Tag Archives: Kharadar

City Walk – Sarafa Bazaar & Gao Gali

By the start of 17th century, the port in Thatta was dysfunctional due to the accumulation of silt. Sindhi merchants who operated from there decided to setup a new port on the shores of present day Karachi. The built a fortified settlement which had two gates, Kharadar and Mithadar. Kharadar opened towards the sea and […]

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City Landmarks – Wazir Mansion

Wazir Mansion may be the birth place of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Nothing can be said with certainty about him in this country. Though everyone would love to own the rights to┬áhis birth place, his furniture and clothes, but no one would actually care what he was preaching all that time. In Muhammad Hanif’s words “I […]

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City Walk – Locating Wazir Mansion

A journey back in time. Finding an address in Kharadar is no mean feat. Even if it is that of the founder of the country. A lot of people shake head when you inquire. Others get lost in translation. The Karachi Walla did not mind it. Kharadar Streets make a vibrant art gallery. Phase out […]

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