North Nazimabad

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North Nazimabad

North Nazimabad (Urdu: شمالی ناظم آباد‎) is a suburb of North Nazimabad Town, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. North Nazimabad was developed in early 1950s to settle Muslim refugees in Pakistan.


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 Timuria 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.


There are several ethnic groups in North Nazimabad including Muhajirs, Memons, Bohras, Ismailis, Pakhtuns 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 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, Nazimabad, Pahar Ganj , Shadman Town, Buffer Zone and Buffer Zone-I. Federal B Area, Liaquatabad.

Schools, Colleges & Universities[edit]

  • Al Kahf Academy (Islamic school for girls)
  • Government Comprehensive Higher Secondary School for Girls.
  • Karachi Medical and Dental College
  • Iqra University, North Nazimabad Campus
  • PAF KIET, North Nazimabad Campus
  • Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, North Nazimabad Campus
  • KASBIT institute of technology
  • ICMAP, North Nazimabad Campus
  • Bahria Foundation College
  • Arena Multimedia, North Nazimabad
  • Virtual University North Nazimabad Campus
  • Happy Palace Grammar School
  • BODMAS Schooling Systems and Coaching Centres
  • PETROMAN Training
  • 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
  • Falcon house grammar school
  • The Beginners School
  • Albatross Grammar School
  • Metropolis Academy
  • Zaheer Public School
  • Al Sehar Higher Secondary School
  • Civilzation Public School
  • Gems the Learners Mine
  • IISAR Foundation School
  • Tungsten School of Excellence
  • The Paradise School
  • Al Khair College of Higher Education
  • Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies Intermediate Arts College
  • Beaconhouse School System Kindergarten Branch
  • The Educators
  • The Smart School
  • The Ace School
  • Pathways British School
  • Z.M.H School, North Nazimabad
  • Karachi Public High School
  • Usman Public School
  • Sunbeams Grammar School
  • Harvard Public Grammar School
  • City Angel Grammar School
  • Mountview Secondary School
  • Seasame Cambridge School
  • Shining Star English Secondary School
  • National Grammar Secondary High School
  • Mount Sinai Secondary School
  • Kazmi Grammar Public School
  • Head Start School
  • MCDC
  • Govt Ibrahim Ali Bhai Girls High School
  • GBHS Aleemia
  • GBPS Hyderi
  • GGELS CDGK Ibrahim Ali Bhai
  • GBELS Sirajudaula
  • GBPS Brighter Grammar
  • GBLSS Brighter Grammar
  • GGHS Ibrahim Ali Bhai
  • GBHS Durrani
  • GBHS Marie Colaco
  • GBPS CDGK Ibrahim Ali Bhai
  • GGELS Hyderi
  • GBHS Taimuria
  • GBLSS Hyderi
  • GGHS Cosmopolitan
  • Sakina Memorial Society Secondary Grammar School

GGHS= Govt Girls High School, GBHS= Govt Boys High School, GBLSS= Govt Boys Lower Secondary School, GGELS= Govt Girls Elementary School, GBPS= Govt Boys Public School, GBELS= Govt Boys Elementary School

There are numerous Government and Private Schools and Colleges other than those listed above.

Famous mosques (MASJID)[edit]

  • Jamia Alfalah Masjid Block H
  • Farooq-e-Azam Block K
  • Jamia Masjid Shadman
  • 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 Tayyaba Block D
  • Masjid-e-Nimrah
  • Madini Jamae Masjid Block N
  • Usmania Masjid
  • Masjid Usman Ghani Block S
  • Masjid Bilal 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
  • Masjid Al-Maarif BLOCK H
  • Haidry Masjid (Dawoodi Bohra)
  • Masjid e Quba Block N
  • Masjid e Rehmania Block C
  • Jamia AL Noor Masjid Block F
  • Masjid Rehmat-e-Alam Block L
  • Masjid AL Huda Block B
  • The Islamic center masjid Block B


  • Anees Hussain North-Nazimabad
  • Study Link Block Q near Baitul mamoor Masjid
  • MAK Collegiate Sakhi Hassan Campus
  • Adamjee Coaching Centre
  • Student Inn
  • Anees Hassan
  • IBA Grads

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°56′N 67°02′E / 24.933°N 67.033°E / 24.933; 67.033

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