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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 Faith – Mahadev Mandir

The temple inside the cave. A natural wonder. A miracle as people at the temple tell me. There are all sorts of legends. Although current structure of the temple has existed for 300-500 years (depends who you ask) but some of them say that this is where Karachi began as a settlement. Some people say […]

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City Notebook – Outside the Box at Pioneer Book House

One of the most important exhibitions of the year. For you don’t know when Akhtar Soomro will exhibit his work next. Akhtar Soomro is one of the finest photographers in the city but has hardly shown his work in form of an exhibition. Born in Lyari and trained as an Engineer, Akhtar soon realized that […]

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City Landmarks – NJV School

The commitment, vision and generosity of Karachi‚Äôs 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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City Portraits – Babar Baban Baloch

Lyari is perhaps the coolest locality in Karachi. It’s the place where people don’t fear to dream. It’s the place where people pursue their dreams despite having little infrastructure or support. In last few visits to Lyari I have met aspiring filmmakers, singers, boxers, footballers and others. There is another kid who aspires to become […]

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