Revisiting Karachi’s PIB Colony and Days Gone By

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It is also said that the PIB Colony is the only locality in the metropolis that has a legally notified bus stop. The old residents of the area said that 30 to 35 years ago there used to a big market of old books near the bus stop frequented by avid readers o the city. One of the oldest residential areas of Karachi, Pir Ilahi Bux (PIB) Colony, with its conservative ambience, still reminds visitors of the days gone by when the intellectual elite inhabited it. The residents of the locality claim that two-room house unit along with a balcony, constructed over 200 yards used to be worth of Rs4,000 in 1948/49 whose price now has spiraled to as much as Rs3.5 million.