pakistani most popular bus Karachi w 11 in Melbourne museum


pakistani most popular bus Karachi w 11 in Melbourne museum

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AUSTRALIA: Known to be one of Karachi’s star attraction “Karachi W11” has now rightfully taken its place as a permanent exhibit at the Melbourne Museum of Australia.

Resting in the workshop was an old, somewhat rusty, metal structure that had been running on Melbourne tracks since 1978. After 28 years of serving commuters, the tram was due to retire in 2006.

According to the SBS report, Wajid Ali and his fellow craftsmen worked tirelessly for months to add the “Pakistani touch” to the seemingly lifeless tram.

Melbourne academic, Mick Douglas, was tasked with developing a project with artisans of current and former Commonwealth nations as part of the cultural festival.


Mr Douglas contacted Ms Duriya Kazi, Head of Department of Visual Studies, at the University of Karachi to get some assistance on the project.



Ms Duriya Kazi, Head of Department of Visual Studies, at the University 


Ms Kazi then referred Mr Douglas to Mr Ali and Chamak Patti Wala’s who concentrate on vehicle decorations. It changed into then the work on the undertaking nearly began.

according to the report, it took a length of three months, and a crew comprising 15 guys operating day and night, to put together all the material in Karachi. It turned into then moved to the Preston workshop in Melbourne.

The W11 become then equipped as a new bride for its release. The title given to the Karachi W11 Tram became ‘Pyar Zindagi Hai – Love is existence’.




The team then completed a route of sixteen days around the metropolis Circle path, web hosting over 80,000 human beings. The passengers had been given a memento price ticket which had traditional truck art poetry written on it.

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