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City Secret – Hello Mr. Władysław Turowicz

A Polish hero who defended Lahore in 1965 war. The Pioneer of SUPARCO. Rocket Missile Man of Pakistan. A Polish who chose Karachi as his eternal abode. Here is a toast to Władysław Turowicz. Here is a toast to Karachi’s diversity. Spare sometime and say hello to him. He rests in peace at Gora Qabrustan.

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City Secret – Polish Connection

Photo Credits: Glenn Garrelts’ India / Kresy-Siberia Memorial Gallery  During early 40’s Karachi had a significant population of Polish refugees which fled Russian occupation in their native land. It was precisely during August 1942 and December 1944, when more than 30,000 Polish traveled to Karachi by Sea. They were accommodated in Malir by British Army. After […]

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City Secert – Meeting Rashid Minhas

Rest in peace in Karachi. A childhood hero of every Pakistani. A hero who will stay young for eternity. M.M. Alam despite his speed shooting classics aged but Minhas never did. He stayed as young as he was on the fateful day of 20th August 1971. Forever young in our memory.

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City Secret – Finding Noor Jehan in Karachi

Rest in Peace in Karachi. The lady pregnant with celestial fire. This piece of land in Gizri Graveyard has bits of you, me and every Pakistani. Allah Wasai, Noor Jehan or Malka-e-Tarranum, call her whatever you like, chances are that you have spent sometime listening to her timeless melodies. She defined music for decades in […]

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City Secret – Lawrence of Karachi

Lawrence in Karachi Photo Credits: T.E. Lawrence Studies An unlikely Karachi walla. T.E. Lawrence, or more famously, Lawrence of Arabia spent more than a year at Drigh Road in Karachi. Lawrence was posted at Royal Air Force Depot at Drigh Road in 1927 and served there until May 1928. The station was used as a […]

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