Posted on December 2, 2006
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8 responses to “Iconic KMC Building to Celebrate 75th and Fix Clock”

  1. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    Unaiza Nasim,
    @good info on “oldest” young lady Karachi.

    Being a born Karachiit, spent 24 wonderful years
    with the splendid “Lady Karachi”, during my childhood
    we knew a very very old community living in Karachi,
    basically came from rural Sindh, they are called
    “Silla-watta” qaum, their professional building talent
    was applied and used in constructing typical “red brick”
    stone buildings in Karachi, namely KMC, Sindh Highcourt,
    Sindh Assembly, KPT, Lakhsmi etc etc.

  2. Owais Mughal says:

    The cupola topped towers and arched windows of KMC building are probably the most important Anglo-Mughal architecture edifice available in Karachi.

    After researching a bit more I found out why it took more than 37 years to complete KMC building project. The foundation stone was laid in 1895 at a place other than the current building site. Work on the current site started in 1915 and foundations were laid but then due to paucity of funds work could not commence until 1927. Finally the building was completed in Decemeber 1931.

    The building was completed at a cost of Rs 1,775,000 and the consercation took place on January 7, 1932 with the prayer:

    “May all be blessed in this city”

  3. Eidee Man says:

    Hi, this is not about this particular post so I apologize. But I’d like to turn everyone’s attention to Cowasjee’s latest column:

    He wrote:

    “Since 1979, there have of course been other Muslims â€