Pakistan > Karachi > Khunda-Ki, Basti
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Khuda ki Basti 3 is a suburban low income incremental housing scheme of Karachi. It is located in Taiser Town which is located in the northern end of Karachi at a distance of about 24 km from the city centre, 14 km from Haidery Commercial Area (North Nazimabad) and 10 km from Nagan Chowrangi, a prominent junction. The industrial zones of North Karachi lie within a range of 2-4 km. There are several under developed housing schemes in the vicinity of KKB-3 (refer map KKB-01 and KKB-02). It is 4th in a series of low income incremental schemes planned and executed by the NGO SAIBAN in collaboration with the provincial government of Sindh.
Planning, Jurisdiction, the Laws:
Khuda ki Basti-3 was planned as a low rise low density housing scheme according to the then byelaws and followed the land use percentages prescribed under the Malir Development Authority (MDA)4 in whose jurisdiction the land was lying.
The land for the scheme was given by the government at subsidized rates to SAIBAN, which designed it with the help of a private planning firm and then executed it. SAIBAN is still present in the settlement and is responsible for the organization and development of social and physical infrastructure through community participation. SAIBAN also assists in the operation and maintenance of the settlement. The popular political and social domination of the Mohajir Quami Movement (MQM)5 has resulted in dissolution of mohalla committees which were initially formed and coordinated by SAIBAN. References:
IIED Density Study, 04 Cases of Housing in Karachi. Final Report 2010: http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/G02709.pdf