Gulshan-e-Hadeed

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Gulshan-e-Hadeed
گلشن حدید
Bin Qasim Town, Karachi
Country  Pakistan
Province Sindh
Demonym(s) Sindhi
Time zone PST (UTC+05:00)
Postal codes 75010
Population 2015 162567

Gulshan-e-Hadeed or Gulshan-e-Hadid (Sindhi: گلشن حديد ‎) (meaning Garden of Iron) is a neighborhood of Bin Qasim Town, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1]

Water tank at Gulshan-e-Hadeed.

Gulshan-e-Hadeed was built near Pakistan Steel Mills for housing its employees,[2] and thus the name. Gulshan-e-Hadeed's neighborhood was designed by Russian architects. The town is divided into three Blocks; A, B and C. Each block contains houses of a specific size as follows:-

  • A-type house: 120 squares yards
  • B-type house: 250 square yards
  • C-type house: 500 square yards

Gulshan-e-Hadeed is divided into three Union-councils; UC-21,UC-22 & UC-23 of the Bin Qasim Town. The core of the area is made up of smaller "A-type" houses. Of late, most of houses facing the main artery of the area have been commercialized by owners.

Gulshan-e-Hadeed provides almost all necessary facilities for healthcare, education, business etc. Its streets and roads both are paved and the area is densely populated. Two and three-storey houses seem to be increasing in number.[3]

Demography[edit]

The ethnic groups in Gulshan-e-Hadeed include Sindhis, Muhajir, Punjabis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochs, Memons etc. Most of the residents of Gulshan-e-Hadeed are employees of Pakistan Steel Mills and adjoining industries in Bin Qasim Town. Almost 65 percent population is Sindhi. Population of Gulshan-e-Hadeed has been growing due to heavy immigration from interior Sindh. Over 98 percent of the population is Muslim with small Christian and Hindu minority. Along with several mosques, Gulshan-e-Hadeed also has a church and a temple for its Christin and Hindu residents. The area is often considered as the most peaceful in the city with respect to law and order situation mainly because of being remote from the other towns of the city.

Geography[edit]

Gulshan-e-Hadeed is a union council-6 of Bin Qasim town, district Malir. It is 40-minutes drive (around 25 km) from Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport. There are some illegal goth settlements on encroached land near Gulshan-e-Hadeed. There are roads leading to Gadap Town, Thatta and Hyderabad.

Development phases[edit]

Gulshan-e-Hadeed is divided into four parts:

  • Phase I is a commercial and residential area. It includes about 2500 houses and a centrally located main commercial market that comprises many shops. In the center of Phase I lies Jamia Masjid Dayare Habib Trust. It is among the largest mosques in Karachi, and it regularly accommodates more than 5000 people at Friday prayers.
  • Phase II is a residential and commercial area, comprising more than 4000 houses. In the start of Phase II there is a masjid called the Jamia Masjid Bab-u-Rehmat Trust. It is amongst the largest masajid in Bin Qasim Town, and it regularly gathers more than 1000 people at Friday prayers. Phase II has local small markets called "L markets" in each neighbourhood. There are fifteen such markets in Phase II and two main commercial marts.
  • Phase II Extension is being populated at a rapid pace.
  • Phase III which has been started to develop.


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