Photographer's Note

On the outskirts of Karachi, new blocks of land are being developed to allow middle and upper class people to escape the sweltering, crowded conditions of Pakistan's largest city. Previously a relatively small port on the eastern edge of British India with a population of 400,000 in the early 1940s, Karachi mushroomed in size following the horrific events of Partition. Growing in size raplidly as Muslim refugees from the subcontinent arrived from the late 1940s onwards, Karachi now has more than 10 million residents. The lands surrounding the city are rapidly being redeveloped to account for a city which should, had history been kinder, never been as large.

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