From fruits and vegetables to second hand designer hand bags, you can find almost anything in Karachi's Sunday Bazaar.

Reader Comments (31)

  • Jan 16, 2012 - 4:30PM

    Great pics FSK..
    SB or IB (Itwar Bazar).. DHA Clifton people may call it IB to make it sound cool :) . In fact it is cool to buy more in a limited budget… Many well known personalities r seen there negotiating for value..
    And finally congratulations for officially being a part of ET as blogger.


  • saboohi Irtiza
    Jan 16, 2012 - 4:50PM

    Sunday shopping has become a delight for household activities, from living room decor to kitchen all under one roof. Husbands you keep your pockets full !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • shazia
    Jan 16, 2012 - 5:41PM

    wonderful pix FSK… have done a great job


  • Jan 16, 2012 - 6:56PM

    This slideshow truly depicts the beauty and uniqueness that this country is blessed with. I have been there a number of times and have indeed found SB to be one of the most reasonable places to shop at. And indeed a brilliant photo shoot :)


  • Mohsin Tejani
    Jan 16, 2012 - 7:41PM

    Your creativity makes it more attractive! Haven’t been there for quite some time now but seeing these pictures is definitely motivating :-)


  • Truth From Pakistan
    Jan 16, 2012 - 8:37PM

    Very refreshing pictures! I hope and pray for a very good time for everybody everywhere.


  • Jan 16, 2012 - 8:45PM

    I wonder if mangoes are sold round the year in Karachi?Recommend

  • Farah Kamal
    Jan 16, 2012 - 9:02PM

    @Sajid Iqbal: Mangoes are seasonal and is available in summers, this shot is from when they were season.



  • Sam
    Jan 16, 2012 - 9:49PM

    Great pictures. Feels like I just took a trip around Sunday Bazaar. Captures the true essence and spirit of the place.


  • Faizan Karsaz
    Jan 16, 2012 - 10:25PM

    Walt Disney once said and i quote, Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.”

    Though we differ in the way we look and things we believe in, there’s something we all share: emotion. Human emotion is innate in all of us; it’s something we’re born with and something we die with.The pictures truly depicts it.

    You can find just about everything you need to make you happy in the Sunday bazaar. There’s sandals and sneakers to gladden your feet, serving spoons and paper towel holders to bring cheer to your kitchen, cardamom and curries for ecstatic cooking. There’s heads of cauliflower that are bigger than my head. They are piled head-high beside perfectly stacked circles of succulent Oranges.


  • Zaneera
    Jan 16, 2012 - 10:37PM

    Absolutely brilliant.


  • mahreen
    Jan 17, 2012 - 12:02AM

    Sunday bazaar, as these beautifully captured snapshots depict, represents the true metropolis that Karachi is..with all its dynamics. co-cultural existance, genres of cunsumerism, etc
    And preserving todays contemporary Sunday bazaar would definitely go a long way towards motivating many out there. So keep clicking Farah!


  • Javed
    Jan 17, 2012 - 12:41AM

    love the smiling guy holding the purses… very happy salesman… lol


  • ava
    Jan 17, 2012 - 12:46AM

    Great photos! Sunday Bazaar is one of the highlights of my trips to Karachi. Well organised and so much variety.


  • Eric Kumar
    Jan 17, 2012 - 10:01AM

    The good Lord has Pakistan with so much blessings , only thing we commit our selves to right paths. Love each other as human being. Not decriminate on the bases of religion, cast and creed. We wish our clergy respect other faiths. Freedom of thought flourish freely. Pakistan will be great land to live with it’s natural beauity, green vast mountains and valleys , beautiful and hard working people. If only our clergy become more open minded, God will bless this coutry abundantly.


  • Zain
    Jan 17, 2012 - 10:24AM

    Where in Karachi is this Sunday Bazaar held? Someone pls write venue/timings?


  • Jan 17, 2012 - 11:07AM

    Love these pictures. :-) SB has everything. Miss it now that I am thousands of miles away from Karachi.


  • Abdullha Bloach
    Jan 17, 2012 - 11:35AM

    seems its full of chinese goods, these chinese goods are eating away local employment


  • Farah Kamal
    Jan 17, 2012 - 11:38AM

    @Zain: Sunday bazaars all over Karachi,almost in a few in every town. My photo journal is shot at the Sunday Bazaar held in DHA, Phase-8 Karachi. It is is among one of the most organized, well maintained and secure open markets of the city.


  • Caren
    Jan 17, 2012 - 11:47AM

    What a place full of color and culture!! So compelling.. You captured it brilliantly Farah! Congrats on having it published!


  • Alema
    Jan 17, 2012 - 3:10PM

    Wonderful pix!! So colorful and full of life..Congrats for having them published here!!


  • Jan 17, 2012 - 3:49PM

    Man, merchandise and natural produce – in harmony with one and other. Good show, Farah!


  • Acorn Guts
    Jan 17, 2012 - 6:52PM

    A must-go on every Sunday whenever I visit Pakistan. Give the bookseller the author name and they’ll get you the book faster than the optimised databases that I work with. The food, the sounds, the colours and the people are worth every single second of it. Great place!


  • Jan 17, 2012 - 7:58PM

    Wonderful Farah !
    This is real life, a very unique market of its own kind, I really love to to go on second hand book shop to buy some wonderful collection for myself and my students.
    How natural and refreshing photograph,one can see the freshness of the fruits reflecting on the face of seller. A denial to all ,who says Karachi is no more a city of life and light……It’s as alive and refreshing as one can witness in that photograph….Hats off lady..


  • A. Hasan
    Jan 20, 2012 - 10:43AM

    The merchants have become too arrogant!


  • Mehwish
    Jan 20, 2012 - 11:47PM

    Bravo! Wonderful Pix Girl.
    im thinking to share some of your pix on FB. ;)


  • Farah Kamal
    Jan 22, 2012 - 1:25AM

    @Mehwish: you can share these pictures as long as they are credited to me. Also take a look at


  • Jan 31, 2012 - 4:57PM

    @Farah Kamal:
    can i use these pictures on with credits to you ?Recommend

  • Farah Kamal
    Jan 31, 2012 - 6:53PM

    @Young Pakistan: Yes sure use it, you need to water mark them please. Or better pick them from Farah’s Visual Treats there are more images there.


  • naima fakhri
    Feb 10, 2012 - 6:04PM

    its awesome … :D


  • abdul moiz hussain (I EARN STUDENT)
    Feb 10, 2012 - 6:12PM

    i think it’s cool owsum and i think its good for those people who dont know these kind of bazars


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