Monthly Archives: June 2018

Jinnah Hospital Karachi.

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) started in 1930 in Medical Corps Hospital, meant for medical aid to military personnel exclusively. In 1942 it was re-named as the British General Hospital and remained as such till 1947; a 100 bedded hospital … Continue reading

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Dow Medical College Karachi

Dow Medical College established in 1945 before India Partition was the first medical school in Karachi. It grew into the one and only and a premier institution until 1970s when other medical schools were started.  In 2018 it has completed … Continue reading

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Jewish Community of Old Karachi

By Raju Jamil Not many people know that a number of Karachi’s landmark buildings were designed by a Jewish architect Moses Somake (1875-1947). While he was born in Lahore, he lived most of his life in Karachi before migrating to … Continue reading

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Two Karachi Ladies With a Mission

TWO KARACHI LADIES AND A MAN WITH A MISSION: Earlier this year I was driving down Mission Road. I saw the name of old Civil Hospital Karachi had changed to DR. RUTH K.M. PFAU CIVIL HOSPITAL KARACHI. A short distance … Continue reading

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British Union Jack Club.

British Union Jack Club 1930 This building is now Services Mess across from Hotel Metropole on Mereweather Road.

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Karachi.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Saddar, Karachi shares the grounds with St. Joseph’s Girls Convent. Michael Ali The parish came into existence in 1845 but the church was built in 1878. The photo shows the monument which was built in 1931.

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History of Memons

Here is a book by Mr. Anwar Motan History of Memons By Mr. Anwar Motan The question of Memons has always been close to my heart, and I have delved deeply into its origin. There has been some controversy … Continue reading

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The Kabootar Baaz of Raja Mansion

By Amin H. Karim June 2018   For those not familiar with the area, Raja Mansion area is located in the heart of Old Karachi. It is situated north of Civil Hospital Karachi and Dow Medical College and is bounded … Continue reading

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Intercontinental Hotel Karachi

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL KARACHI By Raju Jamil ICH now PC was inaugurated on 2nd May 1961 with Bernard Holt, a French, as it’s first GM. It was one of the chain of the famous Intercontinental Group of New York. During its … Continue reading

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PTV Shehnaz Shaikh

“HASINA KI HEROINEY KIYON ITNI SHAITAAN HEIN۔۔۔? KABHI TOU HEIN SHEHNAZ SHEIKH KABHI MARINA KHAN HEIN۔۔۔۔” By Raju Jamil  Sometimes, it’s truly melancholic to remember the past and the days you saw nurturing the people from whom we were inspired … Continue reading

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