Karachi Division

Coordinates: 24°54′21″N 67°04′50″E / 24.9059°N 67.0805°E / 24.9059; 67.0805
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Karachi Division
کراچی ڈویژن
Location of Karachi Division
Coordinates: 24°54′21″N 67°04′50″E / 24.9059°N 67.0805°E / 24.9059; 67.0805
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
 • TypeDivisional Administration
 • CommissionerIqbal Memon[1]
 • Regional Police OfficerN/A
 • Total16,051,521
 combined population of all districts
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Postal code
74XXX – 75XXX
Dialling code021

Karachi Division (Urdu: کراچی ڈویژن ) is an administrative division of the Sindh Province of Pakistan. There are seven districts of Karachi.[3][4]


In December 1960 Lasbela became a separate district from Kalat division and was placed to form Karachi-Bela division.

In 1972, Lasbela district transferred back to Kalat division and Karachi district divided into three (03) districts; East, West and South.

In 1996, Two (02) more districts Central and Malir was created in Karachi division.

The Karachi Division was abolished in 2001 and five districts of Karachi were merged in City District Karachi. The City District Karachi was divided in 18 Towns and 178 union councils.[5] Commissioner Karachi division was made DCO City District government Karachi.

On 11 July 2011, Sindh Government restored 5 districts of Karachi division.[6]

In November 2013, a new district (sixth), Korangi was formed by splitting District Karachi East.[7][8]

In August 2020, Sindh cabinet approved formation of the seventh district in Karachi - Keamari District. Keamari District was formed by splitting District West.[3][4]

Currently, Sindh government is planning to create Bin Qasim district after bifurcating Malir district.

Districts of Karachi Division[edit]

Karachi Division

There are seven districts of Karachi, namely:


  1. ^ "Commissioner Karachi Winter Basketball Coaching Camp starts". The Nation (newspaper). 30 December 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  2. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "New district in Karachi". Dawn. Pakistan. 22 August 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  4. ^ a b Karachi fits seventh district into its mix – Keamari
  5. ^ City District Government Karachi Archived 15 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine Official Website
  6. ^ Five districts of Karachi restored, Published in The News International on 11 July 2011, Retrieved on 5 August 2012
  7. ^ dawn.com, Korangi notified as sixth district of Karachi
  8. ^ The News, Korangi made sixth district of Karachi