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March 14, 2006

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Rock solid architect of Teen Talwar leaves this earth

KARACHI: Karachi has many landmarks, but none stands out more in the popular imagination as Clifton’s Teen Talwar. The Three Swords, as their rather phonetically awkward English name goes, is a massive monument, commissioned by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for Clifton chowrangi, that consists of three fat, sky-high marble swords inscribed with Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s creed: Unity, Faith Discipline. Sadly, though, the man who designed this monument, and many other stunning buildings in Karachi, passed away on Friday at the age of 94.

By Mahim Maher