Out and about at Bihar Colony, Lyari


Bihar Colony, a Katchi neighbourhood in Lyari, is a war zone. Here, houses are sprayed with bullet holes, Some even have 8-inch rocket grenade hole. hajra bibi

Hajra Bibi, 72, thinks the kids have gone mad. She is just back from a refugee camp in Badin. Her house is in tatters.


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For Sabira, 9, boarding a bus to a camp in Badin was little short of an adventure. “Badin was so cool. We would play all day under the open sky,” she giggles.


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A young boys, who says, “Halaat kharab hain. When they get better I will go back to school.”

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A glimpse at the neighbourhood, which comprises of several thin winding lanes.

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Police guards the neighbourhood. Yet residents claim they disappear when the gangsters arrive and shoot them down.

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A school building riddled with bullet holes

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A poster with slain members of the Katchi community displayed in the neighbourhood

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A bunch of kids who wanted their picture taken.

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