What is the price of water in Karachi? This couple pay $20 a month for polluted water that they boil for their drinking and cooking. They can't afford clean drinking water - that's at least $150 a month, more than Raja's monthly salary as a security guard. His wife, Imtiyaz has painful stomach problems, but they can't afford to get proper treatment, because they spend all their spare money on water. They aren't sure if the polluted water is causing her illness - it makes lots of people in their slum sick. It's a vicious cycle. Read, listen to our story here:
outtake for one of the stories we are working on. Meet Mumtaz Begum, midwife, preacher and sunglasses aficionado. But she’s so much more: you might find yourself respecting her work. You might also see her as a monster. Stay tuned.
In #Korangi, a sprawling slum in #Karachi, #pakistan
That’s right. We’re on a &?!&$ [bleep bleep] boat! —- off the coast of Karachi, looking at the shrinking mangrove sea forests. #pakistan
The Madrassa kids spill out of a nearby mosque and play here, in this overgrown park in central #islamabad. It also attracts dog walkers -certainly an unusual mix of secular-ish and religious #Pakistan
An abandoned concrete slide in an old, overgrown park in #islamabad.