Monthly Archives: November 2019

22nd NOVEMBER AND CRICKET

22nd November and Cricket By  Dr. Sohail Ansari  1935 The first ever international cricket match in what is Pakistan today was held in Karachi on November 22, 1935 between Sindh and Australian cricket teams. It was seen by 5,000 Karachiites … Continue reading

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St. Andrew’s Church Karachi

By  Chester Williams and  Sohail Ansari  Vintage – A British couple soon after getting married at St. Andrew’s Church, Karachi in the year 1927. Sohail Ansari This is on the occasion of wedding of Gordon Samuel Honeycombe (a sales manager with … Continue reading

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Dawood Foundation “TDF Ghar”

By  Menin Rodrigues  For some time now I have been in touch with Sabrina Dawood and her team doing some back-end work in a small way on the history of Karachi, its places of interest, people and their contributions – … Continue reading

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Nightingale of Pakistan

By  Anjum Khan  In my opinion she is the true Nightingale of Pakistan.. there is something so soothing so calm and yet so melodious about her style of singing that it makes the listener close his eyes and just enjoy … Continue reading

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Hasina Moin

By  Anjum Khan If you were a youngster in the 70s in Pakistan than you definitely grew up watching Hasina Moins Tv plays.. My earliest recall list includes her ever so famous ..Shehzori , uncle Urfi and Zer Zabar Paish … Continue reading

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McLeod Road Renamed

By  Dr. Sohail Ansari Fifty years ago, this day on 9th November 1969, KMC renamed McLeod Road. The original McLeod Road was named after John McLeod who was the Deputy Collector of Customs. It changed to become Ismail Ibrahim (I. … Continue reading

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Alamgir of Karachi

By  Anjum Khan Right from his “Daikha Na Tha” song on television with the Turkish singer Nazi In 1975 The then 20 year old managed to win the hearts of the young of that era on the spot. But as … Continue reading

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Victoria Road

VICTORIA ROAD By Dr. Sohail Ansari It was in 1969 that the Karachi Municipal Corporation targeted seven roads and streets to be renamed. Victoria Road was one of those. On 30th October 1969, a decision was made to rename it … Continue reading

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Marina Khan

By  Anjum Khan  From looks to talent and brains,to smartness, poise and versatility she had all this and more from day one which helped her have a great head start for her carrier on TV, The first time viewers saw … Continue reading

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Manzoor Qureshi

By Ms. Anjum Khan His sweet coy shy smile has never left his side .. even after all these years MANZOOR QURESHI still retains that charm and that elegant persona which has always been part of his graceful personality . … Continue reading

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