- Title: PAKISTAN: KARACHI VOTED THE DIRTIEST CITY IN THE WORLD
- Date: 5th June 1973
- Summary: 1. GV Market area 0.05 2. SV Side street 0.06 3. SV Street PAN wall made of scrap 0.11 4. SV & CU PAN Camel roaming in market place (2 shots) 0.22 5. GV, SV Open sewer (3 shots) 0.30 6. SV Open drainage along gutter 0.35 7. SV Puddles of dirt & rubbish (2 shots) 0.40 8. SV Stray dogs looking for food 0.45 9. SV, CU Goats rummaging through rubbish for food (2 shots) 0.54 10. GV Railway yard PAN shanty town at side of tracks (3 shots) 1.05 11. SV, GV Crows overhead (2 shots) 1.14 12. GV TILT DOWN Municipal buildings 1.17 13. GV PAN Luxury home TO jerry-built huts 1.23 14. GV Garden & exterior of luxury home 1.26 15. GV EXT. Intercontinental Hotel (3 shots) 1.34 16. GV Fountains outside Habib Bank (2 shots) 1.39 17. GV EXT. New Ismalia Mosque 1.42 Initials SGM/1234 SGM/1251 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 20th June 1973 13:00
- Location: Karachi, Pakistan
- Country: Pakistan
- Reuters ID: LVAROB4LIHR6BGWQWFPEYUFCTVX
- Story Text: The city of Karachi in Pakistan has been voted the dirtiest city in the world. The doubtful honour was bestowed upon Karachi by the World Bank, at a recent meeting in Washington.
Calcutta was rated second dirtiest followed by Manila, Lagos, Ojakarta, and Bangkok. Singapore was considered the best example of a developing capital city.
Reaction in Pakistan has been swift. President Bhutto has announced that he will make an extensive tour of the city this month, to see the situation for himself.
In an editorial in the Karachi Sun, the city authorities and the water and electricity supply agencies are sharply criticised.
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