is located in Saddar Town of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Empress Market was built in 1889 and was named in honour of Queen Victoria, Empress of British Empire in South Asia. Empress Market is the central shopping centre of Karachi’
Previously it was one of the best shopping place in older days for the elites but now situation is not the same every where you will going to witness garbage, flowing gutter, encroachment, worst traffic and what not just imagine the worst and bad situation. The situation now becomes so worst that you can not even imagine going to shopping in empress market due to its worst sanitation condition and over flowing traffic.
Traffic congestion in the Empress Market has been getting worse with each passing day, thanks to the encroachers. They have encroached upon roadsides and
even sidewalks thus leaving no space for the commuters making the traffic move at a
The City Government also seems to be helpless in solving the problem as even after so many years, the situation has only deteriorated.
One cannot rule out the possibility of involvement of land and bhatta mafias in the menace because these people get large amounts of money, from the encroachers, at the end of the day. The irony is that the city police also help the mafia in collecting bhatta from the poor people.
When will our government look at the deteriorating civic issues which are playing havoc with the society?
Government should take such measures for cleaning the oldest heritage market of Karachi city and take such steps which result will be fruitful and result in returning glory of empress market.