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City Landmarks – Jabees Funland

Have you ever wondered why Seaview has such great energy even on dullest of days? It is perhaps the only multi-class space left in the city. Clifton used to be a multi-space in general with Abdullah Shah Ghazi Shrine, Seaview, Mahadev temple, Funland and other parks providing recreational space for families belonging to all walks […]

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City Landmarks – Sindh Madressatul Islam

The Aligarh of Sindh. Sindh Madressatul Islam played a critical role in development of Muslim youth in times when Muslims of Sindh in general lagged behind socially and economically. It was made possible due to generosity and genuine interest in human capital building which visionaries in yesteryear exhibited on regular basis and built institutions which […]

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City Landmarks – Roxy Cinema

“The texture that you see here, it cannot be created on a set. It is something extraordinary.” I am at Roxy cinema with a filmmaker who is evaluating different locations for a project. The first thing that he notices and talks about is the texture of the building and what’s in there; the still life […]

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City Landmarks – Bedil Library, Sharfabad, Bahadurabad

Had Ghalib found himself in present day Karachi, he probably would have taken refuge in Bedil Library. At a walking distance from Char Minar Chowrangi,the library on second floor of Sharafabad Community hall transports you to a different era when people had different priorities and sensitivities. The library is named after Abdul Qadir Bedil, Persian […]

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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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