Life in Karachi: A little easier, a little more beautiful?

Meet the workers who make our lives a little easier and hence a little more beautiful in the city by the sea.


Web Desk July 30, 2013
This film documents the voices of workers who migrated to Karachi looking for work.

KARACHI: A Little Easier, A Little More Beautiful is an exploratory film that documents the voices of a diverse group of workers who make everyone's lives a little easier and hence a little more beautiful in Pakistan's biggest and busiest city.

“We’ve come to Karachi because the floods destroyed our farms. We live in a room with 10 people, and it doesn’t have a fan,” say construction workers, Mazhar and Abdul Ghaffar, speaking about the troubles of the working class in the country’s biggest metropolis and economic hub.

“I came from Afghanistan during Ziaul Haq’s rule. Making Naan is the only thing I know,” says Abdullah, a baker working in the city.

Completed this year on May Day, the film highlights the challenges of workers who migrate to Karachi from other parts of the country in search of work, and those who have come to the city in search of relative safety from Afghanistan.

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This film is part of Pakistan Calling, a UK and Pakistan project by www.thera.org and www.thesamosa.co.uk. Please visit www.thersa.org/pkcalling for more films on Pakistan civil society organizations, social entrepreneurs and individuals. The RSA and The Samosa launched Pakistan Calling to promote constructive cross-cultural dialogue between Britain and Pakistan. Show your support by watching the film.

COMMENTS (5)

Karachi Louver | 8 years ago | Reply

Whoever made this video has an eye for beauty and beautiful people, and both are aplenty in Karachayyy, even outside of Defense i.e. In fact, especially outside of Defense!!! P.S. Sattar Rind, sarr naeen paglay. Muhabbat makes life a little more beautiful and a little easier too. Spread lou <3

Syed | 8 years ago | Reply

@Sattar rind ,

I beg to differ, The population of Karachi grew almost two fold during last 12 years from 12 million to 21 million people, biggest growth in rate and in number in the world, if Karachi didnt offer greener pasture why did the people from all over Pakistan come and settle down in Karachi with such high numbers ???

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