is one of the neighbourhoods of Malir Town
There are several ethnic groups in Malir Town including Urdu
. Over 98% of the population is Muslim
and 2% Christians, Hindus & Ahmadiyya Community
. The population of Malir Town is estimated to be nearly one million.
Model Colony is located due North-East
of Jinnah International Airport
, which is Karachi's international airport, at about a distance of two miles. Other important buildings in the vicinity are the Security Press, which is Pakistan's mint
, and the SOS village housing about 200 orphans.
According to local folklore, Model Colony was envisioned by Fatima Jinnah
, the sister of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah
. She asked a renowned town planner, Mr. Makki, to lay out a plan for a 'Model Muhajir
Colony'. Since then it had been a favorite residential area for Karachi's elite class. The colony has seen sustained deterioration as a result of increased population and ethnic riots that were at their peak from the mid-eighties to mid-nineties. Currently construction of link road from Model Colony to Super High Way Tool Plaza behind Airport adjacent to Malir Cantt widely serving the Karachities. Its embarked new life to value of Model Colony by enlarge.
Notable institutions of Model Colony are Faryal School, Pakistan Public Govt Boys Secondary School, Arman......