Karachi without its makers: history of co-relation between Zoroastrians and Karachi


Master of Science in Journalism

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Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)


Muhammad Qaseem Saeed, Lecturer, Centre for Excellence in Journalism

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MSJ Capstone

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The Parsi community of Karachi is an aging one. Of the 1800 Parsis who reside in the city, about 60 percent are over 60 years of age. During the last five to eight years, several younger Parsis, along with their families but without their aging parents have opted to leave Karachi in search of better opportunities in countries like Australia, Canada, and the United States. Furthermore, because the community as a whole is affluent with a literacy rate of 100 percent, average Parsi life to be about 90 years old, which comparatively, far exceeds the life span of an average resident of Karachi. This could account for the reason as to why the elderly dominate the Parsi population in the city today.

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