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Shah Faisal Town (Sindhi: شاہ فیصل ٽائون Urdu: شاہ فیصل ٹاؤن ‎) is a small, densely populated town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is named after the late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. The town is bordered by Malir Town to the northeast, Bin Qasim Town to the east, Korangi Town and Landhi Town to the south, and Faisal Cantonment and Malir Cantonment to the west and northwest. The Malir River forms the southern boundary of the town and the Shahrah-e-Faisal highway forms much of the northern boundary with the Jinnah International Airport at the northern end of the town.

Shah Faisal Town


شاہ فیصل ٹاؤن
Alfalah Society, Shah Faisal Town
Alfalah Society, Shah Faisal Town
Union councils of Shah Faisal Town
Union councils of Shah Faisal Town
Coordinates: 24°52′50″N 67°09′45″E / 24.8806°N 67.1625°E / 24.8806; 67.1625Coordinates: 24°52′50″N 67°09′45″E / 24.8806°N 67.1625°E / 24.8806; 67.1625
CountryPakistan Namara lives here
ProvinceSindh
City DistrictKarachi
Established1951
Union Councils
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town Nazim (Mayor)Karim-ud-Din
 • Municipal OfficerSyed Fuzail Ahmed Bukhari
Population
(1998)
 • Total335,823
Office locationTown Municipal Administration, Shah Faisal Town, Extension elementary College Block-2, Shah Faisal Colony, near Superior Science College Karachi
Websiteshahfaisaltown.com
Sangam Cinema, Shah Faisal Town, Karachi

Muhajirs form the majority in the town, followed by Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi and Pakhtoons.

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HistoryEdit

The federal government introduced local government reforms in 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 Shah Faisal Town.

NeighbourhoodsEdit

Wireless GateEdit

The Wireless Gate serves as a major entrance way to Shah Faisal Town. The name is derived from the abundance of telecommunication installations (PTA) and offices in the area. The area hosted a radio station until the early 1980s.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shah Faisal Colony no.3

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