Historical Maps of Karachi

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  1. Sonia Durrani

    Is it possible to get a good quality resolution image of the 3rd map of Karachi ? i downloaded it but resolution isnt very clear . Need it as soon as possible for some work.
    Thank you
    Sonia Durrani

    Posted November 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm | PermalinkReply
  2. Sadaf Khan

    Thank you for uploading these treasures!

    Posted February 14, 2014 at 8:25 pm | PermalinkReply
  3. Rehan Hamid

    If we compare 1838 Map of Karachi Popoluation and 1838 Kurrachee Harbour Map. I guess Kurrachee is the most Autnetic name of the city in tose years.

    Is the 1838 population Map genuine?

    Rehan Hamid

    Posted June 12, 2014 at 1:15 am | PermalinkReply

    I have an Karachi Guide map, published in 1947, at Surveyor General of Pakistan Office. The Map is printed in two colors i.e. red and purple, with reference list on its back side.

    If anybody interested in this map, kindly contact at my above email address or below mentioned cell #


    Posted February 7, 2015 at 10:58 pm | PermalinkReply
    • Imam

      Dear sir can u email me on the above mentioned email the detailed map of Karachi

      Posted June 18, 2015 at 4:32 am | PermalinkReply
    • Adnan Ahmed Varaich

      AoA, Dear Nasir sahib,

      I just called on the given cell number but could not connect. Can you kindly email me the Karachi Map you offered? I shall be grateful for this favour. Regards,

      Adnan Ahmed Varaich, Faisalabad.
      Email: aavaraich@gmail.com, Cell # 0333 7651188

      Posted April 18, 2018 at 1:54 pm | PermalinkReply
    • Sajid Aziz

      Hello Nasir Sahib,
      Wondering if you still have the collection of Karachi Map that you noted. I am most interested in receiving it by email Thank you. sajidaziz@rogers.com – Mississauga Ontario.

      I am also particularly interested in the maps of Intelligence School which later became Intelligence Colony on Queens Road. Not far from where the new US Consulate is,
      thank you for considering it

      Posted November 3, 2021 at 5:36 am | PermalinkReply
    • Sridhar Rajan

      Mr. Ahmed,

      I would deeply appreciate a digital copy of this map. My mother did a fair bit of her growing up in Karachi, where her father was editor of The Daily Gazette. In trying to locate her childhood home, a map of the time would help her memory.
      Thank you for your offer, even if you are not able to fulfil my request.

      With warm regards from across the border…

      Posted November 19, 2021 at 8:55 am | PermalinkReply
      • Arif Hasan

        Hello Sridhar,
        I apologize for being so tardy, do you still need this?

        Wishing your mother wellness and health,
        Khadija I.
        Arif Hasan Office

        Posted April 19, 2023 at 12:41 pm | PermalinkReply
  5. Imam
    Posted June 18, 2015 at 4:33 am | PermalinkReply
  6. Devang patel

    Sir any area name Khadia compound nearby a theatre located

    Posted November 10, 2018 at 9:56 pm | PermalinkReply
    • Arif Hasan

      Could you be more specific? so that I can try and help you

      Posted January 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm | PermalinkReply
  7. Muhammad Umer Karim

    My long lasting desire of looking at original Karachi, fulfilled today. Thanks Hasan Sain

    Posted March 29, 2019 at 10:58 am | PermalinkReply
  8. Karachi served as the capital of Pakistan until 1960, when it was replaced by Islamabad. The Pakistani government believed the relocation of the capital would help spur development in the northern parts of the country. The map detail below, from a 1959 Army Map Service depiction, scaled at 1:250,000, shows the Karachi region in its final year as the national capital. Since this time, Karachi s population has boomed from about 2 million people in 1961 (in Karachi proper) to almost 15 million people today.

    Posted April 7, 2021 at 3:43 pm | PermalinkReply
  9. Affan Ali

    Can i get map of Liaqutabd town or and gulberg town or of whole karachi central? @khadija I.

    Posted July 27, 2023 at 6:02 pm | PermalinkReply
    • Arif Hasan

      We will get back to you soon.

      Khadija I.

      Posted July 31, 2023 at 11:06 am | PermalinkReply
  10. Mahnoor

    Hello sir,
    We are students and currently doing research on shahfaisal colony 1. Can I get the oldest map of shahfaisal colony which was previously known as drigh road muhajir colony please. Your cooperation will be highly appreciated. Thank you

    Posted March 27, 2024 at 3:47 pm | PermalinkReply
    • Arif Hasan

      Dear Mahnoor,

      On my website, there are many maps. You can check them up for details about Shahfaisal colony.

      Best wishes.

      Posted March 28, 2024 at 11:06 am | PermalinkReply

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