North Nazimabad

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North Nazimabad () is a suburb of North Nazimabad Town, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. North Nazimabad was developed in early 1950s to settle Muslim refugees in Pakistan.

History

This suburb was named after Khawaja Nazimuddin () who was the second Governor-General of Pakistan, and later the second Prime Minister of Pakistan as well. In late 1958, the northern area of Nazimabad, was to be developed as Taimooria by Karachi Improvement Trust (KIT). The name North Nazimabad became popular and was later adopted instead of Taimooria. Taimooria or Timuria was named after Amir Timur the progenitor of Mughal Empire of South Asia. North Nazimabad was developed as a residential area for federal government employees. But in the early 1960s the capital of Pakistan was transferred from Karachi to newly developed capital Islamabad.

Demography

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

Town structure

The Karachi municipality was divided was into 18 zones or towns in 2000. North Nazimabad is one of the towns. The population of North Nazimabad town is nearly one million. The neighborhoods or localities of the North Nazimabad town are: Paposh Nagar, North Nazimabad, Pahar Ganj, Khandu Goth, Hyderi, Sakhi Hassan,...
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