Khaliq Deena Hall

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Khalikdina Hall (Urdu: خالق دینا ہال ‎) is located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Its original name is Ghulam Hoosain Khalikdina Hall and Library written on the front of the sandstone building. It has a hall which is used for various events and functions. A room is dedicated to a library and one room caters as an office of a NGO.[1][2]

Historical background[edit]

Khalikdina Hall holds a historical significance as it was used in British India by the British authorities in 1921 as a court to try Maulana Shaukat Ali and Maulana Mohammad Ali Jouhar, leaders of the Khilafat movement.[3]

Khaliqdina Hall was originally built in 1906. The building was named after Ghulam Hussain Khaliqdina who gave a generous donation of Rupees 18,000 out of the total cost of Rupees 33,000 to construct the sandstone building back then. Karachi Municipal Corporation provided the remaining funding. The main hall can seat approximately 600 persons.[1]

Along with other historical buildings in Karachi, Khaliq Deena Hall was also neglected for years. It was restored in 2002 by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation at a cost of Rupees 15 million.[1] This building is now protected as one of the cultural heritage sites in Sindh.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The past is another story..., Dawn (newspaper), Published 22 December 2008, Retrieved 13 September 2017
  2. ^ Rediscovering the city: No place like Karachi, The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 15 June 2015, Retrieved 13 September 2017
  3. ^ a b Hallmark of history - Khaliq Deena Hall, Dawn (newspaper), Published 20 September 2009, Retrieved 13 September 2017

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