Baba Bhit Island

Baba Bhit Island

Baba Bhit Island is the smallest neighbourhood of Kiamari Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. [ [http://www.karachicity.gov.pk/town/index.asp?txtTown=Kemari Kiamari Town - Government of Karachi] ] It comprises three small fishing islands which in the centre of the harbour of Karachi. The approximated area of these islands is 4 km² and the population is about 12000. The area is severely neglected by the local and the central government because of its separation from the mainland

There are several ethnic groups in Kiamari Town including Muhajirs, Punjabis, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochis, Memons, Bohras Ismailis, etc. Over 99% of the population is Muslim. The population of Kiamari Town is estimated to be nearly one million.

There is another place named Bhit Shah located in the interior part of province of Sindh, Pakistan. Bhit Shah is the town where the shrine of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (1689-1752), the patron saint of Sindh.

References

External links

* [http://www.pakwheels.com/forumreply_az_TopicID!56421~ForumID!17~pw.html Pictures of Bhit Island]
* [http://www.karachicity.gov.pk/ Karachi Website]
* [http://www.dawn.com/2007/06/26/local3.htm Islanders — the silent sufferers - Daily Dawn]


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