Muhammad Adeel co-authors blog post on Pakistan’s urban population

19 October 2017

Muhammad Adeel, a Research Officer at LSE Cities, and freelance political and global affairs analyst Saad Khan co-authored “The curious case of urban population in Pakistan” on South Asia @ LSE. The blog examines Pakistan’s recently released census data, arguing not only has the urban population been undercounted, but that there exists an urban bias that is affecting vital service delivery. For example, if Islamabad’s ‘rural’ population – where residential expansion is now legal by law is now home to almost half of the entire population of the Islamabad Capital Territory – is taken into account, this area becomes the sixth largest city in Pakistan, with a total population of two million.