Socio-economic Status of Transferred and Non-transferred Urban Slums: A Case Study from Faisalabad

Riaz Ahmed, Usman Mustafa, Atta Ullah Khan


The rapid urbanisation has become a burning challenge across
the developing countries of the world for the last four decades. The
population pressure on the cities has caused many problems like
environmental pollution, sanitation, education, health, traffic level
and housing etc. In this context, housing is one of the most important
issues related to urbanisation. Slums are reflected as the carbuncle in
cities and looked extemporaneously and arbitrarily [Shafqaat, et al.
(2013). The share of world urban population was 32 percent in 1950, it
rose up to 39 percent in 1980 and 48 percent in 2000, which reflects
that 3 out of 10 people were living in cities in 1950. In 2011, about
half of the world population was living in the big cities and at the end
of the third decade of this century; that make up the formation as 6 out
of 10 people [World Bank (1999)]. Pakistan‘s town populace is fixed to
become identical to its rural population in the year 2030. This needs
for an effective urban planning instrument to confirm universal
distribution of simple municipal amenities, regulator of the spread of
slums, reducing of effluence and the control of crime and political
might [Khan, et al. (2012)]

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