Gulshan-e-Hadeed

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Gulshan-e-Hadeed
گلشن حدید
Bin Qasim Town, Karachi
Country  Pakistan
Province Sindh
Demonym Karachiite
Time zone PST (UTC+05:00)
Postal codes 75010
Dialling code +9221-XXXX XXXX
Website KarachiCity.gov.pk


Gulshan-e-Hadeed or Gulshan-e-Hadid (Sindhi: گلشن حديد ) (meaning Garden of Iron) is a neighborhood of Bin Qasim Town, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1]

Gulshan-e-Hadeed was built near the Pakistan Steel Mills and was planned for the employees of the steel mill. The structure of Gulshan-e-Hadeed was carefully designed by Russian engineers. Residential houses are built in such a way that the double road, which encircles the whole area, faces "C" block bungalows, which are the largest in area. Behind "C" block bungalows and facing the double roads that pass across the area are "B" block houses which are of middle size.

Gulshan-e-Hadeed is a union council-6 of Bin Qasim Town. The core of the area is made up of small "A" block houses, which are the most numerous type. By now, the houses facing the main artery of the area have been commercialized by owners, so now shops are present on both sides of the main road that passes through the area. Near Gulshan-e-Hadeed, there are many illegal goth settlements on encroached land by influential people who have settled their people to occupy the private and public land.

Gulshan-e-Hadeed provides almost all necessary facilities for business, as well as education. Its streets and roads both are paved.[citation needed] The area is densely populated. Two- and three-storey houses seem to be increasing in number.[2]

Demography[edit]

The ethnic groups in Gulshan-e-Hadeed include Muhajir, Sindhis, Punjabis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochs, Memons, etc. Most of the residents of Gulshan-e-Hadeed are employed by Pakistan Steel Mills and adjoining industries in Bin Qasim Town. The population of Gulshan-e-Hadeed has been growing due to heavy immigration from the interior of Sindh and other provinces. Over 98 percent of the population is Muslim with small Christian and Hindu minority. The area is often considered as the most peaceful one in the city with respect to law and order situation mainly because of being remote from the other towns of the city.

Geography[edit]

Gulshan-e-Hadeed is a union council-6 of Bin Qasim town district of Malir. It is 30-minutes drive (around 25 km) from Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport. There are many illegal goth settlements on encroached land near Gulshan-e-Hadeed. There are roads leading to Gadap Town, Thatta and Hyderabad.

Development phases[edit]

  • Gulshan-e-Hadeed is divided into four parts:
  • Phase I is a commercial and residential area. It includes about 2500 houses and a centrally located main commercial market that comprises many shops. In the center of Phase I there is a masjid named as the Jamia Masjid Dayare Habib Trust. It is amongst the largest masajid in Karachi, and it regularly accommodates more than 5000 people at Friday prayers.
  • Phase II is a residential and commercial area, comprising more than 4000 houses.In the start of Phase II there is a masjid called the Jamia Masjid Bab-u-Rehmat Trust. It is amongst the largest masajid in Bin Qasim Town, and it regularly gathers more than 5000 people at Friday prayers. Phase II has local small markets called "L markets" in each neighbourhood. There are fifteen such markets in Phase II and two main commercial marts.
  • Phase II Extension into which residents are moving.
  • Phase III which has yet to be developed.
Water tank at Gulshan-e-Hadeed.

There are many schools in Gulshan e hadeed. The most prominent school are Beacon House School System, City Cliff School and others due to their great results for last three decades. There is a network of coaching centers. Every non professional who gets some money prefers to open a coaching center and play with the future of students.

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