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


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Master of Science in Journalism

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

Date of Award

Fall 2019


Qaseem Saeed

Committee Member 1

Shahzeb Ahmed Hashim, Lecturer, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan

Committee Member 2

Qaisar Mehmood, Member Editorial Board, Geo News

Project Type

MSJ Project

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Restricted Access


Social and Cultural Anthropology

Abstract / Summary

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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