The plan for excluding the poor from Karachi’s Saddar area is taking shape.
Akhtar Hameed Khan’s wisdom is for all times.
As more and more spaces are lost to the public and are taken over for the exclusive use of elite and middle-class
People continue to live under the open sky on the rubble of their homes.
What is required is to reorganise what exists in a better manner.
Over 11,000 small businesses and more than 300,000 jobs have been lost.
The recent ‘anti-encroachment’ drive in Karachi has resulted in the loss of over 200,000 jobs as well as threats to the
Heritage is not just buildings. It is much more than that.
Declining incomes have resulted in a major deterioration in livability.
The demolition in Karachi’s Saddar area is inhumane and shameless.
Here’s an opportunity for the PM’s housing programme.
Akhtar Hameed Khan’s real legacy lies in a structure of thinking.
Around 40pc to 50pc of Karachi’s water is lost through leakages.
There’s an urgent need to improve line departments.
There is an 8.5 million unit backlog of housing in Pakistan that is growing by 200,000 units every year. Successive
Housing is not about building units. It is a far more complex affair.
Known urban hazards remain unaddressed.
New words and concepts have entered the political discourse.
Iconic monuments in Karachi have been hidden from public view.
Karachi’s business district desperately needs a master plan.