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Landhi
Town
Union councils of Landhi Town
Union councils of Landhi Town
Coordinates: 24°51′01″N 67°12′00″E / 24.8504°N 67.1999°E / 24.8504; 67.1999
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
City District Karachi
Established 14 August 2001
Union Councils Awami Colony, Bhutto Nagar, Burmee Colony, Dawood Chowrangi, Khawaja Ajmeer Colony, Korangi, Landhi, Moinabad, Muslimabad, Muzafarabad, Sharafi Goth, Sherabad
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Nazim Syed Asif Husnain
 • Naib Nazim Dr. Irshad Ahmed
 • Municipal Officer Noman Arshad
Population (1998)
 • Total 666,748
Website Landhi Town Page

Landhi Town ( Sindhi: لانڍي ٽائونUrdu: لانڈھی ٹاؤن ‎) is a large industrial town in the eastern part of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is bordered by the Faisal Cantonment and Shah Faisal Town to the north across the Malir River, Bin Qasim Town to the south and east, and Korangi Town to the west. The population of Landhi Town was estimated to be over 660,000 at the 1998 census, of which 99% are Muslim. Sindhis and Pashtuns constitute an overwhelming majority of the population, followed by Muhajirs and Baloch.

History[edit]

The federal government 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 Landhi Town.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

Note:The neighbourhood of Korangi should not be confused with Korangi Town which lies to the southwest of the neighbourhood.

The town of Landhi is a middle-class areas. The literacy rate in Landhi Town is more than 60%. Landhi Town has great educational instituations like National University(FAST), Mono-Technical College, Science and Commerce College, Maryam Girls College. Baber Market at Landhi 3 is the biggest Market of Town. Town Municipal Administration Office is at Landhi 5. This includes the neighbourhoods of Dawood Chowrangi, Quaidabad, Malir, Moinabad, Muslimabad and Muzafarabad which form a cluster in the east of the town. The neighbourhood of Sharafi Goth in the north of the town along the Malir River is the least densely populated neighbourhood. The town was initially built for Mohajirs who came to Pakistan from India. It was generally a planned area but due to in-efficiency of local governments and corruption at grass root and upper levels has made this town a Katchi abadi. There are several forced take over of government parks and lands. Also enchrochments of Government land in front of houses and commercial areas has completely de-shaped the Landhi town.

Trade and industry[edit]

Landhi Town includes one of the four largest industrial estates in Karachi and will be the site of a new 250-acre (1.0 km2) industrial estate for small and medium businesses. The industrial estate benefits from the proximity of Port Qasim and Jinnah International Airport as well as rail and road links to the rest of Pakistan.

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89 news items

Himal Southasian

Himal Southasian
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:22:29 -0700

Madiha Shah, an 18-year-old mother of two in Karachi's Landhi Town, got her children ready for school, prepared breakfast for the family, and got her things in order to leave the house. It was the second day of the last three-day immunisation drive for ...

News Tribe

News Tribe
Sat, 05 Dec 2015 00:23:50 -0800

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers maid raid on the sector office of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Landhi on Saturday, TheNewsTribe.com reported. According to details, Rangers maid raid on the sector office of MQM in Landhi Town, Karachi. Senior leader of ...
 
The News International
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:37:30 -0700

Eight officials including Manthar Ali Zardari, Sub Registrar-I, Saddar; Tariq Hussain, ex-sub registrar, Landhi Town; Syed Naad Ali Shah, Microfilming Officer Karachi; Shahid Ali Bhutto, DPA, Microfilming Office Karachi; Khalid, Junior Clerk, Office of ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:08:16 -0800

It has four subdivisions — Korangi Town, Landhi Town, Shah Faisal Town and Model Colony. The MQM boasts the largest vote bank from a majority of these areas, save a few pockets. “Since the Mohajir Qaumi Movement — Haqiqi, the arch rival of the MQM, ...

News Tribe

News Tribe
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:56:15 -0700

KARACHI – Karachi Rangers on Tuesday conducted raid on residence of Mohajir Qaumi Movement (MQM) at Landhi Town, Karachi. Rangers also made a raid at night and investigated Afaq Ahmed. Rangers also ordered him to do not leave the city without ...

Baltic Review

Baltic Review
Fri, 16 Oct 2015 19:14:40 -0700

The main character of the comic book is a nine year old boy from the slums of Landhi Town, Karachi. His father is a rickshaw driver and his mother stitches clothes for some extra money. Pappu symbolizes the life of many kids belonging to the lower ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:02:06 -0700

Health worker vaccinating a child against polio outside her home during Polio National Immunization Day (NID), while her sisters watching in Sherpow in Landhi town, Karachi Pakistan. PHOTO: CDC. NIGERIA: Nigeria marked its first year without a single ...

DAWN.com

DAWN.com
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:52:55 -0800

KARACHI: At least two Rangers personnel were killed and a civilian was wounded in an encounter with unknown armed men in Karachi's Landhi No. 2 area on Tuesday morning. Area residents claim that the Rangers' raiding team came under gunfire and a ...
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