Astonishing pictures from History
Former Pakistan military dictator, General Yayah Khan having dinner with famous Pakistani singer, Noor Jehan in 1969. Yayah was having an affair with the popular vocalist and former actress.
Young American and European tourists with locals at a restaurant in Ziarat, Balochistan, in 1973.
Famous progressive Urdu poet, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, with legendary Indian actor, Dilip Kumar, 1979.
Canadian travellers in Multan, 1982. They were touring the world on their car .
Karachi’s Frere Hall and Garden with Queen Victoria’s statue in 1942.
1980s: Sultan Rahi (“Maula Jutt”) and Muhammad Ali.
1962: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with Miangul Abdul Haq Jahanzeb (Wali-e-Swat). Qudratullah Shahab in the background – #Swat #Pakistan
Wazirabad Railway Station 1978.
A 1960s shot of Karachi’s famous Hotel Metropole that was famous for its night clubs and bars. The hotel today is being torn down and turned into a shopping and office complex. Half of it has already been turned into a ‘wedding garden.’ Behind it was the Palace Cinema that was extremely popular with college and university students. The cinema was torn down in the 1980s and has since been operating as a ‘marriage hall.
Muslim Leaders in Organization of Islamic Countries Summit in 1974
picture of Yasir Arafat [Palestine], Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman [Bangladesh], Z.A Bhutto and Col M Qaddafi [Libya] at Shalimar Gardens in Lahore on 23rd February 1974
President Ayub Khan of Pakistan and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India!
Back in 1962: PIA crew posing at J.F Kennedy International Airport, USA
PIA Vickers Viscount plane: Served for almost 2 decades and finally grounded in 2005 Multan crash incident.
Paris? Istanbul? Kuwait? Nairobi? Baghdad? Doha? Bahrain? Jeddah? PIA was among the top ten airlines during 1960’s.