Karachi – The Queen of the East

“One day she will be the Queen of the East”, said Charles Napier a hundred year ago about Karachi. It was then only a small village. Today Karachi bursts upon the visitor as a vast commercial and industrial center, a sea of people teeming with human activity, its population having already exceeded nine million mark and still growing.

This metropolitan city of Karachi was until 1725 A.D. just a barren piece of land , washed on three sides by the blue waters of the Arabian Sea. A few fishermen lived in a small huts on the sunny creek. There was a pool of water on this barren piece of land which was known as Kalachi-jo-Kun. Kalachi was the name of fisherman whereas kun meant a deep kitch. Therefore, “Kalachi-jo-Kun” meant the deep ditch of Kalacahi, the fisherman.

A few mud huts sprang around this point and their numbers increased. Gradually a village came into being . This village was called as Kalachi-jo-Ghote, which as time passed grew into prominence.

hummm .. that was a little about my city . Ill put a little history into perspective every once in a while .You know what they say , One should know his history .Waisay there is a dhaaba halfway to hyderabad when you go by car , they have a jute couch upfront with a banner hung to its bottom .. it sayz “Kalachi-jo-Ghote” …..

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