This is from the introduction to the NDTV documentary on Mapping Karachi – one of our group’s cross border reporting efforts between India and Pakistan

“We arrive in Karachi on a media exchange programme that gave us a choice to travel to either Lahore, Islamabad or Karachi. Our choice – based on Karachi’s reputation as a diverse, teeming metropolis, a microcosm of Pakistan, notorious for its violence – one that stems from both religious extremism and local gang warfare. Our guidelines did not allow us to report politics or religion, in some ways impossible to do as both shape almost every aspect of life in South Asia. We bring you a week long journey through this bustling, turbulent and violent metropolis, compared to Beirut, more like Bombay and once, way back in its history, also called the Paris of the East.”

Click here for the video:

http://www.ndtv.com/video/shows/documentary-24×7/mapping-karachi-414928?browserpush=true

Life in Karachi by NDTV
Life in Karachi by NDTV