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Pakistan before 90s
Karachi’s congested Merewether Tower area in 1976. A badly managed economy (through haphazard nationalisation), and the reluctance of the private sector to invest in the city’s once thriving businesses strengthened the unregulated aspects of a growing informal economy that began to serve the needs of the city’s population. The flip side of this informal economic enterprise was the creeping corruption in the police and other government institutions that began to extort money from these unfettered and informal businesses.



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Posted on December, 12 2015 12:40:31 PM


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The American contingent parade past spectators at the 1980 ‘Karachi Olympics’: Zia’s dictatorship managed to strengthen itself soon after the Soviet forces invaded neighbouring Afghanistan in December 1979. Once the US resolved to oppose the Soviet invasion, it (along with Saudi Arabia), began pumping in an unprecedented amount of financial and military aid into Pakistan


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Posted on December, 12 2015 12:41:11 PM

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President Lyndon Johnson: President Lyndon Johnson Meets Ayub Khan in Karachi, Pakistan, 1960s


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Posted on December, 12 2015 12:42:39 PM

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Two hippie tourists at a tea shop in Sibi, Balochistan, in 1972.
Today, traveling to a Baloch town like the one in the picture has become a no-go area even for Pakistanis! (Photo courtesy Rory McLane)


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Posted on December, 12 2015 12:44:47 PM

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Crowd at a cricket Test match being played at Karachi’s National Stadium in 1976.
Crowd at a cricket Test match being played at Karachi’s National Stadium in 1976.

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Posted on December, 12 2015 12:46:58 PM

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This is a 1967 press ad published in LIFE magazine for the American insurance company, Continental Insurance.
The number of American and British tourists visiting Pakistan began to grow from the early 1960s. The trend hit a peak in the late 1970s before starting to dwindle and peter out in the mid-1980s.
It (in a tongue-in-cheek manner) addresses those traveling to Karachi and getting injured during a ‘camel crash.



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Posted on December, 12 2015 12:51:42 PM

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Altaf Gohar and Khalid Hassan with Noble Prize winning Pakistani scientist, Dr. Abdus Salam (centre) in the late 1970s.



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Posted on December, 12 2015 12:58:25 PM

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A serene image of Peshawar’s famous ‘Kisa Kahani Bazaar’ (Storytellers’ Market) in 1972. A culturally rich and ancient marketplace, the area has continuously come under terrorist attacks by Islamist militants ever since the early 2000s now at peace.


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Posted on December, 12 2015 01:07:00 PM

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A poster of 1973 film ‘Operation Pakistan.’ A B-grade film made by a Greek director, the film was released in Pakistan in 1973. It is about the adventures of an FBI agent who tracks down hashish smugglers in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan. The characters of Pakistanis (seen below left) were all played by amateur Pakistani actors. The film was a box-office flop



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Posted on December, 12 2015 01:09:22 PM

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A 1972 picture showing European visitors and local Christians seen during a passing out ceremony at a Catholic school in Rawalpindi. –Picture courtesy John Meacham.



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Posted on December, 12 2015 01:11:24 PM

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British journalist, Tom Waghorn, seen here typing a report while sitting on the slopes of Torkhum near the Pakistan -Afghanistan Border



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Posted on December, 12 2015 01:12:25 PM

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European tourists take a walk at Lahore’s Shalimar Gardens, 1966

European tourists take a walk at Lahore’s Shalimar Gardens, 1966

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Posted on December, 12 2015 01:13:27 PM

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The premier of ‘Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom’ at Karachi’s Nishat Cinema, 1984. In 2012, the cinema was burned down by religious fanatics


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Posted on December, 12 2015 01:14:57 PM

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Current Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, poses with his car as a young man in late 1960s



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Posted on December, 12 2015 01:17:22 PM

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Natives of a Sindhi village drench a European tourist with cold water from a well to beat the summer heat (1973)



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Posted on December, 12 2015 01:18:56 PM

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Western tourists wait at a bus stand in Sibi, Balochistan (1975).

Western tourists wait at a bus stand in Sibi, Balochistan (1975).

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Posted on December, 12 2015 01:21:31 PM

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Legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali, arrives at a college in Lahore during his 1988 visit to Pakistan.


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Posted on December, 12 2015 01:23:09 PM

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MQM Chief, Altaf Hussain, at MQM member, Farooq Sattar’s wedding in Karachi.

MQM Chief, Altaf Hussain, at MQM member, Farooq Sattar’s wedding in Karachi.

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Posted on December, 12 2015 01:24:12 PM

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Famous American film actor and star, Robert Di Nero (left) during a pleasure trip in Chitral, north Pakistan.



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Posted on December, 12 2015 03:45:36 PM

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LP cover of Nazia and Zoheb Hassan’s first album, ‘Disco Dewane’ (1980).



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Posted on December, 12 2015 03:48:19 PM

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The interior of a Jewish synagogue that was situated in Karachi’s Ranchore Lines area. The synagogue was regularly frequented by a small Jew community that resided in the city but migrated to United States and Israel soon after the creation of Jewish State.


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Posted on December, 12 2015 03:52:51 PM