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.[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. 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 [2] 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.[3] 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.

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "A story behind every name".
  2. ^ North Nazimabad town Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine., retrieved 05-23-2010.
  3. ^ "Epaper - ePaper - DAWN.COM".

External links[edit]

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