Unbelievable pictures from Past of Pakistan
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
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.
Future US President Barak Obama visited Karachi as a visiting university student and stayed with a roommate of his in Karachi (1981).
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The local metrol rail in Karachi: 1962.
The Cricketing heroes of 90’s.
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.
Pioneers of the new wave of Pakistani pop music, the Vital Signs in 1989
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.
Benazir Bhutto waves to the crowd at her wedding reception in Lyari, Karachi in 1986.
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.
A glimpse of Karachi back in 1964 .
Mid 1950s: Glorious Past – Public Enclosure of Chaklala International Airport.
Lining up for a marathon in Karachi: A scene from 1970’s
President Ayub Khan witnessing a location reserved for a new capital known as ‘Islamabad.
General Zia receiving a Pope. The historical visit took place in 1980’s during Zia’s regime.