Economy of Karachi

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The following businesses and services existed in Karachi during the period 1839 to 1947.

Airlines

  • Air France
  • Imperial Airways/British Overseas Airline Corporation (B.O.A.C.)
  • KLM
  • Pan Am (First flight in March 1947, on FAM 18 route)

Chamber of Commerce

The Karachi Chamber of Commerce was established in 1860 with 7 founder members: McIver and Company, Barclay, Watson and Company, Fleming and Company, T. Lidbetter and Company,Finlay and Company, J.K. Dunolly and Company and Ashburner, Bell and Company.[1] Until 1947, it was predominately European though two local firms, S. Tyabjee and Company and Ardaseer and Company did join by the end of the first year (1860).[2]

  • Chairmen (1860 - 1958): List

Note: This Chamber is now known as the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industries (OICCI)


Banks

Booksellers and Stationers

Chemists

Cinemas

  • Star Cinema (1918)


Clubs and Associations

Freemasons Lodges

  • The Lodge Hope of Kurrachee - no 337 (1842) (existed until 1973) article


Hotels

  • Bristol Hotel (1910) Photograph
  • Grand Hotel
  • Hotel Midway House (KLM built)
  • Palace Hotel (demolished, rebuilt as Sheraton Hotel)


Markets


Restaurant and Confectioners

  • Abadan Tea Shop (1882) Owned by: Boman Abadan Location: near Empress Market.[3]
  • Parisian Restaurant and Bakery (1920) Owned by: Isfandyar Bakhtiari[3]


References

  1. Feldman, Herbert, "Karachi Through a Hundred Years" Karachi: Oxford University Press pg 1
  2. Feldman, Herbert, "Karachi Through a Hundred Years" Karachi: Oxford University Press pg 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 From Iran to Karachi and back: Remembering Irani Cafés Retrieved 21 November 2010