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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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  • Drivers of climate change vulnerability at different scales in Karachi

    17 January, 2017

    Karachi, a city of around 20 million people, is facing a crisis of governance that is reflected in the poor state of service delivery, and unplanned and unsustainable urbanisation. The city’s development shortcomings, and attendant...

  • Karachi Diagnostic

    08 January, 2017

    PROJECTS supported by international loans have a poor history in Karachi. The process of setting up the project after negotiating the loan follows a familiar pattern. A posh project office is established, expensive cars and...

  • Ugly Karachi

    06 November, 2016

    KARACHI is becoming an increasingly anarchic, ugly and divided city — but is loved and glorified by its comparatively well-to-do citizens, public intellectuals and those in search of an identity. Loving Karachi is understandable but...

  • ‘Honour’ Killings

    07 August, 2016

    BY all accounts, over the last two decades ‘honour’ killings have increased manifold; they are going to increase even more in the foreseeable future. This is because a gender-segregated patriarchal society, which has traditionally used...

  • Findings of Quantitative Survey of Challenges of Using Footpaths in Selected Localities of Karachi

    01 August, 2016

    In Karachi, a continuous creepy privatization of public spaces that includes footpaths as well, by formal and informal commercial sector is resulting in denial of right to walk and right to way for the pedestrians....

  • Eclipse of Feudalism

    08 December, 2015

    WITHIN Pakistani intellectuals and academia, it is agreed that Pakistani society has changed. However, there is little articulation of the fundamental nature and processes of change and how public policy should address it. The most...

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