The Crisis of Local Governance in Karachi

Episode 2

As with many megacities in the developing world, Karachi deals with critical issues including governance and service delivery. In this episode Dr. Umair Javed and Jibran Nasir discuss the risks that local residents face due to local governance challenges in the city.

Jibran Nasir is a lawyer, political activist, and an independent politician. He founded the NGO Never Forget Pakistan and is also involved in advocacy for marginalized communities through Pakistan for All.

Dr. Umair Javed is an Assistant Professor of Politics and Sociology at the Mushtaq Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS). He completed his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2018, where he was a recipient of the LSE Centennial PhD Studentship. He also contributes a fortnightly current affairs column for Pakistan’s leading English-language daily, Dawn.