Nazimabad

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Nazimabad (Urdu: ناظم آباد‎) is a middle-class[1] suburb of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[2]

Nazimabad was developed starting in 1952 to settle Muslim refugees in Pakistan. This suburb was named after Khawaja Nazimuddin who was the second Governor-General of Pakistan, and later the second Prime Minister of Pakistan as well. It resides in the central part of Karachi.

In late 1958, the northern area of Nazimabad, was to be developed as Timuria by Karachi Improvement Trust (KIT). The name North Nazimabad became popular and was later adopted instead of Timuria.[3] North Nazimabad was developed as a residential area for federal government employees. But in the early 1960s the capital of Pakistan was transferred from Karachi to newly developed capital Islamabad.

Nazimabad is divided into five residential blocks with two additional blocks made into bus stops, Nazimabad Block 6 and Nazimabad Block 7. Block 1-5 is purely residential. The Block 4 of Nazimabad has the largest category of plots with size ranging from 240-2000 sq. yards.

After devolution plan for municipalities was implemented in 2001, Karachi Division was divided into 18 towns. A large part of Nazimabad was made part of the Liaquatabad Town. While North Nazimabad was named as one of the towns of Karachi. Block 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 were made part of Liaquatabad Town while block 5 and locality of Paposh Nagar was made part of North Nazimabad Town.

This neighborhood is referenced in a famous drama serial Zindagi Gulzar Hai aired in 2013 on Hum TV.


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Coordinates: 24°55′N 67°02′E / 24.917°N 67.033°E / 24.917; 67.033