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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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  • Street Economy

    04 September, 2021

    This is a preliminary compilation of the work done on the street economy of Karachi, as commissioned by the World Bank. The compilation consists of the following: 1. A summary of the significant issues and...

  • The Judiciary and the Poor

    26 June, 2021

    The judgement of the Supreme Court permitting the demolition of houses along the Gujjar and Orangi Nalas has reinforced the opinion of a number of civil society organizations that Karachi’s planning and policy decisions are...

  • Unfulfilled Mandate

    11 June, 2021

    The Charter of the United Nations was drafted and approved in 1945. Its stated objectives are to prevent war, forced occupation, and promote global justice. This vision is beautifully captured in a sculpture in the...

  • Karachi: The Impact of the Pandemic

    05 April, 2021

    The first lockdown in Karachi happened 27th February 2020. The population was unprepared for it and very soon ran out of food and money. Civil society and the state took it upon themselves to supply...

  • Woman?

    22 March, 2021

    Pakistan ranks only above Iraq and Yemen in the Global Gender Report 2020. Yet the long-discriminated against Pakistani woman has made much overlooked progress. Conditions are terrible for her but trends, especially for those between...

  • Created Homelessness

    16 March, 2021

    In the last 50 years no social housing has been developed in Pakistan except for small schemes by community organizations and NGOs which are not even a drop in the ocean. Grand plans made by...

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