Karachi Vice By Samira Shackle

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01Safdar And Parveen2021020120210202 (R4)Samira Shackle's debut takes us on a fast paced journey through the streets of Karachi, a mega-city of 20 million. We are in the company of four people who live there. The first is Safdar the ambulance driver, who is compelled to help those in need. There is Parveen, a teacher and activist with a powerful sense of right wrong who courts danger by defying the gangsters who run her neighbourhood, and also Siraj who is a map maker. By marking out the neighbourhoods where the poorest live, he gives them a tool to lay claim to their lands and access mains electricity and water. Lastly, there is Zille, a hardened crime reporter, who is driven to get every scoop that he can and is rarely short of work in this crime ridden city until events take a frightening turn.

Samira Shackle debut tells the story of Karachi's recent past through the voices of several young people who have been compelled to navigate the fallout of gang rivalries and widespread corruption. She is a British journalist who writes on politics, terrorism and gender with a focus on the Indian subcontinent.

Read by Vineeta Rishi
Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Samira Shackle's debut takes us to Karachi in the company of those who live there.

Karachi Vice by Samira Shackle

02Siraj And Parveen2021020220210203 (R4)Samira Shackle's debut takes us on a fast paced journey through Karachi's recent past. Today, we meet Siraj, the map-maker who reflects on the human cost of ethnic conflict in the mega city of 20 million. Meanwhile, Parveen has left her neighbourhood and its gang rivalries behind her but there's soon to be a shocking revelation. Vineeta Rishi reads.

Samira Shackle tells the story of Pakistan's largest city in the company of those who live out their daily lives against the backdrop of corruption, and deadly gang violence. The first is Safdar the ambulance driver, who is compelled to help those in need. There is Parveen, a teacher and activist with a powerful sense of right wrong, and also Siraj, a map maker. By marking out the neighbourhoods where the poorest live, he gives them a tool to lay claim to their lands and access mains electricity and water. Lastly, there is Zille, a hardened crime reporter, who is driven to get every scoop that he can, and is rarely short of work in this crime ridden city until events take a frightening turn. Samira is a British journalist who writes on politics, terrorism and gender with a focus on the Indian subcontinent.

Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Samira Shackle tells the stories of Karachi born map-maker Siraj and the teacher Parveen.

Karachi Vice by Samira Shackle

Abridged by Penny Leicester
Picture credit - Owen Kean
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Samira Shackle tells the stories of Karachi-born map-maker Siraj and the teacher, Parveen.

03Zille And Safdar2021020320210204 (R4)On Samira Shackle's fast paced journey through Karachi's streets we are about to meet Zille, a crime reporter drawn magnetically to the pull of the scoop. Meanwhile, Safdar the ambulance driver remembers a deadly shift. Along with the danger of their working lives, both men have one other thing in common, families who worry about their sons, and long for them to marry. Vineeta Rishi reads.

Samira Shackle tells the story of Pakistan's largest city in the company of those who live out their daily lives against the backdrop of corruption, and deadly gang violence. The first is Safdar the ambulance driver, who is compelled to help those in need. There is Parveen, a teacher and activist with a powerful sense of right wrong, and also Siraj, a map maker. By marking out the neighbourhoods where the poorest live, he gives them a tool to lay claim to their lands and access mains electricity and water. Lastly, there is Zille, a hardened crime reporter, who is driven to get every scoop that he can, and is rarely short of work in this crime ridden city until events take a frightening turn. Samira is a British journalist who writes on politics, terrorism and gender with a focus on the Indian subcontinent.

Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Samira Shackle introduces Zille, a crime reporter, and Safdar remembers a deadly shift.

Karachi Vice by Samira Shackle

Abridged by Penny Leicester
Picture credit - Owen Kean
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

04Parveen2021020420210205 (R4)In Samira Shackle's journey through Karachi's crime ridden streets, Parveen's sense of justice leads her to court danger during an encounter with Lyari's kingpin. Vineeta Rishi reads.

Samira Shackle tells the story of Pakistan's largest city in the company of those who live out their daily lives against the backdrop of corruption, and deadly gang violence. The first is Safdar the ambulance driver, who is compelled to help those in need. There is Parveen, a teacher and activist with a powerful sense of right wrong, and also Siraj, a map maker. By marking out the neighbourhoods where the poorest live, he gives them a tool to lay claim to their lands and access mains electricity and water. Lastly, there is Zille, a hardened crime reporter, who is driven to get every scoop that he can, and is rarely short of work in this crime ridden city until events take a frightening turn. Samira is a British journalist who writes on politics, terrorism and gender with a focus on the Indian subcontinent.

Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Samira Shackle's journey through Karachi, Parveen has an unsettling encounter.

Karachi Vice by Samira Shackle

In Samira Shackle's journey through Karachi's crime ridden streets, Parveen's sense of justice leads her to court danger during a meeting with Lyari's kingpin. Vineeta Rishi reads.

Abridged by Penny Leicester
Picture credit - Owen Kean
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Samira Shackle's journey through Karachi, Parveen has an unsettling meeting.

05 LASTZille, Parveen, Siraj And Safdar2021020520210206 (R4)Samira Shackle's debut takes us on a journey through Karachi's recent past. Today, it's 2013 and a brutal government crackdown on crime is underway. Meanwhile, Zille finds himself on the receiving end of frightening news; Parveen experiences a devastating loss; Siraj sees hope in his map-making work, and Safdar looks to the future. Vineeta Rishi reads.

Samira Shackle tells the story of Pakistan's largest city in the company of those who live out their daily lives against the backdrop of corruption, and deadly gang violence. The first is Safdar the ambulance driver, who is compelled to help those in need. There is Parveen, a teacher and activist with a powerful sense of right wrong, and also Siraj, a map maker. By marking out the neighbourhoods where the poorest live, he gives them a tool to lay claim to their lands and access mains electricity and water. Lastly, there is Zille, a hardened crime reporter, who is driven to get every scoop that he can, and is rarely short of work in this crime ridden city until events take a frightening turn. Samira is a British journalist who writes on politics, terrorism and gender with a focus on the Indian subcontinent.

Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Samira Shackle's journey through Karachi's recent past a crackdown on crime is underway

Karachi Vice by Samira Shackle