Akhtar Colony

Akhtar Colony (Urdu: اختر کالونی) is a neighborhood in Karachi West District in Karachi, Pakistan. It was previously administered as part of Jamshed Town.[1][2][3] 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.[citation needed]

Akthar Colony
اختر کالونی
Country Pakistan
DistrictKarachi East District
Time zoneUTC+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.


  1. ^ "Akhtar Colony is part of Jamshed Town". City Government of Karachi website. Archived from the original on 13 June 2006. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  2. ^ Akhtar Colony, Karachi on Detailed Google Map Retrieved 29 May 2022
  3. ^ KARACHI: KESC office in Akhtar Colony Dawn (newspaper), Published 28 October 2003, Retrieved 29 May 2022

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