Altaf Shakoor said the public transport sector Karachi, is the worst public transport sector of megacities
. He said even the megacity of Lahore is far ahead in public commuting sector if compared with Karachi.
Altaf Shakoor said there are two megacities
in Pakistan: Karachi and Lahore, but there is no provision for megacity governments in our constitution.
He said modern commuting systems are hallmarks of the megacities
in whole world and they play a crucial role in improving economies, and the megacity Karachi surely deserves these systems.
The firm overviewed the current economic and demographic state of 33 megacities
of the world.
From now till 2030, 'megacities
' in developing countries-Manila included-can expect high levels of growth, thanks to a steady increase in population, significant investment, and rising incomes, according to a recent report by strategic market research provider Euromonitor International.
They said in our present constitution there is no difference between ordinary cities and megacities
, which is a lacuna to be corrected as soon as possible.
Nowhere in the world are megacities
treated like ordinary cities and towns, but the ruling politicians have shown step-motherly treatment towards Karachi and its citizens, he said, adding that this was why the city lacked true urban infrastructure and facilities.
KARACHI:Pasban-e-Pakistan President Altaf Shakoor on Saturday said that the role of parliamentarians is crucial for the uplift of megacities
and sought their help to ensure due rights for the citizens of the megacities
.These views were expressed in an open letter written to the parliamentarians which said that the latter has to play a very important and crucial role to shape the destiny of this nation and country needs no further elaboration.
The annual poll, conducted by Thomson Reuters's philanthropic arm, ranked the world's megacities
according to the safest for women; it designated 31 cities in 19 countries as "megacities
", defined as those cities with a population exceeding 10 million people.
The poll was conducted in 19 of the world's biggest megacities
with populations of more than 10 million and asked 380 experts in the cities to assess the risk of sexual violence.
Now, the potential of megacities
as an engine of dynamism and increased prosperity is finally getting the high-level attention it deserves.