Author Archives: Amin H. Karim MD

About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.

Pakistan’s Magnificient Seven

By Adil Ahmad of St. Patrick’s College, Karachi. From L to R: Roshan Khan, Jonah Barrington, Azam Khan, Jahangir Khan, Geoff Hunt, Hashim Khan and Qamar Zaman. Pakistan Squash Federation Handbook 1993-1994 PAKISTAN’S MAGNIFICIENT SEVEN By Adil Ahmad I feel … Continue reading

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First Jamaat Khana of Karachi

By Dr. Sohail Ansari Ismaili merchants made mercantile trips to Karachi in 16th and 17th centuries coming from Kutchh, Kathiawar, Muscat and Gwadar. Whereas they resided in the city, their families were still in their base towns and the community … Continue reading

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Telephone Service in Karachi

By Dr. Sohail Ansari We had telegraphy posted recently, and now comes telephone. The first patent of which went to Graham Bell in March 1876. Some may recall the Karachi days of three, four and later five digit phone numbers, … Continue reading

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Famous Chinese Restaurants of Old Karachi.

Compiled by Amin H. Karim Photos courtesy of various sources on the web. HONG KONG RESTAURANT, Victoria Road (Now Abdullah Haroon Road), Across from Jabees Hotel. Saddar, Karachi.  Mr. Li continued to run it upto 1990’s and by end if … Continue reading

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KPI Cricket Team 1973-74

By Menin Rodrigues The Karachi Parsi Institute (KPI) Cricket Team 1973-74. Photo courtesy: Kaiser Lashkari, Captions: Aspy Canteenwalla and Sam Mehta. Source: FB Group – KIDS of Parsi Colonies (Karachi & Global). Photo Credit: Pervez Bharucha Kanty Kothary I found this picture of early … Continue reading

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Missing the Malabari Tea

By Dr. Sohail Ansari Missing the Malabari Tea The community of Mappilas, the Malabar Muslims, supported the invading military of Haider Ali in 1765. However, the British won the Mysore war against Tipu Sultan. The Mappilas did not gain any … Continue reading

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Purani Numaish

By Dr. Adnan Zuberi Purani NumaishKarachiites are familiar with Purani Numaish, its a name of a Bus Stop. This famous Bus Stop is in the vicinity of M A Jinnah’s resting place ( Mazar e Quaid ). By 1864, after … Continue reading

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Lost Glory

By Dr. Sohail Ansari Lost Glory A news from 2 February 1950: KARACHI AIRPORT: The Civil and Military Gazette of Lahore writes that modifications to Karachi Airport to enable it to handle the world’s first jet-liner, the De-Havilland Comet, are … Continue reading

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Inauguration of Sukkur Barrage 1932

1932: Inauguration of Sukkur Barrage is celebrated at Karachi Gymkhana. Photo and caption courtesy of Dr. Ghulam Nabi Kazi.

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Minwalla and Avari

By Mr. Sam Mehta

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