Arif Hasan

Informal high-rises

The poor will pay the price for the failure of the government. Published Mar 22, 2020 06:47am

Student unions

Students will definitely be involved in the politics of the country. Published Feb 16, 2020 07:04am

The great unease

How does one make sense of the policies of today? Published Jan 12, 2020 06:58am

Social realities

The enactment of the court judgements is creating homelessness and joblessness. Published Jan 05, 2020 06:58am

One year later

The plan for excluding the poor from Karachi’s Saddar area is taking shape. Published Dec 01, 2019 07:05am

Development ethics

Akhtar Hameed Khan’s wisdom is for all times. Published Oct 27, 2019 07:03am

KCR victims

People continue to live under the open sky on the rubble of their homes. Published Aug 25, 2019 07:00am

Ownership of space

What is required is to reorganise what exists in a better manner. Published May 29, 2019 06:44am

Karachi demolitions

Over 11,000 small businesses and more than 300,000 jobs have been lost. Published Jan 31, 2019 06:16am


The recent ‘anti-encroachment’ drive in Karachi has resulted in the loss of over 200,000 jobs as well as threats to the Updated Jan 06, 2019 11:12am

City and plans

Heritage is not just buildings. It is much more than that. Published Dec 10, 2018 07:20am

Anti-poor bias?

Declining incomes have resulted in a major deterioration in livability. Published Nov 28, 2018 07:02am

Saddar massacre

The demolition in Karachi’s Saddar area is inhumane and shameless. Updated Nov 19, 2018 12:37pm

Pakistan Quarters

Here’s an opportunity for the PM’s housing programme. Published Oct 28, 2018 07:07am

Icon remembered

Akhtar Hameed Khan’s real legacy lies in a structure of thinking. Published Oct 11, 2018 07:15am

City running dry

Around 40pc to 50pc of Karachi’s water is lost through leakages. Published Sep 25, 2018 06:02am

Climate concerns

There’s an urgent need to improve line departments. Published Aug 31, 2018 07:19am


There is an 8.5 million unit backlog of housing in Pakistan that is growing by 200,000 units every year. Successive Published Aug 19, 2018 07:21am

Houses or housing?

Housing is not about building units. It is a far more complex affair. Published Jul 15, 2018 06:24am