Category Archives: Transportation in Karachi

By  Amin H. Karim Closeup of the good old tram on its way to Cantt Station from Saddar. MTC= Mohammed Ali Tram Co. MTC earned extra money by ads on the tram. The tram was drivable from both sides. The … Continue reading

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A PIA Accomplishment 1962

A PIA ACCOMPLISHMENT 1962: Capt. Abdullah Baig and Capt. Mirza Taimur Baig welcomed with garlands at Karachi Airport after completing speed record breaking flight from London to Karachi on January 2, 1962 with PIA’s brand new Boeing 720-040B (AP-AMG) on … Continue reading

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Maula Baksh and Harold Meik

MAULA BAKSH AND CAPTAIN HAROLD MEIK  BY  Michael Meik  The Maula Baksh. Picture taken by photographer Malcolm Cranfield on April 1, 1976 while the ship was on the Kiel Canal in Germany. Over the last day or so, there were … Continue reading

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Imperial Airways Limited 1924

By  Dr. Sohail Ansari  30th March  1924 marked an unforgettable event in the history of aviation for Karachi. Imperial Airways Limited which was formed on 31 March 1924 with the merger of British Marine Air  Navigation Company Ltd, the Daimler Airway, Handley … Continue reading

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A Ship Called Dwarka

SS Dwarka owned by P and O Steamship Company served the route between Kuwait and Bombay stopping at Karachi harbor on the way. It took workers from Kerala to the Gulf and back,. “Deck with food’ in 1982 cost Rs. … Continue reading

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Animal Drawn Carriages

Photos collected by Menin Rodrigues

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Trams of Karachi

TRAMS OF KARACHI By Menin Rodrigues The idea of a tramway system for Karachi was conceived and a tender for its construction was first made in 1881. On February 8, 1883 a plan for a tramway was drawn up and … Continue reading

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