ABOUT LALUKHET, KARACHI
Liaquatabad Town encompasses Lalukhet, which is a well-developed locality for the middle to low income class. This area has Liaquatabad Dak Khana on one side and Old Golimaar on the other. Towards the north of Lalukhet are areas like Sharifabad, Gharibabad, and Federal B. Area.
Lalukhet has a rich cultural background, as early immigrants started to settle in this part of Karachi. This locality accounts for a major part of Liaquatabad Town. After the partition of the Subcontinent, this locality became densely populated as settlers started to reside in this area.
Many people are residing in this part of Karachi and it has several commercial zones around it. Majority of the population that used to live near the banks of Lyari River moved towards Lalukhet after 1947 when the government of Pakistan bought land to start housing projects. It was at that time, when the government reached out to a farmer named “Laloo” who owned this area. Later on, this land was bought from Laloo by the government and eventually “Mahajirs” meaning “migrants” started settling in this vicinity.
If we look at Lalukhet today, it is home to several ethnic communities. The locals of Karachi find this location as an excellent place to find a great bargain for various items such as furniture, jewellery, shoes and clothing.
AT A GLANCE
- Suitable housing for the middle to low income class
- Various sized house that are reasonably priced
- Home to famous markets like Lalukhet Bird Market, Furniture Market and Shoe Market
- Close to commercial zones such as Guru Mandir, Golimaar and Liaquatabad 10 Number Bus Stop
- Considered as the centre of the city
- One of the oldest post-independence housing communities in Karachi
- Basic amenities such as water, gas and electricity supply are available
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport NEAR LALUKHET, KARACHI
Lalukhet has tons of public transportation options within the area. You can catch buses from the closest bus stop that is located on the intersection of Liaquatabad flyover and Sir Shah Muhammad Suleman Road – Liaquatabad 10 number bus stop. From the town centre, you can reach this stop in less than 5 minutes by walk. Public buses that take this route include F-16, F-17, 4-B and G-13.
Other than Liaquatabad 10 Number Bus Stop, there are various other bus stops nearby:
- Sharifabad Bus Stop – 13-minute walk
- Baloch Hotel Bus Stop – 15-minute walk
- Geo Baba Fareed Bus Stop – 9 minute walk
- Shahlimar Coach & Van Service – 650 metres away
- Sitara Hilal Express – 8-minute walk
- New Pakistan Bus Stop – 9-minute walk
- Daak Khana Bus Stop – 15-minute walk
Besides buses, other means of public transportation including rickshaws and taxis are available as well. In addition to this, you can use car and bus hailing services in Karachi like Careem, Uber, Airlift, Swvl and Roshi Rides. These add a huge commuting convenience as shared ride-hailing services have low fares and are much safer than regular transportation.
Living in Lalukhet, you also have access to railway stations nearby. The ticketing office on Abul Hasan Isphahani Road is 9.4 km from the community and the closest railway stations are Drigh Road Railway Station, Malir Halt Railway Station, Landhi Railway Station, Sindh Industrial Trade Estate (S.I.T.E) station. All these railway stations are in a 15-18 km proximity from Lalukhet and travelling time is usually 15-20 minutes by car.
If you want to reach Jinnah International Airport from Lalukhet, the fastest route to take is from Qasim Umer Road Flyover via Karsaz Road and Drigh Road. This route during non-traffic hours is a journey of 15-20 minutes by car. However, if you have a flight to catch during office hours try to leave early as you might reach the airport around 30-45 minutes.
Markets NEAR LALUKHET, KARACHI
Known to have the largest furniture and birds market in Karachi, Lalukhet has one of the biggest commercial zones of the metropolitan city. People from all across the city come here to shop for the best products at affordable prices.
Markets in Lalukhet have a large variety for shoppers to have an ultimate experience. You can find clothing, shoes, jewellery, bridal wear, furniture and so many other products and services in this marketplace.
The famous Lalukhet Furniture market is located near Dak Khana and Liaquatabad Block 4. People can buy all kinds of furniture like bed sets, dressers, office tables and chairs, drawing and dining room furniture at great prices.
Another eminent market near Lalukhet is its Bird Market. This market sells over 50 different categories of birds for pet lovers. These include canaries, lovebirds, macaws, cockatoos etc. This market is the second most popular bird market after Empress Market in Saddar Town. Apart from birds, there are many different fish sellers present in this market too. For aquarium enthusiasts who love to keep fish as pets can visit this market and get a great variety of fishes. The prices for these animals are affordable.
Other popular market places in close proximity to Lalukhet include:
- Moosa Colony Fish Market near F.B. Area Block 4 – Here you can buy fresh seafood including prawns, lobsters, cod and other types of fish.
- Timber Market – This is a small marketplace for steel garters and windowsills. You can get fancy doors and windows designed in this bazaar. You can also find numerous other hardware stores in this area. It is present near Qasimabad in Liaquatabad.
- Liaquatabad Super Market – This is a historical super market in Liaquatabad area, where you can go for grocery shopping. This supermarket is located in Block Liaquatabad.
- Hyderi Super Market – This market has grocery products, household goods, cosmetics, clothing and toys for kids. This market is present near North Nazimabad Town Block F.
- Teen Hatti Flower Market – This place has a large variety of flowers and people get different types of bouquets and arrangements made for special occasions like weddings and other festivities. This market is near the intersection of Teen Hatti Flyover and Jehangir Road.
- Sarafa Market – Popular jewellery market in Liaquatabad Block 2. People can buy trendy artificial and real jewellery from Sarafa Market.
These prominent markets are all within a 15 km radius. Besides this, there are many other markets in the neighbourhood. The best thing about markets in this low to middle-income vicinity is that you can buy good quality products for a reasonable price.
MOSQUES, CHURCHES AND TEMPLES IN AND NEAR LALUKHET, KARACHI
As a densely populated community, Lalukhet has a multitude of places to worship including mosques, churches and mandirs.
There are several mosques within Lalukhet like Madina Masjid Laloo Khait, Masjid-e-Rizwan, Sulemania Masjid, Jamia Masjid Quwatul Islam, Jamia Masjid Dar-ul-Islam, Faizan-e-Farooq-e-Azam Masjid, Jamia Masjid Hanfia, Hanfia Muhammadi Masjid, Jamia Masjid Sughra, Qadri Masjid, Jamia Masjid-e-Shuhada, Jamia Masjid Quba and Al-Safa Masjid in Sharifabad.
Inhabitants of Lalukhet can easily walk to any of these masjids as most of the mosques are situated in Lalukhet and the masjids that are not are just a few minutes’ drive from Lalukhet, which adds convenience to the residents of this community.
Due to diverse demographic of the area, there are a number of churches and mandirs near Lalukhet as well. This includes St. Philip’s Parish Church near Lyari Expressway, approximately 12 minutes’ drive from Lalukhet; Philadelphia Penticostal Church in Federal B. Area, about 3.5 km away; and St. Lawrence’s Church in Garden East, roughly 16 minutes’ drive from Lalukhet.
Mandirs in the nearby areas include Ram Mandir near New M.A. Jinnah Road, about 15 minutes away; Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple close to Nishtar Park is roughly 5 km from Lalukhet.
Moreover, there are several Jamatkhanas and Imambargahs in the vicinity like Amynabad Jamat Khana in Nafeesabad near Pir Illahi Buksh (PIB) Colony, Noorabad Colony Jamat Khana in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 14, Garden JamatKhana in Garden East, Alyabad Jamatkhana in Azizabad and Salimabad Jamatkhana near Gulberg Town.
There are a couple of imambargahs near Lalukhet. Masjid O Imambargah Tanzeem-ul-Momineen and Masjid O Imambargah Qasr-e-Abu Talib in F.B. Area are both around 10 to 15 minutes away via car.
Considering so many places of worship in this locality, denizens of Lalukhet enjoy the convenience of living in the centre of Karachi.
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES IN AND NEAR LALUKHET, KARACHI
Each developed community in Karachi is planned in a way that it usually has various schools, colleges and universities in or around the housing society. Lalukhet is no different in this regard. Being one of the oldest societies of Karachi, people have easy access to educational institutions from this location.
Liaquatabad Town has a galore of schools, most of which are in Lalukhet. This includes private and public schools both. Schools like Anjuman-e-Islamia Govt. Boys & Girls School, Baithak School, Children Model Academy, Nobel Academy, Suleman Ibrahim Boys and Girls Primary School, Govt. Girls Secondary School Liaquatabad, Harvard Academy English School, Babul Ilm Public Secondary School, Bright Star English School, Rukaiya Haijani High School are all within a kilometre radius of Lalukhet. Residents living in Lalukhet do not have to worry about being stuck in traffic as all these schools are at a walking distance from the vicinity.
Schools that are near Lalukhet include Royal Academy School Sharifabad, Ali Ali School, Prestige Grammar School and Farooq Public School. These are in Gharibabad, which is just a stone’s throw away from Lalukhet.
If you are a college student, you would be pleased to know that Lalukhet has many colleges in proximity. Riaz Government Girls College is located just near Liaquatabad 10 number bus stop. All Pakistan Women’s Association (APWA) Govt. Girls Higher Secondary school and college, Sir Syed Government Girls College Nazimabad, Government College for Men Nazimabad, Government Delhi College, Delhi Science & Commerce College, Govt. Siraj-ud-Daula College, Jinnah Govt. College and Pak College of Computer and Business Education are all at a commutable distance of less than 25 minutes from Lalukhet.
If you want to enrol in a university, the city of lights has numerous medical, engineering and business universities that you can choose.
Aga Khan University Hospital is one of the most prestigious institutes to get an M.B.B.S degree. Aga Khan University has over 2720 students currently enrolled, with over 15000 alumni in 3 continents around the world. This university has six campuses and teaching sites with around 15,275 faculty and staff members. This institute boasts off its 30+ years of education excellence that it has been offering to the students and strives to be the number one medical university in the developing world. Aga Khan University is at a 16 minutes’ drive from Lalukhet.
Another prominent institute, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) offers various undergraduate programs including Bachelors of Sciences in Architecture, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Mathematics, Mobile Communication and Security, and Biomedical Sciences.
It is one of the most reputable engineering universities in Pakistan. Each year more than 16,000 students graduate from this institute. SSUET contributes to the country’s economy as many software engineers and civil engineers get jobs in the industry. This helps the mobile phone and e-banking sectors grow exponentially.
SSUET is only 13 minutes’ drive from Lalukhet via car.
Other famous universities near Lalukhet include:
- Ziauddin University North Campus near Ziauddin Chowrangi in North Nazimabad
- Nazeer Hussain University near Karimabad in Gulberg Town
- Preston University in Block F, North Nazimabad Town
- Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology on University Road in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town
- Bahria University Karachi Campus on National Stadium Road in Karsaz Faisal Cantonment
- National University of Sciences and Technology on Pakistan Naval Services (PNS) Road near Karsaz Faisal Cantonment
- Dawood University of Engineering and Technology on New M.A. Jinnah Road in Muslimabad
As Lalukhet is the centre of the city, these universities are easily accessible via car and people can these places in 15-25 minutes depending upon the traffic conditions and time of day.
Banks NEAR LALUKHET, KARACHI
There are many different banks available in the surrounding area of Lalukhet. Banks like Bank Al Habib, United Bank Limited (UBL), Meezan Bank, Sindh Bank, and Bank Alfalah are in Liaquatabad Town Block 3 near Liaquatabad Flyover. Other banks north of Lalukhet in Sharifabad are Habib Bank, National Bank of Pakistan, Muslim Commercial Bank and Faysal Bank.
All of these banks are less than 3 km away from Lalukhet and driving to these locations would hardly take around 10 minutes.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN AND NEAR LALUKHET, KARACHI
As a historical area with a large number of people residing there, Lalukhet has a plethora of clinics and hospitals nearby. Taqi Hassan Clinic is present in Lalukhet to provide medical services for the inhabitants.
Clinics in neighbouring towns are also around 10 minutes away via car. These include: Maternity Satellite Clinic Lady Dufferin Hospital in collaboration with APWA in PIB Colony; Karachi Health Clinic in Liaquatabad C Area; Doctor Ansari Clinic, Dr.Sarfaraz Ahmed Clinic and Shahid Clinic in Block 3 Liaquatabad Town; Hijama and Welfare Clinic in Nazimabad Block 2; Dr. Akbar Clinic and Zubaida Machiyara Trust (ZMT) Clinic – Physiotherapy Unit in Sharifabad; Chawla Clinic in Nazimabad, Block 3 near Eidgah Ground; The ENT (Ear.Nose.Tongue) Care Clinic (Dr. Hanif Memon); Zainab Clinic and Shamim Clinic & Maternity Home in F.B.Area.
Besides clinics, some of Karachi’s major hospitals are located near Lalukhet, accessible within 15 to 20 minutes. Some known names include Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Ziauddin Hospital, Liaquat National Hospital and Aga Khan University Hospital, Jamal Noor Hospital, Sindh Government Hospital, Patel Hospital, Rajput General Hospital, Geo Life Hospital and Naz General Hospital.
Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in Paposh Nagar, Nazimabad – is one of the oldest public hospitals in Pakistan. It is the 3rd largest public healthcare organization in Karachi after Jinnah and Civil Hospital. The hospital has various departments such as Orthopedics, Gynecology, Trauma Centre, Cardiology, Neurosurgery, Urology and Radiology. Being in Nazimabad, this hospital is only 10 to 13 minutes’ drive from Lalukhet.
PROPERTIES IN LALUKHET, KARACHI
Sales Price Trends IN LALUKHET, KARACHI
Lalukhet has houses and commercial properties up for sale. Please be advised that the listings on the website are updated on a regular basis and prices are subject to change accordingly.
Houses for Sale IN LALUKHET, KARACHI
There are different types of houses on sale in Lalukhet. Despite the fact that the area has a plethora of residential units, people rarely sell their properties as they have been residing there for decades.
Still, many do move out because of one reason or another and sell their property. You can find a 2-bedroom house for around PKR 22 while or a 6-bedroom house can cost around PKR 1.2 crore.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN LALUKHET, KARACHI
As an old housing society, most of the commercial properties are already occupied in Lalukhet. However, there are some commercial properties available for sale.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls NEAR LALUKHET, KARACHI
The city of lights has many shopping malls and plazas nearby Lalukhet. This includes:
- Dolmen Mall Hyderi on Shahrah-e-Sher Shah Suri road in North Nazimabad Town
- LuckyOne Mall opposite to UBL Sports Complex, on Main Rashid Minhas Road
- Al-Najibi Shopping Mall near Federal B. Area, Karimabad Block 3, Gulberg Town
- Jumeirah Mall on Tariq Road, in Delhi Mercantile Society
- Atrium Mall on Zaibunnisa Street near Saddar Town
LuckyOne Mall, in particular, is the largest mall built in Pakistan. It has a Hyperstar supermarket, a Wonderland action-themed amusement park and many other mall facilities. All of the shopping malls mentioned above are prominent in Karachi for their branded stores and lavish interior. These malls have food courts, play areas for kids, prayer rooms and nursing areas for mothers.
You can reach any of these shopping centres in an estimated time of 15-30 minutes from Lalukhet. Malls in Karachi provide the best leisure experience for the community to take a break from their everyday hustle bustle and relax in these comfortable places.
Restaurants IN AND NEAR LALUKHET, KARACHI
Liaquatabad, Lalukhet in particular, is one of the areas in Karachi that are well known for their food streets and restaurants.
Within Lalukhet, you can go to places like Café Noor, Bismillah Restaurant, Lala Ji Sheermal House, Mash’Allah Meerath Kabab House, Abdullah Cold Drink and Biryani Centre, MashaAllah Kaleji House and Food Lab. You have a variety of all these restaurants, which is at a walking distance of less than 10 minutes in Lalukhet.
Considering nearby restaurants to Lalukhet, you can find ample food options if you go to Hussainabad. This place has a food street, which is famous amongst the foodies in Karachi.
Popular restaurants and food places near Lalukhet are Ghausia Nalli Biryani Centre, Fareed Bbq, Quetta Shafai Tea Hotel, Muhammadi Nehari Fast Food Bbq, Real Foodies, Ali Iqbal Restaurant, Junni’s Fast Food, Shaandaar Nehari, Kamal Restaurant, Al-Subhania Restaurant, Ali Baba Biryani Centre and Bbq, Karachi Haleem, Bombay Koyla Karhai, MANO burger, BBQ & Ice Cream.
All these food places are located in the Sharifabad, Gharibabad and Hussainabad vicinity, which is roughly a car commute of 10-12 minutes.
BAKERIES IN AND NEAR LALUKHET, KARACHI
Just like restaurants, you can find a great variety of bakeries in and near Lalukhet. Aleem Bakery is a local bakery in Lalukhet, which is a few minutes’ walk.
Other bakeries that are in proximity to Lalukhet include Prince Bakery, Ghousia Bakery, Abdul Rasheed bakery and General Store, Erum Bakers, Super Asia Bakery, Royal Bakery Manama Bakers and Nimco, United King, Sitara Lajawab Bakery, La’ Farine Bakery, Pie In The Sky, Dil Pasand Sweets and Dunkin Donuts.
All these bakeries are located within a 5-km radius of Lalukhet and travelling is between 10-15 minutes.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
SPORTS FACILITIES AND FITNESS CENTRES IN AND NEAR LALUKHET, KARACHI
Lalukhet being an established community with more than thousands of families residing in this area has countless gyms, sports complexes and grounds in the neighbourhood. Common gyms in the area like Weider Gym, Black Hawk, The Fitness Time are present in Liaquatabad Town, therefore, commuting to these gyms takes less than 10 minutes.
Other prevalent gyms in the area are Nazimabad Gym in Nazimabad Block 3, The Get Smart Gym in Punjab Colony near Federal Capital Area (F.C) Area, Capital Health Club in Moosa Colony, Gold Gym near Hussainabad and Body Image Gym in Gulshan-e-Shamim. These gyms are less than 5 km away from Lalukhet and it would take less than 20 minutes to reach these fitness centres.
If you're not a gym buff, and would rather play sports like cricket, football or hockey, there are sports facilities near Lalukhet for sports enthusiast who can play in the evening or weekends to polish their sporting skills.
Playgrounds like the Students Sports Cricket Ground and Mohammadi Ground in Liaquatabad, Dawn Ground, Paka Ground and Tanki Ground in Sharifabad, Al-Falah Ground , Jinnah Ground, Al-Farooq Cricket Ground in Nazimabad 2 no. and State Bank Ground in North Nazimabad near Allama Iqbal Town are some of the sports grounds that are close to Lalukhet.
Parks IN AND NEAR LALUKHET, KARACHI
Besides sports grounds Lalukhet has various parks in and around it. Some of the eminent parks that are located in Liaquatabad Town include Nursery Park in Block 5, Usama Family Park in Block 3, Shaheed Hasan Mohsin Naqvi Park in Block 2, and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (K.M.C) Park. Being in Liaquatabad, these parks are approximately 5-10 minutes from Lalukhet.
Aside from ones in Liaquatabad, there are many other parks present nearby these are Qayyum Park and Niyazi Park in Sharifabad, Minhaj Park and Abu Bakr (R.A) Park in F.B. Area Block 1, Quaid-e-Azam Park in F.C Area and Family Park near Punjab Colony.
Considering the aforementioned parks are in the neighbourhood of Lalukhet, these parks are at a driving distance of less than 15 minutes.
Apart from parks, countless other amusement parks in Karachi are somewhat close to Lalukhet. Aladdin Water Park and Bounce Karachi located on Main Rashid Minhas Road are two places where you can hang out with friends and family and have a wonderful time.
Aladdin Water Park is one of the first water parks that were built in Karachi. It has various different water rides and wave pool for people to have a good time.
Bounce Karachi, on the other hand, is the first of its kind indoor trampoline park for the adrenaline junkies of Karachi. This park is located inside Pavilion End Club and receives a large number of visitors on the weekend.
Both these locations are filled with fun and excitement and locals of Lalukhet can get here in less than 20 minutes via University Road.
Salons IN AND NEAR LALUKHET, KARACHI
Like every other place in Karachi, Lalukhet is packed with different salons for your grooming and bridal makeover requirements.
Salons like Ideal Salon, Rose Men Salon, Karachi Men Salon, Zebi Salon and Sister’s Beauty Salon are some common salons in Liaquatabad Block 2, which are 8-10 minutes away from Lalukhet.
Other salons in the area include Groom’s Hair Saloon, Seemi Beauty Salon, Al-Nisa Beauty Salon, Erum Beauty Parlour and Javara Beauty Parlour. These salons are in Sharifabad and Gharibabad. There are several others in F.B. Area and Nazimabad Town, which are approximately 3-4 km from Lalukhet.
Cinemas IN AND NEAR LALUKHET, KARACHI
For movie lovers, you can catch the latest blockbuster films at Chaman Cinema or Venus Cinema. Both of these movie theatres are closest to Lalukhet and are 20 minutes away.
Other cinemas in Karachi that you can access from Lalukhet are Atrium Mall Cinema on Zaibunnisa Street in Saddar, Nueplex Cinemas on Rashid Minhas Road and Mega Multiplex Cinema in Millennium Mall on Rashid Minhas Road. These movie theatres are just 2-6 kilometres away from Lalukhet and you can get to any one of these in 20 to 25 minutes depending on the traffic condition.
Lalukhet holds significance when it comes to major parts of Karachi. Not only does this area has a historical significance but also many Karachiites love to visit this area for its lively aura, busy roads and awesome food streets.
Lalukhet connects you to several major areas of the metropolitan city. On one end you have Hussainabad, Nazimabad, Gharibabad, Sharifabad, Azizabad, Federal B. Area and Dastagir Colony. Whereas on the other side of it you have prevalent localities like Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town, Gulistan-e-Johar, Tariq Road, Bahadurabad, PIB Colony, Jail Road, and Saddar Town.
Famous places like Jinnah’s Mausoleum is at a 15-minute drive, Sea view/Clifton is 30 minutes away and the popular Shahrah-e-Faisal road is only a 14 minutes’ drive from Lalukhet.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Lalukhet is an ideal location to settle and raise a family. This place has all the facilities available for its residents. With basic amenities like water, gas and power supply available in the area people who have been living in this area would not like to move anytime soon.
It is true that due to the commercial zones nearby it might be a little loud at times during rush hours but all in all Lalukhet is a housing community that serves its inhabitants well.
IMPORTANCE OF LALUKHET, KARACHI FROM MAJOR LOCATIONS NEARBY
- 13 minutes away from National Stadium
- Hassan Square/Civic Centre is at a driving distance of 10 minutes
- 25 minutes’ drive to Jinnah International Airport
- Ayesha Manzil is 3.9 km from Lalukhet
- Federal B. Area is 16 minutes from Lalukhet via car
- Closest exit from Karachi is via M-10 motorway via Sher Shah Flyover
- Lalukhet Furniture market is at a 10-minute drive.