Pakistan is more than 60 years old and a lot has changed since then. The roads, monuments, old cities, small towns..these things don’t look the same anymore. Karachi, the 8th largest city of the world, has changed massively with time. You might have heard your parents or grandparents saying ‘Karachi tou aisa tha jawani main’ but can you experience it?
Here’s where MangoBaaz comes in. Here are some vintage pictures of the time jab Karachi jawan tha…
A Girl’s School In Karachi – 1873
The Empress Market, Karachi – 1890
Sindh Club, Karachi – 1890
Nappier Barracks, Karachi – 1890
Victoria Road, Karachi – 1900
And now some of Karachi ki galliyan for you
And what is Karachi today?
The city is called “roshniyon ka shehr” with a reason
With its tall sky scrapers.
And the crowded neighborhoods
The tortuously long traffic jams
And the huge sprawling expansiveness of it all.
After all, it is one of the biggest cities in the world!
Here’s a glimpse of some of the important landmarks of Karachi back then and as they are now.
A Rare Photo Of Karachi Port – 1906
And Karachi Port now
Under constrution Mazar-e-Quaid back then:
and Mazar-e-Quaid now:
What a massive change! We now know the city that has long, arduous traffic jams, a fast paced life and lots of upheaval. Back then it was a small town that started off as a fishing community called “Kolachi”. How time flies, indeed.