North Nazimabad Town

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North Nazimabad
شمالی ناظم آباد
Union councils of North Nazimabad Town
Union councils of North Nazimabad Town
North Nazimabad is located in Pakistan
North Nazimabad
North Nazimabad
Location within Pakistan
Coordinates: 24°56′33″N 67°02′51″E / 24.9426°N 67.0474°E / 24.9426; 67.0474Coordinates: 24°56′33″N 67°02′51″E / 24.9426°N 67.0474°E / 24.9426; 67.0474
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
City District Karachi
Union Councils 10: Paposh Nagar, Pahar Ganj, Khandu Goth, Hyderi, Sakhi Hassan, Farooq-e-Azam, Nusrat Bhutto Colony, Shadman Town, Buffer Zone, Buffer Zone-I
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.
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 Christians, Muhajirs, Sindhis, Punjabis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochis, Memons, Bohras and Ismailis.

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). 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.

Demography[edit]

There are many ethnic groups in North Nazimabad including Muhajirs, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochis, Memons, Bohras, Ismailis and Christians.

Town structure[edit]

The Karachi municipality was divided was into 18 zones or towns in 2000. North Nazimabad is one of the best developed towns in karachi; having a Stadium, Wide roads and schools. 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 and Buffer Zone.

Neighbourhoods of North Nazimabad Town[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.

Schools[edit]

The following schools are in North Nazimabad:

  • Karachi Public High School (Subsidiary of Karachi 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
  • The Paradise School
  • Generations' School
  • The Educational World
  • Beaconhouse School System
  • Merit n Merit School and Coaching system
  • Metropolitan School
  • Ken Grammar School
  • The City School
  • Falcon house grammar school

Mosques and Islamic training centres[edit]

  • Al-Huda Islamic Institute (Near Suzuki Auto Showroom)
  • 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 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

Notable Places[edit]

North Nazimabad has two elite areas namely, The Block A, and Hyderi where there are residences of famous personalities.

Block A[edit]

  • Pizza Hut
  • Burger King
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Dilpasand Bakers
  • Qasr-e-sheereen Sweets
  • Subway
  • 14th Street Pizza
  • Mehran Welfare Complex
  • KFC
  • Levis Factory Outlet
  • Chinivini Restaurant
  • Lalqila Express
  • K&Ns Outlet
  • Rangers' officers club (In Block B)

Hyderi[edit]

  • Dolmen Mall
  • Madni Mall
  • Saima Pari Mall
  • Arizona Grill

Neighbourhoods[edit]

Park in Shadman Town (UC-08 of N. Nazimabad Town)

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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