Historic Karachi

A website maintained by a very active reader/commenter of this blog, SWA, www.historickarachi.com is a collection of photographs and historical excerpts about our fair city. It takes a reader from the very early days (from 18th century), through each era that the city has experieced, from being a british town, to being a city, to a metropolitan city right through to the current times. A very good resource for anyone interested in how our city came to be. SWA, thanks for making this website!

When i last posted on hillpark, there was a request for more pictures from the olden days by Omaer. Here you go man. Enjoy.

13 Comments so far

  1. Anathema (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 1:34 pm

    speaking of history: anyone reporting about Karachi Gandhi Garden’s elephant and prime highlight Anarkali passing away on KMB?


  2. Omaer (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 1:44 pm

    Hey Thanks Mansoor, I did check out the historic Karachi website earlier and found it absolutely rivetting, pretty good stuff…


  3. mansoor (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 2:12 pm

    anathema: The previous post by Xill was about anarkali.

    Omaer: your welcome.


  4. Zain (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 3:21 pm

    Mind blowing pictures :) Love the site


  5. SWA (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 8:28 pm

    @ Mansoor: Thanks much for the recognition on the metblogs. I really appreciate it.

    To other visitors to the site: Yes, please check it out and refer it to your friends and folks so that they can know more about our city’s history.
    Also, if you have any old pictures lying around, or any other contributions, email them to me! I still keep on adding to the website and I would appreciate your input.


  6. Raza (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 9:33 pm

    Thanks for informing us of this informative site Mansoor. I was wondering if you could write something about the historical areas surrounding Karachi such as Chaukandi and Makli Hill etc. I am really interested in learning some history about them and if possible also post some pics. I have been doing that about Lahore on the Lahore Metblogs. And I would love to see someone do something similar for Karachi also.


  7. Zain (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 11:47 pm

    Raza and other LMB guys, you are doing a wonderful job there.. Keep it up guys..


  8. Jamash (unregistered) on July 19th, 2006 @ 1:47 am

    It is an absolutely wonderful website, Thank you for this wonderful post :)


  9. mansoor (unregistered) on July 19th, 2006 @ 11:36 am

    swa: your very welcome.

    raza: i’ve been reading up your posts there! very informative! if i get my hands on some material, rest assured this is the first place i’ll post them to

    jamash: your welcome :)


  10. Anathema (unregistered) on July 19th, 2006 @ 12:30 pm

    my apologies for not reading the earlier post in detail. thanks mansoor


  11. mansoor (unregistered) on July 19th, 2006 @ 12:45 pm

    anathema: no worries :)


  12. Ramla A. (unregistered) on July 19th, 2006 @ 8:31 pm

    Mansoor, I am delighted to have seen your contribution to the KMB: rich, diverse, and active – just as your own blog is!

    I have visited KMB after quite a few weeks, and this site is now much more active and enjoyable. Excellent work by you and other writers… way to go!


  13. mansoor (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 12:11 am

    ramla: thanks! u made my day :)



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