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Arif Hasan

Climate concerns

Climate concerns

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

THE CRISIS OF URBAN HOUSING

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?

Houses or housing?

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

Avoidable deaths

Known urban hazards remain unaddressed. Published Jul 03, 2018 07:05am
Up in the air

Up in the air

New words and concepts have entered the political discourse. Updated Jun 15, 2018 03:06pm
Chaotic city area

Chaotic city area

Karachi’s business district desperately needs a master plan. Published Dec 10, 2017 07:01am
The coal project

The coal project

To access the coal, water from the aquifers has to be drained out. Published Nov 21, 2017 06:55am
The mazar & BRT

The mazar & BRT

The view of the Quaid’s mausoleum must not be obstructed. Updated May 14, 2017 01:32am
Thar revisited

Thar revisited

Capitalism is making inroads in Thar. Updated Apr 27, 2017 06:19am
KCR concerns

KCR concerns

Sindh must pay heed to the projected plight of KCR affectees. Published Feb 05, 2017 06:58am
Karachi diagnostic

Karachi diagnostic

Consultants often know little about the complex ways in which Karachi functions. Published Jan 08, 2017 12:59pm
Ugly Karachi

Ugly Karachi

The list of woes of lower-income Karachiites is endless. Published Nov 06, 2016 01:25am
‘Honour’ killings

‘Honour’ killings

Existing trends will change Pakistan in the coming decade. Published Aug 07, 2016 01:44am
Urban neo-liberalism

Urban neo-liberalism

Today, the global slum population is over one billion. Published Jul 17, 2016 07:16am
Road map needed

Road map needed

Apart from transport, Karachi needs to help its pedestrians. Published Nov 17, 2015 06:51am
State of transport

State of transport

The Karachi Mass Transit Plan 2030 has raised a number of public concerns. Updated Sep 17, 2015 09:03am
Urban land reform

Urban land reform

Much has been lost because of the greed of Karachi’s elite. Published Jul 15, 2015 01:54am

Drought and change

Thar’s economy cannot support the emerging lifestyles. Published May 04, 2014 07:05am