From Foreign Affairs: ‘Letter From Karachi’

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“One root cause of the ethnic strife is the retreat of the state; Karachi’s local government has simply failed to keep up with the city’s expanding population. It has refused or been unable to provide basic physical infrastructure and services, such as housing, water, and electricity, or economic opportunities and resources to the majority of residents. Instead, the urban poor have relied on ethnic-based sector entrepreneurs to provide these essential services. This informality in social and economic relations has allowed ethnic rivalries to fester.”

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