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.

SIDRA TALHA,

Karachi, November 27.