Category Archives: Entertainment in Old Karachi

Manzoor Qureshi

By Ms. Anjum Khan His sweet coy shy smile has never left his side .. even after all these years MANZOOR QURESHI still retains that charm and that elegant persona which has always been part of his graceful personality . … Continue reading

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The Infant Days of Pakistan TV

By Ms,. Anjum Khan Many many many moons ago Who remembers when we used to sit in front of the square box ( im)patiently staring at this weird logo showing on the screen while bearing with this sad and kinda … Continue reading

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Sahira Kazmi: Loaded to the Brim With Talent

By Anjum Khan  A man works from Dawn to Dusk and a women’s job never ends or it seems aisey mei to be able to excel in both fronts (job and ghar) and even make a respectable name in it … Continue reading

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The Hotel World of Karachi of 1980s

THE HOTELIERING YEARS OF MY LIFE (1982-1994) You are actually in a world of your own! By Menin Rodrigues (April 1994) Keeping in view the economic gains envisaged for Pakistan as she nears the twenty-first century, there is no doubt … Continue reading

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Karachi’s Babs

Babra Sharif: By Raju Jamil (2013) Over the decades, newspapers, magazines, TV chat shows, morning shows, evening shows, every kind of shows, have displayed a proliferation of B’s images and work she so wondrously accomplished in Pakistan Film Industry. Having … Continue reading

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Karachi Picture House

KARACHI PICTURE HOUSE BY Amin H. Karim The Karachi Picture House in 1940 was located at the corner of Bunder Road and Shivandas Chandumal Road. This area is just north of where the Old Lighhouse Cinema was constructed and across … Continue reading

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Bin Qasim Park Karachi

Bin Qasim Park This is one of the largest parks in Karachi, covering 130 acres of land, making it ideal for picnics and lazy strolls because of its large green lawns, ample shaded canopies and benches. The park also has … Continue reading

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Khuda Ki Basti 1969

KHUDA KI BASTI… The Mother Of All Serials! (Telecast 50 Years Ago From PTV Karachi) By Raju Jamil …written by Late Shaukat Siddiqui, was the first ever novel to be translated into 11 languages…..This novel was also the first one … Continue reading

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Karachi Cinema Houses

The credit for this idea of arranging photos of Karachi based on their category goes to Menin Rodrigues. Karachi had at one time more than 100 cinema houses. There is an article on them on this site which details the … Continue reading

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Weekend Fun for Landlords

By: Amin H. Karim The SINDH JAGIRDAR HOTEL:  The Hotel situated at the corner of M.A. Jinnah Road and Hassan Ali Effendi Road is one of the oldest hotels in Karachi. It was there in 1950’s and still in business. … Continue reading

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