In Pakistan, locals of Black African descent are called "Makrani", "Sheedi" or "Habshi". They live primarily along the Makran Coast in Balochistan and lower Sindh. In the city of Karachi, the main Sheedi centre is the area of Lyari and other nearby coastal areas.
According to The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World, Pakistan has the largest African-descended population in South Asia, there are atleast 250,000 persons of East African descent that live on Pakistan’s southern coast.
The Jamia Masjid Sheedi is a local landmark and is as old as the community itself.
Jhimpir Wind Power: Pakistan’s first wind farm gets global recognition. It is expected to achieve a target of harnessing renewable energy sources to produce 400MW by the end of this year.
Hassan Sheheryar Yasin holds a preview for The World of HSY Prints 2012 in Lahore:
Sara and Fatima Fazli.PHOTO COURTESY LOTUS
British Council holds a fashion exhibit featuring British designers in Karachi:
Imaan, Sofia & Mishaal.PHOTO COURTESY PHENOMENA