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Malir Town

Malir Town is a small densely populated town located in the Eastern part of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Malir town bordered by Jinnah International Airport, Malir Cantonment to the West and North, the Malir River and Shah Faisal Town to the South and Gadap Town to the East across the Thado Nallo stream. Model Colony (Union Council No. 1) has been retained as whole unit resulting in 60,000+ populations similarly, the other localities that have an identity of their own have been retained as whole units as the people of these areas identify themselves with these areas. The entire town comprises developed areas and the physical features have defined it in such a way that it is feasible to maintain it as a town despite the estimated population being around 400,000, at the 1998 census, of which 99% are Muslim.There are several ethnic groups including Muhajirs, Punjabis, Sindhis, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, and Balochis.

Malir was once famous for its lush green fruit and vegetable farms, but now due to severe scarcity of groundwater these farmlands are being rapidly converting into residential areas, thus increasing urbanization and environmental degradation. Society for Conservation and Protection of Environment (SCOPE) has been concerned about drought and desertification in Malir district and launched a campaign against illegal sand and gravel mining in dry river beds of Malir and its various distributories. Currently SCOPE is developing rainwater reservois in drought affected rural areas.

Some prominent personalities (Stars, Celebrities, Professionalist, Politicians etc) which have been living here :-

Rashid Latif (National Cricketer), Saeed Anwer (National Cricketer), Basit Ali (National Cricketer), Asim Kamal (National Cricketer), _______ (Top Software Developer), Mirza Iqbal baig (Sports Comentator), Ruby Niazi (Film/TV Actress), Ibrahim Nafees (TV Actor), Saith Abid (Top Businessman of 70s, 80s & 90s), Amir Ahmed Khan (Geo TV Reporter), Masood Raza (Geo TV Anchor), Syed Yayhya Hussaini (Geo TV Anchor), Mr Shamim Siddiqui (MNA), Mr (Farrukh Naeem Siddiqui (MPA-Sindh), Laeeq Hashmi (Politician), Hussain Haqqani (Politician), Khalil Khan (Businessman)

History

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 Malir Town.

Neighbourhoods of Malir Town

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