Books

Karachi – The Land Issue

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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

From Micro-finance to the Building of Local Institutions

The Evolution of Micro-credit Programme of the OPP's Orangi Charitable Trust, Karachi, Pakistan

The Origins and Evolution of the Micro-credit Programme of the OPP’s Orangi Charitable Trust, Karachi, Pakistan The Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) was established by the renowned Pakistani social scientist Akhtar Hameed Khan in the informal settlement of Orangi,...

Shirakati Taraqqi

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This book is in Urdu. Please click on the thumbnail below to read the blurb.

Participatory Development

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The Story of the Orangi Pilot Project-Research and Training Institute and the Urban Resource Centre, Karachi, Pakistan This book describes Karachi-based projects which have used a successful model of participatory development. It consists of three parts. Part one...

Hijrat Aur Pakistan Mein Chhotay Sheher

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The blurb for this book is in Urdu. Please click on the thumbnail below to view details of the book. Find this book on Amazon.

Bay Zabta Inquilab

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The blurb for this book is in Urdu. Please click on the book.

Karachi Mansooba Saazi aur Taraqiati Mutabadilat

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The Unplanned Revolution: Observations on the Processes of Socio-Economic Change in Pakistan

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This book identifies past socio-economic conditions in the different ecological regions of Pakistan as viewed by the communities the author has worked or interacted with, present conditions, and emerging trends. It also identifies the actors...

Migration and Small Towns in Pakistan

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The book describes the political, geographical, and ecological contexts within which migrations to and from Pakistan have taken place. These include migrations from India because of the establishment of the canal colonies, partition and the...

Planning and Development Options for Karachi

Arif Hasan’s research work and analysis on human settlements and urban and rural development is contained in a number of books authored by him and in papers in international academic journals. Much of this work...

The Hawkers of Saddar Bazaar

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Saddar’s problems can only be solved as part of a larger city planning exercise that deals with the traffic and transport problems of the city in general and Saddar in particular. The hawkers and entertainers...

The Scale and Causes of Urban Change in Pakistan

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The census process and results are very important in the political context of Pakistan. There are a number of reasons for this. The number of seats in the national assembly for each province are allocated on the...

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