number 1 when it comes to philanthropy, charity, and goodwill!”

Social media users appreciated her for praising the city in the face of the deploring statistics on the current situation in the country.

Karachi, the biggest metropolitan city of Pakistan, has been declared among the world’s worst cities to live in according to the annual report released by Economist Intelligence Unit on Thursday.

The index rates living conditions in 172 cities based on more than 30 factors. These are categorized into five categories: stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.

Karachi ranked 168th on the list of the worst cities to live in just above Algiers, Tripoli, Lagos, and Damascus.

Read more: Major hike in electricity tariff approved for Karachiites

This is the second year in which the EIU Index has taken into account indicators related to Covid-19. These assess how each city has coped with increased demand for healthcare facilities and with closure or capacity limits for schools, restaurants, and cultural venues.

The city with a massive population suffers from the lack of basic facilities. The basic infrastructure is crumbling with unplanned urbanization hampering the depleting resources in the city. Among the myriad problems faced by the city, inadequate water supply, well-constructed roads, and better health facilities top the list.