SITE Town

SITE Town (Sindhi: سائٽ ٽائون‎, Urdu: سائٹ ٹاؤن‎) was a Karachi borough in the southern part of the city that was named after the Sindh Industrial & Trading Estate. SITE Town was formed in 2001 as part of The Local Government Ordinance 2001, and was subdivided into 9 union councils. The town system was disbanded in 2011,[2] and SITE Town was re-organized as part of Karachi West District in 2015.

SITE Town
سائٹ ٹاؤن
SITE Town was divided into 9 Union Councils
SITE Town was divided into 9 Union Councils
CountryPakistan
ProvinceSindh
City DistrictKarachi
Established14 August 2001
Disbanded2011
Union Councils
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town AdministratorImran Aslam Khan
Population
 (1998)
 • Total467,560[1]
Office LocationD-1 SITE, Mangopir Road, Karachi.
Websitewww.sitetown.com.pk

LocationEdit

SITE Town was located western part of Karachi, Pakistan and was named after the Sindh Industrial and Trading Estate (SITE) area.[1] The town was bordered by Gadap Town to the north, Liaquatabad Town and North Nazimabad Town to the east across the Orangi Nala stream, Lyari Town and Saddar Town to the south across the Lyari River and Kiamari Town to the west. Also neighbouring the town were Baldia Town and Orangi Town to the northwest.

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 SITE 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, SITE Town was re-organized as part of Karachi West district

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Karachi: SITE Town: mix of communities Dawn (newspaper), Published 10 August 2005, Retrieved 11 November 2017
  2. ^ Abbasi, Saeed (10 July 2011). "Karachi's district status restored, notification issued". The News Tribe. Retrieved 16 April 2020.

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Coordinates: 24°54′19″N 66°59′34″E / 24.90528°N 66.99278°E / 24.90528; 66.99278