Karachi Bachao Tehreek

Karachi Bachao Tehreek is an evolving & growing movement of demolition affected people & their allies in Karachi, Pakistan.



Rhetoric VS Reality: Fact-checking JI’s involvement in Gujjar & Orangi Nullah

Written By: Fizza Qureshi | Secondary Check: Aadil Ayub Claim: Jamaat-e-Islami supported residents along Gujjar and Orangi Nullahs in their fight against demolitions despite “mounting pressure.” Fact: Jamaat-i-Islami initially supported the affectees, but backed down once the Anti-Encroachment Drive began On 16 February, Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman from Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) appeared in an interview with Shehzad Ghias […]

On the abduction of and sexual violence against our trans comrade and fellow #ClimateMarchKarachi organizer

We would like to thank all our friends, allies and comrades for the widespread support they have shown us over the last twenty four hours. We are all devastated by the events that have unfolded, and deeply aware of how nothing can undo the harm. There is no fix, no resolution when it comes to […]

Demolitions To Increase As Delta Variant Hits Karachi

Karachi has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant, which has been described by WHO as a variant of increased transmissibility. Without any regard for public health or for the lives of the Gujjar and Orangi Nullah residents, KMC has recently decided to expedite ongoing demotions.  Karachi’s COVD-19 positivity rate […]

Update on Gujjar Nullah and Orangi Nullah Compensation Plan

Some affectees received the first checks but when they tried to cash them, the checks bounced. Affectees were also told that they would not be receiving the second check either. As of now, no compensation or emergency funding has been given to affectees. What Are the Checks For? When the government started demolishing houses, KMC […]