The Aga Khan Palace in the historical town of Jhirk, Thatta Sindh

Updated: there appears to be a typo at the source.

The palace that survived the passage of time
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 By Jan Khaskheli Karachi

The Aga Khan Palace, which was built in 1843 by Aga Sultan Mohammed Shah in remembrance of the late Aga Hassan Ali Shah, in the historical Jhirk Town in district Thatta, still remains beautiful, portraying the proficient work of the architects of yesteryears.

At the time the palace was built, the River Indus used to flow along its walls, providing scenic beauty to his highness’ family and guests. The River Indus changed its course after 1973 when water projects were launched upstream, blocking its natural flow. Though the river now flows around half kilometer away from the place, the scenic beauty has not faded, and visitors still enjoy the fresh air and greenery from the rooftop.

The palace built when Hasan Ali Shah (1817-1881), the Aga Khan-I and the 46th Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismailis

More … http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=202947

Author: ismailimail

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