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What Gutter Baghicha can be

What remains of Gutter Baghicha can be developed again as a nature preserve and park for the people of Karachi. It can be replanted and forested (especially with local vegetation of this area). A botanical garden can be planted to display the variety of tropical and sub-tropical flora of the Asia Pacific region.

This could be the first botanic garden of its kind in Pakistan. The Baghicha can have artificial lakes that will become the habitat for migrating birds and lake flora and fauna. There should be no further construction or cultivation and no commercial nurseries.

The replanted Gutter Baghicha should have the following public amenities;
• Parking area
• Play spaces for children
• Study and research center on the flora and fauna of the Baghicha
• Internal water recycling plants
• Food kiosks
• Communication kiosks
• Toilets

Environs of Gutter Baghicha

The bastis and neighborhoods of Gutter Baghicha are currently areas of unsatisfactory living conditions, low income, drug addiction, unemployment, ill-health, high infant mortality, and pollution. People living in Lyari and other adjacent areas have no recreation facilities and live with a sense of deprivation. Imagine what a peaceful green park in their midst would do for their psyche, health recreation and law and order.

  • Nisar Baloch
    A courageous and committed man was killed on 7th November, 2009 Nisar Baloch, resident of Old Golimar, hero of Gutter Bagicha, was gunned down in cold blood by the land mafia. He had spent the last two decades fighting to save what is left of an amenity park in a congested section of this unfortunate city. There are very few persons like him in Pakistan. We salute you, Nisar, and will miss you. The Shehri team & Citizens of Karachi

    Nisar Baloch's Murder (Sequence of Events)

    Events Leading to the Murder of Nisar Baloch

    Story of Gutter Baghicha
    The story of Gutter Baghicha is a story of greed, connivance, and land grabbing by some citizens and officials of this city, and a story of apathy and indifference by the rest of us who call this city our home. A story where the poor have had no voice and a story of deafening silence in the corridors of power.

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