Author Archives: Amin H. Karim MD

About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.

The Legacy of Turab Studios in Commercial Photography

The Legacy of Turab Studios in Commercial Photography By Menin Rodrigues KARACHI: September 3, 2015 – Mohammad Turab was eons ahead of time when heforecasted the photographic needs of industrial and commercial Pakistan, including corporations and advertising agencies. TURAB STUDIOS … Continue reading

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Memon Masjid by Artist Hanif Shahzad

Memon Masjid 27 by 36″ Oil on Canvas The Memon Masjid located in Karachi, Pakistan, is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the city located on M.A Jinnah Road. The first committee of the Memon Masjid was formed … Continue reading

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A Drive Down Victoria Road

A short clip of Abdullah Haroon Road (Old Victoria Road) as you go west towards Shahrah-e-Iraq (Old Clarke Street), passing by the on your left the building which has the dental office of father of President of Pakistan Mr. Arif … Continue reading

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The First Citizen of Pakistan

THE FIRST PAKISTANI CITIZEN: ALLAMA MUHAMMAD ASAD: (1900- Feb 20, 1992). A linguist, a journalist, a traveler, a scholar, and a writer. He was issued the first Pakistani Passport, immediately after the independence in August 1947 in Karachi. *Origin and … Continue reading

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Norman D’Souza

By Menin Rodriguez FILM based on the life of Patrician NORMAN D’SOUZA, who rocked the music scene in Karachi from 1960s and still performs to live audiences. 1978, a Mansfield Films & Sanat Initiative presentation directed by Hamza Bangash is … Continue reading

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Capture of Manora Island circa 1839

By Dr. Sohail Ansari 3rd February 1839 was a game changer for Karachi. The Fort of Manora came under fire, when East India Company stormed and captured Manora, leading to fall of Karachi under the Raj. Four years later, the rest … Continue reading

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Naheed Iskander Mirza

By Dr. Sohail Ansari Nahid Iskander Mirza 6 February 1919 – 23 January 2019In 1951, Mohammad-Ebrahim Mirza Amirteymour Kalali was posted as Iran’s Military Attaché to Karachi. His daughter, Nahid Afghamy came with him. She was married to Colonel Mehdi … Continue reading

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Plane Crash 1949

By Dr. Sohail Ansari As published in the DAWN today:ON Dec 12, 1949, a DC-3C Dakota of Pak Air Services flying from Lahore to Karachi crashed at Karo Jabal near Jungshahi. All 26 on board perished. Among them was Maj-Gen … Continue reading

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Ladies Gymkhana Karachi

By Safdar Nensey I recently acquired the attached undated, large sized & paper thin, photograph pertaining to Karachi. It is about always easier to judge the age / date of a vintage postcard if it is postally used. If not, … Continue reading

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Karachi’s First Liqour Tavern

Karachi’s first liquor tavern MOKHI AND MATARA – A folk tale By Dr. Sohail Ansari The story of a tavern in Karachi dates back to around 400 years. Perhaps this is the oldest recorded tavern of the city. Natar, a … Continue reading

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