Karachi: Hazardous noise pollution
Hazardous noise pollution
M Wasif Masood
The insensitive use of load speakers has become a nuisance in Karachi, especially in Gulistan e Johar, block 14 residential area.
The builders paid a handsome amount to all concerned authorities to convert that particular residential area into expensive commercial space and the entire residential area is now housing the the Banquets Halls and Wedding halls. The most annoying thing is the loudspeakers they used till late night. People seem to believe that every occasion like marriages and birthday parties would be incomplete without the blaring of loudspeaker and fireworks.
Noise pollution is already one of the greatest problems that people living in Karachi have to deal with. The excessive use of loudspeakers makes it even worse. Of course there are occasions when their use is necessary but I see no justification in using them in residential areas. All elite Ministers are living in peace but they should think about the peace of common taxpayer too.
The worst hit by this improper use of loudspeakers in residential areas are elderly and the children. Due to excessive noise the elderly cannot sleep properly and the children cannot concentrate on their studies. Will the concerned authorities intervene and do something to regulate these issues and bring the officials to book who gave permission to run a marriage hall in residential area.