Latifabad

Latifabad

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Latifabad (Urdu: لطيف آباد ) is a town in the southern suburbs of the city of Hyderabad, in Sindh, Pakistan.

History

Latifabad is named after the noted Sindhi Sufi poet, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. It was formed as an extension to the city of Hyderabad to occupy migrants from across the border after the 1947 partition of the Sub-Continent, along with the town of Qasimabad.

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 Mohajirs in the 1980s, the city was divided into Sindhi occupying the town of Qasimabad and the Mohajirs settling down in Latifabad.

Serving an ethnic majority of the Mohajir community, Latifabad turned into a fertile land for the offshoots of the political party, the Mohajir Qaumi Movement later named Muttahida Qaumi Movement, to grow. With the spread of the political party's actions across the area, land in Latifabad was further divided into sectors, sub-classifying it into numbered units. For political rallies, MQM would specify areas in their sector notation rather than the numbered unit. To this date, the classification continues yet people prefer using the numbered units.

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Latifabad has a large concentration of Urdu speaking people which are about 70% of the population. Latifabad is divided into twelve units, instead of blocks, each numbered. Each unit has its own hospital and number of schools along with residential...
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