BS (Social Sciences & Liberal Arts)
Faculty / School
Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)
Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
Date of Award
Date of Submission
Dr. Nausheen H. Anwar, Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, IBA, Karachi.
SSLA Culminating Experience
Critical and Cultural Studies, Identity Studies, Infrastructure, Leisure Studies, Public Space, Race and Ethnicity, Regional Sociology, Sociology of Culture, South Asian Studies, Sports Studies, Urban Studies
Abstract / Summary
Football is one of the most popular sports in the world with approximately 3.5 billion fans across the world. In Pakistan however, cricket is the most loved sports but football is gradually spreading across the country. Lyari, one of the densest areas of Karachi with approximately population of 600,000, mostly comprised of Baloch ethnicity, are in love with football. It is called Pakistan’s little Brazil because of its resemblance with favelas of Brazil. Lyari is a working class neighborhood which has been continuously marginalized by the state and society in multiple ways. This thesis explores the mechanisms, tools and discourses deployed by state to marginalize Lyari which in turn made sports, especially football, a political identity marker. Consequently, sport is not only a leisure activity now but a kind of political connotation is now attached to it as well. In this context, sport has been politicized and is now used by all the important players to further their own scoail and political agendas in the context of Lyari.
Muneer, M. (2018). Lyari: Pakistan’s little Brazil (Unpublished undergraduate project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/ugrad-projects/30
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