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Paposh Nagar or Paposhnagar (Urdu: پاپوش نگر ‎) is one of the neighbourhoods of North Nazimabad Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1]

There are several ethnic groups in Paposh Nagar including Muhajirs, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochis, Memons, Bohras, Ismailis and Christians.



The etymology of Paposhnagar is that the words (Pa means foot ; posh means to wear ; nagar means town') due to footwear and leather workshops and boutiques in the 1950-1970s.[2] After the construction of the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital this area slowly got identified with the hospital. The most of footwear workshops have moved to other industrial and commercial areas of Karachi meanwhile some small business related to footwear business still have workshops in chandni chowk area. The majority of the people in this middle-class neighbourhood are Muhajirs who settled after the independence of Pakistan. The area was beautifully design with five different sections 5A 5B,5C,5D and 5D, all with alteast one central park, mosque and children play ground and was link with rest of city with Orangi railway station where commuters can travel to west bound S.I.T.E and east bound towards airport

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  1. ^ North Nazimabad Town - Government of Karachi Archived 2006-06-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ CITIES: A KARACHI BY ANY OTHER NAME by Sibtain Naqvi, Dawn Newspaper, July 30, 2017

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