Wikimapia Karachi BiographySource (google.com.pk )
Mausoleum of the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his sister Fatima Jinnah.Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan Jinnah's fellow independence leader is also buried here.
Mr. Jinnah was known as Quaid-e-Azam (Great/Chief Leader)and Baba-e-Qaum (Father of the nation), Ms. Fatimah Jinnah, known as Mother of the Nation and Liaquat Ali Khan, who was also the First Prime Minister of Pakistan, known as Quaid-e-Millat (Leader of the nation and Shaheed-e-Millat).
Besides, Mr. Noor ul Amin, an East Pakistani politician, has his grave here. He was given this opportunity by Z.A. Bhutto in recognition to his support for United Pakistan during Bangla Desh Movement.
Architect Yahya Merchant
A museum in the same vicinity reflects the life of the great leaders Jinnah, Gandhi and the Pakistani Independence Movement from British rule.
What Mohammed Ali Jinnah did for the muslims of India, was save millions from a life of slavery and cruelty in a Majority hindu country, he saved Islam and ensured Islam remains alive in the region. The mughals would have done the same thing,if Pakistan was created we would hear of thousands of Muslims being killed every year. Speak to Indians muslims they will tell you they are second class Citizens in India. InSallah Pakistan will become a beacon for all of us. May God protect it, Ameen
Mehran Town, Housing scheme, Korangi Karachi was launched by KDA in 1974-75 on instructions of PPP Prime Minister Zulfqar Bhutto for Overseas Pakistanis. Pakistanis abroad relied upon and invested their hard earned money in this housing scheme. That ultimately contributed to pull in a huge foreign exchange in country. By the start of People's Party government different groups of Qabza-Mafia have encroached upon all over the Mehran Town. PM Gilani himself took notice of this massive encroachment on 10 March 2010, but no action hasn't been taken in this regard till yet. Despite the Supreme Court's recent orders about actions against land mafia in Karachi, timid attitude of government officials is inconceivable. There is no perceptible action taken and still several Land Mafia groups with the backing of Govt. allies' parties (PPP-MQM-ANP) are engaged in land grabbing. There have been several clashes on the issue and that resulted in slaying of plenty of innocent people and legal owners. We request all authorities to take immediate notice of the situation and strict action, to return land to its legal owners and to stop this bloodshed. For more information and history of events please visit http://www.mehrantown.com Overseas Well-wisher of Pakistan Mehran Town Welfare Association
The market was built in 1927. Lea Market was named after a British engineer, Measham Lea, who had extensively served in Karachi. The market is located in a trapezoidal chunk of land. Initially, it had two blocks, with open plan and ashlar stone masonry. Vegetable, fish, meat and other merchandise were retailed inside these blocks. In 1937, two more blocks were added due to the rising demand of consumer goods. In 1940s, the clock tower was added to the market space in plain cement concrete finishes. The tower has over the years become a significant land mark in the area.
Guys! a good job done on Wikimapia to help describe Karachi. Since it was posted (2 days ago), the number of places have increased to more than 150!
However, theres still much much more to be described. The whole of the defence area is almost empty (with the exception of sea-vew and dha golf club), gulshan, north karachi, buffer zone and even old city areas such as kharadar, lighthouse and others on MA Jinnah are awaiting tags.
Come on people! if theres anything you know about, go and put a rectangle on it!
Its time to put karachi on the map, literally! If you zoom out and look at the whole world, you’ll see many indian cities there, (with calcutta having 11009 places described, followed by madras by a close 10839) as well as american, european, south asian and others. Lets put karachi up there and tell the world.. “We’re here! Deal with it!“
I mean its not much helpful for anyone living in Karachi.. we already know our city, and that is not a functional GIS tool where we can plan stuff on it, its a showcase of information that is mainly to be be used by outsiders.
Lets say you are going to Guangzhou in China, and you wanna find out where your hotel is and where are the major resturants so you can eat there, lets say I tag on the map on Guangzhou: beijing zhongxin (which means Beijing CENTER, which is a place in Guangzhou) what will you underatnd from it .. sitting there in karachi??? It will be useless to you. If you wanna find out where you can find tour bus??
Remember one thing, if people cant understand you, or your city, they are never interested in it!!
Japan, after world war2 realized that they need soem Forign Investment and started doing things in both English and Japanese.
If you have any chinese Friends you will always find them telling you about their English names, Such as Tony Li, George Lu, or Micheal Xi (theese are my real friends in Korea and China), now they do it so everyone in the world can remember them and can do business with them. they dont tell you their Chinese names, coz they knwo that you wont be interested in them anyways and it wont be heloful for them to remind you about theri names whenever they call you from china for business. Do you think chinese peopel are stupid, dumb or do they feel inferior?? not at all, this is how they market themselves and they established respect for themseleves all over the world, challenge me if I am wrong.
Get that clear to yourself, we need to market our cities and country, and we need to establish a chanell so that people can gain awareness about us.
I like the idea of using braces to write translation…but atleast dont put MASJID, coz no one will understand it and no one will be interested to be bothered about it anymore.
Mr. XIA is asking me (in english language)if I dont like URDU. ZIA dear, the amount of books and urdu literature that i have gone through you must not have ever heard about them ever. Just a hint, I have read QASIS-UL-Ambia when i was 9 years old.. my grandfather has his own library of contemporary and modern urdu literature, can i have nearly read over 500 books thus far, if we include the entire novel series of Ibn-e-Safi and Ishtiaqa Ahmed too.. Magzines and periodicals I have noty included in this list ;) We have in his library a wirtten piece of Farsi Poetry by ShahJahan himself.. in case you are interested dear