Historic images from Past of Pakistan

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    A 1966 photo of the beautiful Punjab University in Lahore. Notice the double-decker bus. Such buses were quite common in Lahore till the late 1960s.

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    A group of students hang-out for a smoke and a chat outside the main canteen of the Punjab University in Lahore (1973).
    (Photo: The Herald)

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    A group of friends pose outside their class at the Karachi University in 1973.
    (Photo: The Herald)

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    American tourists enjoying a ride on a tanga in  Lahore  in 1975.

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    Fatima Jinnah, sister of the founder of Pakistan, Muhamad Ali Jinnah, playing with her dog at her residence in Karachi in 1959.

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    Pilots and cabin crew of a PIA flight meet Chinese revolutionary leader and Premier, Zhou Enla (early 1960s)





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    A 1961 poster published by the Tourism Board of Pakistan to attract western tourists to visit the capital city of the rugged Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Peshawar.

    Although the poster showed Pashtun tribesmen with rifles, they were not allowed to carry them in the city

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    A telling image from Pakistan’s first horror and ‘X-Rated’ film, Zinda Lash (The Living Corpse) – a modern (and voluptuous) retelling of the story of vampires and Dracula in a Pakistani setting.

    Released in 1967 the film became an instant box-office hit and was then repeatedly shown on the state-owned Pakistan Television (PTV) during its late Saturday night film slot..

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    Rare photo of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, shaking hands with future Baloch nationalist leader, Nawab Akbar Bugti, in Quetta, in 1948.
    In the 1950s and 1960s, Bugti became a critic of the state and joined Sindhi, Baloch, Bengali and Pashtun nationalists to oppose the government of Pakistan. Old Pakistan Pictures (166)


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

    Napier Road comprised one of the largest number of ‘kothas’ in the 1970s in Karachi, that mostly carted to the entertainment (and other) needs of lower-middle and working-class men.

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    Faisal Mosque 1983: Shaped like a desert Bedouin’s tent, the largest mosque in South Asia, the Faisal Mosque was the largest mosque in the world from 1986 until 1993. Construction of the mosque began in 1976 and completed in 1986, at a cost of over 130 million Saudi riyals (approximately 120 million USD today.

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