Why This Website

Because of an increasing number of requests for information received by Arif Hasan and the impossibility of responding to all of them, Engineer Mansoor Raza suggested that an Arif Hasan archival website that can be continuously added to, should be created. The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) UK, accepted the idea and agreed to finance the website and the research and documentation required for it.

Architect Durreshahwar Alvi was made in-charge of the website project. She has selected and categorised the articles, reports, seminar papers and books that form part of the site. She has coordinated this work with Architect Natasha Zubair who has made a selection of Arif Hasan’s architectural and planning projects and photographs of Karachi and the different areas of Pakistan where Arif Hasan has worked. Sabahat Muhammad has designed the website and Zainab and Mansoor Raza have been advisors in the site design and selection process.


  1. Juvaria Jafri

    Thanks for this. Extremely useful sources for my transport/ public policy research.

    Posted March 19, 2013 at 11:32 pm | PermalinkReply
  2. Rahat Arsalan

    It’s an asset for us. I highly appreciate this great effort.

    Posted November 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm | PermalinkReply
  3. Ajaz

    Commendable effort.

    Posted June 16, 2014 at 8:01 pm | PermalinkReply
  4. Arif Hasan Saab is an intellectual asset of Pakistan. Thanks to (IIED) UK and its team for developing this website.

    Posted October 13, 2014 at 10:08 am | PermalinkReply
  5. Seema Liaquat

    A good idea, useful source of information & urban issue. A helpful point to
    the researcher. We have need it

    Thank You Sir

    Posted December 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm | PermalinkReply
  6. Malcolm Petrook

    When I was in Karachi in 1972, I had no idea that Jewish cemetery existed. But your photos show that it’s still in decent repair.

    Posted October 5, 2020 at 1:17 am | PermalinkReply
  7. Wali Haider

    Just found this website during my research on various express ways. I am impressed by the quality of the content and the design of the website.

    Thank you for collecting such a wide range of substantial information the team has collated at a single platform.

    Posted October 26, 2020 at 12:33 pm | PermalinkReply

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