KARACHI PROFILE

  

 

Karachi is a city that has a large variety of places to go and things to do. In every part of the city there is some club or organization. No matter where you are, you can be guaranteed a good time. However in order to find these places and things to do you have to know where to look.

KARACHI PLACES

Karachi is a city that has a large variety of places to go and things to do. In every part of the city there is some club or organization. No matter where you are, you can be guaranteed a good time. However in order to find these places and things to do you have to know where to look. Below are a list of the best places to go in Karachi.

KARACHI CLUBS

Most of the social and athletic clubs allow foreigners to join on a temporary or non-voting basis, but a sponsor is necessary for membership. As liquor is prohibited in public places and Pakistani private clubs, home entertaining has become the most common from of socialising. However, clubs are still used for sports, business entertaining and other social gatherings.

Club

Location

Telephone

American Consulate Employee's Association

1 Beville Lane

568-4851

DHA Syed Saeed Meer Sports Academy/Club

TC V, 34th Street, Khy-e-Sehr, DHA Phase 5.

585-0242

Karachi Boat Club

Boat Club
Road,Off:M.T.Khan Road
Karachi
5611900-5610900

Karachi Yacht Club

Grindlays Bank's Building, I.I.Chundrigar
Road Karachi
2412127

Sind Club

Abdullah Haroon Road
Karachi
5210106

Karachi Golf Club

   

The Caledonian Society, Karachi

   
Karachi Gymkhana 4-Club Road Karachi-75530
5689174-5689173-
5689186-5689187
Agha Khan Gymkhana Behind Zoological Gardens
Karachi-74400
7213323
Civil Aviation Club Near Star Gate, Shahrah-e-Faisal
Karachi
4580231-9218712
The Karachi Club Ziauddin Ahmed Road
Karachi
5689572-5689571

U.K.A.P. (The United Kingdom Association of Pakistan)

   

American Consulate Employee's Association

Opened in 1984, this social club is run by the American Consulate. It is open for U.S. citizens and their dependants assigned to Pakistan by International Companies and Organisations and the Third Country Nationals. A Guest Member has to be sponsored by two ACEAK members, of which one has to be a Full Member (Consulate employee). The dining room serves a varied menu including American specialities. There are regular dart nights at the Club when guest teams are invited and occasional special events for members. Contact the manager for details.

DHA Syed Saeed Meer Sports Academy/Club

This facility offers tennis and squash courts, with professional coaches. The luxury swimming pool is open to members and guests. Swimming lessons are offered for children with expert supervision and guidance by the staff.

Karachi Boat Club

New Queens Road; offers sculling and dining on the patio or in the air-conditioned dining room. There is also a room for private parties. It is set amid beautiful gardens on the water.

Karachi Yacht Club

Bunker Island is primarily for sailing and racing although some landlubbers join to enjoy the social activities which include barbecues, moonlight sails, and sailing picnics. Launches run regularly to the island Thursday through Saturday, other days special arrangements need to be made. Meals are served in a very informal atmosphere.

Sind Club

Located on Abdullah Haroon Road, it offers tennis, squash, billiards, and has a swimming pool, dining room, and excellent library. Set in lovely gardens, and favoured for business entertaining, it provides residential and transient accommodation for adults only. There is a strict membership criteria and members are not allowed to take a male guest to the pool.

The Caledonian Society, Karachi

This society was formed to promote fellowship among Scots in Karachi. Although ordinary membership is restricted to persons with at least 25% Scottish heritage (i.e. a Scottish Grandparent), persons of other nationalities are welcome to join as Associate members. Regular weekly Scottish dance practices take place (except during the summer). Two events are held each year, the main one being the Caledonian Ball at the end of November (to celebrate St. Andrew's Day). A piper and haggis are usually flown in from Scotland for the occasion. A Bums Night is held at the end of January to celebrate the birthday of Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns. Contact details can be obtained from the BWA.

U.K.A.P. (The United Kingdom Association of Pakistan)

Membership is open to all British citizens who have registered at the British Deputy High Commission. Membership forms and contact details are furnished at the time of registration. Monthly activities are held including games nights and there are occasional weekend trips.

KARACHI CINEMA AND THEATER

Cinema

Location

Phone Number

BAMBINO

Bambino Chambers, Garden Raod,

7729315

CAPRI

M. A. Jinnah Road,

7219904

LYRIC

70,Agha Khan 3rd Road,

7727275

NISHAT

M. A. Jinnah Road,

7210535

NASHEMAN

Opp. M. A. Jinnah Road,

 

PRINCE

M. A. Jinnah Road,

7124738

RITZ THEATRE

36-37, National Square, Khayaban-e-Jami, Clifton

5864297

KARACHI BEACHES

Karachi is well known for it’s beaches, and rightfully so. Our beaches are fabulously beautiful, and there is nothing better than a day at the beach.

 

  • Clifton Beach

  • French Beach

  • Hawks Bay

  • Sand Spit

  • Paradise Point

CLIFTON BEACH

This is the most visited as it is the only beach that is in the immediate city, close that is. All the other ones are farther away. Although it is quite polluted, it is still beautiful, and is a nice place to go, for a peaceful walk on the beach.

FRENCH BEACH

This is the finest beach in Karachi. The water is clean and the air is crisp. There are gorgeous rocks embedded in the ocean. The waves splashing against them is quite a lovely sight. Right down the road from there is Paradise Point, that sports a marvelous view of the ocean from a eroded hill. A great place to go for a mixture of beauty and excitement!

HAWKS BAY

A wonderfully sunny and sandy beach. The water is clean and if you need a tan, it is the beach to go to. The huts allow total privacy and the view is magnificent. If you dont owna hut no matter, they have huts for rent. It is definitely worth it. It is a non rocky area portion of our coast so it is the best beach to take the family. A must see in Karachi.

SAND SPIT

Quite near hawksbay, it is pretty much the same. A good place for turtle watching and a good view!! Completely unpolluted and positively beautiful. If you go at night there are turtles all over the place. If you are careful, you might even get a ride on one of them.

PARADISE POINT

Almost at the limit of the Sindh province, Paradise point lives up well to it's name. It is afairly rocky region, so no swimming can be done there, never the less it has a lot f other things going for it. The fact that the water is very clear and you can see to the bottom of the rocky pools there is just one of them. A caution though. Because it is so rocky it can also be dangerous so be careful if you are heading down there.

KARACHI GARDEN & PARK

There are a lot of Gardens and Parks located in different areas of Karachi.

 

  • Gandhi Garden

  • Burns Garden

  • Hill Park

  • Aziz Bhatti Park

  • Safari Park

GANDHI GARDEN

In 1843 this piece of land was acquired by the Government and a vegetable farm was developed to meet the needs of the citizens. The work was completed under the supervision of Major Blenching during the period of Sir Charles Napier. Major Blenching and Mr. Mcleod also established a Dairy Farm on this piece of land. The irrigation of this farm was arranged from Malir River.

In 1869 this piece of land was handed over to the Municipal Committee for converting it into a Public garden. The plan and the design of the garden was prepared by Mr. Birdwood. Bery soon it was opened for public. In 1893 a Zoo was also constructed in the garden. The design of the Zoological Garden was prepared by Mr. Bird with the help of Mr. James Strachan and Mr. Flinch.

1960-61 the Municipal Corporation constructed a double storied market around the boundary of the park. Shops on the ground floor and offices on the first floor were constructed to generate income for the garden. This market has affected the beauty of the park and the traffic pressure has also increased in this area.

BURNS GARDEN

To pay tributes to the services of Dr. Burns this garden was named after him. This garden is located on Court Road adjacent to Sindh College. There is no recovered available regarding Dr. Burns as to what his services were and why this garden was named after him.

HILL PARK

Hill Park is situated on a hilltop in P.E.C.H.S. It is a beautiful park with many amusement spots. Daily Hundreds of people and specially families visit this park.

AZIZ BHATTI PARK

This spacious and lush green park is situated in Gulshan-e-Iqbal near Urdu College.

SAFARI PARK

This park is situated in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, which is a new residential scheme. There are plans to convert it into a proper Safari Park but till now it has only few species of deers, birds and ducks.

KARACHI CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

Innumerable organisations and clubs offer activities of which the foreign community can avail itself. Some of the most popular ones are listed below.

  • Academy of Performing Art

  • Art Council of Pakistan

  • British Council

  • Goethe Institute

  • Alliance Francaise

  • PACC (Pakistan American Cultural Centre)

ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS

This new academy is housed above the Hashoo Auditorium and offers classes in Pakistani classical singing a variety of instruments, and folk dance.

ARTS COUNCIL OF PAKISTAN

Sponsors exhibitions and concerts, British Council, Goethe Institute, and Alliance Francaise. These organisations sponsor films, lectures, and concerts. Each has a lending library. The last two offer language classes. Ikebana International, Floral Arts Society and Horticultural Society of Pakistan These groups offer flower arranging classes and exhibitions for all flower and garden enthusiasts.

THE BRITISH COUNCIL

The British Council has been established in Karachi for over 40 years. It offers communication skills. The centre administers a library of British books and videos, arrange cultural & scientific visits and organizes sponsorship for major arts events. Location: 20, Bleak House Road, Karachi, 75530 Ph: 520391-7

GOETHE INSTITUTE

A German Cultural Centre holds Educational Programmes, Conferences, Classical musical concerts, and Films Seminars. Location: 256 Sarwar Shaheed Road, Karachi Ph: 5684811, 5683124

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE

Alliance Francaise proposes French classes for all levels and all ages. It also prepares for certificates (Delf-Dalf) which give access to French Universities. As one of the leading cultural centre in Pakistan, it romotes cultural events in theatre, painting, music, discussion, cinema, from Pakistan and France Location: Plot St 1, Block-8 Kehkashan, Clifton Karachi-75600. Ph: 5873402 Fax: 5874302

PACC (PAKISTAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTRE)

PACC was founded to promote understanding between Pakistan and the United States. Some of the activities include arts and craft exhibits, special film shows, lectures, concerts, plays in English and Urdu, and a varied program of sports and games. Classes are offered in cooking, dance, painting, and extensive language classes in English. Although many programs are open to the public, membership is encouraged to support the activities of the centre. To enquire about programs or apply for membership can call at following number. Call 516-275, 524-732. 11, Fatima Jinnah Rd.

KARACHI SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

We have gathered a small collection of Schools in Karachi. More will be added soon. Browse these and get the basic information.

 

FOUNDATION PUBLIC SCHOOL

Location: 41 -C, Block 6, P. E. C.H.S Karachi.
Coeducation
Foundation: 1981
Principal: Mrs Yasmin Minhas, Mrs Sabiha Mohammed.
Examination Board: University of Cambridge Education level up to: O' Levels
No. of students: 2000 (approx.)
No. of students per class: 23-24
No. of students in graduating class: 25
O' Level results: 60% with 3 As, 30% with 5 As, 10% with 6 As +
A Level results: n.ap (not applicable)
% of graduating students that attend college: 100%
% of graduating students that attend college in Pakistan: 90%
% of graduating students that attend college abroad: 10%
Sports facilities: Throw ball, Table tennis, Cricket
Extracurricular activities: Debates, Charity clubs
School fees per month: Rs 1200/-

ST. MICHAELS SCHOOL

Location:St-5, Block 7, Kehkashan, Clifton, Karachi
Coeducation
Founded: Nov 1986
Principal: Mr. Peter Miquita
Examination Board: University of Cambridge
Education level up to: O' Levels
No. of students: 5,000 (Morning & Afternoon shift)
No. of students per class: 35-36
No. of students in graduating class: 300
O' Level results: 77% with As
A Level results: n.ap (not applicable)
% of graduating students that attend college: n.av (not available)
% of graduating students that attend college in Pakistan: n.av (not available)
% of graduating students that attend college abroad: n.av (not available)
Sports facilities: Cricket Ground, Hockey, Athletics, Volleyball & Basketball courts.
Extracurricular activities: Debates, Dramatics, Interschool Competitions
School fees per month: Rs 450-650/-

KARACHI GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Location: 94, Depot Lines, Saddar, Karachi.
Coeducation.
Founded in: 1847
Principal: R. T. Rev. Arnerudvin.
Examination Board: University of Cambridge
Education level up to: A' Levels
No. of students: 2,100
No. of students per class: 28-30
No. of students in graduating class: 156
O' Level results/Equivalent results: Excellent
A Level results/Equivalent results: Good
% of graduating students that attend college: 100%
% of graduating students that attend college in Pakistan: 20%
% of graduating students that attend college abroad: 30%
Sports facilities: Cricket, Hockey, Football, Baseball, Basketball etc
Extracurricular activities: Debates, Dramatics, Oratory, Social Welfare Society
School fees per month: Rs 3,000/-

ST. PATRICKS SCHOOL

Location: Hashra-e-Iraq, Saddar, Karachi
Boys only, Coeducation in A-Levels.
Founded in: 1861
Principal: Mr. O.B Mascarenhas
Examination Board: University of Cambridge / Federal Board
Education level up to: A' Levels
No. of students: 3,379
No. of students per class: 42
No. of students in graduating class: 42
O' Level results/Equivalent results: 16% with 6 As,
5% with 7 As, 2% with 8 As.
A Level results/Equivalent results: n.av(not available)
% of graduating students that attend college: 100%
% of graduating students that attend college in Pakistan: 70%
% of graduating students that attend college abroad: 30%
Sports facilities: Cricket, Hockey, Football, Tennis, Badminton
Extracurricular activities: Debates, Dramatics
School fees per month: Rs 750-850/-

ST. JOSEPH CONVENT

Location: Saddar, Karachi.
Girls only
Founded in: 1862
Principal: Sister Dorothy Dias
Examination Board: University of Cambridge / Federal Board
Education level up to: O' Level /Matric
No. of students: 2,034
No. of students per class: 40-45
No. of students in graduating class: 40-45
O' Level results/Equivalent results: 75% with As
A Level results/Equivalent results: n.ap (not applicable)
% of graduating students that attend college: 100%
% of graduating students that attend college in Pakistan: 90%
% of graduating students that attend college abroad: 10%
Sports facilities: Netball, Throwball, Volleyball, Baseball Badminton Extracurricular
activities: Debates, Elocution contests, excursions.
School fees per month: Rs 450-550/-

BAYVIEW SCHOOL

Location: F-68, Block-4, Scheme No.5, Clifton, Karachi.
Coeducation
Founded in: 1983
Principal: Mr. Safia Sheikh
Examination Board: University of Cambridge
Education level up to: O' Level
No. of students: 500
No. of students per class: 25
No. of students in graduating class: 25
O' Level results: First Level of O Levels
A Level results: n.ap (not applicable)
% of graduating students that attend college: n.ap (not applicable)
% of graduating students that attend college in Pakistan: n.ap (not applicable)
% of graduating students that attend college abroad: n.ap (not applicable)
Sports facilities: Athletics & swimming offered
Extracurricular activities: Dramatics, Taek-wan-do, Field Trips.
School fees per month: Rs 2,500-3,500/-

CONVENT OF JESUS & MARY

Location: 86, Clifton, Karachi-75600.
Girls only
Founded in: 1842
Principal: Vianney Hanaley
Examination Board: University of Cambridge
Education level up to: O' Level
No. of students: 796No. of students per class: 30
No. of students in graduating class: 35-40
O' Level results: 90% with 3 As, & above
A Level results: n.ap (not applicable)% of graduating students that attend college: 100%
% of graduating students that attend college in Pakistan: 90%
% of graduating students that attend college abroad: 10%
Sports facilities: Netball, Throwball, Table Tennis, Badminton
Extracurricular activities: Dramatics, Debates, Elocution.
School fees per month: Rs 800-1300/-

CENTRE OF ADVANCED STUDIES

Location: 43/S, Block 6, P.E.C.H. Society, Karachi
CoeducationFounded in: 1981
Principal: Mr. Sami Mustafa
Examination Board: University of Cambridge
Education level up to: O' Level
No. of students: 563No. of students per class: 16
No. of students in graduating class: 25-30
O' Level results: 35% with 3-4 As, 42% with B's, 22% with C's
A Level results: n.ap (not applicable)
% of graduating students that attend college: 100%
% of graduating students that attend college in Pakistan: 30%
% of graduating students that attend college abroad: 70%
Sports facilities: Cricket, Baseball, Badminton
Extracurricular activities: Chess, Debates, Scrabble, School Newspaper,
Sailing Club, Rowing & Canoeing
School fees per month: Rs 1600/-

KARACHI HOTELS

All over the world, hotels are posh and expensive, and are only meant to be visited for fancy occasions. However, in Karachi, they are regular places for eating. For your convenience we have catogorize the Karachi hotels into following

CHEAP HOTEL

Hotel

Location

Telephone

HOTEL AL-SALATIN

Dr. Daud Pota Road, Saddar

516362

HOTEL BILAL

896-C, Block-2, Tariq Road, P.E.C.H.S.

446750

HOTEL GILANI

Cantt. Station

514686

HOTEL JABEES

Abdullah Haroon Road, Saddar

515359

HOTEL KURRAM

Cantt. Station, Fatima Jinnah Road

524492

HOTEL REGENCY

Dr. Daud Pota Road

528672

HOTEL UNITED

Dr. Daud Pota Road, Saddar

515010

HOTEL SHALIMAR

Abdul Sattar Road

79239

 


 

MODERATE HOTEL

Hotel

Location

Telephone

Beach Luxury

M.T. Khan Road

551031

Bloom Luxury Hotel

Golf Club Road

5680890

Crown Hotel

Fatima Jinnah Road, Karachi Cantt

529647

Holiday Inn Crown Plaza

Shahrah-e-Faisal,

5660611

Hotel Ambassador

Dr. Daud Pota Road, Wellington, Saddar

514200

Faran Hotel

S.M.C.H. S., Shahrah-e-Faisal, Nursery

4532478

Hilltop Hotel

Dr. Mahmood Hussain Road, Off Tariq Road,

4532440-44

Gulf Hotel

Dr. Daud Pota Road, Saddar

5682177, 515831

EXPENSIVE HOTEL

  • Avari Towers

  • Marriot

  • Pearl Continental

  • Sheraton

AVARI TOWERS

This is a classy hotel that was recently visited by Oprah Winfrey. It has a wonderful array of restaurants, and the shopping too is wonderful. Here are some of the greatest places to eat at the Avari.

MARRIOT

This is a five star hotel that sports number of fine restaurants and splendid shopping areas. The restaurants are by far their biggest attraction. Some of their finest are listed here. You will see, that at this hotel, you will never be disappointed.

PEARL CONTINENTAL

It is huge building with at least 30 floors, and a magnificent view from the top. A fabulous place to go for swimming and other sporting activities. Commonly known as the PC, it also sports some fine restaurants. This part of the resort section is still under construction. More restaurants will be added in the weeks to come.

SHERATON

A fine hotel, with water fountains outside, and a cool breeze in the parking lot. It is a big, dignified building that attracts many. The food here is exceptional, so read on about some of it’s fine restaurants.

  • Fujiyama

  • Roof Top

  • Shanghai

FUJIYAMA

This is an eatery that is visited by hundreds of people, quite a popular hangout. The food is wonderful and the service is just as wonderful. There is a great variety of food and the atmosphere very pleasant. A nice place to go for dinner. The prices are high, but the food is worth it.

ROOF TOP

Eating a tasty barbecue dinner under the stars and savoring a magnificent view of the city, Karachi!! You can do it here. The Avari Roof Top, is a restaurant situated on the roof of a 20 something story building. The prices are moderate, and the service is good. There is always a steady cool breeze, an aroma of freshly cooked food is stimulating along with the overpowering scent of Karachi.A wonderful place for a romantic dinner.

SHANGHAI

The name tells all. The menu flashes an array of exotic Pakistani dishes and all of them are delicious. The atmosphere is very traditional and very pleasant. It makes for a great place for a family gathering. The food is expensive, but then it is a hotel! The service is a bit slow, but the food is worth the wait.

KARACHI BAZARS

The Bazaars and malls of Karachi are among the sites which give it a unique identity. Karachi provides the shopper with exquisite quality products at very reasonable prices. So if you are an avid shopper or a bargain hunter Karachi is the place.

BAZARS

Those of you who would like to shop Karachi style or for the local kind of stuff checkout these bazaars

 

  • Empress Market

  • Bohri Bazaar

  • Zainab Market

  • Co-operative Market

Empress Market

This huge, bustling Pakistani market is located in Saddar. It is essentially a food market and sells all manner of products from fruit and vegetables to fish, poultry and red meat as well as canned/tinned goods, housewares and spices. Shopping there is a real experience although, as the market is very large, it can be a little intimidating. We suggest that you make your first visit with a friend who shops there regularly.
Coolies (men who for a small fee will carry all your shopping) wait outside. Many people have a specific coolie whom they use on every visit. The meat halls can become unpleasant in the hot season. Many people therefore ask their coolie to bring their meat/fish order to them while they are shopping for vegetables etc., to save them having to enter the meat halls.
Friends can recommend coolies who have regularly provided them with good meat. The spice hall is worth visiting (and photographing) with high cone shaped piles of the various spices. Dried fruits and nuts are always available in abundance and many of the small grocer stalls occasionally get imported goods which are not available in the Clifton shops. Remember, the meat halls close on meatless days although fish and chicken are still sold.

Bohri Bazaar

Close to Empress market, this bazaar comprises hundreds of small shops in a maze of narrow streets which sell a whole variety of goods, ranging from housewares, pots and pans, crockery, cutlery, plastic items, silk flowers cottons, sheets, buttons, threads and all sewing requirements. On the main road is a shop which sells embroidery threads. As it is easy to get lost here, again we would suggest that you make your first visit with a friend who knows her way around. Do not forget to bargain. It is amazing what can be found in this bazaar including second hand designer label swimsuits!

Zainab Market

This market is a real Aladdin’s cave. It sells mainly traditional Pakistani handicrafts and has a huge range of silk paintings, onyx, hangings, bedspreads, Kashmiri shawls, papier-mâché, etc. Remember that this is where a lot of tourists shop and the initial price quoted to you could be two or three times higher then the real price. Bargain hard. One part of this market also sells cheap ready made western clothes fir ladies, gents and children shorts, T shirts, leggings blouses, etc. Although the quality is often not high, they are cheap and suitable for the hot weather here.

Co-operative Market

This market is slightly further down Abdullah Haroon Road from Zainab. Shops are located on two levels and they sell a variety of Pakistani wares, from onyx to brass, wood carvings, lower quality of other wooden items, men’s clothing material, shawls, etc. Like Zainab, this market caters to tourists. Be prepared to bargain.

KARACHI JEWELERY

JEWELLERY SHOPS

Jewelery has been used to enhance women's beauty from the Ancient times. The modern woman is no exception and she too enjoys wearing the most up to date fashionable jewelery. Some of the most popular jewelry shops are listed below

Name

Location

Telephone

Almas Collection Jewelers
Manufacturers & Order Supplies of all kids of Modern Style Ornaments

Gem Plaza Zaibunnisa Street, Saddar

5671333

Chhotani Jewel Centre

6/2, SB-4 Zaibunnisa Street, Saddar.

5670725, 5671780

A.K Motiwala Jewelers

Zaibunnisa St, Saddar

521444

Diamond Jewelers

Pakistan Handicraft, Abdullah Rd. Saddar

5682289

Crescent Jewelers

Bliss Shopping Centre, Zaib-un-Nisa St, Saddar

511453

 


 

KARACHI BOUTIQUE

Boutiques

Location

Cotton & Cotton specialises in men's clothing, 100 percent cotton shirts, trousers, ties,suits and pyjamas.

Behind Clifton Centre.

Koel For more expensive ladies fashions, try Koel (Nur Jehan Bilgrimi's shop)

D.H.S phase V

Maheen:

Clifton, near Agha Supermarket

Selections sell good furnishing fabrics that are cheap by Western standards.

Clifton

Perahan hand-block printing on both cotton and silk.

Behind Paradise Stores, Clifton.

Generation sell cheaper off-the-peg ladies shalwar-kameez

Clifton, near Agha Supermarket

KARACHI MALL

In addition to the traditional bazaars there are several modern shopping centers in Karachi, particulary the following:

  • Tariq Road

  • Zaibunnissa Street

  • Main Clifton Road

  • Zamzamma

  • Awami Markaz

TARIQ ROAD

This Road is lined by an array of most modern shopping malls where most people like to go to for garments, footwear, jewellery and household stuff.This area is a particular favourite of Pakistan ladies because of the nature of the goods available. Famous malls include Dolmen Centre, Rabi Centre and Glamour one.

ZAIBUNNISSA STREET

This is a more traditional shopping area located in the old part of the city and was known before as Elphinstone Street. Most of the marriage shopping in Karachi is done here because there are many jewellery and traditional dress shops located here. Other products you can find here are leather goods, carpets and handicrafts.

MAIN CLIFTON ROAD

This area is famous for Boutiques and other consumer items. You will find some designer label shops including Benneton here.

ZAMZAMMA

This area located in the posh part of the city has several local and foreign designer garment stores.

AWAMI MARKAZ

This shopping plaza located on Shahrah-e-Faisal, (the road that links the airport with the city centre) is a shopping mall cum office area where you can do things like get your passport or ID card made or pay your utility bills as well as shop. There are several services and shops available under one roof and it is centrally airconditioned.

KARACHI LEATHRE

Leather

Location:

Telephone

Jafferjee's Leather Goods

4-5 Mehran Heights, Block-8 Main Clifton Road, Karachi

5865482, 538143

Bright Leather

124, 1st. Fl. Victoria Centre, Abdullah Haroon Rd.

519678

Hanif & Brothers

F-47, Iqbal Centre, M.A. Jinnah Rd.

7765352

Unique Leather Goods

Zaibun Nisa Street, Karachi.

512311-522372

Leather Fashion

B-114, 1st Fl, Panorama Centre, Saddar

513376

KARACHI HISTORICAL PLACES

KHALIQDINA HALL

Khaliqdina Hall which is named after its doner Ghulam Hoosain Khaliqdina was constructed in 1906. Its donor left Rs. 18,000 in his will, for utilizing it in some Public Project and opened for the committee room of the Native General Library opened in 1851 with the help of Sir Bartle Frere. Thus it was decided to built a public a Public Hall and a library with the donated amount. The funds were not enough for such an ambitious project, therefore the Karachi Municipality came forward to help and provided Rs. 15,000 towards the cost of construction. It was the largest Public Hall in Karachi of that time.

FRERE HALL

Frere Hall is one of the most elegant and beautiful buildings of Karachi. It is situated on Victoria Road and Elphinston Street. The construction of this Hall began in 1863 and was completed in 1865. It was rasied in the memory of Sir Bartle Frere. The upper floor of the two storied yelloowish Karachi lime stone building,consits of a 70 ft. X 24 ft. hall, and an orchestral gallery

MAX DENSO HALL

Venetian Gothic in style, this building was constructed to honour Max Denso, a prominent citizen of Karachi and six times President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Designed by James Strachen,it includes an enterance hall, library reading room and some small room on the ground floor. The upper floor is a large hall with an accomodation about 500 persons and was used for different types of social gatherings. Its salient features includes decorative columns and elements reflecting the Venetian Gothic period.

MAZAR-E-QUAID

Mazar-e-Quaid located in the heart of the city, this mausoleum harbours the mortal remains of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Founder of Pakistan. It was completed in 1970 and was designed by Architect Yahya Merchant. Its massive tapered walls are crowded at the top by a semi-circular dome. A 80 ft. long chandelier in four tiers and with 48 lights.

KARACHI HAPPENINGS

For those Karachiites living in foreign countries, it can be a real difficult task finding out what is happening in this big city. Coming back for the holidays makes it even more important that you know what is going to be happening while you are here. For your convenience we have put it all online for you so that you never have to miss anything happening in Karachi again.

  • Regular Classes of French

  • French Classes for Children

  • Martial Art for Children

  • Photographic Workshop on Fashion & Glamour

  • Urdu Classes for Foreigners

REGULAR CLASSES OF FRENCH

Each session represents a period of nine weeks i.e 30 hours of teaching. Duration of each class: 70 minutes. Classes are held three times a week. SAT-MON-WED or SUN-TUE-THU Course free: Rs.1200/= for each session, admission fee per new students Rs.100/= (Student Card)
Location: Alliance Francaise De Karachi Plot St-1 Block-8 Kehkashan, Clifton,
Karachi Ph: 5873402 - 5862864

FRENCH CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

A complete motivating course for the young from 6 to 13 years old.
Location: Alliance Francaise De Karachi Plot St-1 Block-8 Kehkashan, Clifton,
Karachi Ph: 5873402 - 5862864

MARTIAL ART FOR CHILDREN

Chief Instructor: Grand Master M.K Najam Khan 6 degree Black Belt
Classes twice a week (Wed & Sat) 6.00 p.m - 7.00
Fees Rs. 500 for two months.
Location: Alliance Francaise De Karachi Plot St-1 Block-8 Kehkashan, Clifton,
Karachi Ph: 5873402 - 5862864

PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP ON FASHION & GLAMOUR

Every Monday Courses 27 hours
Fees Rs: 3500/=
Location: Alliance Francaise De Karachi Plot St-1 Block-8 Kehkashan, Clifton,
Karachi Ph: 5873402 - 5862864

URDU CLASSES FOR FOREIGNERS

Details to be get from the secretariat
Location: Alliance Francaise De Karachi Plot St-1 Block-8 Kehkashan, Clifton,
Karachi Ph: 5873402 – 5862864

 
 
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