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Getting to know Karachi in five films

Report in EXPRESS TRIBUNE: There is so much one can learn about a city by seeing it through the eyes of another person – and this is what happened on Sunday when people gathered at the Arts Council on the third and last day of the Karachi conference to watch five short films and documentaries […]

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Housing plan threatens Sandspit backwater ecology

Faiza Ilyas in DAWN: “The government has been urged several times to declare the entire Sandspit/Hawkesbay area (including the turtle nesting grounds) a nature reserve where the state needs to regulate human interference. It’s painful that now another plan is in the offing and that, too, not by any private organisation but a public sector […]

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Gutter Baghicha

This is the story of Gutter Baghicha, one of the last remaining open spaces in Karachi.

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Report highlights factors hindering proper city planning

Peerzada Salman in DAWN: KARACHI, Aug 26: Too many land owning agencies, weak governance, a vast number of unauthorised katchi abadis (informal settlements) and multiple land ownership are some of the major impediments in the way of resolving Karachi’s land-related problems. This has been revealed in a latest study titled ‘Karachi: the land issue’. More […]

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Gutter Baghicha

This is the story of Gutter Baghicha, one of the last remaining open spaces in Karachi.

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Adverse Effects of Ribbon Commercialisation in Karachi

In the past few years the residential areas of Karachi have increasingly been unlawfully commercialized. This has destroyed many residential zones and turned whole areas into commercial districts. Successive master plans have had limited impact influencing development patterns in the city, leaving it unable to cope with the challenges of urban land development.

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Snorkeling at Churna Island in Karachi

Divers Reef Karachi offers snorkeling adventure trips to Churna Island. Photographs from one of their more recent trips are up here.

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The Sindhi version of ‘City by the Sea’

This documentary explores alternatives to haphazard development along Karachi’s coastline in light of the basic principles of urban planning.

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More Karachi Rain

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Rains forecast till Tuesday, doubts swell that city will hold

Mahnoor Sherazee in The Express Tribune: The battering began around 2pm and was laced with claps of thunder that are otherwise rarely experienced in Karachi. By the end of the afternoon, Saddar recorded the most downpour of 40mm and at least nine people were electrocuted to death, including five of one family. From Clifton to […]

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