Slums, security and shelter in Pakistan
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Published by Vanguard in Islamabad .
Written in English



  • Pakistan.


  • Housing -- Pakistan.,
  • Urbanization -- Pakistan.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 160-162).

Statement[edited by] Nermeen Sheikh; Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad.
ContributionsSheikh, Nermeen., Sustainable Development Policy Institute.
LC ClassificationsHD7361.5.A3 S57 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 162 p. ;
Number of Pages162
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL518505M
ISBN 109694023203
LC Control Number98931130

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