It is named after Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar one of main leaders of Pakistan Movement. The biggest gathering of Shia Muslims also takes place in moharram as well as most other religious and political gatherings.
On 11 April 2006, at least 50 people were killed, and more than 100 injured, when a bomb exploded at Nishtar Park. (See: Nishtar Park bombing)
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