Something stinks in the Capital

ON AUGUST 14, a blanket ban on plastic bags was imposed in the federal capital. Islamabad’s two million residents each use between three and four plastic bags a day, according to officials. Once disposed—often carelessly—they slither into sewage systems and snag on trees, turning into an...

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One Khokha, One Thousand Lives

In June 2019, the CDA, during an anti-encroachment drive in the city, bulldozed over a 102 licensed khokhas without notice. The khokha owners of Islamabad are now combating CDA in Islamabad High Court for the right to operate their licenced stalls. Sharafat Ali, a 30-year-old clerk, eats three...

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