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City Culture – Subhan Nizami Qawwal at Pakistan Chowk

The Qawwali at Pakistan Chowk was a fantastic experience. Subhan Nizami is one of the finest Qawwals in the city and Pakistan Chowk has turned out to be a vibrant public space since its restoration. The combination guaranteed to entertain and engage the audience, a lot of which were from the area. It would not have been easy. Romanticizing public spaces is one thing but going out there, engaging residents of the area and tackling authorities to organize an event out in open requires courage, discipline and leadership. Pakistan Chowk Community Center met all the checks.



It was an unusual experience, in a good way. The Pakistan Chowk Community Centre (PCCC) on Saturday evening organised a qavvali performance by Subhan Ahmed Nizami at the chowk.


Old city embraces art fair at Pakistan Chowk

Architect Marvi Mazhar, who heads the initiative, said that every week people from the area gathered here and many artists used to join them as well.

“The whole idea was about how to have an urban fair, the art fair today was an open call. We didn’t call people, we said whoever wants to participate is more than welcome to...

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Pakistan Chowk comes alive with art fair

With sheds placed around the Chowk, on Sunday artists from across the city put up their work at a space designated as a gallery for visitors attending the Pakistan Chowk Art Fair...


Pakistan Chowk — a sigh of relief in the concrete jungle

KARACHI: The narrow cluttered and buzzing streets of Saddar are indicative of the constant commercial activity in the area. However, people looking for solace can now visit the newly restored Pakistan Chowk...


A breath of fresh air: Pakistan Chowk gets a marvelous makeover

KARACHI: The six-month Rehabilitation Project of Pakistan Chowk has transformed the entire area for the better, with benches placed, outdoor lights set up and plantation added, much to the delight of the public....


Review - Pakistan Chowk Community Centre

With its low floorboards, doors swung open, and cramped space (forcing us to see each other), the space was somehow allowing for easy conversation. It felt like the very design of its walls, the shade of blue, was put here to facilitate intimacy...