Some pictures from History of Pakistan

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A ‘madari’ dresses up his monkey in a town in Sindh (1974).

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Western tourists jam with a Pakistani tabla player in Karachi (1975).

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A vibrant 1973 poster printed by the Pakistan Ministry of Tourism to attract tourists to the city of Lahore.

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A 1973 photo of men enjoying a sizzling dance performance in Karachi’s red light district on Napier Road.

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A 1975 poster advertising a concert by Pakistan’s leading Baloch, Sindhi, Pashtun and Punjabi folk singers.

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Pakistan cricket captain relaxes with a glass of beer at Karachi’s National Stadium after his team defeated the visiting New Zealand side 2-0 (November1976). This was the Pakistan team’s first Test series win after three years.

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Students of Karachi’s Dow Medical College off to attend a class in 1975.

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Canadian travellers in Multan, 1982. They were touring the world on their car.

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November 1988: Hosts conducting PTV’s marathon transmission of the 1988 election that followed Zia’s death. Benazir Bhutto’s PPP won majority of the seats.

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Soldiers climbing the gate of a government building during the 1999 military coup against the Nawaz Sharif government.

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Major urban centers like Karachi witnessed widespread development and stability during the Musharraf regime.

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Hippie tourists enjoying themselves at a hut at one of Karachi’s many beaches in 1973. –Photo courtesy: Pakistan Herald.

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A trendy group of friends pose outside their class at the Karachi University in 1973. –Photo courtesy: Pakistan Herald.

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Part of the cast and crew of Pakistan Television (PTV)’s 1970 play, ‘Shazori,’ at a reception given in their honour by Canada Dry beverages company.

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Desperado, 1981: This is a rare photograph of notorious Pakistani left-wing radical, Salamulla Tipu, hanging out from the cockpit of a PIA plane that he had hijacked with three other colleagues in 1981.

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