Living in Karachi

Dawn | Jan 19, 2021 at 8:55 AM
  • Lack of formal and targeted land supply for housing the urban poor leads to the growth of katchi abadis, many of which are prone to evictions.
  • The absence of choices in large cities has led the poor to inhabit irregular spaces such as nullahbanks and semi-abandoned transit corridors like the KCR.
  • The poor pay for every service in the context of where they live, even if to the informal sector.