People dwelling in apartment have multiple concerns and abundant problems. Inadequate cross-ventilation, insufficient windows to offer light, crowding challenges, limited water supply, privacy issues and noise rank top in their trouble list. But plights don’t end here; living conditions worsen for residents due to shared mechanical networks as poor plumbing condition in one flat has a cascade effect, like leaking water and dripping ceiling in other residential unit. Furthermore neighbours turn out to be a big nuisance, when you spot diapers and sanitary products thrown at your doorsteps inviting insects and bad odour. It’s easy to point a finger and blame rural influx towards urban centres, for these upsetting circumstances however the residents are also guilty of making living conditions terrible for each other.


Karachi, November 27.