Gulberg Town, Karachi

Gulberg Town, Karachi

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Gulberg Town, Karachi

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Gulberg Town () is one of the towns of Karachi, Pakistan. Georaphically it is situated in the northern part of the city but previously fell in the jurisdiction of District Central. Gulberg is bordered by the Lyari River and Gulshan Town to the east and the Gujjar Nala stream and North Nazimabad Town to the west. Also neighbouring Gulberg are New Karachi and Gadap to the north and Liaquatabad to the south.

Demography

The population of Gulberg Town was estimated to be about 450,000 at the 2000 census. It is now estimated around 1 million people. Gulberg Town mainly consists of Muhajir inhabitants. Other ethnic groups include, Memons and Ismailis which are particularly business communities and known for their philanthropic deeds. The areas of Gulberg holds Bengalis, Punjabis, Pakhtuns and Seraikis.

History

Gulberg is a Persian word, means abode of flowers. Its name is inspired by Indian city Gulbarga of Hyderabad Deccan. The federal government of Pakistan 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 Gulberg Town.

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