LOCAL INHABITANT PERSPECTIVE TOWARDS PHYSIO-SOCIAL CONDITIONS OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS OF MIRPURKHAS CITY, PAKISTAN
Housing is one of the most basic human needs, profoundly affecting human life and the environment. The population of rural and urban areas is growing exponentially, putting a strain on the economy and infrastructure. However, this burden is directly affecting the human lifestyle. People in rural areas are looking for job opportunities, high-quality jobs, healthcare facilities, and a variety of other services. People move from rural to urban areas, putting a strain on towns, which causes them to grow in an unplanned manner. The same situation is creating in the MirpurKhas city because it is the central city of district people from rural areas are migrating towards the city due to this city is overburdened with the population as a result of this city is expanding towards outskirts areas along with major roads.
However, this research is focusing on “Local inhabitant perspective towards Physio-social conditions of informal settlements of MirpurKhas city, Pakistan”. Eight informal settlements identified in Mirpurkhas city to carry out this research work and to achieve the desired results research objective of this research is to investigate the physio-socio-economic problems of informal settlements in Mirpurkhas city through a closed-ended questionnaire survey. The results showed that people living in informal settlements face several issues, which are linked to inadequate infrastructure and a lack of social amenities and basic services, placing them in a dangerous situation. According to the perspective of local inhabitant absence and poor availability and lack of access towards basic services and social amenities deteriorating their lifestyle because not any regulatory authority is working to improve their living condition or enable to live in formal residential areas.
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