Latifabad

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Latifabad
لطيف آباد
Town
Location of Latifabad
Country  Pakistan
Province  Sindh
City Hyderabad
Population
 • Total 1 million (2,016)

Latifabad (Sindhi: لطيف آباد‎ ,Urdu: لطِيف آباد‎), is a town in the southern suburbs of the city of Hyderabad, in Sindh, Pakistan.

History[edit]

Latifabad is known as the peaceful city. Latifabad is named after the noted Sindhi Sufi poet, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.[citation needed], its initial denizens were Sindhi but after communal riots in 1980s between Sindhi speaking and Urdu speaking people;[1] The majority of Urdu speaking live here. It was populated as an extension to the city of Hyderabad to settle hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees from India fleeing from anti-Muslim pograms, along with the town of Qasimabad.

The locals that settled the town at its inception were ethnically of a mixed population but as the city experienced its worst ethnic riots between Sindhis and Muhajirs in the 1980s, the city was divided into Sindhi settling the town of Qasimabad and the Mohajirs settling down in Latifabad.

Serving an ethnic majority of the Muhajir community, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement to grow. Latifabad got rebuilt in the era of Pervez Musharraf in which Latifabad was funded much. The land in Latifabad was further divided into sectors, sub-classifying it into numbered units. For political rallies, MQM would specify areas in their sector notation rather than the numbered unit. To this date, the classification continues yet people prefer using the numbered units.

Settlement[edit]

Latifabad has a large concentration of Urdu speaking people which are about 60% of the 1.2 million population. 30% Sindhi speaking peoples & 10% Others Ethnic Population. Latifabad is divided into twelve units, instead of blocks, each numbered. Each unit has its own hospital and number of schools along with residential complexes.

Climate[edit]

Latifabad has a hot desert climate with warm conditions year-round. The period from mid-April to late June is the hottest of the year, with highs peaking in May at 42 °C [2] During this time, winds that blow usually bring along clouds of dust, and people prefer staying indoors in the daytime, while at night weather is more pleasant for this reason latifabad is considered a God gifted city , At night people usually go outside for walk  . Winters are warm, with highs around 25 °C, though lows can often drop below 10 °C at night. On 7 June 1991 the highest temperature of 48.5 °C[3]  was recorded, while the lowest temperature of 1 °C (34 °F) was recorded on 8 February 2012.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Latifabad is classified in 12 Administrative division in number from 1 to 12.[4] Each number has a chairman which is elected through local body elections.

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Economy[edit]

There are Handicraft industries, including silver and gold work, ornamented silks,[5] and embroidered leather saddles, are also well established. Latifabad  produces almost all of the ornamental glass bangles.

IT and Technology[edit]

Latifabad plays important role in educating people in the field of IT not only in town but also in city there are many centres like Aptech[6] Ureka,Chambers, horizon and many others are providing quality education. Two big mobile and computer markets are there in latifabad Chiragh complex,Tayyab complex where every new technology is available 

Food[edit]

People of latifabad are fond of spicy foods and sweet dishes also .There is a food street in latifabad no 8 where every type of food is available like fast food and specially biryani which is the most common food available in the markets as well as corners of roads .It is estimated that there are 150 + shops of biryani

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Art council[edit]

Latifabad has a art council in no 7. Where people of city and also performers from other cities performs . School annual functions, stage dramas,motivational by famous  speakers also delivered in this council  

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Sports[edit]

Afzal ground[7] in latifabad no 10 is grass covered and well equipped ground which provides people of the area a good place for recreations there is a big badminton hall and a cricket ground where Regional and local matches are played there and special matches like Ramzan night tournaments are also live telecasted and also Mehboob ground latifabad no 5 has large area to play

Notable people[edit]

Syed Qamar-ur-Zaman[edit]

(born 12 September 1933) (Died 23-10-2016), did B.A. (Hons), 1957, L.L.B. 1959. He is the nephew and son-in-law of Late Syed Miran Mohammad Shah.[8] He remained Senator during the early 1970s. He is President of Sindh Chamber of Agriculture for the last many years which was founded by Choudry Mohammad Sadiq in the late 1960s.

Sharjeel khan[edit]

International crickter Sharjeel khan[9](born 14 August 1989) belong to latifabad Hyderabad, sindh  is a cricketer from Pakistan. He is an attacking opening batsman. He was part of the bronze medal winning team at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. He made his T20I debut for Pakistan on 8 December 2013 against Afghanistan and made his One Day International debut for Pakistan on 18 December 2013 against Sri Lanka. In his debut ODI match he played very good knock of 61 runs from 61 balls. He was selected in the Pakistan squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 where he was the highest run scorer for his team   

Healthcare and educational services[edit]

The largest mental asylum or hospital for the mentally ill in Pakistan (some people deem it the largest in Asia) named after Sir Cowasji Jehangir Readymoney (1812–1878), civil engineer and master constructor of Bombay, the Jehangir Institute of Psychiatry holds ground in Latifabad unit 3, commonly known to the locals as Giddu Bandar.

Other hospitals in Latifabad include the St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Majee Hospital, Bhittai Hospital and Red Crescent (Hilal-e-Ahmar) Hospital, Al-Shifa Eyesight Hospital.

The Board of Intermediate Secondary Education, Hyderabad, the body of the Government administering the educational standards in the city has their headquarters housed in unit 9 in Latifabad. Public School Hyderabad founded in 1961 one of the most famous schools in sindh is located in Latifabad unit 3.

Other notable places[edit]

  • Unit 7 Pony sath, one of the most famous place where bridge connects to all units and city.
  • Unit 8 has a bazaar-shopping center called Siddiqui Centre that sells clothes, shoes and bangles, product native to the city. Visitors and shoppers alike visit unit 8 before Eid to buy clothes and gifts. Units in Latifabad has its own administrative unit which works under the Hyderabad District Administration.[10]
  • Mohatta House is situated in Latifabad U6D in the vicinity of the district nazim's house. It is over 100 years old
  • Unit 6 also is the home to the Hyderabad Board of Education, who have built a stadium to commemorate its presence. Most of the inter-school and -collegiate tournaments are played.there is one very big pharmacy Zeeshan Medical Store in Unit No. 5, Latifabad Hyderabad in front of Shah Abdul Bhitai Hospital. Mostly Play Grounds of Hyderabad district are situated in Latifabad like Mehboob Ground in Unit no. 5, Afzaal Ground in Unit no. 10 and Unit No. 11, Latifabad Hyderabad in front of naeem hospital. Government Boys Degree College and Ghazali College and Mostly Play Ground of Unit No 11 others.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ d.o.o., Yu Media Group. "Latifabad, Pakistan - Detailed weather forecast, long range monthly outlook and climate information | Weather Atlas". Weather Atlas. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  3. ^ d.o.o., Yu Media Group. "Latifabad, Pakistan - Detailed weather forecast, long range monthly outlook and climate information | Weather Atlas". Weather Atlas. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  4. ^ "Latifabad Administration | ApnaHyderabad.com". www.apnahyderabad.com. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  5. ^ "Sindhi Culture | Kamran Brohi's Blog". kamranbrohi.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  6. ^ "Home | Aptech Computer Education". aptech-education.com.pk. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  7. ^ "Afzal Ground Latifabad at Hyderabad, Pakistan". www.placereference.com. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  8. ^ Dunya, Sindhi (2016-04-15). "Miran Mohammad Shah: The Active 1st Speaker of Sindh Assembly". Sindhi Dunya. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  9. ^ "Sharjeel Khan". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  10. ^ "Latifabad Administration". ApnaHyderabad.com. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 

Coordinates: 34°02′N 71°35′E / 34.033°N 71.583°E / 34.033; 71.583[1] http://apnahyderabad.info/2007/06/10/latifabad-profile/

  1. ^ "Latifabad Profile « District Hyderabad Blog.". Retrieved 2017-05-02.