North Nazimabad Town

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North Nazimabad
شمالی ناظم آباد
Buffer Zone
Buffer Zone
Union councils of North Nazimabad Town
Union councils of North Nazimabad Town
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
City District Karachi
Union Councils
Website North Nazimabad Town Page

North Nazimabad Town (Urdu: شمالی ناظم آباد ٹاؤن‎) is a town in the northern part of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. North Nazimabad named as such in reference to it being north of the suburb of Nazimabad.


Before the independence of Pakistan, the area of the present day North Nazimabad Town was semi-arid land with small Sindhi and Kalmati Balochi 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.

Town structure[edit]

The Karachi municipality was divided was into 18 zones or towns in 2000. North Nazimabad is one of the towns. North Nazimabad itself is divided into 20 Blocks namely from Block A-T.[4] The Block A has become the most expensive area of North Nazimabad (according to Dawn newspaper report).[5]

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Coordinates: 24°56′33″N 67°02′51″E / 24.9426°N 67.0474°E / 24.9426; 67.0474