The afterword to the special section “Architecture as a Form of Knowledge” considers the effect of transnational religious and commercial networks in transforming urban histories in Pakistan, with a focus on Karachi. The essay discusses the renovations of the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi by the developer of the adjacent Bahria Icon Tower and the ways in which both structures evince the speculative and contingent nature of contemporary architecture in Karachi as well as the region as a whole.

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