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An old view of the Karachi city, dating 1889. By that time Karachi had become the largest wheat exporting port in the east. By the turn of the century, the city faced street congestion, which led to South Asia's first tramway system being laid down in 1900.

Photo credit: Swerveut

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Mohatta Palace - Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It was built by Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta, an ambitious self-made Hindu businessman from Marwar as his summer home in the late 1920s.

Photo credit: Shahid1024


A view of Korangi Road, one of the best and the widest roads in the Karachi City. It connects the low-grade areas-Korangi and Landhi-to the best and elite parts of Karachi-DHA,Clifton,Saddar and the PECHS.

Photo credit: Muhammad Ameen

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3 Talwar ( Swords ) roundabout at Clifton, Karachi. Clifton lies in the southern area of Saddar Town. Clifton has been a residential place of the rich and famous people of Karachi since independence of Pakistan. South of Clifton lies Clifton Beach, Pakistan's most popular beach.

Photo credit: Adnan Asim


Tombs and graves at Chaukundi. Chaukhandi tombs, are attributed to Jokhio and Baloch tribes and were built between 15th and 18th centuries. It is situated 29 km east of Karachi on N-5 National Highway near Landhi Town.

Photo credit: M waqas

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A traditional shoe making and repairing shop in Karachi. Karachi has a cosmopolitan mix of many ethno-linguistic groups from all over Pakistan and refugees from neighboring countries and African continent.

Photo credit: Steve Evans

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One of the many typical grocery stores in Karachi. This city has several organized marketplaces, of which the Empress Market is most notable.

Photo credit: Steve Evans

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A traditionally decorated Camel along Karachi Beach. The beach has attractions for families and tourists, including beachside horse and camel rides, amusement parks, restaurants, and swimming in the Arabian Sea.

Photo credit: Steve Evans

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Flamingoes at Karachi Zoological Gardens. It is located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan and consists of a zoo, and several botanical gardens. The zoo is the most popular recreation areas in Karachi.

Photo credit: Ambi92


View of I. I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi. This road could be considered the financial headquarters of Pakistan. Situated in the heart of Karachi, Sindh, it was known as McLeod Road during the Colonial rule but was later renamed after the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, I. I. Chundrigar.

Photo credit: Zes


A postcard from 1930 of Elphinstone Street, Karachi. In 1911, during the British raj when the capital was shifted to Delhi, Karachi became closer to being a gateway to India and by 1914, Karachi had become the largest grain exporting port of the British Empire.

Photo credit: Johnny Stores and Idleguy


Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on 1st July 1948 at the opening of the State Bank of Pakistan in Karachi. The losses incurred in the transition to independence were taken from Pakistan's share (a total of 230 million). In May, 1948 Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Founder of Pakistan) took steps to establish the State Bank of Pakistan immediately. These were implemented in June 1948, and the State Bank of Pakistan commenced operation on July 1, 1948.

Photo credit: Zaindy87

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Karakoram Express departing to Lahore from Karachi Cantonment Railway Station. Cantt. Station is one of the oldest and busiest railway stations in Pakistan. It is located in the Karachi Cantonment, in Sindh, Pakistan. It was earlier known as Frere Street Station. The construction of Karachi Cantt. Station was started in 1896 and was completed in 1898 at a total cost of Rs. 80,000.

Photo credit: Nomi887

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Kemari Boat Basin in Karachi, Sindh. Kiamari Town (also spelt Keamari and Kemari) is the main coastal town of Karachi, located in the central and western parts of the city, including the Port of Karachi and an extensive coastline with sandy beaches, small islands and mangrove forests.

Photo credit: Faisal Saeed

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View of the National Cricket Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan. It is currently used for domestic and international cricket matches, and is home to Karachi's domestic cricket teams. The Pakistani cricket team have a remarkable Test record at the ground, having only lost twice (vs. England, December 2000-01, and South Africa, October 2007-08) and have won 21 times in 40 Test Matches and in over 50 years.

Photo credit: Nomi887


Magnificent view of the historical Karachi Port Trust Building. The Karachi Port Trust was established in 1887 by the Act IV of 1886, effective from 1 April 1887. The port is located between the towns of Kiamari and Saddar, close to the heart of old Karachi, the main business district, and several industrial areas. The geographic position of Karachi places the port in close proximity to major shipping routes such as the Strait of Hormuz.

Photo credit: Kamranyosuf

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