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Began airing on Foreign Exchange June 19, 2009

A truck depot is about the last place on earth you'd expect to find an art scene. But in Pakistan, the tradition of painting and detailing trucks adds glitter and glamour to the transport business, and offers a colorful distraction in a country tormented by war and political instability.

Video by Alex Stonehill for the Common Language Project

Produced in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Hope for Pakistan's Child Workers

Sher Shah is a hard-working neighborhood — a confusing knot of cramped lanes offering up a riot of rattling power looms, puttering motors and booming furnaces. This rough suburb, with its garment factories, machine shops and scrap metal smelters far from the imposing cement skyscrapers of the city center, forms the industrial gut of Karachi.

Swat Refugees

Listen to this story at World Vision Report.

Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis were already fleeing the Swat Valley before the latest fighting broke out.

Sher Ali Khan, 55, is one of them. He fled his home in a village in the Swat Valley nine months ago. Sher Ali Khan now lives in a rented house in Landhi, a largely Pashtun settlement on the outskirts of Karachi.

Karachi Nights

Sarah Stuteville for the Pulitzer Center (slideshow by Alex Stonehill)

No matter how frenzied the exhaust-coated sun-saturated day is in Karachi—this city really lives at night.Pulitzer Center CLP in Karachi