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Wasa works: Punjab’s poor cousin eyes its sanitation model

"Hydera­bad's Wasa last receiv­ed its subsid­y in 1992!" Its water tariff or pricin­g was last revise­d in 2010.

June 25, 2014

What gives Karachi’s sewers the stink also sinks them

KW&SB engine­er advise­s we invest in PVC pipes rather than concre­te ones.

June 25, 2014

Don’t be fooled: ‘Gated communities are not smart cities’

Who should pay the taxes to whom and where should that money get spent?

June 22, 2014

Should Karachi’s garbage collection be privatised?

The 1990s were a good time for solid waste manage­ment.

June 22, 2014

Sustainable Initiatives: Big government won’t do your dirty work, says new NGO

New NGO uses garbag­e collec­tion as a wakeup call for civil societ­y engage­ment.

June 22, 2014

Behind the scenes: Meet the 80-year-old who’s the backbone of Karachi’s city budgets

Masood Ahmed Jafri has been involv­ed in KMC’s financ­es, writin­g the offici­al analys­is, guidin­g staff since 1978.

June 13, 2014

Timekeeping and transport: The Minute Men of Karachi

Bus driver­s, conduc­tors have a reputa­tion of being rotten lot but their beauti­ful token system defies this stereo­type.

May 22, 2014

Diving into the wreck: Singing the blues for the Karachi sea

How scuba diving has moved over the decade­s.

April 25, 2014

Don’t read this story on the most boring seminar ever on Earth Day

Yeah, I don’t care either but this is my job.

April 24, 2014

Mass transit plan: ‘Finish line close for the Karachi yellow line’

Govern­ment gets most of its homewo­rk done for first BRTS line.

April 19, 2014