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Last month, Tour De’ Pakistan in collaboration with Super Savari Express invited local photography and videography enthusiasts to it’s 4th instillment (read: episode) of a series of PhotoWalks, Karachi being its first destination (read: season) i.e. Tour De’ Karachi PhotoWalk S01E04.
The purpose of Tour De’ Karachi is to gather around, shoot and help in breaking the stereotypical image of Karachi by reflecting upon its reality. The theme for S01E04 was set as “Co-Existence”.
The tour itself was one of a kind experience where content creators from various parts of the city toured around to the unseen sites of Karachi to explore various cultural elements of the city starting off from the Memon Masjid located in M.A Jinnah Rd, near Bolton Market which is one of the oldest and the largest mosque in the city.
After that, the tour moved to Karachi Parsi Institute (KPI) which has some amazing monuments and represented the devotion and contribution of the Parsi Community in the advancement of Karachi city dating back to the 1890s.
Also, there was a journey of spirituality where the participants got up and close with the spiritual teachings of Guru Nanak at the Sri Guru Nanak Satsang Sabha Gurdwara, Arambagh followed by a tour to the Sri Laxmi Narayan Temple located near Port Grand where the participants got in touch with the rituals practiced by the Hindu Community of Karachi, some religious sculptures and amazing architecture and art as well. The journey concluded with a final tour inside the Holy Trinity Church at Saddar.
At each location, representatives of Super Savari Express and Tour De’ Karachi welcomed the participants and gave them insights about the history and current happenings of the place. The PhotoWalk cum PhotoTour ended in some Group photos and selfies.
This effort put in by Team Tour De’ Pakistan and #TourDeKarachi community was one amazing endeavor to portray a positive image of the city and the cultural co-existence that prevails amidst the citizens of Karachi.
Initiatives like these are the need of the day to represent a positive side of Pakistan and the people who live in it with unity regardless of any discrimination and disparity whatsoever.
The best part about the tour is that you can view the Co-existence on #TourDeKarachi where almost all the venues are being covered by some amazing Photographers and Videographers.
(In the above content, the session Photography was covered by the author Syed Atif Ali Shah of ‘S.A.S. CLICKOGRAPHY’ who is also a freelance journalist and also Miss Bushra Fatima, Digital photographer, exclusively covered the pictures of Memon Masjid and etc)