North Nazimabad

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North Nazimabad

North Nazimabad (Urdu: شمالی ناظم آباد‎) is a suburb of North Nazimabad Town, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. North Nazimabad was developed in early 1950s to settle Muslim refugees in Pakistan.


This suburb developed as KDA Scheme no 2 was named after Khawaja Nazimuddin who was the second Governor-General of Pakistan and later the second Prime Minister of Pakistan as well. In late 1958, the northern area of Nazimabad, was to be developed as KDA Scheme 2' aka Timuria by Karachi Improvement Trust (KIT). North Nazimabad was originally established in 1958, with Karachi Improvement Trust (KIT) starting that housing scheme. The land was purchased by Pakistan Public Works Department from Sardar Masti Brohi Khan. The name North Nazimabad became popular and was later adopted instead of Timuria.[1] Taimooria or Timuria was named after Amir Timur the progenitor of Mughal Empire of South Asia. 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. On account of these two factors it is ranked as the most modern-planned town of Karachi, with blocks located alphabetically. It was planned and designed in late 50s by Carlo Scarpa & Aldo Rossi, the Italian planners and architects. North Nazimabad Town has a comparatively high literacy rate amongst other towns in whole Karachi [2] and a relatively low crime rate. It is considered an upper middle class town of the city.


There are several ethnic groups in North Nazimabad including Muhajirs, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochis, Memons, Bohras, Ismailis, etc. Over 99% of the population is Muslim. The population of North Nazimabad is estimated to be nearly one million.

Town structure[edit]

The Karachi municipality was divided was into 18 zones or towns in 2000. North Nazimabad is one of the towns. The population of North Nazimabad town is nearly one million. The neighborhoods or localities of the North Nazimabad town are: Paposh Nagar, North Nazimabad, Pahar Ganj, Khandu Goth, Hyderi, Sakhi Hassan, Farooq-e-Azam, Shadman Town, Buffer Zone and Buffer Zone-I.


The following schools are in North Nazimabad among many others:

  • Charter House Public School
  • S.M.Public Academy
  • St Jude's High School
  • St John's High School
  • Lady Bird Grammar School
  • Young Folks High School
  • Azeem Children Academy
  • Generations school
  • The Educational World
  • Beaconhouse School System
  • Falcon house grammar school
  • The Beginners School

Famous mosques[edit]

  • Farooq-e-Azam Block K
  • Jamia Masjid Block A
  • Jamia Masjid Alimia Block A
  • Masjid-e-QUBA Block J
  • Masjid Khairul Bashar Block J
  • Masjid-e-Asraah Block J
  • Masjid Batha Block K
  • Masjid Tyyaba Block D
  • Masjid-e-Nimrah
  • Madini Jamae Masjid Block N
  • Usmania Masjid
  • Masjid Usman Ghani Block S
  • Masjid Bilal Block S
  • Masjid AlFalah Block L
  • Taimoriya Masjid Block H
  • Masjid-e-suroor Block N
  • Ibrahimi Masjid
  • Imam Bargah Babul Ilm Block D
  • Imam Bargah Sajjadia
  • Al Jamea tus Saifiyah
  • Haidry Masjid (Dawoodi Bohra)
  • Masjid e Quba Block N
  • Masjid e Rehmania Block C
  • Afalah Masjid Block A
  • Masjid Rehmat-e-Alam Block L


  • Anees Hussain North-Nazimabad
  • Study Link Block Q near Baitul mamoor Masjid

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Coordinates: 24°56′N 67°02′E / 24.933°N 67.033°E / 24.933; 67.033

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