1. Reason for the Study The textile industry is considered to be the backbone of Pakistan’s economy1. Much of its weaving sector looms operate informally out of low income settlements. This informal loom sector has...
Related Maps for the report on Land Ownership, Control and Contestation in Karachi and Implications for Low-income Housing
Issues in Control and Ownership Karachi is a megacity with a population of about 18 million. Preliminary analyses of Pakistan’s 2011 census suggest that it is the fastest growing city in the world. Megacities are...
The most important statistics in a population census are related to the social indicators of the age group of between 15 and 24. This is because this age group represents both the present and the...
The past reluctance to accord urban development its due place in policy planning has led to a large urban deficit, adversely affecting all dimensions of the cities, such as liveability, competitiveness, financial viability and good governance. The government is now committed to make progress towards achieving a “developed, industrialized and just Pakistan.”
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