Monthly Archives: May 2019

The Salt Works of Mauripur

By¬† Dr. Sohail Ansari Most people associate Mauripur with an airbase but salt works is another reason for its fame. It was named after Mr Mauri, the first Salt Revenue Officer who knew the industry well. Some sources quote him … Continue reading

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Portrait of the Quaid

By Menin Rodrigues The portrait on top was taken by Mr. Arthur Sequeira in the studios of Messrs. I. Sequeira & Sons in Saddar Karachi (where the Atrium Mall stands today) in 1943. It was a black & white photo, … Continue reading

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Animal Drawn Carriages

Photos collected by Menin Rodrigues

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Karachi Picture House

KARACHI PICTURE HOUSE BY Amin H. Karim The Karachi Picture House in 1940 was located at the corner of Bunder Road and Shivandas Chandumal Road. This area is just north of where the Old Lighhouse Cinema was constructed and across … Continue reading

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Vintage Advertisements of Karachi.

By Amin H. Karim MD

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Muslims of Karachi Visiting Turkey 1897

The illustrious history of Karachi (Photo and text courtesy of Dr. Saad Bashir) A delegation of the Muslims of Karachi visiting Turkey in 1897 to offer congratulations to the Sultan on the Turkish victory over Greece. (The caption is in … Continue reading

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Patel Golzar Chambers

Patel Golzar Chambers located at the southeast corner of Abdullah Haroon Road and Shahrah-e-Liaquat (Old Clarke Street) across from the Old Paradise Cinema (now Paradise Market). Dr. Sukhia’s grandfather established the Sukhia Dental Surgery; Dr. Arif Alvi (President of Pakistan) … Continue reading

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Trams of Karachi

TRAMS OF KARACHI By Menin Rodrigues The idea of a tramway system for Karachi was conceived and a tender for its construction was first made in 1881. On February 8, 1883 a plan for a tramway was drawn up and … Continue reading

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English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin.

WREN AND MARTIN By Dr. Sohail Ansari A part of curriculum in India since 1935 that carried on following partition, High School English Grammar and Composition By Wren and Martin was included in our school books as well. Most will … Continue reading

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Growing Up In Depot Lines, Saddar

Growing up in Depot Lines, Saddar By Menin Rodrigues The 117 Depot Lines compound was a large tract of land in proper Saddar, originally (pre-partition) owned by Edulji Dinshaw. After the 1965 War this piece of land was designated as … Continue reading

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