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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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  • 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...

  • Urban Land Reform

    15 July, 2015

    OVER the last two years, there have been numerous seminars, workshops and happenings around Karachi issues. The dominant theme has been one of nostalgia. Senior citizens have spoken about a once liberal city of bars,...

  • Responding To The Transport Crisis In Karachi

    04 July, 2015

    Transport-related problems in Karachi have increased considerably in recent decades. Traffic congestion contributes to increased air and noise pollution, leading to health problems, high accident rates, and environmental degradation. It has also meant declining living...

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