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Sunrise, fishing and tranquility at Ibrahim Hyderi

Updated May 13, 2015 12:43am

By Ahmer Qureshi

Ibrahim Hyderi is an old fishing harbour on the coastal area near Karachi, with a population of approximately 150,000 people, most of whom earn a living primarily through fishing.

With growing concerns of sanitation, education and poverty that plagues the area, the local fishermen have sought their own means of survival. Despite the numerous problems that surround this town, the beauty of the sea and the simplicity of the people cannot be experienced elsewhere.

Ibrahim Hyderi fishing village and harbour, some 17 km (11 miles) from Karachi, is one of the main supply sources for Karachi’s fish markets.
Ibrahim Hyderi fishing village and harbour, some 17 km (11 miles) from Karachi, is one of the main supply sources for Karachi’s fish markets.
A fisherman cleans his boat upon returning from a trip.
A fisherman cleans his boat upon returning from a trip.
Abdullah, 28, returned from a fishing trip empty handed a night before; “It’s just a bad season” he says.
Abdullah, 28, returned from a fishing trip empty handed a night before; “It’s just a bad season” he says.
A man who earns his keep cutting mangroves, boils water to make tea while the rest of the fishermen take a nap.
A man who earns his keep cutting mangroves, boils water to make tea while the rest of the fishermen take a nap.
Early morning tea forms an integral part of these fishermen’s lives. Here a fisherman is pictured preparing tea for his crew members.
Early morning tea forms an integral part of these fishermen’s lives. Here a fisherman is pictured preparing tea for his crew members.
Small fish like these are specifically used to make chicken feed and are sold for is Rs 20 per kilo.
Small fish like these are specifically used to make chicken feed and are sold for is Rs 20 per kilo.
Fish that is freshly caught can get spoiled easily if not stored properly hence, dry ice is required to keep it fresh.
Fish that is freshly caught can get spoiled easily if not stored properly hence, dry ice is required to keep it fresh.
An exhausted worker takes a break as he gathers strength to unload more fish.
An exhausted worker takes a break as he gathers strength to unload more fish.
Fishermen venture out into the sea at sunrise.
Fishermen venture out into the sea at sunrise.
Fishermen return from a trip while the sun is pictured setting in the background.
Fishermen return from a trip while the sun is pictured setting in the background.