North Nazimabad Town

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North Nazimabad
شمالی ناظم آباد
Union councils of North Nazimabad Town
Union councils of North Nazimabad Town
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
City District Karachi
Union Councils
Area
 • Total 50 km2 (18 sq mi)
Population (1998 Census)
 • Total 500,000 (3% growth rate)
Office Location Shahra-e-AbuKalam Road, Block-A, near Baradari North Nazimabad, Karachi.
E-mail nnazimabad@karachicity.gov.pk
Contact (021)99260372-3
Website North Nazimabad Town Page

North Nazimabad Town (Urdu: شمالی ناظم آباد ٹاؤن‎) is a town in the northern part of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. North Nazimabad named as such in reference to it being north of the suburb of Nazimabad. The town is bordered by New Karachi Town to the north across the Shahrah-e-Zahid Hussain, Gulberg Town to the east across the Gujjar Nala stream, Liaquatabad Town to the south, and SITE Town to the west.

There are several ethnic groups in North Nazimabad Town including Muhajirs, Sindhis, Punjabis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochis, Memons, Bohras, Ismailis, etc. Over 99% of the population is Muslim.

History[edit]

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 Taimooria by Karachi Improvement Trust (KIT). The name North Nazimabad became popular and was later adopted instead of Taimooria.[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 Pakistan [2] and a relatively low crime rate. It is considered an upper middle class town of the city.

Demography[edit]

Clock Tower 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.

zaheer public school 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

City School

Falcon house grammar 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-Abu Zar Ghaffari (R.A) Block Q

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 AlFalah Block L

Taimoriya Masjid Block H

Masjid-e-suroor Block N

Ibrahimi Masjid Block A

Imam Bargah Babul Block D

Imam Bargah Sajjadia

Al Jamea tus Saifiyah

Neighbourhoods[edit]

The most densely populated neighbourhood is Paposh Nagar in the southwest of the town and the least densely populated neighbourhood is Farooq-e-Azam in the centre of the town.

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Coordinates: 24°56′33″N 67°02′51″E / 24.9426°N 67.0474°E / 24.9426; 67.0474