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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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  • SPO House Multan

    06 August, 2015

  • Recent Contributions to Books

    28 August, 2015

    “Value Extraction from Land and Real Estate in Karachi” in Global Gentrifications: Uneven development and displacement Edited by Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin, and Ernesto Lopez-Morales The University of Chicago Press Books, 2014 Available on...

  • Needed an Urban Land Reform

    18 July, 2015

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

  • The Causes of Land Contestation in Karachi

    05 February, 2014

    Introduction Pakistan is a federation of four provinces. Sindh is the south-eastern province and Karachi is its capital. According to pre-census results conducted in 2013, it is fastest growing city in the world. (Cox; 2012)...

  • 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

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