Unbelievable pictures from Past of Pakistan

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Unbelievable pictures from Past of PakistanOld Pakistan Pictures (168)

Karachi 1961: Brand new buildings and roads in the city began to emerge in the 1960s. The government of Field Martial Ayub Khan that came into power through a military coup in 1958 unfolded aggressive industrialisation and business-friendly policies, and Karachi became a natural city for the government to solidify its economic policies

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1963: Construction underway of the Habib Bank Plaza on Karachi’s II Chundrigarh Road. The building would rise to become the S.Asia’s tallest tilll 1992 and country’s tallest till the 2000s.

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Future US President Barak Obama visited Karachi as a visiting university student and stayed with a roommate of his in Karachi (1981).
Photographer’s own copyright .

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The local metrol rail in Karachi: 1962.

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The Cricketing heroes of 90’s.

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The Pakistan Cricket team celebrate the winning of its first major trophy, Sharjah, 1986. (from Left): Abdul Qadir, Mohsin Kamal, Javed Miandad, Mansoor Ilahi, Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Mansoor Akhtar.

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Pioneers of the new wave of Pakistani pop music, the Vital Signs in 1989

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A PTV host interviewing world wrestling champion, Anokhi (from Japan) who arrived in Karachi in the late 1970s to compete with Pakistan’s famous wrestlers, the Bholu Brothers.

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Benazir Bhutto waves to the crowd at her wedding reception in Lyari, Karachi in 1986.

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Begum Nusrat Bhutto kissing her daughter, Benazir Bhutto, in Karachi’s Mid East Hospital, 1978. Benazir was arrested by the Zia regime after he toppled her father, Z A. Bhutto’s government in July 1977. She developed a serious ear infection in jail and was finally shifted to the hospital for an operation. She was shifted back to jail after the operation.

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A glimpse of Karachi back in 1964 .

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Mid 1950s: Glorious Past – Public Enclosure of Chaklala International Airport.

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Lining up for a marathon in Karachi: A scene from 1970’s

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President Ayub Khan witnessing a location reserved for a new capital known as ‘Islamabad.

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General Zia receiving a Pope. The historical visit took place in 1980’s during Zia’s regime.

 

 

 

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