Gulberg Town, Karachi

Gulberg Town (Sindhi and Urdu: گلبرگ‎) was a Karachi borough in the northern part of the city. Gulberg Town was formed in 2001 as part of The Local Government Ordinance 2001, and was subdivided into 11 union councils. The town system was disbanded in 2011,[1] and Gulberg Town was re-organized as part of Karachi Central District in 2015.

Gulberg Town


گلبرگ ٹاؤن‎
Gulberg Town was divided into 8 Union Councils
Gulberg Town was divided into 8 Union Councils
CountryPakistan
ProvinceSindh
City DistrictKarachi
Established14 August 2001
Disbanded2011
Union Councils
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town NazimMohammad Kamal Malik
 • Naib NazimSaeed Ahmed Sidiqi
 • Municipal OfficerLatif Lodhi
Population
 (1998)
 • Total453,490

LocationEdit

Gulberg Town was bordered by the Lyari River and Gulshan Town to the east and the Gujjar Nala stream and North Nazimabad Town to the west. Also neighbouring Gulberg were New Karachi and Gadap to the north and Liaquatabad to the south.

HistoryEdit

The federal government under Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a 1999 coup d'etat, introduced local government reforms in the year 2000, which eliminated the previous "third tier of government" (administrative divisions) and replaced it with the fourth tier (districts). The effect in Karachi was the dissolution of the former Karachi Division in 2001, and the merging of its five districts to form a new Karachi City-District with eighteen autonomous constituent towns including Gulberg Town. In 2011, the system was disbanded but remained in place for bureaucratic administration until 2015, when the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation system was reintroduced. In 2015, Gulberg Town was re-organized as part of Karachi Central district.

Education and academiaEdit

Apart from the socio-economic diversification, this town had the distinction of being one of the most literate middle/upper middle class parts of the city along with North Nazimabad Town. There were numerous coaching centres in Gulberg Town, among them C.A.M.P. Collegiate is one of the famous coaching centre which is located in Block 10, Federal.B.Area.

"Markaz-e-Umeed" (The Hope Center) is one of the oldest schools for intellectually disabled children in Pakistan, established in 1971.

HospitalsEdit

  • Tabba Center of Heart Diseases
  • Habib Medical Center
  • Aga Khan Hospital for Women Karimabad(Ayesha Manzil)
  • Usman Memorial Hospital
  • Mamjee Care Center
  • Aziza Husseni Hospital
  • Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases ( CDGK )
  • Federal Hospital
  • Alnoor Hospital
  • Muhammadi Hospital

NeighbourhoodsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gayer, Laurent (2014). Karachi: Ordered Disorder and the Struggle for the City. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-935444-3.

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Coordinates: 24°56′13″N 67°04′33″E / 24.9369°N 67.0759°E / 24.9369; 67.0759