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Retaining the history and heritage of Karachi, The Dawood Foundation restored and renovated a 1930’s house (Ghar in Urdu). TDF Ghar is open to public with an aim to promote informal learning spaces in Karachi. It is a platform where people from all ethnicities can come together to share their culture.

TDF Ghar is a tribute to this city. With a view of the Mazar-e-Quaid and original hand-crafted tiles, Hajiani Hanifa Bai’s 1930s home is an enchanting sanctuary in the heart of old Karachi’s Jamshed Quarters. The home retains its heritage features, but has been transformed into a public space, to re-live the true spirit of residents of this old cosmopolitan city.

Shahab Ghani & Associates volunteered to assist TDF in restoring TDF Ghar as part of their contribution to the city.

TDF Ghar is based on a self-sustainability business model. The revenue generated through rentals and tickets is re-invested in the upkeep and development of the Ghar.

  • Perpetuate peace and harmony. Encourage people to be more tolerant and accepting of the rights of other communities, religions and ethnicities.
  • Remind people of Karachi as it was once before.
  • Provide an all-inclusive platform where people can come together to share their culture, thoughts, ideals and values.
  • Connect visitors with the rich and vibrant history of the city.
  • Provide an opportunity for visitors to reconnect with Quaid-e-Azam and his secular ideas of Pakistan, through the spectacular view of the Mazar from the rooftop of the Ghar.
  • Offering a different perspective of the past as well as providing an alternative explanation of history.




Contact Number: 03018447051

The Living Room:

Restored with original fixtures, ‘The Living Room’ is a fine museum that will captivate the visitors with its enthralling antique pieces and furniture.

Training Room:

Training Room offers a sound system and projector ideal for private meetings, small off-sites, interviews, workshops and presentations.

Numaish Halls

Three Numaish Halls on the upper floor of TDF Ghar act as empty multi-purpose spaces for exhibitions, film screenings, large meetings, workshops, and talks.

Mazar-e-Quaid View Rooftop:

With the spectacular view of Mazar-e-Quaid, the rooftop designed with handmade ancient Jamsheed Nusserwanji tiles is worth your trip to TDF Ghar.

Sehan Café

On the veranda of TDF Ghar’s back-side is a small café named Sehan Café. It harnesses the Irani café culture that Karachi had been famous for, with bentwood chairs.


Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Monday closed

Entry ticket: Rs. 150

For reservations, please call: 0301-8447051