Gotham, Pakistan

Karachi politics:it’s all about town planning. This time, riots over the power supplies. More usually, riots over minibus accidents.

Why is it that I hear so much more about rioting in Karachi than in [other giant cities]( Could be just me paying uneven attention, but I get the impression that Karachi is creaking more than most under the strain of its growth.

In any case, it holds some kind of gotham-like fascination – and wouldn’t you want to be mayor of a city like Karachi?

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