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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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Arif Hasan's Blog and Working Papers:
  • Origins of the OPP Sanitation Programme

    09 April, 2024

    Sometime in 1973, I received a phone call from a person who called himself the ‘Chor (robber) man’ of the federal government’s Appropriate Technology Development Cell (ATDC). He wanted to see me immediately. I told...

  • The Israelite Conquest of the Ancient Middle East

    17 December, 2023

    According to the Old Testament, God promised the Israelites the land between the Nile and the Euphrates. This land according to the Bible was inhabited by the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. Moses...

  • Study of Urban Challenges in Karachi from the Perspective of Poor Communities

    05 March, 2023

    This report consists of the studies carried out by Arif Hasan and his colleagues under the contract (UPI 73942) with the World Bank. This work carried out between 25 April 2022 and 20 June 2022...

  • 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...

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