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Livability: Karachi slips to 136 out of 140 in global cities ranking

At least it featur­es on the Econom­ist Intel Unit's list.

August 20, 2014

Old Karachi US consulate sold for Rs1.5b

Archit­ects won case to get modern master Richar­d Neutra’s design protec­ted herita­ge status.

July 28, 2014

Public hearing: MNA, residents reject new environment impact assessment on Clifton flyover

Court had ordere­d a new report given the object­ions to the road works planne­d around a new 67-story buildi­ng.

July 23, 2014

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