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In pictures: Karachi's political graffiti
In Pakistan's largest city, political parties use banners and street art to display their control of neighbourhoods.
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2012 16:36

Karachi, Pakistan - In this city, the largest in the country, politics is heavily infused with issues of ethnicity and geography: in a city where almost everyone is a migrant, on some level, it is significant to assert not just where party supporters are from, but what parts of the city they now occupy.

Political parties will use graffiti, flags and banners, then, to do everything from simply spreading their slogans to challenging the hold of a rival party over an area.


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The MQM is the dominant political party in the city. This sign shows Altaf Hussain, the party's founder and leader, welcoming people to the party's headquarters and Hussain's old residence, named "Nine-Zero" after the house's old telephone number.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
Pictures of Altaf Hussain, who has been living in exile in London for two decades, dot areas of Karachi under the MQM's control. Hussain is respected with almost saint-like reverence by MQM activists.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
Local MQM sector offices will often paint the party's colours near the entrances and exits of their areas of influence.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
The Awami National Party (ANP), a Pashtun nationalist party, holds much support in Pashtun-dominated areas of the city. They have decked this bridge with their traditional red, and slogans supporting the party's Karachi leadership.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
The Awami National Party (ANP), a Pashtun nationalist party, holds much support in Pashtun-dominated areas of the city. They have decked this bridge with their traditional red, and slogans supporting the party's Karachi leadership.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
Large bridges and intersections often serve as interfaces for rival parties' graffiti. Here, one can see the ANP's columns challenged by the Jamaat-e-Islami's beam above them.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
Large bridges and intersections often serve as interfaces for rival parties' graffiti.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) was once the dominant party in Karachi, but has since lost much of its political votebank to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). This piece of graffiti, on the walls of Islamia College, calls on people to join the religious JI party's ranks.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) was once the dominant party in Karachi, but has since lost much of its political votebank to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). This piece of graffiti, on the walls of Islamia College, shows the party's logo.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) was once the dominant party in Karachi, but has since lost much of its political votebank to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). This piece of graffiti, near the JI's headquarters, calls for an "Islamic revolution".


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
Even streetlight poles aren't safe from political advertisements in Karachi. This one, in the Clifton Cantonment area, is decked out in the colours of the MQM.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
Flags play an important role in asserting a party's control over a neighbourhood. This MQM flag is just one of many that fly high over the party's stronghold of Nazimabad.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
Flags play an important role in asserting a party's control over a neighbourhood. This Jamaat-e-Islami flag flies near the city's Globe Intersection, in Jamshed Quarters.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
The Bhutto family is at the centre of much of the Pakistan People's Party's (PPP) support. This piece of graffiti is a common slogan for the party: "Long live the Bhuttos, long live [assassinated former chairperson] Benazir Bhutto!"


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
The PPP's distinctive tri-colour flag is a common feature of most of the party's graffiti.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
Lyari is traditionally a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) stronghold, but the party has attracted the anger of residents by recently ordering a police operation against its erstwhile local political allies. This wall, still showing an old painting of the PPP's election symbol, was sprayed with bullets during the operation.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
Lyari is traditionally a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) stronghold, but the party has attracted the anger of residents by ordering a recent police operation against its erstwhile local political allies. This graffiti, calling on people to vote for the PPP's candidates, now also featured several bullet holes.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
Trees, too, aren't quite safe from the political parties: these, located in a park near the Mausoleum of Pakistan's founder, are painted in the three colours of the PPP.


Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera/
This Pakistan People's Party sign, in the crime-ridden Lyari neighbourhood, shows Uzair Baloch (left), Abdul Rehman Baloch (right) and former PPP chairperson and twice prime minister Benazir Bhutto (centre). The PPP has since disavowed both men, terming them "gangsters". Rehman was killed in a police "encounter" in 2009.


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The Sunni Tehreek (ST) is a minority party in the city, and does not hold any seats in the government, but since relaunching its political wing it has been gaining influence in the metropolis.


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The MQM is the dominant political party in the city. This sign shows Altaf Hussain, the party\(***)s founder and leader, welcoming people to the party\(***)s headquarters and Hussain\(***)s old residence, named "Nine-Zero" after the house\(***)s old telephone number.;*;Pictures of Altaf Hussain, who has been living in exile in London for two decades, dot areas of Karachi under the MQM\(***)s control. Hussain is respected with almost saint-like reverence by MQM activists.;*;Local MQM sector offices will often paint the party\(***)s colours near the entrances and exits of their areas of influence.;*;The Awami National Party (ANP), a Pashtun nationalist party, holds much support in Pashtun-dominated areas of the city. They have decked this bridge with their traditional red, and slogans supporting the party\(***)s Karachi leadership.;*;The Awami National Party (ANP), a Pashtun nationalist party, holds much support in Pashtun-dominated areas of the city. They have decked this bridge with their traditional red, and slogans supporting the party\(***)s Karachi leadership.;*;Large bridges and intersections often serve as interfaces for rival parties\(***) graffiti. Here, one can see the ANP\(***)s columns challenged by the Jamaat-e-Islami\(***)s beam above them.;*;Large bridges and intersections often serve as interfaces for rival parties\(***) graffiti.;*;The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) was once the dominant party in Karachi, but has since lost much of its political votebank to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). This piece of graffiti, on the walls of Islamia College, calls on people to join the religious JI party\(***)s ranks.;*;The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) was once the dominant party in Karachi, but has since lost much of its political votebank to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). This piece of graffiti, on the walls of Islamia College, shows the party\(***)s logo.;*;The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) was once the dominant party in Karachi, but has since lost much of its political votebank to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). This piece of graffiti, near the JI\(***)s headquarters, calls for an "Islamic revolution".;*;Even streetlight poles aren\(***)t safe from political advertisements in Karachi. This one, in the Clifton Cantonment area, is decked out in the colours of the MQM.;*;Flags play an important role in asserting a party\(***)s control over a neighbourhood. This MQM flag is just one of many that fly high over the party\(***)s stronghold of Nazimabad.;*;Flags play an important role in asserting a party\(***)s control over a neighbourhood. This Jamaat-e-Islami flag flies near the city\(***)s Globe Intersection, in Jamshed Quarters.;*;The Bhutto family is at the centre of much of the Pakistan People\(***)s Party\(***)s (PPP) support. This piece of graffiti is a common slogan for the party: "Long live the Bhuttos, long live [assassinated former chairperson] Benazir Bhutto!";*;The PPP\(***)s distinctive tri-colour flag is a common feature of most of the party\(***)s graffiti.;*;Lyari is traditionally a Pakistan People\(***)s Party (PPP) stronghold, but the party has attracted the anger of residents by recently ordering a police operation against its erstwhile local political allies. This wall, still showing an old painting of the PPP\(***)s election symbol, was sprayed with bullets during the operation.;*;Lyari is traditionally a Pakistan People\(***)s Party (PPP) stronghold, but the party has attracted the anger of residents by ordering a recent police operation against its erstwhile local political allies. This graffiti, calling on people to vote for the PPP\(***)s candidates, now also featured several bullet holes.;*;Trees, too, aren\(***)t quite safe from the political parties: these, located in a park near the Mausoleum of Pakistan\(***)s founder, are painted in the three colours of the PPP.;*;This Pakistan People\(***)s Party sign, in the crime-ridden Lyari neighbourhood, shows Uzair Baloch (left), Abdul Rehman Baloch (right) and former PPP chairperson and twice prime minister Benazir Bhutto (centre). The PPP has since disavowed both men, terming them "gangsters". Rehman was killed in a police "encounter" in 2009.;*;The Sunni Tehreek (ST) is a minority party in the city, and does not hold any seats in the government, but since relaunching its political wing it has been gaining influence in the metropolis. Daylife ID:
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Karachi's political graffitihttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffitiIn a city where political conflicts often spill over into violence, parties have long been using graffiti, and flags, to assert their control and influence. en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Sun, 03 Jun 2012 08:30:39 GMTTue, 19 Jun 2012 16:02:28 GMTKarachiPakistanpoliticsMQMPPPANPSunni TehreekJamaat e Islami Karachi's political graffitihttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=06ugdUn0jn1Pq

The MQM is the dominant political party in the city. This sign shows Altaf Hussain, the party's founder and leader, welcoming people to the party's headquarters and Hussain's old residence, named "Nine-Zero" after the house's old telephone number.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 08:56:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=06ugdUn0jn1PqAsad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

The MQM is the dominant political party in the city. This sign shows Altaf Hussain, the party's founder and leader, welcoming people to the party's headquarters and Hussain's old residence, named "Nine-Zero" after the house's old telephone number.

Karachi's political graffiti
http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0dMmduX17n9VM

Pictures of Altaf Hussain, who has been living in exile in London for two decades, dot areas of Karachi under the MQM's control. Hussain is respected with almost saint-like reverence by MQM activists.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 08:59:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0dMmduX17n9VMAsad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Pictures of Altaf Hussain, who has been living in exile in London for two decades, dot areas of Karachi under the MQM's control. Hussain is respected with almost saint-like reverence by MQM activists.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=023Sgdr4L0bzm

Local MQM sector offices will often paint the party's colours near the entrances and exits of their areas of influence.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 09:01:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=023Sgdr4L0bzmAsad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Local MQM sector offices will often paint the party's colours near the entrances and exits of their areas of influence.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0en17PS4pg44T

The Awami National Party (ANP), a Pashtun nationalist party, holds much support in Pashtun-dominated areas of the city. They have decked this bridge with their traditional red, and slogans supporting the party's Karachi leadership.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 08:32:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0en17PS4pg44TAsad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

The Awami National Party (ANP), a Pashtun nationalist party, holds much support in Pashtun-dominated areas of the city. They have decked this bridge with their traditional red, and slogans supporting the party's Karachi leadership.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=022Wd8PgFy3zx

The Awami National Party (ANP), a Pashtun nationalist party, holds much support in Pashtun-dominated areas of the city. They have decked this bridge with their traditional red, and slogans supporting the party's Karachi leadership.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 08:33:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=022Wd8PgFy3zxAsad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

The Awami National Party (ANP), a Pashtun nationalist party, holds much support in Pashtun-dominated areas of the city. They have decked this bridge with their traditional red, and slogans supporting the party's Karachi leadership.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=051V1AG04IbzY

Large bridges and intersections often serve as interfaces for rival parties' graffiti. Here, one can see the ANP's columns challenged by the Jamaat-e-Islami's beam above them.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 08:36:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=051V1AG04IbzYAsad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Large bridges and intersections often serve as interfaces for rival parties' graffiti. Here, one can see the ANP's columns challenged by the Jamaat-e-Islami's beam above them.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0f8E9k8120eL3

Large bridges and intersections often serve as interfaces for rival parties' graffiti.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 08:39:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0f8E9k8120eL3Asad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Large bridges and intersections often serve as interfaces for rival parties' graffiti.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=09py57J72C9A2

The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) was once the dominant party in Karachi, but has since lost much of its political votebank to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). This piece of graffiti, on the walls of Islamia College, calls on people to join the religious JI party's ranks.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 08:42:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=09py57J72C9A2Asad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) was once the dominant party in Karachi, but has since lost much of its political votebank to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). This piece of graffiti, on the walls of Islamia College, calls on people to join the religious JI party's ranks.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=03Acgay7bRep2

The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) was once the dominant party in Karachi, but has since lost much of its political votebank to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). This piece of graffiti, on the walls of Islamia College, shows the party's logo.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 08:46:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=03Acgay7bRep2Asad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) was once the dominant party in Karachi, but has since lost much of its political votebank to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). This piece of graffiti, on the walls of Islamia College, shows the party's logo.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0fXu3FN0lv91i

The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) was once the dominant party in Karachi, but has since lost much of its political votebank to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). This piece of graffiti, near the JI's headquarters, calls for an "Islamic revolution".

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 08:50:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0fXu3FN0lv91iAsad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) was once the dominant party in Karachi, but has since lost much of its political votebank to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). This piece of graffiti, near the JI's headquarters, calls for an "Islamic revolution".

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0epxdPX7kQ6r0

Even streetlight poles aren't safe from political advertisements in Karachi. This one, in the Clifton Cantonment area, is decked out in the colours of the MQM.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 09:03:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0epxdPX7kQ6r0Asad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Even streetlight poles aren't safe from political advertisements in Karachi. This one, in the Clifton Cantonment area, is decked out in the colours of the MQM.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0eD54eG1sVbBC

Flags play an important role in asserting a party's control over a neighbourhood. This MQM flag is just one of many that fly high over the party's stronghold of Nazimabad.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 09:04:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0eD54eG1sVbBCAsad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Flags play an important role in asserting a party's control over a neighbourhood. This MQM flag is just one of many that fly high over the party's stronghold of Nazimabad.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=023neV58gd33e

Flags play an important role in asserting a party's control over a neighbourhood. This Jamaat-e-Islami flag flies near the city's Globe Intersection, in Jamshed Quarters.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 08:54:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=023neV58gd33eAsad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Flags play an important role in asserting a party's control over a neighbourhood. This Jamaat-e-Islami flag flies near the city's Globe Intersection, in Jamshed Quarters.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=05dp5Hf9DL3pl

The Bhutto family is at the centre of much of the Pakistan People's Party's (PPP) support. This piece of graffiti is a common slogan for the party: "Long live the Bhuttos, long live [assassinated former chairperson] Benazir Bhutto!"

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 09:13:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=05dp5Hf9DL3plAsad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

The Bhutto family is at the centre of much of the Pakistan People's Party's (PPP) support. This piece of graffiti is a common slogan for the party: "Long live the Bhuttos, long live [assassinated former chairperson] Benazir Bhutto!"

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0bKzbVs23T4b4

The PPP's distinctive tri-colour flag is a common feature of most of the party's graffiti.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 09:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0bKzbVs23T4b4Asad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

The PPP's distinctive tri-colour flag is a common feature of most of the party's graffiti.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0gIB4UF3np5UA

Lyari is traditionally a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) stronghold, but the party has attracted the anger of residents by recently ordering a police operation against its erstwhile local political allies. This wall, still showing an old painting of the PPP's election symbol, was sprayed with bullets during the operation.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 09:06:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0gIB4UF3np5UAAsad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Lyari is traditionally a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) stronghold, but the party has attracted the anger of residents by recently ordering a police operation against its erstwhile local political allies. This wall, still showing an old painting of the PPP's election symbol, was sprayed with bullets during the operation.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=083D2J18u4g7P

Lyari is traditionally a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) stronghold, but the party has attracted the anger of residents by ordering a recent police operation against its erstwhile local political allies. This graffiti, calling on people to vote for the PPP's candidates, now also featured several bullet holes.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 09:09:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=083D2J18u4g7PAsad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Lyari is traditionally a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) stronghold, but the party has attracted the anger of residents by ordering a recent police operation against its erstwhile local political allies. This graffiti, calling on people to vote for the PPP's candidates, now also featured several bullet holes.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=00aEaqWfZJgod

Trees, too, aren't quite safe from the political parties: these, located in a park near the Mausoleum of Pakistan's founder, are painted in the three colours of the PPP.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 09:16:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=00aEaqWfZJgodAsad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Trees, too, aren't quite safe from the political parties: these, located in a park near the Mausoleum of Pakistan's founder, are painted in the three colours of the PPP.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0aCEfP01DQgFd

This Pakistan People's Party sign, in the crime-ridden Lyari neighbourhood, shows Uzair Baloch (left), Abdul Rehman Baloch (right) and former PPP chairperson and twice prime minister Benazir Bhutto (centre). The PPP has since disavowed both men, terming them "gangsters". Rehman was killed in a police "encounter" in 2009.

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 07:02:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0aCEfP01DQgFdAsad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

This Pakistan People's Party sign, in the crime-ridden Lyari neighbourhood, shows Uzair Baloch (left), Abdul Rehman Baloch (right) and former PPP chairperson and twice prime minister Benazir Bhutto (centre). The PPP has since disavowed both men, terming them "gangsters". Rehman was killed in a police "encounter" in 2009.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0cO03oUaxz49m

The Sunni Tehreek (ST) is a minority party in the city, and does not hold any seats in the government, but since relaunching its political wing it has been gaining influence in the metropolis.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 09:18:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Karachi%27s-political-graffiti?image_id=0cO03oUaxz49mAsad Hashim/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

The Sunni Tehreek (ST) is a minority party in the city, and does not hold any seats in the government, but since relaunching its political wing it has been gaining influence in the metropolis.



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