Liaquatabad

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A view of Liaquatabad, Karachi

Liaquatabad (also known as Laloo Khait or Lalukhet; Urdu: لیا قت آباد) is a neighborhood in Liaquatabad Town, within Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Liaquatabad was named after Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan.[1]

Liaquatabad is a densely populated area surrounded by several commercial zones. Its markets are known for a range of products including furniture, clothing, shoes and jewellery.[2]

History[edit]

Liaquatabad, formerly known as Lalukhet because it was once the agricultural land along the Lyari River belonging to a man named Lalu.[2] The land was purchased by Pakistan Public Works Department from Lalu to settle the Urdu speaking Muslim from India at the time of partition. The Government planned an orderly settlement but the Muslim refugees started haphazard and arbitrary construction after delays.

Demographics[edit]

There are several ethnic groups in Liaquatabad including Muhajirs, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochis, Memons, Bohras and Ismailis. The population of Liaquatabad Town is estimated to be nearly half a million people according to the 1998 census. Muhajirs constitute the overwhelming majority of the population of Liaquatabad. Liaquatabad is located in the centre of Karachi.[1][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Liaquatabad Town (click the link Towns to go to Liaquatabad Town)". Karachi City Government website. 3 June 2006. Archived from the original on 25 August 2007. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b Sibtain Naqvi (30 July 2017). "CITIES: A KARACHI BY ANY OTHER NAME". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  3. ^ 'Amjad Sabri Dispensary' opens in Liaquatabad The News International (newspaper), Published 15 December 2016, Retrieved 28 May 2021

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Coordinates: 24°54′01″N 67°02′41″E / 24.9002°N 67.0446°E / 24.9002; 67.0446