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 (5)

  • 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.


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