New Karachi Town

New Karachi Town
New Karachi
—  Town  —
Union councils of New Karachi Town
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
City District Karachi
Established 14th August 2001
Union Councils
Government
 - Type Town Council
 - Town Nazim (Mayor) M. Zulfiqar
 - Municipal Officer Mushtaq Memon
Population (1998)
 - Total 684,183
Office Location ST-1, Sec 11-I, opp; New Karachi Telephone Exchange, New Karachi.
E-mail nkarachi@karachicity.gov.pk
Contact (021) 36950001-2
Website New Karachi Town Page

New Karachi Town (Urdu: نئی کراچی ٹاؤن na'ī karācī ṭā'un) is a town in the northern part of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. New Karachi Town is located between the Lyari River, the Manghopir Hills and two major roads - Surjani Road to the north and Shahrah-e-Zahid Hussain to the south. To the north and west lies Gadap Town, and to the south lie the towns of Gulberg Town and North Nazimabad Town. The population of New Karachi Town was estimated to be more than 680,000 at the 1998 census, of which 99% are Muslim. Muhajirs constitute an overwhelming majority of the population.

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History

Pakistan's federal government introduced local government reforms in the year 2000, which eliminated the previous third tier of government (administrative divisions) and raised the fourth tier (districts) to become the new third tier. The effect in Karachi was the dissolution of the former Karachi Division and the merger of its five districts to form a new Karachi City-District with eighteen autonomous constituent towns including New Karachi Town.

Neighbourhoods of New Karachi Town

Fatima Jinnah Colony is named after Fatima Jinnah, the sister of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The neighbourhood of Hakim Ahsan is named after the mayor of Karachi who met Muhammad Ali Jinnah at Karachi airport in 1947. Shah Nawaz Bhutto Colony is named after the father of the former Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and grandfather of the later Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Shah Nawaz Bhutto was the last Prime Minister of the princely state of Junagadh and was instrumental in the accession of the state to Pakistan in 1947. Sir Syed Colony is named after Sir Syed Ahmad Khan who promoted education amongst the Muslims of British India and founded the Aligarh Muslim University in 1875.

Educational institutions

  • 27 Private Schools
  • 6 Public Schools
  • 6 Public Colleges
  • 1 Public Technical College

Hospital

  • 16 Private Hospitals A good hospital is Godhra Muslim in Sector 11-G
  • 3 Public Hospitals

Worship Places

  • 207 Mosques

One of the bigger mosques is Jamiah Masjid Muslim Town. It is similar to Al-Masjid al-Nabawi.

  • 10 Imambargah
  • 4 Churches
  • 1 Mandir

Parks

  • Arif Hussain (Shaheed) Model Park (11-B, North Karachi)
  • Nasir Hussain (Shaheed) Model Park (11-G, North Karachi)
  • Muhammad Shareef (Shaheed) Park (5/E, New Karachi)
  • Nazir Hussain (Late) Model Park (11-B, North Karachi-Kamran)
  • Abu Nasar Park (Late) Model Park (Kalyana Town, North Karachi)

Sports Grounds

  • 7 Play Grounds

Major Streets

  • Shahrah-e-Khursheed Begum (Nagan Roundabout to Surjani Roundabout)
  • 7000 Road (Godhra Camp to Allah Wali Roundabout chowrangi)
  • 9000 Road (Gabol Town to Saba Roundabout)
  • 5200 Road (Sindh Government Hospital to Kala School)
  • 5200 Road (Bashir Chowk to Sindhi hotel)

Police Stations

  • Industrial Area Police Station
  • Khowaja Ajmair Nagri Police Station
  • Sir Syed Town Police Station
  • New Karachi Police Station
  • Bilal Colony Police Station

Industrial Area

  • 2500 Industries

Commercial Areas / Markets

  • Chand Market (Sector 5-G)
  • Gosht / Sabzi Market (Sector 5-J, Sindhi Hotel)
  • Lal Market (Sector 5-F)
  • Mutahida Bazar (Sindhi Hotel, New Karachi)
  • Usmania Bazar (Sector 5-B)
  • U.P. Sarafa Market (Sector 11-E)
  • Sir Syed Market (Sector 11-C)
  • Roshan Travel and Tours (Sector 11-I)
  • Bashir Chowk (Sector 5-G)

See also

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