Maripur

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Maripur or Mauripur (Urdu: ماری پور ‎) is one of the neighbourhoods of Kiamari Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1]

There are several ethnic groups in Maripur and they include Muhajirs, Sindhis, Punjabis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochis, Memons, Bohras, Ismailis, etc. Over 99% of the population is Muslim. The population of Kiamari Town is estimated to be nearly one million.

Maripur areas include:

  • Custom Colony
  • Masroor Colony
  • Siddiqabad
  • Dilfalahabad
  • Singoor Para
  • Kachi Mohalla
  • Budhni Goth

Air Force Base[edit]

PAF Base Masroor (ICAO: OPMR) is the largest airbase operated by the Pakistan Air Force. It is located in the Mauripur area of Karachi, in the Sindh province. The base was originally known as RPAF Station Mauripur and after 1956, as PAF Station Mauripur. It is of immense strategic importance considering it has been entrusted upon the task of defending the coastal and Southern region of Pakistan. It houses the 32 Tactical Attack (TA) Wing which comprises four separate squadrons.

Transportaion[edit]

Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) bus route between Mauripur and rest of Karachi downtown, Saddar. The buses also run between Gulshan-e-Hadeed and Maripur.[2] Makran Coastal Highway is a 653 km-long coastal highway along Pakistan's Arabian Sea coastline. It is a part of Pakistan's National Highways network. It runs primarily through Balochistan province between Karachi and Gwadar, passing near the port towns of Ormara and Pasni.

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