Category Archives: Karachi History

Nawab of Junagadh

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  After his exile from Junagadh, Muhammad Mahabat Khan III and his family settled in Karachi, where he died of rabies at the age of 59 years. He was fond of dogs and is believed to have … Continue reading

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Link of Karachi with Australia

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  Karachi long had trading links with Afghans. Before the British conquest, they had established ‘Karavan Serai’ for Afghan traders, outside the confines of the city, where Sindh Madressah stands today. The complex had central grounds and … Continue reading

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International Telegraphy and Karachi

HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL TELEGRAPHY and KARACHI. By Dr. Adnan Zuberi NOT only as Gateway to South Asia and Australasia in Aerial Communication, Karachi is the first town of South Asia connected with International Telegraph from Europe. From Alexander the Great … Continue reading

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The Waxing and Waning Crescent

By Amin H. Karim  WAXING AND WANING CRESCENT.  The flag of the new Dominion of Pakistan in August 1947 was designed and approved in Karachi which was the capital of the country at the time. (Actually in Seafield House, Abdullah … Continue reading

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Origin of Name Karachi: One view

From where Name of Karachi originated? By Nadeem Baqai  Map of Asia in 100 BC, Karachi was then Kaccha. The History of Karachi – earliest account of the area where Karachi is located can be found in the record books … Continue reading

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Scinde Dawk: Another Accolade for Karachi.

By Dr. Sohail Ansari Scinde Dawk: Another accolade for Karachi The Indian Post Office was established in 1837. In 1850, there were four post offices in the province of Sindh — Sukkur, Shikarpur, Hyderabad, and Karachi. Sir Henry Bartle Frere … Continue reading

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Baba Island

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  Karachi is built around a bay which is a natural harbour and protected from storms by a group of small islands: Baba, Shamspir, Manora and Kiamari (which is no more an island). There are nine islands … Continue reading

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Karachi Under Bubonic Plague 1890s

By Dr. Adnan Zuberi  Karachi under Plague (Bubonic) Pandemic 1890s Third pandemic Plague was originated in Yunnan, China in 1850s. It spread to Port Cities right from Calcutta, Pune, Bombay and Karachi. It further travel to west via Jeddah and … Continue reading

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Quarantine in Karachi 1890

By Dr. Saad Bashir  Quarantine/detention centre in Karachi 1890 – for plague control The third plague pandemic was a major bubonic plague pandemic that began in Yunnan, China, in 1855 during the fifth year of the Xianfeng Emperor of the … Continue reading

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P.N.S. Karsaz Karachi

By Dr. Adnan Zuberi  Karsaz is a famous neighborhood of Karachi. This is one of the oldest Cantonment of British Army. In 1920s RAF developed an Airstrip here and their ammunition depot. Colonel T E Lawrence ( Lawrence of Arabia) … Continue reading

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