Thursday, December 24, 2009


City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal inaugurated Shuhada-e-Haq Model Family Park in UC-8 of North Nazimabad Town on Wednesday. Town Nazim Mumtaz Hameed, member Sindh Assembly Abdul Moeed Siddiqui, DCO Karachi Javed Hanif Khan and Executive Director Parks & Horticulture Liaquat Ali Khan were also present on this occasion. City Government has constructed this 4 acre park with a cost of Rs20million.

On this occasion while talking to media representatives Nazim Karachi said that this is the 350th park that has been constructed by present City Government in Karachi. He said that the availability of 350 small and big parks and a good number of sports grounds has led to considerable reduction in the air pollution and the citizens have got better and quality recreation facilities near to their homes.

He said that we have completed thousands of projects during last four years while hundreds of other were still in pipe line and would soon come on the ground. City Nazim said that development was an ongoing process and it never ends at any point. Adding that the present development process in city must continue or the whole nation would have to bear the brunt of its stoppage.

Nazim Karachi said that despite of completing thousands of projects in last few years we believe that not all the problems of citizens have been solved and still we have to do lot of work. He said that city government has constructed many huge and small parks in the city including Bagh Ibne Qasim, Beach Park, Jheel Park and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Park that would surely provide good recreation facilities to people.

He said that while doing so many works in Karachi we never considered the affiliation of locals to any particular group or party. Besides main city areas, katchi abadies, rural areas and islands were also given equal importance in the journey of development. He also cited the example of Manghopir area where city government has upgraded its old Leprosy Hospital to a modern general hospital with state of the art facilities made available for patients living in that vicinity.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Handicapped girl admitted in medical college

Aisha Paracha, 18, a member of an upper middle class family, always wanted to be a doctor. A resident of North Nazimabad, she got distinctive marks in F Sc (Pre-Medical) exams making her eligible to sit in the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) entrance test.

Aisha, who cannot walk because she has been left handicapped by polio, has a dream to become a kind-hearted and popular doctor. Her disability did not hold her from following her dream, in fact, the only obstacles that were stopping her dream from coming true were the policies of the DUHS.

Her dreams and her family’s expectations came crashing down when they were told that there was no room in DUHS rules and regulations for a disabled candidate to sit in the entrance examination and get admission in MBBS.

Aisha’s story began when last June ended, when she went for the DUHS entrance test and wasn’t allowed to sit in it. A medical board was formed by the DUHS administration to review her case and still she wasn’t given admission in DUHS despite the fact that there were two reserved seats for special students.

Instead of losing all hope on being rejected, Aisha carried on her long search and hard work and has now managed to get admission in the Sir Syed College for Medical Sciences in MBBS.

Aisha revealed that she secured over 91 percent marks in intermediate medical subjects and her overall percentage was 88 percent. “Still the DUHS administration refused to give me admission arguing that with the wheelchair, it will not be easy for me to move around in the university,” she said smiling at the attitude of the DUHS administration. “However, here I am. I am really happy that I have got admission in a medical college and my dream of becoming a doctor will come true.”

Saturday, January 3, 2009

IGP separates Orangi Town from North Nazimabad

Orangi and North Nazimabad Towns have been separated on the directives of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Sallahuddin Babar Khattak on Saturday.

It is important to mention that before the tenure of former IGP Sindh Major (retd) Ziaul Hassan, the Karachi police was divided according to the 18 towns, however when Hassan was appointed, he abolished the police force of four towns, merging them with the other 15. Hassan merged Orangi Town with North Nazimabad Town, Korangi Town with Landhi Town, Baldia and SITE Towns with North Nazimabad Town and also appointed SP to SSP ranks officers in all the towns in the city.

Almost a month ago, Khattak separated Korangi Town from Landhi Town and then separate SPs were appointed there. He also separated Orangi Town from North Nazimabad Town on Saturday. Khattak has also appointed West Zone SSP Investigation Fayyaz Qureshi as an SP in Orangi Town and posted SP Khawaja Naveed to Gulberg Town.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

North Nazimabad Town

North Nazimabad Town (Urdu: شمالی ناظم آباد ) is a small densely populated town in the northern part of Karachi, named as such in reference to it being north of the suburb of Nazimabad. The town is bordered by New Karachi Town to the north across the Shahrah-e-Zahid Hussain, Gulberg Town to the east across the Gujar Nala stream, Liaquatabad Town to the south, and SITE Town to the west. The population of North Nazimabad Town was estimated to be about 500,000 at the 1998.