A butcher cuts up chicken as flies sit on the meat in a market in Karachi. Photo: AFP

Floods of flies add to monsoon misery in Pakistan's Karachi

  • Heavy rains have inundated the sprawling port city of nearly 20 million people for weeks, overwhelming drainage systems and flooding homes
  • Now, clouds of flies and mosquitoes have descended – bringing with them a rise in illness and disease
Topic |   Pakistan

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A butcher cuts up chicken as flies sit on the meat in a market in Karachi. Photo: AFP
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Rappers Mohammad Omar (right) and Wasim Masih perform in Lyari, one of Pakistan’s most dangerous neighbourhoods. Photo: AFP

Pakistan’s surprise hip-hop hub Karachi, where violent past has given way to underground rap culture

  • Lyari is one of Pakistan’s most dangerous neighbourhoods. The area in Karachi has a history of violence and lawlessness
  • Now the neighbourhood has a reputation for producing top soccer players, iron-chinned boxers, and most recently, socially conscious rappers
Topic |   Music

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Rappers Mohammad Omar (right) and Wasim Masih perform in Lyari, one of Pakistan’s most dangerous neighbourhoods. Photo: AFP
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