Stories about Lyari

Bullets, drugs and football

Lyari is considered one of the most dangerous places in Karachi due to ubiquitous gang activity and a thriving narcotics industry in the area. Certain parts of the town are literally controlled by gangs and municipal authorities have no power. This is the common statement you will hear from people of Karachi. But despite all those gang wars, bloodshed and police operations, love and passion for football or soccer is not dead in this part of Karachi. A few days back, a newly started gang war took dozens of lives but that doesn’t stop any Lyariite from cheering for their favorite team in ...

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