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

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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The Twenty Minute Bike Ride

The 20 Minute Bike Ride (further memories of PECHS) By Wayne Croning December 12 2018 “Grandpa, can you give me four annas to rent a bicycle? Please??” I asked my grandpa. He was in his usual spot, seated in his … Continue reading

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Chinna Creek Karachi

The mangroves of Chinna Creek as seen from the Boat Club Karachi.

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Karachi High Rises

Bahria Icon Tower 304 m (997 ft)[1] 62 2018 Clifton Pakistan’s tallest skyscraper Bahria Hotel 245 m (804 ft)[1] 46 2018 Karachi Dolmen Tower 3 160 m (525 ft)[2] 40 2018 Clifton Dolmen Tower 4 160 m (525 ft)[2] 40 2018 Clifton Bakht Tower 145 m (476 ft)[3] 38[3] 2017 … Continue reading

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Shamspir Island and the Fishermen We Knew

By Wayne Croning Located along the backwaters of Sandspit, Karachi; the Island of Shamspir is a heavily populated fishing hamlet, larger than Baba or Bhit Island that are located in the Kaemari harbour area. It is an isolated island with no roads … Continue reading

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Palace Hotel Area Old Karachi 1940s

OLD KARACHI۔۔۔۔QUITE OLD; By Raju Jamil 1940s: Aerial View of Killarney hotel (later Palace Hotel), now Sheraton Hotel – Karachi. Locations by number(s): 1. Karachi Gymkhana Cricket Ground where the unofficial Pakistan v/s MCC match took place in 1957. 2. … Continue reading

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Musical Fountain Intersection

Jaffer Brothers Motors was the next to Rex Cinema.  Rex Cinema is now replaced by Madina Mall and further west by Jainab Market. Mr. Safdar Abidi wrote: The main building with the arches in the middle of the image is a … Continue reading

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The Kabootar Baaz of Raja Mansion

By Amin H. Karim June 2018   For those not familiar with the area, Raja Mansion area is located in the heart of Old Karachi. It is situated north of Civil Hospital Karachi and Dow Medical College and is bounded … Continue reading

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Half Century Old Small Businesses in Karachi

By  Amin H. Karim In this article we will present small family owned businesses in Karachi that have survived the changes of Karachi. It will be work in progress as we add more businesses that are discovered by the members … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Around Dow Medical College, Karachi in the 1960’s.

  DUHS and the adjoining Civil Hospital Karachi sit on a large city block bounded by M.A. Jinnah Road (formerly Bunder Road) on the east, Hospital Road on the North, Princess Street to the West and Mission Road to the … Continue reading

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