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City Landmarks – Mulla Fazil Hall Library

The building looks like it was built sometime in 70s. The recent renovation makes it difficult to make an educated guess. The contractors trusted with renovations in the city have started giving the same treatment to every building. Shinning tiles, gaudy false ceilings and misfit fixtures are a common theme that you find across the […]

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City Landmarks – Kumar Cinema, Napier Road

Kumar Cinema looks like a residential block from the main Napier Road. It has been painted in a peculiar green shade and does not have imposing look that you will expect from a single screen cinema. It is tucked between a tea stall and dentist shops on the other side. The people at cinema put […]

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City Landmarks – M. A. Sobaidar Building, Aath Chowk, Lyari

There are certain buildings in each neighborhood which become very important because of the role that they play in local social scene. Memories are associated with these landmarks and they live in our conversations long after they have disappeared physically. Such is the position of Muhammad Ali Sobaidar building in Aath Chowk (literally eight (lane) […]

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City Landmarks – Ismail Shaheed Learning Center

Lyari is a fascinating place. There is no lack of passion and purpose. Number of people who participate in recreational and cultural activities dwarfs that in any other neighborhood in Karachi. Add activism to it which can be found in abundance in the streets of Lyari. People in Shah Bag Lane of Lyari speak fondly […]

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City Landmarks – NJV School

The commitment, vision and generosity of Karachi’s founders made it possible for Karachi to sustain millions of souls for times to come. Walk around Bunder road and you will witness many examples of selfless generosity. Whether its educational institutes, hospitals, maternity homes, libraries or water troughs, they reflected values and aesthetics of Karachi’s founding fathers. […]

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