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Whither Karachi?

Whither Karachi?

Low-income settlements within or comparatively nearer to the city centre have densified to over 6,000 persons per hectare, making Karachi the third-most dense city in the world. These settlements suffer from severe overcrowding, with all its serious social and environmental negatives. Meanwhile, high...

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Slum demolition drive exposes housing crisis

Slum demolition drive exposes housing crisis

Ashrak Khan wore a defeated expression as he surveyed the shanty homes of his neighbourhood in I-11, his house marking the border between those still standing and others now reduced to rubble. The 45-year-old fruit vendor and his family have lived in the slum since moving from Swabi in the mid-1980s

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