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Dr Noman Ahmed

A broad canvas

A broad canvas

Sir Syed’s talents included a gift for research. Published Oct 17, 2017 06:52am
Census realities

Census realities

The definition of ‘urban’ needs to be revisited. Published Sep 13, 2017 04:39am
Managing Karachi

Managing Karachi

City woes can only be redressed through collective management. Published Jul 21, 2017 03:42am
Unplanned Karachi

Unplanned Karachi

A jumble of agencies manage a jumble of challenges. Updated Jul 21, 2017 03:40am
Cheating culture

Cheating culture

The credibility of our exam system must be restored. Published May 16, 2017 03:17am
High-rise tide

High-rise tide

Sindh’s heritage is being systemically pillaged. Updated May 16, 2017 03:18am
Governance through judiciary

Governance through judiciary

Where the government either shirks its responsibility or prefers to facilitate vested interests, the pressure to act Updated May 16, 2017 03:12am
Out of step

Out of step

Our roads reflect apathy towards pedestrians. Updated May 16, 2017 03:11am
Corrupt ways

Corrupt ways

Nothing moves without greasing palms. Updated May 16, 2017 03:11am
Politics of urban water

Politics of urban water

Karachi increases by 0.6 million people annually, but the water supply does not scale up correspondingly. Updated May 16, 2017 03:11am
Rule by contract

Rule by contract

Private-sector activities must be monitored. Updated May 16, 2017 03:10am
CPEC’s territorial impact

CPEC’s territorial impact

Working classes and indigenous livelihoods along the CPEC route are at risk of being marginalised. Updated May 16, 2017 03:10am
Micromanaging Karachi

Micromanaging Karachi

An efficient administrative arrangement with the blessings of the centre, province and city is required. Updated May 16, 2017 03:10am
Where the poor live

Where the poor live

Upgrading settlements is a process, not a project. Published Oct 20, 2016 01:53am
Fractured city

Fractured city

Karachi suffers from tensions over jurisdiction. Updated May 16, 2017 03:10am
After the mayoral polls

After the mayoral polls

Despite legal and other constraints, there is much the mayor can do to make Karachi liveable again. Updated May 16, 2017 03:09am
Beyond bolstering security

Beyond bolstering security

The Karachi operation will not achieve a lasting solution without comprehensive administrative reform. Updated May 16, 2017 03:09am
Beyond bolstering security

Beyond bolstering security

The Karachi operation will not achieve a lasting solution without comprehensive administrative reform. Updated May 16, 2017 03:09am
Issues of overdevelopment

Issues of overdevelopment

Pakistan’s cities are fast turning into supermarkets of real estate products for the rich and powerful. Updated May 16, 2017 03:09am
Project Karachi

Project Karachi

Urban development can improve social equity. Published May 17, 2016 12:40pm