Tag Archives: Lyari

City Landmarks – Kakri Ground

Some people might have this misconception that Defence and Clifton are the most happening parts of the town. Lyari trumps them both any given day. It is as if we are comparing Morata with Salah on current form for their respective clubs. A lot of people that I have acquainted with recently in Lyari have […]

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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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City Landmarks – M. A. Sobaidar Building, Aath Chowk, Lyari

There are certain buildings in each neighborhood which become very important because of the role that they play in local social scene. Memories are associated with these landmarks and they live in our conversations long after they have disappeared physically. Such is the position of Muhammad Ali Sobaidar building in Aath Chowk (literally eight (lane) […]

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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 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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