Author Archives: Amin H. Karim MD

About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.

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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Dinshaw House

By Dr. Sohail Ansari A man sprung from poverty and in 1890’s was said to have owned half of Karachi. He built a house, the Dinshaw House in 1890, on Ingle Road. It once became the residence of Pakistan’s President, … Continue reading

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Sister Gertrude Lemmens

By Dr. Sohail Ansari Sister Gertrude Lemmens, founder of Darul Sukun: She was the Angel of Karachi and ‘mama’ to the residents of Darul Sukun.Born on 14 July 1914 in Venray, Netherlands, she departed on 30 October 2000 in Karachi.She … Continue reading

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A Jewish Cricketer From Pakistan

An Introduction of the book: A Jewish Cricketer from Pakistan – Autobiography of Isaac Solson (Soloman) By Menin Rodrigues (Excerpts from the book) TORONTO: 6 July 2021 – Isaac Soloman (as he was known then) was born to Jewish parents … Continue reading

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Protection and Preservation of the City’s Heritage:

Protection and preservation of the city’s heritage – now or never! By Menin Rodrigues KARACHI: 5 July 2021 – Social media pages, groups and other digital platforms areperpetually posting images of historical buildings of Karachi; some vanished, many defaced,others surviving … Continue reading

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In Search of GEMS

By Menin Rodrigues Terence Andrade deserved a place in the national hockey team. Terry Andrade who now lives in California is a fine example of the caliber of former Karachi sportsmen who excelled through their lives, given their nurturing, education, … Continue reading

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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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