Karachi Photos 1951-1960

PIAAtAirportTarmac1954

Pakistan International Airlines in 1954 at the Airport tarmac.  What security? (Photo courtesy of Dr. Sohail Ansari)

PIDCQueensRoad1960Tag

Queens Road – Club Road Intersection with PIDC Building; likely 1960’s or early; Famous PIDC pan shop on the right; you are not a certified Karachiwala unless you have eaten a PIDC paan! Popular spot at night till late! (AHK)

SaifeeHouseKarachiB

Ineresection of Dr. Ziuddin Road and Aiwan-e-Sadar Road showing Saifee House.  The offices and press of Morning News were located here.  Khairbad restaurant was across the street.  Polo ground (later named Bagh-e-Quaid-e-Azam) was on Ziauddin Ahmed road.
EmpressMarket1960s

SaifeeHouseZiuddinRoad1960Tag

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Pakistan Republic Day celebrations, the above photo is from 1958 and the lower with tanks is from 1956.  It is now celebrated as Pakistan Day.

SingerCorner1960sBTag

NapierroadKarachi1950
Old Napier Road Karachi, in the 1950s so called red light area but also a commercial hub linking Marriott Road wholesale market with Lea Market. Now called Altaf Hussain Road in honor of Poet Altaf Hussain Hali.
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Bunder Road, LighHouse Cinema area across from Jinnah Sports and Gari Khata.
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West Wharf Harbor Karachi in 1950s