Dr Noman Ahmed

After Harnai

After Harnai

Rehabilitation can be learned from past tremors. Updated 09 Oct, 2021 08:26am
New evictions?

New evictions?

Machhar Colony is next on the list of demolitions. Published 29 Sep, 2021 06:42am
Local decay

Local decay

The set-up in Sindh exercises total control over LG functions. Published 18 Sep, 2021 06:43am
Plot practices

Plot practices

Land is now viewed as a tradable commodity instead of an asset. Published 25 Aug, 2021 07:56am

Idea of absolute independence

The demands of statecraft mean nation-states, including the superpowers, generally enjoy only relative independence; not absolute. Published 15 Aug, 2021 02:13am
Displaced Afghans

Displaced Afghans

Refugees from Afghanistan will likely be drawn to Karachi. Published 08 Aug, 2021 06:52am
Appointing VCs

Appointing VCs

For VCs of yore, it was more than a job assignment. Published 27 Jul, 2021 06:51am
Loss of homes

Loss of homes

For the vulnerable, a shelter is much more than a dwelling. Published 22 Jun, 2021 06:58am
Blurred boundaries

Blurred boundaries

Karachi’s administration and provincial agencies have taken measures that hit the urban poor on a continuous basis. Updated 10 May, 2021 08:39am
Karachi development

Karachi development

Our planners must learn that infrastructure and services are essential to economic progress. Updated 13 Apr, 2021 08:47am
HEC in focus

HEC in focus

Some initiatives need to be expanded, not discontinued. Published 30 Mar, 2021 07:19am
Economics of poor communities

Economics of poor communities

Each development initiative pushes the poor out of their abodes, disrupts their lives and destroys their fragile assets. Updated 29 Mar, 2021 09:33am

The majority issue

Having suffered at the hands of the Hindu majority, politics in Pakistan has a constant majority-versus-minority streak. Published 26 Mar, 2021 12:19pm
Disappearing homes

Disappearing homes

Political interests have determined land supply. Published 18 Mar, 2021 07:39am
Public choices

Public choices

It is not the interest of the public but that of other stakeholders that is kept in mind while endorsing development decisions. Published 10 Feb, 2021 08:49am
Intern experience

Intern experience

Even earlier, internships were integral to student life. Published 27 Jan, 2021 06:05am
Living in Karachi

Living in Karachi

The poor often end up paying more than middle-income segments. Published 19 Jan, 2021 07:55am
Census & the city

Census & the city

Figures are needed to address Karachi’s problems. Published 29 Dec, 2020 07:43am