Category Archives: Historic Buildings of Old Karachi

KMC Building 1931

1940s: Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) built in 1931. A tram travelling on Bunder Road. Across from KMC is the Shree Swaminarayan Mandir. Many Hindus lived in the Gari Khata, Pakisan Chowk, Haqqani Chowk, before partition. The street names in the … Continue reading

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HoneyMoon Lodge Karachi

By Dr. Sohail Ansari Honeymoon Lodge is located on Korangi Road in Defence Housing Society. It was also known as Muhammadi Takri or Takri (hill). Sir Aga Khan III was born here in 1877. It was built in 1840, soon … Continue reading

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Kala Chapra: Again

KALA CHAPRA – AGAIN: By  Dr. Sohail Ansari  HUGE HANGAR AT KARACHI LONDON, 11 October 1925 — The Armstrong Construction Company has obtained the Air Ministry’s order to build one of the world’s largest airship sheds in Karachi. It is … Continue reading

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Darya Lal Sankat Mochan Mandir Karachi

  Darya Lal Sankat Mochan Mandir (also called Jhoolay Lal Mandir), It is located on Eduljee Dinshaw Road near KPT Custom House – Karachi Darya Lal Mandir got its name as it is situated just on the edge of the … Continue reading

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Opinion: Salvaging Karachi’s Pride

OPINION Salvaging Karachi’s Pride – An Open Letter to Imran Khan By Menin Rodrigues There are so many people who claim stake in the ownership of Karachi, it’s a good thing. With the proliferation of social media, the history of Karachi, … Continue reading

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State Bank of Pakistan Museum

State Bank of Pakistan Museum By Mr. Abdurrrehman Chaudhry FaceBook Post April 28 2019 Tucked in between high-rises on one of the busiest roads in the city lies the stony building of the State Bank of Pakistan Museum. What was … Continue reading

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Pakistan Maritime Museum Karachi

Pakistan Maritime Museum Just like the air force, Pakistan’s Naval Forces also have their own museum in the city, which sits alongside an artificial lake and a park. The Pakistan Maritime Museum, situated on 28 acres of grassy lawns, comprises … Continue reading

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Hindu Gymkhana Karachi

Hindu Gymkhana/NAPA building The NAPA building, which serves today as an Academy of Performing Arts, was formally the Hindu Gymkhana and built in 1925 as a recreational club for the elite Hindus that lived in Karachi before the partition. The … Continue reading

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Musical Fountain Through The Years

By Amin H. Karim MD The Musical Fountain stood at the intersection of Voctoria Road, Havelock Road, Din Mohammed Wafai Road and Musical Fountain Road.  On the north east corner of the intersection is the Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral. There … Continue reading

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The Theosophical Society of Karachi

By Amin H. Karim MD THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY (JAMSHED MEMORIAL HALL): Located on M.A Jinnah Road, opposite Radio Pakistan Karachi Building, the Theosophical Society’s main auditorium was named after Jamshed Nusserwanjee, the philanthropist and humanitarian who was Karachi’s first mayor, … Continue reading

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