Malir Cantonment

Malir Cantonment

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The Malir Cantonment () is a cantonment town of the city of Karachi, in Sindh, Pakistan. It serves as a military base and residential establishment.

History

Declared a cantonment by the Royal British Government as POW Camp on October 11, 1941, in the exigencies of World War ll, This cantonment taken over by the Pakistan Army in 1947. Malir Cantonment has evolved into one of the coveted posh localities of Karachi. Housing the Cantonment Bazar Area, Defence Officers’ Housing Schemes l & ll, PAF Falcon Complex and approximately seventy Private Housing Schemes, Malir Cantonment is stretched over an area of 42sq km.

Governance

Malir Cantonment is administratively governed through "Cantonment Board Malir", a Local Body by its charter, under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Defence, through the Military Lands and Cantonment Department (ML&C), headed by a Director General. The governance of the Cantonment Board derives authority from the Cantonment Act, 1924 and rules and regulations made there under. The cantonment maintains its own infrastructure of water supply, electricity and is outside the jurisdiction of City District Government Karachi.

Population

Roughly it is around 300,000 and includes all the ethnic and linguistic groups of PakistanMajority of its population consists of serving and retired armed services personnel along with civilians, bureaucrats etc. Malir Cantt is considered as a posh, serene and peaceful not to mention the safest locality...
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