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Karachi-The Mega City of Pakistan

Shamshad Akhtar

ISBN 10: 3659291269 / ISBN 13: 9783659291265
Published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
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Paperback. 156 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.4in.Karachi is the largest city of Pakistan. It is the largest industrial center and business hub of the country. It emerged from a small fishing village in 1729. The city was properly planned and expanded during the British rule(1839 to 1947). After creation of Pakistan it was the first capital of the country. Due to its rapid population growth and areal expansion the city has developed a complex pattern of land use and land value. The city comprises orient and modern land uses. The cantonments and civil lines mark the legacy of the British colonial rule. The bazaar is a typical retail market of South Asian cities. Squatter settlements are characteristics of the cities of Less Developed Countries. The high rises, Malls and Marts are features of Western Cities This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783659291265

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Title: Karachi-The Mega City of Pakistan

Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Karachi is the largest city of Pakistan. It is the largest industrial center and business hub of the country. It emerged from a small fishing village in 1729. The city was properly planned and expanded during the British rule(1839 to 1947).After creation of Pakistan it was the first capital of the country. Due to its rapid population growth and areal expansion the city has developed a complex pattern of land use and land value.The city comprises orient and modern land uses.The cantonments and civil lines mark the legacy of the British colonial rule.The bazaar is a typical retail market of South Asian cities.Squatter settlements are characteristics of the cities of Less Developed Countries.The high rises, Malls and Marts are features of Western Cities

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Mr.Shamshad Akhtar was born in Karachi,Pakistan.He did his Ph.D in Geography in 2004 from Karachi University. He is Assistant Professor in Geography Department, Karachi University.Several of his research papers were published in various Journals. He is also author of books,on floodhazards in the Indus River Basin and Transhumance in Pakistan.

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