Brief History: Sukkur (formerly Aror, Alor and Bakar) is the capital of Sukkur District.
It is the third largest city of Sindh province, situated on the west bank of Indus River.
Brief History: The area of Karachi was known to the ancient Greeks by many names: ‘Krokola’ and ‘Morontobara’ port (probably the modern Manora Island near the Karachi harbour), from where Alexander the Great’s admiral Nearchus sailed for back home.
The Arabs called it the port of Debal, from where Muhammad Bin Qasim led his conquering force into Sindh.
The Ayub Bridge became the world’s third longest railway arch span and the first railway bridge in the world to be slung on coiled wire rope suspenders.
On its completion railway traffic was transferred to Ayub Bridge from the adjacent Lansdowne Bridge. In this photo, one can see on the right the arched Ayub Bridge and Lansdowne Bridge connecting Rohri to Bukkur Island, shown in the middle of the photo.
The town was later annexed to the British Indian Empire. It was commissioned by the famous philanthropist Eduljee Dinshaw in 1882. A church was initially built on the grounds of this cathedral in 1845, and was called St. The little old church also continued to function until it was destroyed by a storm in 1885. Holy Trinity Cathedral is situated on Fatima Jinnah Road, Karachi.
According to folklore seven unmarried female friends resided here who veiled themselves from all males. It was initially for the children of railway personnel, but in 1897 it was opened to all local people. Unfortunately except the island, nothing much remains of this structure today. A guard is standing outside a bungalow close to railway line and Indus River in Sukkur. The photograph taken by Henry Cousens shows the shrine of a saint Khawaja Khizar, known as ‘Zinda Pir’ (also called “Jind Pir”).
There were two movies with the name of Hands Up; one was released in 1917 and the other in 1926. The Church is between Victoria Road and Garden Road on Preedy Street. Editor’s Note: If you have liked this post (Photos of Karachi), then please share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media.
We are not sure which one was shown in Star Cinema when the picture was taken. It will encourage the Admin to add more photos of Karachi.
The bridge provided the railway link between Lahore and the port of Karachi.
Later, the arched Ayub Bridge was inaugurated on May 6, 1962 and railway traffic was shifted there.