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Local govt finances: You can run DMC, but you can’t hide from paper tiger budgets

Rs3.7b announ­ced for Saddar, Lyari, Keamar­i .

July 15, 2014

Trickle-down effect: The dictator, the cantonment and the missing budgets

Clifto­n cantt board can’t announ­ce its ‘Rs2b’ outlay for next year.

July 13, 2014

Govt hypocrisy: The plot thickens with Karachi’s evil new high-rise building law

Board can allow densit­y wherev­er it likes, archit­ects’ input ignore­d.

July 8, 2014

Karachi’s suburbs: In Malir budget, missing zero typo nearly turns billions into millions

Despit­e income and turf squeez­e, DMC gets surplu­s Rs3.5b outlay.

June 28, 2014

Greasy palms: Malir’s budget includes cell phone ‘bribe’ for media

Many journa­lists ascrib­e to princi­ple that you cannot accept a 'gift' if it is valued at more than one day's salary.

June 28, 2014

Sewers and drains: With plan, govt aims to get rural Sindh to use toilets

Urban direct­orate prepar­es draft sanita­tion policy.

June 25, 2014

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