Tag: Karachi (Pakistan)

A Plague of Flies Descends on Karachi: ‘They’re Hounding People’

KARACHI, Pakistan — First came the floods, as weeks of monsoon rains deluged neighborhoods across Karachi, sending sewage and trash through Pakistan’s largest city. Then came the long power outages, in some cases for 60 hours and counting. And then it got worse: Karachi is now plagued by swarms of flies. The bugs seem to […]

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Photos Show the Devastation of Monsoons Ravaging India and Pakistan

NEW DELHI — Furious monsoon rains pounded India and Pakistan over the weekend, wiping away entire villages, submerging cities and leaving civilians desperately crouching on rooftops and, in one instance, frantically clutching onto a construction crane for rescue. In the south Indian state of Kerala, nearly 290,000 people were displaced from their homes from Thursday […]

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Imran Khan’s ‘New Pakistan’ Is as Good as the Old

During election campaigns, politicians usually make promises that they have no intention and no way of keeping. Here is one promise that Khan is trying to keep: To punish corrupt politicians and force them to pay back the money they have stolen — the billions, he says, that have been stashed in Swiss banks. By […]

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Your House Is My House, Pakistan’s Rich Say to Its Poor

KARACHI — Pakistan is in the middle of an unusual property boom. Developers grab large tracts of land, stealing them outright or occupying them, advertise mega development projects and then buy off regulators with the money they raise selling some of the land they dubiously claim. Poor people who have lived in their homes for […]

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