Category Archives: Karachi Neighborhoods

Scenes of Karachi Neighborhoods with people and places as recalled by Amin H. Karim MD

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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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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Famous Intersection of Saddar I

By Faisal Yakoob   Amin H Karim Intersection of Victoria Road and Clark Street. The corner building is still there and was the dental office Dr.. Sukhia as well as of the father of President Arif. Edit or delete this Saad … Continue reading

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Victoria Road

VICTORIA ROAD By Dr. Sohail Ansari It was in 1969 that the Karachi Municipal Corporation targeted seven roads and streets to be renamed. Victoria Road was one of those. On 30th October 1969, a decision was made to rename it … Continue reading

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Bohri Bazaar Fire 1958 and 1980

Viqar Siddiqui I remember going to Bohri Bazaar with my Mother, as a School Boy in the Sixtees, as a College student in seventies, Later on in the Eighties with my wife, buying household items, knickknacks, etc. but having chat was … Continue reading

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Patel Golzar Chambers

Patel Golzar Chambers located at the southeast corner of Abdullah Haroon Road and Shahrah-e-Liaquat (Old Clarke Street) across from the Old Paradise Cinema (now Paradise Market). Dr. Sukhia’s grandfather established the Sukhia Dental Surgery; Dr. Arif Alvi (President of Pakistan) … Continue reading

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Growing Up In Depot Lines, Saddar

Growing up in Depot Lines, Saddar By Menin Rodrigues The 117 Depot Lines compound was a large tract of land in proper Saddar, originally (pre-partition) owned by Edulji Dinshaw. After the 1965 War this piece of land was designated as … 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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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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Paradise Cinema

Old Paradise Cinema in 1950’s. Intersection of Victoria Road and Clarke Street (Now called Shahrah-e-Iraq). Paradise Cinema is no longer there and Paradise Market and Hotel stand in its place. Photo is probably from either Rock Court of Hotel Jabees. … Continue reading

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