Category Archives: Contributions by British

Contributions to the growth of Karachi by the British when they occupied it.

Brigadier Arthur Edward Cumming

By Dr. Adnan Zuberi  Brigadier Arthur Edward Cumming A Born Karachiite, Awarded Victoria Cross Victoria Cross: The most prestigious and highest award of British Govt. The personnel of British armed forces are the recipient. This award was set during Crimean … Continue reading

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Manghopir’s Hot Springs

By:  Dr. Sohail Ansari Over centuries Manghopir’s hot springs has continued to attract thousands of people from far-flung areas who gather there for a bath. These hot sulphur springs, legend has it, have miraculous healing powers that can cure most … Continue reading

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Major John Crawford

By Dr. Adnan Zuberi  Goodbye, John Major John Crawford, today has left for his heavenly abode. John was 92 and WW2 veteran, born in Paisley, Scotland. He was my next door neighbour and we had long association. Simple, nice and … 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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Dow Medical College Inauguration 1945

Sohail Ansari There was a long standing medical school in Hyderabad. In 1930’s reforms were brought in to health and medical education. The school in Hyderabad gave a diploma level licensure; those taking course needed only matriculation for the course. There … Continue reading

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Smith and Campbell Pharmacy Karachi.

by Amin H. Karim MD December 16 2018 SMITH AND CAMPBELL PHARMACY, ELPHINSTONE STREET, KARACHI. It is not known when firm of Smith & Campbell was established, but it is possible that Dan Smith and William Campbell (both of whom … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Napier:

Resurrecting Napier! My thoughts, 16 million inhabitants ago! BY MENIN RODRIGUES THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016 At 28 years of age I was put this question “If you could bring back to life someone who could deal with Karachi, who would … Continue reading

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Two Karachi Ladies With a Mission

TWO KARACHI LADIES AND A MAN WITH A MISSION: Earlier this year I was driving down Mission Road. I saw the name of old Civil Hospital Karachi had changed to DR. RUTH K.M. PFAU CIVIL HOSPITAL KARACHI. A short distance … Continue reading

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British Union Jack Club.

British Union Jack Club 1930 This building is now Services Mess across from Hotel Metropole on Mereweather Road.

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