SNGPL becomes National Cricket Championship 2017-18

This post provides a brief history of Quaid-e-Azam cricket trophy which has been the premier cricket tournament of Pakistan with a history going back to 1953.


A Walk through Karachi’s Empress Market

Owais Mughal On my recent trip to Pakistan, I tried to re-live some of the fondest memories of my early youth. One of them was daily travel in public buses during my college days. In order to relive that experience, I decided to take a trip to Empress Market by bus. Photo to the left […]


Owais Mughal World’s largest mammal that ever walked the face of the earth used to live in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. Yes it is true. This mammal is called Baluchitherium (The Beast of Balochistan). So far the fossils of this mammal have only been found in Baluchistan and Central Asia. In 1999, a team of French […]

Merewether Tower, Karachi

Owais Mughal Today I¬†will take you to a visit to Merewether Tower, Karachi or as locals affectionately call it – the ‘Tower’. It is one of the most known, but arguably the least acknowledged landmarks of the city. It is most known because it is located at the confluence of two major roads of the […]

Pakistan Print Ads from 1949

Owais Mughal Few days ago a good friend of mine forwarded me an email which turned out to be a very nostalgic collection of Pakistani print ads of 1949. I am sharing the ads here. Since then I’ve spent more than 2 hours looking at the details of these ads. For example look the ad […]

Mysteries of Manghopir

Owais Mughal The 2009 Sheedi Jaat festival at Manghopir concluded just yesterday (June14-17). I thought it may be an appropriate opportunity to revisit Manghopir. Following post has been updated with new information and new photos at several places for our revisit today. One of the vivid memories of my childhood is our family picnic visits […]