What can society do to deal with Zia’s legacy?
Our country is in the midst of a major civil-civil war.
The people, neighbourhoods and public spaces of Karachi have undergone a radical transformation over the past seven decades.
Court rulings against encroachments in Karachi provide a glimpse into how the judicial system impacts the lives of the economically disadvantaged.
Karachi has become too large to be planned and managed centrally.
Earlier, community organisations were part of the development debate.
Pakistan is among the 10 worst countries for access to toilets.
There are new demands of a new generation.
Why should laws not be violated?
While there exist a broad range of economic and academic metrics by which poverty is measured and defined, such classifications rarely reflect the challenges faced by those who are placed in these categories.
No importance is given to citizens’ needs.
Alternatives for the uprooted and evicted have not materialised.
There’s no news of issues that bother Pakistanis apart from the economy...
The megapolis is seeing mushrooming of gated housing estates on land on the outskirts that was once used to house low-income communities.
For Akhtar Hameed Khan, small projects were islands of hope.
Architect and planner Arif Hasan has been visiting the Tharparkar region since 1978 and wrote the first sociological assessment of
City planning across the world relies heavily on census data and estimates of the population the city is being planned for.
Karachi requires several collection points for low-lying areas from where water can be pumped into the sea.
For 150 years, this historical building had survived without gates...
The Malir Expressway could threaten some ancient sites.