If You’re Planning To Buy a House In Any Major City, Think Again [Analysis]

The trend of shifting to cities is infamous across the country these days. People tend to switch to nearby cities and metropolitan areas to search for better jobs, education, and living standard.

But the remarkable rise in the technology is a living proof that people will no longer have to go to ‘big’ cities to avail these facilities — and those, who’d choose congested cities over peaceful places for their work are likely to suffer more.

Why Not Cities?

No doubt, urbanization is serving people with better jobs, numerous facilities, and countless opportunities.

The urban areas have better transportation system for commuters and solid infrastructure such as roads, sanitation system, and more organized institutes for the citizens.

The law-and-order is implemented and maintained more effectively by the authorities in these urban areas.

Despite all these advantages, why aren’t we recommending you to be urbanized?

Here’s Why?

The industrial revolution has completely altered the game of ‘urbanization’ and advantages of shifting to big cities in upcoming years would be equal to none.

New Era of Technology

The new era of technology has opened many doors for people. Things that seemed to be impossible a few years ago are a part of every household today.

Connecting to someone in USA or Australia is not a problem today. Watching important shows, favorite movies and informative tutorials in HD mode is a common practice these days.

Looking for a solution to high fever? … your home assignment? … or finding a recipe to cook Biryani? Everything is available on the internet today.

This new era of technology has made everything easy, timesaving and yet effective.

What Technology Has to Do with Cities?

The growing technology has also benefited the job market. Most of the jobs nowadays do not require you to go to an office, sit in a small cabin, and work for 8-hours nonstop to achieve certain goals.

With the arrival of 3G and 4G in Pakistan, you can now work from home or wherever you like with ease.

And that time is not far away, when most of the jobs would be home-based.

Why Wouldn’t We Recommend You to Buy a House in City?

Of course the final decision you’d take totally depends on your personal preferences but here’s a pair of points you should consider before buying a house in city:

  • Do you really need to move into a congested neighborhood when the technology has enabled you to do most of the stuff online?
  • Do you really want to pay a lot of money to live in an expensive area when you can easily reap the benefits this technological era carries sitting in your hometown?

Even if you can afford to shift to a populated place, think about the numerous disadvantages it’d bring along with a few advantages.

We’re a few years away from an industrial revolution where almost everything would be ordered online, every subject would be studied using the internet, doctors would prescribe medicines over Skype, farmers would get solutions to their problems online and people would work for most of the companies sitting at home with a help of personal laptop or computer.

What do you think about this sparking change the technology has caused? Let us know in the comments section.


  • Kashif Butt

    two necessities which are only available in big cities. 1- Health. 2- Education. So my choice is always urban areas.

    • Abdul Waheed

      No Sir, I disagree. Health is not concerned with urban cities, however, good health facilities i.e. hospitals are available in urban cities. Peoples and children living in rural areas are more healthy than urban peoples. However education facilities are mostly available in urban areas, but still there is shortage of healthy mind students there.
      Besides that, there is Hadith of our prophet Muhammad S.A.W whereby it is advised that when an urban city grows too much(like Karachi), switch to small towns.

      • Xahid

        What? Hadith? for God’s sake, share the reference, or otherwise don’t share “Hadith”.

        • Shan Elahi

          Agreed.

      • Shuja Siddiqui

        u quoted it wrong. Hadith ka mefhoom kuck youn hay kay ager kisi sheher ki abadi bohot berh jaey tou naya sheher abad karo. (not to shift to smal town as u mentioned)

        • Abdul Waheed

          Thank you very much Sir for the correction. I read that a time ago so don’t remember exactly. Thanks for the correction. Can you help me to find the reference as Mr. Xahid in his comment, is asking for that.

          • Shuja Siddiqui

            I will share with you the context when received.

            • Abdul Waheed

              Jazakallah Sir

      • Shoaib Ahmed Khan

        Excellent reply.

  • Hamare Abba Dada Par DADA Ne Jo Ghar Karna Tha Kar Liya
    Aj K Hisaab Se Jo Income Ho Rahi hai MIDDLE Class Nahi Le Pata Itni Mehnghai pe

    • Raja G

      janat mai gher ki koisih kerne tu nae rokne cheay in sha allah sare middle class janat jane ke haqdaar hain :)

    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

      Bhai sahi keh rhe ho Na mumkin hai ab to taqreeban middle class k liay ghr khareedna.

      • Kharred Sakte hai Loan Pe Magar HBFC K Rules Itne Aur Min 20,000 Per Month to Lazmi Dena Hoga : Jo Ab Mumkin nahi

        • Muhammed Ovais Alam

          Soud pe hoga bhai.
          Soud k beghair koi batao aap tareeqa.

    • Shahzaeb Aslam

      Bhai abdul wahab, city main rehtay huay kanwaara hai, agr gaoun shift ho gaya to phir to aur mushkil ajaye gi rishtay main…. :D (sorry no personal just a joke on article)

      • Ura LO Ura LO Sare Mazak Ura LO :
        Yaad Karoge Ek DIN K Abdul WAHAB Ab Nahi Ata Jab Se Shaadi Howi hai
        Dekhna tab Nahi Aoga Bus Larki Mil Jane Do :)

        • Shahzaeb Aslam

          hahahah… we love you.

  • Ahmed Virani

    Copy and pasting from net is not always useful

    You are living in pakistan not united states

    Look at the availbilty of the health and education in rural areas

    and every body can not work from home and do freelance

    • Hassan Jalil

      well said #Ahmed

    • Nasir

      not just health and education, rural areas are having more loadsheddings some have more than 18 hours a day. Even getting clean drinking water is difficult in villages.

      • @disqus_el8mXNAVUK:disqus Now people are shifting towards solar technology. I visited a village on weekend and got surprised to see large solar panels on roofs of many houses. There was no wapda bijli there but they were using electricity without paying bills. For health and education, Now transport sector is much improved. Everyone has china 70cc bikes and kids can reach school on time even if it is 15 km away from home.

  • Cities are expanding rapidly and surrounding areas are getting included in Big cities. Islamabad, which is considered very small city will be a giant after 10-15 years because of DHA, Bahria and far away New airport (also included in ISB). Now there is trend of Wide streets because everyone want to own a car and streets in androon-pindi or even I-9 Isb are very narrow so everyone want to shift to a good society.

  • Anonymous

    any of this not happening any time soon… Atleast 4 to 5 generations later this article will be relevant lol….. Currently only Europeans, Americans and Highly developed Asian countries are operating in the above mentioned manner.

  • Abd

    Have you ever been to the rural areas in Sindh? I have been there and its horrible !! .. Instead shift to Bahria and other projects but please do not say shift to the rural areas.

  • Ahmed Jabir

    This article might have been appropriate if written and published a hundred years from now…

  • Mohamed Sulaiman

    All this article is based on technology which is rapidly changing, I accept that, but in rural cities, electricity issue is very much common, most them are still facing more then 8 hours loadshading.
    In the darkness of loadshading we will wait until this issue resolved in Pakistan, then we will read this article again ;-)