Saturday, July 19, 2014

Karachi's Freemasons

There's an interesting article translated on outlining the brief and tragic history of Freemasonry in Pakistan.  The article by Akhtar Balouch tells of his discovery of the Masonic Temple in Karachi and his brief tour through it.  There are several photos showing what must have once been a majestic temple filled with fellowship, cigar smoking and back slapping.  It is a beautiful building.

The article also provides a copy of the newspaper article from 1973 when the temple was closed by the military police.  Freemasonry was then outlawed officially nationwide ten years later by the military dictatorship.

The end of the article devolves slightly into Dan Brown conspiracy theory, but overall it's a good read.

The Thai Freemason is the independent voice of Freemasonry in Thailand.