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Karachi at the bottom of ‘Asian Green City Index’

Karachi at the bottom of ‘Asian Green City Index’

Karachi has been declared the least environment friendly city out of 22 mega cities of Asia. It has been so ranked because of its poor air quality, inferior transport system and an inadequate sanitation network, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said in a report recently.

The study titled the ‘Asian Green City Index,’ launched for the first time, placed Singapore at the overall number one position, while it cited Karachi as the only city, in “well below the average” category.

The Index, sponsored by Siemens, said that Asian population, living in urban areas, jumped to 42 per cent in 2010 from 32 percent  in 1990. By 2026, the United Nations forecasts that half of Asians will be city dwellers, it said.

The study said that Karachi being one of the world’s fastest growing metropolises ranks well below average in the Index.

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