Karachi

Street Economy

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

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...

Karachi: The Impact of the Pandemic

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...

World Bank and Karachi

According to media reports and the World Bank website, the Bank has approved a US$ 652 million loan for six projects in Karachi. These include US$ 40 million for making KWSB more efficient; US$ 230...

Created Homelessness

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...

The Future of Karachi’s “Public Spaces” – An Interview with Archi Times

Public space’ has recently become a buzzword in the world of urban planning. The term has also filtered into Pakistan although there have been individuals and organisations who have worked, against great odds, on the...

The Marginalized

The nalas of Karachi have lost their water carrying capacity because of markets, administrative and related buildings and car parks of the Sindh Government, road infrastructure, and elite colonies, and katchi abadis have been built...

Why Karachi Floods

Governments are quick to blame devastating floods on climate change. But many of the reasons for these floods are to do with what governments have not done. Here, Arif Hasan reviews the many reasons why...

Karachi Master Plan 2020

With its 15 million population and an urban sprawl of 1300 sq km, the city of Karachi is the 7 th largest city in the world. Karachi is recognized and valued for its enormous diversity...

Greater Karachi Plan 1952

This book is actually a reproduction of the original report published in 1951. [Click here to download the complete book in PDF]

One Year Later

IN its original form, Karachi’s Empress Market had 280 shops and stalls inside the building. In 1954, the KMC increased this number to 405 and built an additional 1,390 shops and cabins on its periphery....

KCR Victims

ON May 9, the Supreme Court ordered the Pakistan Railways to remove ‘encroachments’ from the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) right of way within 15 days, after which the Sindh government would take over the project...

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