ATP Photo-Quiz: Where in Pakistan is this?

Posted on October 20, 2006
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Architecture, ATP Quiz, History
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Adil Najam

We have not had an ATP Photo-Quiz for quite a while. So, here it is. Our previous Photo-Quizes were fairly well-receievd (here, here, here, here, here and here), and it is only appropriate if this one is about a building, given all the discussions we have been having on architecture (here, here, here, here and here).

Do you know where in Pakistan this structure is?

Should not be that difficult to guess. But is it a guess or have you yourself been here? Let me give you another picture of the same place that might be slightly more familiar.


I assume that the blogwise amongst you have seen these pictures recently elsewhere. But I also suspect that very few have ever been here. If you have, please let us know and share your knwoeldege and experience with us. If not, I will follow soon with a second post that has more details on this, including credits.

20 responses to “ATP Photo-Quiz: Where in Pakistan is this?”

  1. This is in Karachi…Its a world war memorial…Years ago, i did a piece for Dawn newspaper on this graveyard and its history…

  2. Owais Mughal says:

    Looking at the stone masonry I can say for sure it is in Karachi. It is ‘gora qabristan’ across FTC building.

  3. iFaqeer says:

    When someone mentioned the gate, I remembered it. Passed it every day on the way to “college” (11th grade) on the bus from Malir to Adamjee College.

    Question: the engraving says “Pakistan”. The monument was put up after independence?

  4. Altamash Mir says:

    If I am correct this monument is at the Gardens of “Frere Hall” Karachi. This monument was erected to acknowledge the great contributions of Soldiers in the 10th Baloch Regiment in WW1. One of the Baluchi soldiers “Lance Naik Khudadad Khan” was the first Indian soldier to recieve The “Victoria Cross”. There is even an area is Karachi called “Khudadad Colony” probably named after him.

    If you would like to read more about the Baloch Reginment cisit this site:
    http://orbat.com/site/history/open1/pakistan_baloc hregt.html

  5. Shahran says:

    Yes, I do remember it when you make a left from the National stadium karachi towards PNS Bahadur this cemetery comes on your righthand side.
    I remember it because one of my friend lived just opposite to the PNS Bahadur and our school van used to go there I was in sixth grade then.I saw the structure and it just clicked in my mind.

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