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Qasimabad is named after the Arab conqueror who invaded Sindh, Muhammad Bin Qasim. It was formed as an extension to the city of Hyderabad after the arrival of migrants from across the border after the 1947 partition of the Sub-Continent, along with the town of Latifabad.
The locals that occupied the town at its inception were ethnically of a mixed population but as the city experienced its worst ethnic riots between Sindhis and Muhajir in the late 1980s. Wide spread target killings and acts of ethnic cleansing were committed, the city got divided between the Sindhis and Muhajir with the former mainly settling in Qasimabad while the latter settling in Latifabad. Smaller scale hostilities still continue in the city.
Qasimabad has a large concentration of Sindhi speaking people that make more than 95% of the population of the town, known as the Sindhis. Although it was formed with the town of Latifabad, it does not follow the numbered unit system for that town, but instead settles with the block system.Every year lacs of sindhis settle to the town by means of massive immigrations.
The town consists of the eastern part of the Hyderabad city and houses three of the biggest schools in the city: St Bonaventure's High School, The City School and Beaconhouse School System, along with other popular schools such as: Eden Grammar School and Sindh Academy High School, St Mary's convent school. Anna English School is also running successfully from 15 years and its located in the heart of Qasimabad.
Culture and society
With people, mostly Sindhi, occupying this region, the practice of Sindhology or the study of Sindh is more pronounced in this region than others. There is a museum celebrating the treasures of its Sindhi cultural values and traditions present in this town, the Sindh Museum. Qasimabad is the hub of Sindhi nationalist politics and almost all the Sindhi nationalist political parties have there headquarters in Qasimabad. Due to this, MQM, the largest political party of Hyderabad, has no influence in the area
The prominent localities/neighbourhoods of Qasimabad are: Nasim Nagar, Main Qasimabad, Qasimabad Phase-I, Phase-II, Prince Town, Al-Mustafa Town, Hyderabad Town, Abdullah Town, Sahrish Nagar, London Town, Bond Street, Rani Bagh, Sindh Museum, Roopa Mari Restaurant, Nairoon Kot Restaurant, Citizen Colony, Gul-E-Latif Housing Scheme, Anwar Villas, Faraz Villas, Waqar Town, Marvi Town, Abdullah Town, Abdullah Centre and Gulistan-E-Sajjad.