This post contains rare photo-album about the untold story of Pakistan that will blow your mind! But if somehow, you are not able to open this post with ease; you can go to The Hidden Photo Album of Pakistan. The credit for such a rare and thoughtful collection of photos goes to Shahzeb Khan Khichi, it has been taken from his album on Facebook.
I have collected this rare photo-album about the untold story of Pakistan that will blow your mind! Pakistan used to be very liberal and free of racism, religious, cultural, regional conflicts. There used to be freedom of speech, act and other humanely stuff. Afterwords, the lovely homeland was captured by some extremists who gained power because of (sorry to say) illiterate and ignorant people and did according to the script given by enemies of humanity, our world – Pakistan. All this captured badly affected peace, politics, tourism, film industry and everything.
The February 1978 cover of The Herald. The issue contained a detailed report and feature on various draconian laws imposed by the Zia dictatorship in the name of Islam.
Though imposed to ‘Islamise the society,’ they ended up creating deadly fissures between various Muslim sects in the country.
Also, if one compares the crime data and that of alcohol and drug addiction of the 1947-77 period withthat of the 1978-2005 period, crime rose three-fold and there was almost a ten-fold increase in drug addiction.
Incidents of rape, terrorism and corruption too rose dramatically.
Such were the ‘laws’ and doings of the dictatorship that Pakistan is still struggling to recover from the madness that they unleashed.
Wife of US President, J F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy (right), enjoying a camel ride in Karachi during her visit to the city in 1961.
American tourists enjoy a camel ride at Karachi’s Clifton beach in 1960.
Habib Jalib and Khalid Hassan Enjoys Drink in Karachi in 1975
Today, traveling to a Baloch town like the one in the picture has become a no-go area even for Pakistanis!
Indian Prime Minister Shastri and Pakistan president Ayub Khan, with Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in the background. Tashkent, USSR in late 1965 after the 17-day war between the two countries.
Last word: I am sure you enjoyed the peaceful Pakistan with respect-to-different-choices, freedom of speach and warm hospitality for all. Next generations will never be following Ziaizm as they know what ‘worst condition’ means, actually!