Flashback: A people’s history of Pakistan

Published: September 1, 2014


KARACHI: For the entire month of August, and to mark Pakistan’s 67th Independence Day, The Express Tribune published personal photographs submitted by readers, paying tribute to the country’s formative years.

From the Queen’s visit to the construction of Minar-e-Pakistan, from monochrome images of PAF pilots to the women and men of Radio Pakistan, click on the slides below to see the events that make our history.

The daily series will continue in this space and be updated regularly. You can still submit your photographs to: [email protected]



Reader Comments (15)

  • sajid khokhar
    Sep 2, 2014 - 10:07AM

    Great knowledgeable work compiled.Through this we come to know about our history of great achievements.


  • Moiz Omar
    Sep 2, 2014 - 1:04PM

    Great compilation.


  • Ali
    Sep 2, 2014 - 4:55PM

    IT would be great if you add some description to photos as for youth like me these are just bunch of black and white snaps.


  • Pirbhat
    Sep 2, 2014 - 11:46PM

    OMG! Such a beautiful collection of memories. I could feel the-then-life in these!


  • Gp65
    Sep 3, 2014 - 2:03AM

    The picture of Azra Haque was beuatiful. The tale by Rakesh Bakshi (son of the famed Indian lyricist Anand Bakshi) was touching. Rakesh was an acquaintance of mine in college and I like many others was a fan of his father. I had no idea about the partition backstory.


  • GS@Y
    Sep 22, 2014 - 10:19PM

    @Ali: Click on the down arrow to read about each picture!


  • Sep 23, 2014 - 6:15PM

    Great slideshow with some memorable photos.

    Ali Khan
    Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOM


  • ivehadit
    Sep 25, 2014 - 10:09PM

    thumbs up for innovative journalism!


  • Sherdil K
    Sep 30, 2014 - 6:34PM

    Great job. After watching this slide show, one is forced to put in extra hard work for the prosperity and success of Pakistan. Powerful and Motivating. Express Tribune! Keep it coming…….


  • Oct 2, 2014 - 5:22PM

    Very nice collection of facts, undoubtfylly nice work done.
    Thanks and keep it up


  • sardarzaheer
    Oct 3, 2014 - 5:35PM

    Can you please add descriptions with pictures to let us know the story of each picture beyond the pictures.


  • shafiq ahmad chughtai
    Oct 4, 2014 - 9:15AM
  • sfsd
    Oct 17, 2014 - 5:46AM

    Wow, this is pretty awesome. Hope you keep updating it :)


  • Salman
    Oct 17, 2014 - 3:30PM

    This is up to the 1960′s. The modern history of Pakistan is just depressing.


  • arfan
    Oct 21, 2014 - 10:37AM

    @sardarzaheer: Click on the down arrow to read about each picture!