City of lights to city of billboards

Areeba A.Siddiqui

Karachi, the city which was known as ‘city of lights’, now will be known as ‘city of billboards’. Around 3000 billboards have been placed and mounted on the busiest roads of Karachi which includes Shara-e-Faisal, Karsaz, Hassan Square, Metropole to Gora Qabristan and many others. Many of these billboards have been placed illegally and there is no proper check and balance method for their size and placement.
These colourful billboards cause disturbance to the drivers. Another reason is that these billboards cause a life threat during the heavy rainfall as monsoon rains are also forecasted. Supreme Court has already ordered to remove these illegally placed billboards. Concerned authorities should take a notice of this issue.
—Karachi

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