Bagh-e-Jinnah, Karachi

A view of Bagh-e-Jinnah, Karachi, Pakistan

Bagh-e-Jinnah (Urdu: باغ جناح ‎) is located between Abdullah Haroon Road (old name Victoria Road) and Fatima Jinnah Road (formerly Bonus Road) in Karachi, Pakistan. It is also known by its old name Frere Hall Garden and is spread over 16 acres. The park is famous for its Frere Hall, constructed in 1865. A public library and an art gallery "Sadequain Hall", named after Pakistan's iconic artist Sadequain, are also housed in this hall.[1]

In the days of the British rule, it served as the main city hall of Karachi and was the center of Karachi's social and cultural activities. Frere Hall was first opened to the public in 1865. Its construction started in 1863 and was completed in 1865. Built in the Venetian Gothic architecture style with yellowish Karachi limestone and red and grey sandstones from the nearby Jungshahi area. Frere Hall was built in honor of Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere, British Commissioner in Sindh, who was known for promoting economic development in the area of Sindh. In its vicinity are the Marriott Hotel, U.S. Consulate, the Japanese Consulate and the Sindh Club.[2]

After independence of Pakistan in 1947, Bagh-e-Jinnah's large area and park grounds are frequently used for public gatherings by Pakistani political leaders.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^, Photo and description of Bagh-e-Jinnah on website, Retrieved 5 March 2016
  2. ^ Archived 17 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine, Construction and detailed description of Bagh-e-Jinnah (Frere Hall) on website, Retrieved 5 April 2016
  3. ^, Bilawal Bhutto's political rally at Bagh-e-Jinnah, website, Published 18 Oct 2014, Retrieved 5 April 2016

Coordinates: 24°50′51″N 67°01′57″E / 24.8476°N 67.0326°E / 24.8476; 67.0326