Clifton, Karachi

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A nighttime view of Karachi's posh seaside locality of Clifton]
A nighttime view of Karachi's posh seaside locality of Clifton]
Coordinates: 24°49′N 67°02′E / 24.817°N 67.033°E / 24.817; 67.033Coordinates: 24°49′N 67°02′E / 24.817°N 67.033°E / 24.817; 67.033
Country  Pakistan
Province Sindh
City Karachi
The famous Mohatta Palace is located in Clifton

Clifton (Urdu: کلفٹن‎, Sindhi: ڪلٽيٽن‎) is an affluent suburb located in the Saddar of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1] Clifton is one of the localities in Karachi where real estate activity remains on the up despite the overall state of law and order in the city.[2]

Central Business District[edit]

Teen Talwar Chowrangi (three Swords roundabout), Clifton

Clifton is emerging as another Central Business District of Karachi along with Saddar Town the main Central Business District of Karachi. Today it headquarters the corporate office of Pakistan's largest energy company, Pakistan State Oil (PSO)[3] as well several other large local and foreign companies such as Nestle Pakistan Limited,[4] Dolmen Group[5] and Muller and Philips[6] among other corporate and regional offices. Increased business activity and real estate construction boom[7] has resulted in Clifton altering the city skyline with the two tallest buildings in Pakistan namely The Bahria Icon Tower and the Ocean Tower now located here. It also houses the headquarters of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan [8]

There are also several international consulates and high commission offices based in Clifton such as British Deputy High Commission,[9] The Chinese consulate,[10] The Italian Consulate,[11] The Russian Consulate [12] The Iranian Consulate,[13] Consulate General of Switzerland [14] as well as the Kuwaiti consulate[15] among others.

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Clifton has many Chinese restaurants and small businesses owned by the Chinese community in Pakistan. Many Pakistani Chinese families used to live in the PECHS and Tariq Road area but have since moved to the higher end Clifton and Defense areas. Many Chinese restaurants can be found in these areas.[21]

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