Akhtar Colony (Urdu: اختر کالونی) is a neighborhood in Karachi West District in Karachi, Pakistan. It was previously administered as part of Jamshed Town. It was named after Muhammad Akhtar Qureshi by the people who loved him and his care for the people who lived in Defence Housing Authority for a long time.
|District||Karachi East District|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PST)|
There are several ethnic groups in Manzoor Colony and they include: Muhajirs, Punjabis, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochis, Memons, Bohras, Ismailis. The population of Akhtar Colony is estimated to be nearly 100,000. Urdu is spoken in the neighborhood. Over 90% of the population is Muslim with small Christian and Hindu minorities.
In Akhtar Colony, there are five sectors A, B, C, D & E.
- Jamshed Town
- Azam Basti
- Central Jacob Lines
- Chanesar Goth
- Defence View
- Garden East
- Garden West
- Jamshed Quarters
- Jut Line
- Manzoor Colony
- Nursery, Karachi
- Pakistan Quarters
- P.E.C.H.S. (Public Employees Co-operative Housing Society)
- P.E.C.H.S. II (Public Employees Co-operative Housing Society)
- Soldier Bazar
- Baloch Colony
- ^ "Akhtar Colony is part of Jamshed Town". City Government of Karachi website. Archived from the original on 13 June 2006. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
- ^ Akhtar Colony, Karachi on Detailed Google Map Retrieved 29 May 2022
- ^ KARACHI: KESC office in Akhtar Colony Dawn (newspaper), Published 28 October 2003, Retrieved 29 May 2022