Dr Noman Ahmed

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

Conceptual confusion

HOPE constitutes a vital factor in mobilising people for a cause. It becomes all the more relevant when there is... Published 27 Dec, 2020 09:38am
Civic agencies

Civic agencies

Creative ways of generating revenue must be worked out for Karachi. Published 20 Dec, 2020 06:56am
Teachers’ plight

Teachers’ plight

Educators are being forced to survive on half their pay. Published 08 Dec, 2020 08:02am
Public transport

Public transport

Expensive expressways are not the answer to transport woes. Published 07 Nov, 2020 07:13am
What’s the plan?

What’s the plan?

Karachi doesn’t have a proper plan to begin with. Published 29 Oct, 2020 06:59am
A system for the rich and powerful

A system for the rich and powerful

Reckless sale of land along the Northern Bypass, clandestine land acquisition by a mega realtor along Super Highway, .... Published 05 Oct, 2020 06:54am
Weak structures

Weak structures

Buildings have been falling like ninepins in Karachi. Published 16 Sep, 2020 07:18am
After the rains

After the rains

Karachi needs to be managed with consensus. Published 03 Sep, 2020 07:00am
Urban flooding

Urban flooding

Karachi should prepare for the next torrential downpour. Published 06 Aug, 2020 06:36am
Karachi’s collapse

Karachi’s collapse

Urban development functions in an institutional limbo. Published 09 Jun, 2020 06:47am
Youth volunteers

Youth volunteers

Pakistan’s youth can benefit from serving others. Published 02 May, 2020 06:51am