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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.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


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57 news items

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 ...

Geo News, Pakistan

Geo News, Pakistan
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 18:03:45 -0800

KARACHI: As many as 16 suspects were taken into custody during a search operation in Landhi area of the city on Sunday, Geo News reported. SP Landhi Town Akhtar Farooq said that three suspects involved in various crimes were also arrested by police ...

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 ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 19:15:00 -0700

Muhammad Hammad, 32, was kidnapped from Landhi Town three days ago. The kidnappers called his family and demanded Rs5 million as ransom. CPLC chief Ahmed Chinoy said that the family approached the CPLC on Friday, adding that a joint team ...

ARY NEWS (press release) (blog)

ARY NEWS (press release) (blog)
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:18:45 -0800

... stand by families of all martyred workers while appealing Supreme Count and High court judges to take suo motu notice Sajid's killing along with other martyred MQM workers. Muhammad Sajid was the worker of MQM Unit 83 , Landhi Town Sector, Karachi.

SAMAA TV

SAMAA TV
Sat, 16 May 2015 14:15:04 -0700

There in Korangi, one of the neighbourhoods of Landhi Town in eastern Karachi, at least nine people of a sect including Ijaz Khawaja, an inspector of police, were gunned down between August 2014 and January 2015. Again, the shooter or the gun was the ...
 
The Express Tribune
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:22:30 -0800

The petitioner further submitted that 70 per cent of the link roads in Jamshed Town, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, North Nazimabad Town, New Karachi, Liaquatabad Town, Korangi Town, Landhi Town, Clifton and other areas of the city had been closed with barriers.
 
The News International
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:30:00 -0800

They said 70 percent of link roads of Jamshed Town, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, North Nazimabad Town, New Karachi, Liquatabad Town, Korangi Town, Landhi Town, Clifton and other areas had been closed by placing barriers and citizens were suffering, especially ...
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