Karachi is the 5th largest city of the world. Karachi is the victim of lack of urban planning and illegal subdivision of government land. Community-based migration, industrialization and mismanaged rehabilitation precipitated two damaging outcomes: unplanned urban sprawl and heterogeneous ethnic clustering. This study provides a critical analysis of urban planning in Karachi and examines social change in the city. It attempts to traces the growth patterns of Karachi city and attempts to explain its development through formal and informal sectors. This study is based on original documents and field research findings done by a number of national and international scholars. Government documents, departmental studies, surveys, UNDP reports, field researches are consulted. To understand the social transformation, sociological theories of
population and specially migration are used in this research.
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Copyright (c) 2011 Dr. Sobia Anis Shahzad