Karachi East District

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Karachi East District (Urdu: ضلع کراچی مشرقی ) is an administrative district of Karachi Division in Sindh, Pakistan.

Karachi East District
ضلع شرقی کراچی
Aziz Bhatti Park in Gulshan Town
Map of Karachi East District
Map of Karachi East District
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
DivisionKarachi
Established1972
Re-established11 July 2011
Headquarters[1]DC East office
Towns
Government
 • Deputy CommissionerRaja Tariq Hussain[3]
Area
 • Total139 km2 (54 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[4]
 • Total2,875,315
 • Density21,000/km2 (54,000/sq mi)
Websitewww.dmceast.gos.pk

HistoryEdit

The district was established in 1972.

The district was abolished in 2000, and was divided into four towns namely:

On 11 July 2015, the Sindh Government restored again Karachi East District.[5]

In November 2013, three eastern towns of Karachi East District separated to form a new District named Korangi also Jamshed Town of Karachi South District was added into this district. Now Karachi East comprises two towns: Jamshed and Gulshan.[6][7][8]

In 2022, it was divided into five towns namely Sohrab Goth Town, Safoora Town, Gulshan Town, Jinnah Town and Chanesar Town with 43 union councils and 172 wards respectively.[9]

DemographicsEdit

At the time of the 2017 census, Karachi East district had a population of 2,875,315, of which 1,506,788 were males and 1,368,002 females. The entire population was urban. The literacy rate is 76.00%: 78.26% for males and 73.49% for females.[10]

Religions in Karachi East district (2017)[citation needed]
Religion Percent
Islam
95.31%
Christianity
3.14%
Hinduism
1.38%
Other or not stated
0.17%

The majority religion is Islam, with 95.31% of the population. Christianity is practiced by 3.14% and Hinduism (including Scheduled Castes) is practiced by 1.38% of the population.

Languages of Karachi East district (2017)

  Urdu (37.51%)
  Pashto (13.91%)
  Punjabi (13.29%)
  Sindhi (11.55%)
  Saraiki (8.38%)
  Hindko (3.29%)
  Balochi (2.34%)
  Others (9.73%)

At the time of the 2017 census, 37.51% of the population spoke Urdu, 13.91% Pashto, 13.29% Punjabi, 11.55% Sindhi, 8.38% Saraiki, 3.29% Hindko and 2.34% Balochi as their first language.[citation needed]

Administrative Towns in Karachi EastEdit

Following is the list of administrative towns of Karachi East District.[11]

Jinnah Town
Union Council
U.C. 1 Pakistan Quarters
U.C. 2 Soldier Bazar
U.C. 3 Patel Para
U.C. 4 Jamshed Quarters
U.C. 5 Martin Quarters
U.C. 6 Jamshed Quarters
U.C. 7 Bahadurabad
U.C. 8 Delhi Mercantile
U.C. 9 Tunisia Line
U.C. 10 Jacob Lines
U.C. 11 Behind Jacob Lines
Chanesar Town
Union Council
U.C. 1 P.E.C.H.S. (Pakistan Employees Co-operative Housing Society)
U.C. 2 P.E.C.H.S. II
U.C. 3 Mahmudabad
U.C. 4 Manzoor Colony
U.C. 5 Manzoor Colony-II
U.C. 6 Jamshed Quarters
U.C. 7 Akhtar Colony
U.C. 8 Chanesar Goth
Sohrab Goth Town
Union Council
U.C. 1 Al-Asif Square
U.C. 2 New Quetta Town
U.C. 3 Sukhiya Goth
U.C. 4 Ayub Goth
U.C. 5 Khadim Hussain Goth
U.C. 6 Ahsanabad
U.C. 7 Yousuf Shah Goth
U.C. 8 Sabzi Mandi
Safoora Town
Union Council
U.C. 1 Abbas Town
U.C. 2 Gulzar-e-Hijri
U.C. 3 Sachal Goth
U.C. 4 Al-Azhar Garden
U.C. 5 Johar Complex
U.C. 6 Pehlwan Goth
U.C. 7 Gulistan-e-Johar
U.C. 8 Safari Park
Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town
Union Council
U.C. 1 Essa Nagri
U.C. 2 Hassan Square
U.C. 3 Jamali Colony
U.C. 4 Zia-ull-Haq Colony
U.C. 5 New Dhoraji
U.C. 6 Metroville-III
U.C. 7 Shanti Nagar
U.C. 8 National Stadium
 
Karachi Safari Park is located in Gulshan Town

List of DehsEdit

The following is a list of Karachi East District's dehs, organised by taluka:[12]

Hospital and health care facilitiesEdit

There are several healthcare facilities in the East District, such as the Aga Khan University Hospital[13] and Liaquat National Hospital.[14]

Education CenterEdit

There are several education center in district east like NED university of Engineering and Technology,[15] University of Karachi[16] & Dow University of Health Sciences (Ojha Campus).

See alsoEdit

Karachi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS". Commissioner Karachi Division. Archived from the original on 14 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Karachi to have 26 towns, 233 union bodies under Sindh LG Act". Business Recorder (newspaper). 9 January 2022. Retrieved 22 January 2023.
  3. ^ "Removal of illegal parking, bus stands from service lane, green belt ordered". Dawn (newspaper). 27 December 2022. Retrieved 22 January 2023.
  4. ^ "KARACHI EAST DISTRICT (01 - Area, Population by sex, sex ratio, population density, urban proportion, household size and annual growth rate)" (PDF). Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2023.
  5. ^ Karachi’s district status restored, notification issued, Published in The News Tribe on 11 July 2011, Retrieved on 7 August 2012
  6. ^ Mansoor, Hasan (6 November 2013). "Korangi notified as sixth district of Karachi". Dawn. Pakistan. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Former UN staffer being tipped as PM's focal person for polio". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  8. ^ "District". www.kmc.gos.pk. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  9. ^ "District East may go for PTI as it did in last general elections". The News International (newspaper). 15 January 2023. Retrieved 22 January 2023.
  10. ^ "KARACHI EAST DISTRICT (13 - Population (10 years and above) by literacy, sex and rural/urban)" (PDF). Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2023.
  11. ^ Tahir Siddiqui (8 January 2022). "Division of Karachi into 26 towns, 233 UCs notified (by the government)". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  12. ^ "List of Dehs in Sindh" (PDF). Sindh Zameen. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  13. ^ "The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi - The Aga Khan Hospitals". www.agakhanhospitals.org. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  14. ^ "Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College". www.lnh.edu.pk. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  15. ^ "Home | NED University of Engineering & Technology". www.neduet.edu.pk. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  16. ^ "Home". uok.edu.pk.
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