Karachi revitalization drive aims to remake Pakistan’s largest city

General view of the British era Empress Market building is seen after the removal of surrounding encroachments on the order of Supreme Court in Karachi, Pakistan January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

KARACHI (Reuters) – At a historic market commissioned by Queen Victoria in Pakistan’s southern metropolis of Karachi, third-generation spice seller Mohammad Shakeel Abbasi complains that a move to clear illegal encroachments has left poor shopkeepers jobless. “My own business has been cut in half,” said Abbasi of the modernization drive ordered by the country’s Supreme […]

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