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M. A. Jinnah Road (Part II)

1996 – Arif Hasan Initiated and supervised the photographic documentation of M. A. Jinnah Road. This was done to record Karachi’s built heritage which was being threatened by the elevated light-rail project through this historic artery of the city.

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  • Impacts of Economic Crises and Reform on the Informal Textile Industry in Karachi

    21 April, 2015

    To date, no empirical research has examined the local impacts of economic crises and reform on cities in Pakistan, including Karachi. This study addresses this gap by examining how the textile industry – as one...

  • Karachi – The Land Issue

    26 March, 2015

    This book deals with the history, evolution, and present day realities around who owns land, its legal and illegal acquisition, land-use conversions and development

  • Karachi: The Transport Crisis

    08 January, 2015

    Background: If the 2011 pre-census house count for Karachi is to be believed, then Karachi is the fastest growing mega city in the world both in percentage and figure terms. Its population has increased by...

  • Between the People and the Polis

    25 November, 2014

    South Asia’s Mega-cities and the Urban Future. Well, first of all, Kanak, Himal and the India International Centre, thank you so much for having arranged this and having invited me. Delhi is special to me....

  • Whither Karachi?

    03 October, 2014

    Karachi is a rich city. It feeds, houses, provides water, electricity, transport and health and education facilities (however inadequate) to over 20 million people. It also provides support through remittances to an even larger population....

  • The Impact of Globalisation and Regional Conflict on the Loom Units in Dibba Colony, Karachi

    07 July, 2014

    1. Reason for the Study The textile industry is considered to be the backbone of Pakistan’s economy1. Much of its weaving sector looms operate informally out of low income settlements. This informal loom sector has...

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