The issues faced by the urban poor are severe.
Karachi is growing in a rudderless manner.
Institutional responses towards the challenges are not promising.
Repeatedly injecting billions of rupees may seem impressive, but there are many pitfalls to learn from.
Where does the fate of low-cost housing now stand?
The poor pay for every service, but to the informal sector.
Structurally unstable buildings are a ticking bomb.
The Sindh government has always ensured that key affairs related to Karachi’s management remain under its tight control.
Durable solutions must be worked out to prevent fire tragedies.
Karachi and its residents deserve better.
Karachi’s poor must have the legal right to live and operate.
KMC would do well by constituting a rehabilitation committee to examine the scale of the loss and devise solutions.
The huge focus on mega projects is often attributed to biased minds.
The urban poor must be provided land purchase loans.
The ‘why’ and ‘how’ of housing must be carefully examined.
Pakistan’s rapid urbanisation presents many issues.
The metropolis and its hapless citizens cannot afford any further divisive politics for sure.
There is no sustainable urban life without land management.
What will it take to fix Karachi’s broken supply system?
Is there a desire for transparency in Karachi’s land allocation?