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City Museums – Sindh Police Museum, Garden Road

There is a dearth of quality museums in Karachi. Let me rephrase it. There is a dearth of museums in Karachi. Therefore establishment of Sindh Police Museum comes as a welcome surprise. Although a soft launch was done in 2017, still not many people are aware of it. A trip to the museum is surely […]

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City Museums – TDF Ghar

One of the most Insta-friendly landmarks in the city. Chances are that you may have seen it already in your insta-feed. Chances are that you will start seeing it in photo shoots and commercials. The shoots and commercials which feature bored models draped in identical summer prints or over enthusiastic housewives endorsing groceries. The Dawood […]

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City Museums – Up close with Sadequain

The Karachi Walla has visited Frere Hall umpteen times but never had a chance to climb the stairs to the wooden rostrum inside the main hall. Supposedly from there, town hall gatherings were addressed. Also you could have a look at Sadequain’s mural much closely. Even if these were not good enough reasons, wanted to […]

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City Museums – State Bank Museum

Highly Recommended. Very well conceived. Well apart from the failure to conceive visitors’ need for car parking! But let’s forget it for the time being. Even if there was not any museum, The colonial building popularly known as State Bank Library would have demanded a visit. An edifice of royal splendor. A Pink sandstone structure […]

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City Museums – The Flagstaff House

I have crossed over Metropole/Avari tower signal zillion of times but in the rush to reach some place or another; I never noticed the grand house on Fatima Bonus road (the one barricaded by Army) until recently. I was told that it belonged to Mr. Jinnah. I tried looking for its history online as soon […]

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