Governance Lecture Series on Katchi Abadis: The Problem & Ways to a Solution- A talk by Tasneem Siddiqui
CGPM organized its second Governance Lecture series in this academic year titled Katchi Abadis: The Problem & Ways to a Solution. The speaker for this session was Mr. Tasneem AhmedSiddiqui. Tasneem Ahmed Siddiqui has been a career Civil Servant and joined the Civil service of Pakistan in 1965. The first 20 years of his career were served as a senior bureaucrat in different provinces of Pakistan. His work at the Hyderabad Development Authority (HAD) and later Sindh Katchi Abadis Authority (SKAA) won him the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1999. His idea of incremental housing development has proved to be a game changer for the problem of squatter settlements. During his talk, Tasneem Ahmed Siddiqui discussed the poor housing situation in Pakistan, the role of the informal sector in providing shelter to the low-income population in Pakistan, and formalizing incremental housing development.