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.


Before the independence of Pakistan, the area of the present day North Nazimabad was semi-arid land with small Sindhi and Kalmati Baloch villages nearly 15 km from downtown Karachi. The Government of Pakistan bought the land in 1950 from the local landlord and tribal leader Masti Brohi Khan in order to resettle the Muslim refugees from India that were living in tent cities in central Karachi.[1] 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' a.k.a. 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.[2] 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. It was planned and designed in late 1950s by Carlo Scarpa & Aldo Rossi, the Italian planners and architects. 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. North Nazimabad Town has a comparatively high literacy rate amongst other towns in whole Karachi [3] and a relatively low crime rate. It is considered as a middle class suburb of Karachi.


There are several ethnic groups in North Nazimabad including: Muhajirs, Memons, Bohras, Ismailis, Punjabis and Pakhtuns. 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. Block F has become the most expensive area of North Nazimabad, according to a report by the Dawn newspaper.[4] 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.

Educational institutions[edit]

  • Al Kahf Academy
  • Mak Collegiate North Campus
  • Government Comprehensive Higher Secondary School for Girls.
  • Karachi Medical and Dental College
  • Govt. Boys Degree College, Buffer Zone
  • Govt. Girls Degree College, Buffer Zone
  • 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
  • Lincoln's Inn Grammar School
  • S. M. Public Academy
  • St Jude's High School
  • St John's High School.
  • La Canadiana Children's Academy
  • 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
  • Civilization 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 National School
  • The Ace School
  • The Knowledge 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
  • Government Girls High School
  • Government Boys High School
  • Government Boys Lower Secondary School
  • Government Girls Elementary School
  • Government Boys Public School
  • Government Boys Elementary School
  • Mak Collegiate

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

Famous mosques[edit]

  • Jamia Masjid Bab-Ul-Islam
  • Jamia Masjid Ghous-e-Azam
  • Jamia Masjid Taha
  • Jamia Masjid Aqsa
  • Jamia Masjid Bilal
  • Jamia Masjid Bait-Ul-Mukarram
  • Jamia Masjid Gulzar-e-Madina
  • Jamia Alfalah Masjid Block H
  • Farooq-e-Azam
  • Jamia Masjid Shadman
  • Jamia Masjid
  • Jamia Masjid Alimia
  • Masjid-e-Quba
  • Masjid Khairul Bashar
  • Masjid-e-Asraah
  • Masjid Batha
  • Masjid Tayyaba
  • Masjid-e-Nimrah
  • Madini Jamae Masjid
  • Usmania Masjid
  • Masjid Usman Ghani
  • Masjid Bilal
  • Masjid AlFalah
  • Taimoriya Masjid
  • Masjid-e-suroor
  • Ibrahimi Masjid
  • Imam Bargah Babul Ilm
  • Imam Bargah Sajjadia
  • Al Jamea tus Saifiyah
  • Masjid Al-Maarif
  • Haidry Masjid (Dawoodi Bohra)
  • Masjid e Rehmania
  • Jamia AL Noor Masjid
  • Masjid Rehmat-e-Alam
  • Masjid AL Huda
  • The Islamic Center Masjid

Coaching institutes[edit]

  • Mak Collegiate North Campus
  • Anees Hussain North-Nazimabad
  • MAK Collegiate Sakhi Hassan Campus
  • Adamjee Coaching Centre
  • Student Inn
  • Anees Hassan
  • IBA Grads
  • Commerce Collegiate

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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