A child plays above water pipes that carry pumped water to Bhit Island, in Karachi, Sindh Province, Pakistan on July 6, 2008. As part of an attempted upgrade of Karachi's infrastructure, water is provided to Bhit Island every second day. Previously it was transported in drums by boat to residents of Karachi's Island communities. A massive transformation that includes sky scrapers, shopping malls, overpasses, underpasses, residential developments and the infrastructure to support a hopeful and growing middle class, seems to be the dream of most developing cities, and Karachi is no different. Eager to transform Karachi into a contemporary metropolis, its mayor, Syed Mustafa Kumal, initiated developments in the city in 2008 and says that it will rival Dubai in five years. Kumal's ambitions have manifested in road works, plans to build a 47 story IT tower, and some o
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