Wonderful Collection of Old Pakistan
Students of Karachi’s Dow Medical College off to attend a class in 1975.
Bhutto meets Chinese revolutionary leader and communist ideologue, Mao Tse Tung, in the Chinese capital.
Shahnaz Sheikh and Javed Shiekh in the hugely popular PTV rom-com, Ankahi (1982).
The historic Badshahi Mosque in Lahore being renovated (1964).
Women in Karachi burn their dupattas as a protest against what they termed were Zia’s anti-women laws (1981).
People gather in Lahore to see a captured Indian tank during the 1965 Pakistan-India war.
Z A. Bhutto with his children in 1975. (From Left): Murtaza (killed in a controversial police encounter in 1996); Shahnawaz (Allegedly poisoned by Pakistan intelligence agencies on the orders of Zia in 1985); Sanam (living in the UK); and Benazir (Was elected as PM twice in the 1990s before being assassinated in 2007). Bhutto was hanged through a sham trial by the Zia dictatorship in 1979.
1974: Islamic scholar and founder of the Jamat-i-Islami, Abul Aala Maudidi, holding a press conference during which he demanded that Ahmadis be declared non-Muslims.The government capitulated to his demands and deemed Ahmadis as a non-Muslim minority.
Hippie tourists enjoying themselves at a hut at one of Karachi’s many beaches in 1973. –Photo courtesy: Pakistan Herald.
19-year-old Imran Khan being introduced to the Queen of England by skipper Intikhab Alam, 1971.
1920s: Government House – #Peshawar
1900s: British Royal Artillery Force in NWFP (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
1910s: A view of Bazar in #Quetta
1920s: Street Scene at Lohari Gate – #Lahore
1960s: A street scene at #Karachi
1960s: Mangla Power House Under Construction
Photo by Sterling Hickson.
1960s: A view of #Islamabad
1970s: Foreign Travellers in #Islamabad
1950s: Rashid Minhas as a kid with family .
1960s: A Foreigner Lady paying Auto – Peaceful Days of #Karachi
1970s: Tourists at Khyber Pass