Monthly Archives: May 2019

Karachi to Kotri Railway Line

Karachi and Kotri Railway Line  By Dr. Sohail Ansari 1861, May 13th – Opened the first railway line (of current Pakistan) for public traffic between Karachi and Kotri, a distance of 105 miles. Incidentally that also happened to be a … Continue reading

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Holy Family Hospital, Karachi.

Holy Family Hospital, Karachi By Menin Rodrigues The Holy Family Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan was founded in 1948 by the Medical Mission Sisters, a Roman Catholic religious order for women based in Philadelphia, USA. This was at a time when very … Continue reading

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Cincinnatus D’Abreo

Cincinnatus D’Abreo By Menin Rodriquez He was born on 24 September 1862. His  father, Manuel D’Abreo had migrated to Sindh in 1846. Cincinnatus was married to Maggie Gomes with whom he had five children, Joe, Maggie, Alfred, Gwennie and Bill. He was educated at St … Continue reading

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Amy Johnson in Karachi

By Sohail Ansari Karachi’s aerodrome has hosted many pioneering aviators and witnessed a number of historic flying records. Amy Johnson was one of those pioneering English aviator and the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia. Her … Continue reading

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The Begum

The Begum: A Portrait of Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan Pakistan’s Pioneering First LadyDeepa Agarwal and Tahmina Aziz Ayub Begum Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan was the wife of Pakistan’s first prime minister. She was born Irene Margaret Pant in Kumaon in the … Continue reading

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Pakistan Year Book 1949

BRANCH BANKING IN TWO YEARS OLD PAKISTAN. By Raju Jamil  THE 2nd PAKISTAN YEAR BOOK-1949 PAGES. THIS COULD BE THE OLDEST BOOK IN ANYONE’s POSSESSION. MY LATE MOTHER HAD MAINTAINED THIS IN MY FATHER’s LIBRARY SINCE 1949 THE YEAR I WAS … Continue reading

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That’s What He Was!

That’s what he was, is and probably be for Pakistan, now that he is the Prime Minister! BY Menin Rodrigues July 30, 2018 – Arjuna Ranatunga’s team was in Karachi for the 1985-86 series, cricket fever was high and folks here … Continue reading

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