PAKISTAN
QUARTERS
HISTORY
• Allotted for army officers before independence.
• Used as housing for federal govt. Employees after partition em...
ATTRIBUTES OF THE
LOCATION
• Located at the golimar
intersection of lyari
expressway
• Near city center
• Connects out ski...
LAND USE
(MACRO)
MIXED USE PARKS
AMENITIES
NALA
RESIDENTIAL SITE
• Land use is dominated by mixed land
use
• High variation in traffic
• Scarcity of open spaces results in a
high density ...
BEFORE 1990’S:
Considered a posh neighborhood, with good social
atmosphere. Allocations were mostly made to grade
17 gazet...
LAND USE
E TYPE(240 SQ.YD)
ENCROACHMENT
D TYPE(120 SQ.YD)
MOSQUE
PLAYGROUNDS
ENTRANCES
PAKISTAN QUATERS
D TYPE HOUSING
• Due to lack of open spaces
with in the quarters we see a
sense of community
ownership of public spaces.
•...
BUILT UP DENSITY
LOW RISE
MID RISE
HIGH RISE
PAKISTAN QUATERS
DENSITY AND IT’S EFFECT
Located in the city center the area is a high dense , mixed rise part of the city with
housing for...
OPEN BUILT
UP RATIO
BUILT UP AREA
• The area is a high
density low rise area
• The scheme is planned
on a grid iron patter...
ROADS
NODES
PRIMARY ROADS
40-60 FEETS
ISSUES:
• Tertiary roads were blocked due to the
encroachments
• Roads widths were squeezed due to
encroachment by residen...
PAKISTAN QUATERS
INCOME BRACKET
LOW INCOME
LOWER MIDDLE INCOME
UPPER MIDDLE INCOME
ECONOMIC
Mostly people living in the area come from low ...
INFRASTRUCTURE
Pwd was responsible for the
maintenance of sewerage,
electricity and water pipelines,
and even regular pain...
ROAD SECTIONS
NISHTAR ROAD’S SECTION ( 60’ LENGTH OF THE ROAD)
SECONDARY ROAD (30’ LENGHT OF THE ROAD)
TERTIARY ROAD(10’ L...
ENCROACHMENT PATTREN
• People started inhabiting the vacant land around the
locality in early 70’s as the were employed wi...
CONCLUSION
FEATURES:
• LOCATED NEAR CITY
CENTER
• KARACHI ZOO ACTS AS A
BREATHING SPACE
• LIYARI EXPRESSWAY
ADJACENT TO TH...
Issues
• Political influence
• Criminal activities in
parts of locality
adjacent to nallah.
• Sanitation problems
• Mainta...
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Pakistan quarters

  1. 1. PAKISTAN QUARTERS
  2. 2. HISTORY • Allotted for army officers before independence. • Used as housing for federal govt. Employees after partition employed in Pakistan secretariat and surrounding areas. • Considered as a posh locality and preferred by govt. employees for allocation . • Administrative hold was jointly managed by PAKISTAN ESTATE OFFICE and PAKISTAN WORKS AND DEVELOPMENT (PWD). • Allotted to grade 17 gazette officers on first come first serve basis . • Illegal settlements started in early 1970’s and still they are living so with in the vicinity of these quarters. • Now, mixed communities are living here.
  3. 3. ATTRIBUTES OF THE LOCATION • Located at the golimar intersection of lyari expressway • Near city center • Connects out skirts of the city to the city center through lyari expressway • Work place of Residents is mostly in or near by the city center. • Karachi zoo and agha khan gymkhana act as breathing spaces to the low rise high density surrounding areas.
  4. 4. LAND USE (MACRO) MIXED USE PARKS AMENITIES NALA RESIDENTIAL SITE
  5. 5. • Land use is dominated by mixed land use • High variation in traffic • Scarcity of open spaces results in a high density area • Nearby city center • Area under observation is located at an important intersection of the city.
  6. 6. BEFORE 1990’S: Considered a posh neighborhood, with good social atmosphere. Allocations were mostly made to grade 17 gazette and above officers on rental basis ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. Strict administrative hold of PWD. Slum settlement started around 1970’s, with female workers working as lower staff in the households. MID 1990’S and LATER: Due to weak administrative powers of PAKISTAN ESTATE OFFICE encroachment started to grow and social and physical degradation started which resulted in illegal empowerment. CURRENT SITUATION Currently the administration is under the PWD but political and social influences exists with in the walled locality making the administration setup weak. People from upper lower and lower middle class inhabit the area with strong sense of community ownership. INTRODUCTION AND INHABITING PATTERN OF PAKISTAN QUARTERS
  7. 7. LAND USE E TYPE(240 SQ.YD) ENCROACHMENT D TYPE(120 SQ.YD) MOSQUE PLAYGROUNDS ENTRANCES PAKISTAN QUATERS
  8. 8. D TYPE HOUSING • Due to lack of open spaces with in the quarters we see a sense of community ownership of public spaces. • Substandard housing with low quality infrastructure and encroachment can be seen . E TYPE HOUSING: • Lower middle class of govt. Officers inhabit this area • The area is well maintained with personal open spaces in the form of garden • There is a sense of privacy with in the locality and outsiders are not welcomed There are total 400 quarters, divided into 2 types D type(120sq.Yd) and E type(240 sq.Yd). There are no commercial activities. There is only one mosque, a small play ground and one shop with in the vicinity of it.
  9. 9. BUILT UP DENSITY LOW RISE MID RISE HIGH RISE PAKISTAN QUATERS
  10. 10. DENSITY AND IT’S EFFECT Located in the city center the area is a high dense , mixed rise part of the city with housing forms ranging from single unit housing to walkup apartments, which are inhabited by masses working in the city center and belonging to mostly lower middle class. The resulting densification has led to social and environmental degradation . ISSUES • Traffic problems resulting due to encroachments • Commercial activities such as mechanics, spilling out of the road are the further source of congestions POTENTIALS • It is near to the city center • Basic amenities are available with out shortage • No regular load shedding
  11. 11. OPEN BUILT UP RATIO BUILT UP AREA • The area is a high density low rise area • The scheme is planned on a grid iron pattern. PAKISTAN QUATERS
  12. 12. ROADS NODES PRIMARY ROADS 40-60 FEETS
  13. 13. ISSUES: • Tertiary roads were blocked due to the encroachments • Roads widths were squeezed due to encroachment by residents or shopkeepers • Low maintains of the roads turned them into garbage dumps and made them inaccessible . FEATURES: • Wide entrance road made the vehicular traffic with in the colony easy • The secondary access roads were well maintained and were 30 feet wide.
  14. 14. PAKISTAN QUATERS
  15. 15. INCOME BRACKET LOW INCOME LOWER MIDDLE INCOME UPPER MIDDLE INCOME ECONOMIC Mostly people living in the area come from low income to middle income bracket. Most people residing in the encroached area and parts of the society are daily wage workers which get greatly affected from the city situation.
  16. 16. INFRASTRUCTURE Pwd was responsible for the maintenance of sewerage, electricity and water pipelines, and even regular paintings on the walls after every 3years.But soon it lost its control, which is the reason of today’s condition. • WATER: regular water supply through pipeline • ELECTRICITY: occasional load shedding • SEWERAGE : unhygienic sanitation condition in most part of the locality
  17. 17. ROAD SECTIONS NISHTAR ROAD’S SECTION ( 60’ LENGTH OF THE ROAD) SECONDARY ROAD (30’ LENGHT OF THE ROAD) TERTIARY ROAD(10’ LENGTH OF THE ROAD) PAKISTAN QUATERS
  18. 18. ENCROACHMENT PATTREN • People started inhabiting the vacant land around the locality in early 70’s as the were employed with in the locality for house hold chores , hence people started settling in the form of LAND – PEOPLE – SHELTER – INFRASTRUCTURE • These encroachment legalized in mid 90’s which resulted in the road widths getting narrower . • As the population in the city center increased the traffic problems and environmental degradation also increase in the area. PAKISTAN QUATERS BEFORE AFTER
  19. 19. CONCLUSION FEATURES: • LOCATED NEAR CITY CENTER • KARACHI ZOO ACTS AS A BREATHING SPACE • LIYARI EXPRESSWAY ADJACENT TO THE LOCALITY CONNECTS OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY TO CITY CENTER • RESIDENTIAL WALLED LOCALITY WITH NO INTERVENTION FROM OUTRSIDE (SECURD AREA). • CONTRLLED BY PWD, MAJORLY INHABITED BY GOVT. EMPLOYEES
  20. 20. Issues • Political influence • Criminal activities in parts of locality adjacent to nallah. • Sanitation problems • Maintainance problems due to weakened administrative hold of PWD. • Over population of the area due to unauthorized construction • Illegal selling of land and multi-story construction. Due to the criminal activites and katchi abadies the encroachment is growing which will result in the further degradation of social . Political and economic conditions.

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