Author Archives: Amin H. Karim MD

About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.

Actress Patience Cooper

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  Another actress coming to Karachi was Patience Cooper Born in 1905, Patience Cooper was an Anglo Indian from Calcutta. She was a superstar of early Bollywood with a successful career in both silent and sound films. … Continue reading

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Mitchell’s Tomato Ketchup and Squashes

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  We grew up with all favourite MITCHELL’S TOMATO KETCHUP AND SQUASHES and other products. Francis J. Mitchell came from Scotland after the first world war. He purchased some agricultural land in Sahiwal. With his two sons, … Continue reading

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Liaquat National Hospital

By Dr. Saad Bashir    One of the oldest major hospitals in Karachi is the Liaquat National Hospital. Soon after the creation of Pakistan the Red Cross Committee, which was chaired by Syed Wajid Ali, (one of the three illustrious … Continue reading

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Sultana Razaaq-The Charming Actress

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  Here is another actress from the silent movies era who chose Karachi as her abode following partition. Sultana Razaaq: a beautiful charming actress who migrated to Karachi after Partition. Ibrahim Muhammed Yakut Khan was the Nawab … Continue reading

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Nawab of Junagadh

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  After his exile from Junagadh, Muhammad Mahabat Khan III and his family settled in Karachi, where he died of rabies at the age of 59 years. He was fond of dogs and is believed to have … Continue reading

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Jack Britto

by Menin Rodrigues  

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The Mercy Team of Karachi 1958

By Amin H. Karim  Karachi 1958; members of the PAF Mercy Team after their return from rescuing an severely injured engineer of a blown up Japanese Tanker Stanvac 200 miles off the coast of Karachi. FLT-LT Sikander Ali in center … Continue reading

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Dr. Michael J. Rodrigues

By Menin Rodrigues  Dr. Rodrigues was a 1964 graduate of Dow Medical College.

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Link of Karachi with Australia

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  Karachi long had trading links with Afghans. Before the British conquest, they had established ‘Karavan Serai’ for Afghan traders, outside the confines of the city, where Sindh Madressah stands today. The complex had central grounds and … Continue reading

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International Telegraphy and Karachi

HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL TELEGRAPHY and KARACHI. By Dr. Adnan Zuberi NOT only as Gateway to South Asia and Australasia in Aerial Communication, Karachi is the first town of South Asia connected with International Telegraph from Europe. From Alexander the Great … Continue reading

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