A makeshift housing colony built over a storm drain in Islamabad
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Pakistani workers struggle to find proper housing in Islamabad

When Pakistan's capital city Islamabad was designed and built from scratch in the 1960s, its strict architectural plan catered for the housing needs of government officials, diplomats and bureaucrats.

Less attention was paid to where the city's workers would live.

An urban housing project has been launched by the government, but for now many workers have to live their lives in makeshift housing colonies.

BBC Urdu's Sabin Agha reports.

  • 13 Aug 2012
  • From the section Asia