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November 4th, 2013
Mapping Karachi’s Villages to Save Them

There are over 2,000 goths or small village settlements on Karachi’s outskirts and as real estate prices rise and road networks expand, these people are being evicted by the powerful. They do not have evidence that they have been living on this land for, in some cases, centuries. The Orange Pilot Project (OPP) support programme works to document these setlltements, and so far roughly 500 goths have been mapped. Once the goths are represented on maps, the community elders are empowered, through training, to advocate for the title of the land from the respective government agencies. Read More