From Karachi's Forgotten Jews:
200 Jews still live secretly in Karachi, all that remains of a community numbering 2,500 at the time of Pakistani independence in 1947. Magain Shalome, the community's synagogue, was demolished in July 1988 by order of President Zia ul-Haq to make way for a shopping plaza. Israeli independence in May 1948 saw the Karachi synagogue set on fire.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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