With over 60% of the population living under $2 a day, United Arab Emirates based photographer Sohail Karmani travelled to Pakistan with his camera to capture what do these people look like.
Karmani, who works as a writing professor in Abu Dhabi’s New York University, photographed the poorest of poor Pakistanis living in Sahiwal over a period of two weeks.
The result is below:
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The photographer wandered around the city to see what stories do such people tell.
Karmani, 48, met people of all age groups; from children to heroin addicts to homeless people, from mystics and fruit-sellers to snake charmers.
Sahiwal is the 22nd largest city of the country and boasts a population of around 270,000 people, 99 per cent of whom are Muslim.
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For inhabitants of this town, poverty is not the only challenge. The weather in Sahiwal is a mean foe, reaching as high as 45 degrees Celsius in the summer and dropping to just two degrees Celsius during the winter, it offers the poor no quarter.
Karmani’s camera discovered how people managed to survive against such odd circumstances.
This article originally appeared on Daily Mail