Inside Narayanpura – Pakistan’s Biggest Minorities Compound
PAKISTAN PHOTO FESTIVAL FELLOWSHIP PROJECT BY | Salman Alam Khan
In the neighborhood of Karachi’s Ranchore Lines, there lies a small India of diverse people, colors and faiths, Narayanpura, a place with a very distinct feel and mesmerizing culture to it which sets it apart as an example for the world in religious tolerance and strong community bonds. Narayanpura, although being a “low-income settlement”, is considered to be the biggest minority compound of Pakistan consisting of 15,000 people from different religions living in harmony despite their differences . Situated streets away from each other, are three Hindu temples, two Christian churches and a Sikh Gurdwara in this area, providing a beautiful diverse sight rarely seen in the otherwise Muslim-majority country.