• Karachi’s green buses to be powered by dung

    January 23, 2020

    In Karachi, a plan for a natural gas powered bus transport system may bring unexpected benefits to a cattle colony, promising sanitation, energy, and enhanced livelihood prospects, writes Zofeen T. Ebrahim

  • Best of 2019: A woman farmer shows the way

    December 25, 2019

    As the only woman working as a trainer of farmers in Vehari district in Pakistan’s Punjab province, Almas Perween is breaking many barriers in a traditionally male dominated agricultural society

  • A plague of locusts

    December 12, 2019

    In Pakistan’s Sindh province a locust outbreak has persisted due to favourable weather conditions caused by climate change, devastating crops over a wide area

  • Government joins the water tanker business in Karachi

    November 27, 2019

    With the government unable to meet water needs, a water tanker mafia had sprung up in Karachi, but now with its regularisation there is a legal route, and revenues, for the government, writes Zofeen T. Ebrahim

  • Ecology, power and art at the Karachi Biennale

    November 15, 2019

    The Karachi Biennale 2019, with its focus on ecology, raised questions of whether art can spark change, and also showcased how a proximity to power can undermine that effort, writes Umme Hani Imani