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Wildlife in Karachi

Not many people know that in the early days of Pakistan when the lion roared in the Karachi Zoo the roar could be heard as far away in what was…

Karachi by the sea

Karachi is home to two of the busiest ports of Pakistan, the Karachi Port and Port Qasim, it is also the largest city of Pakistan with a population of roughly…

Envisioning Karachi’s energy future

Karachi is seeing a surging energy demand due to its rapid expansion. Diverse industries and commercial activities serve as major employment hubs and propel the national economy and attract job…

Bikers of Karachi

As a student in the USA, I was fascinated with the capers of Evel Knievel, the American motorcycle stunt performer who made more than 300 jumps in his bike. Pakistan…

Karachi: who’s the winner?

The long-awaited local government elections in Sindh were finally conducted. These elections should have happened years ago, and the delay and lack of interest in strengthening local bodies expose how…

Karachi’s lost glory

A metropolis usually features neat sidewalks, clean pavements, planned housing and efficient installation of utility infrastructure. Once known for all of these, Karachi is no longer a comfortable city to…

Karachi’s lost buses

IN an impressive ceremony last month, a new bus service was launched in Karachi to address the difficulties of commuters. Officials said the buses would ply on seven routes. Operations…

Karachi’s water crisis

PERHAPS for the first time, a newly elected prime minister on his maiden visit to Karachi reviewed the progress of various stalled development schemes. Upon his arrival in the city…

Up for grabs: Karachi

Politics makes strange bed fellows. This is adapted from a line in the play, ‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare :( Misery acquaints a man with strange bed fellows). This phrase…

Karachi’s ill-fated Circular Railway

The Karachi-walas of the 1960s and '70s recall with joy their travel to works and for leisure by the Circular Railway. This mode of travel with dignity and comfort was…