ABOUT NAZIMABAD KARACHI
Nazimabad is among the populous and most important suburbs of Karachi. Nazimabad is located towards the northern side of Karachi but due to urban development over the last few decades, it can easily be deemed as one of the centrally located areas of the metropolis.
At the time of independence, Nazimabad was just a piece of barren land when Pakistan came into being. There were just a few settlements of people from Baloch and Sindhi ethnicities. Pakistani government acquired the land from the tribal leader, Masti Brohi Khan. The purpose of this acquisition was to resettle refugees, who had migrated and were living in refugee camps.
The area was named to honour the contributions of the second Governor General and Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Initially a huge district, Nazimabad was abolished divided into four towns in the year 2000, namely North Nazimabad Town, Liaquatabad Town, New Karachi Town and Gulberg Town.
Nazimabad, today, has 7 blocks, where Block 1-5 have residential units and Block 6 and Block 7 constitute the commercial areas. It is an affordable, middle-class housing area. The total population of this area is estimated to be more than one million.
Nazimabad is rife with all the facilities and amenities that make life easier for the residents. A majority of top schools, shopping malls, restaurants and hospitals are located in Nazimabad Karachi.
Important roads in joining Nazimabad include, Jehangir Road, Shaheed-e-Millat Road, Altaf Ali Barelvi Road, Shahra-e-Humayun, Orangi Road, Moin Akhtar Road and Manghopir Road. These important neighbourhoods and key arteries near Nazimabad make it easily accessible from all the major areas of the city.
AT A GLANCE
- One of the largest residential areas of Karachi that offers affordable housing for middle class families
- Presence of numerous parks, restaurants, markets and grounds
- Easy accessibility of public transport
- Renowned hospitals and shopping malls situated nearby
- A good number of top-notch educational institutes are present in the area
- Well-developed Infrastructure with key underpasses and flyovers
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in and near Nazimabad Karachi
Since the area caters to low to middle income demographic, a lot of residents prefer public transport for every day commute. There are many main bus stops located in and near Nazimabad Karachi. Some of them include, Nazimabad 7 Number Bus Stop located on Sharah-e-Sher Shah Suri, Chandni Chowk Bus Stop in Paposh Nagar, Block 5 and Petrol Pump Bus Stop in Rabia Manzil are all within 7 minutes’ drive away. Baqai Hospital Bus Stop is situated on Nawab Siddique Ali Khan Road, hardly a minute away. Moreover, Green Line Bus Stop is located on Nawab Siddique Ali Khan Road, hardly at a distance of 2 km from Nazimabad.
In addition to this, AO Tower Bridge Belt Bus Stop is an interchange for Orangi, North Nazimabad and Haideri. Gujjar Nallah in Nazimabad Block 3 is also a busy bus station in the area. Residents of the area mostly commute via these buses to save money. Other bus stops located in Nazimabad include:
- Jahangirabad Bus Stop on Altaf Ali Barelvi Road, at a distance of 3 km
- KDA Chowrangi Bus Stop and Karimabad Bus Stop located on Shahrah e Humayun, a 6-minute drive away from Nazimabad Karachi
- Metroville Bus Stop in Azad Nagar, 6 km away
- Nazimabad No 6 Bus Stop in Block 4 Nazimabad, approximately 1 km away
- Hyderi Bus Stop on Shahrah e Sher Shah Suri, at a distance of 4 km
19-C 1-E 1-G 2-C 2-D are some of the most popular buses that residnets use for commuting. People can easily use ride-hailing apps such bykea, careem and uber within the vicinity. Qingqi is also a popular rickshaw-like ride people use to travel to different parts of the city.
In addition to this, Jinnah International Airport is at a distance of almost 18 km from Nazimabad Karachi. Whereas, Cantt Railway Station is 10 km away from Nazimabad Karachi.
Markets in Nazimabad Karachi
Nazimabad offers a variety of supermarkets and grocery stores for the convenience of the residents.
Gole Market in Nazimabad Block 3 has a wide range of grocery items to choose from. Friends’ Mart is a popular fish and meat market in Block 1, Nazimabad.
Gole Market is among the oldest and main commercial areas of Karachi. This market is very well-known, which was established in 1950s. There is a very popular food street adjacent to Gole Market that offers various food options including Shahbaz Bakery, Mumtaz Nihari and Abdul Rasheed Qourma. In addition to this, Gole Market is also known as a landmark of Nazimabad, that offers fresh fruits, food items, grocery stores, stationary shops and a lot more.
Imtiaz Supermarket in Block 4 is one of the top super markets in Pakistan. This huge superstore sells various products such as grocery items, clothing, shoes, makeup products and electronic items at wholesale rates.
In addition to this, you can find fresh bakery items, dry fruits, medicines and snacks in Imtiaz Superstore.
On the other hand, Azeem Market in Nazimabad, Block 2 is situated at a distance of 7 minutes. This market is known for commercial printing shops and fresh fruits and vegetables. Locals of Nazimabad
You can also find a very famous Chawla Curtain Market in Block 1 Nazimabad, at a distance of 2 km from Nazimabad Karachi.
In addition to this, Gulbahar Sanitary Market is located on Nawab Siddique Ali Khan Road, 3 km away from Nazimabad. Here, you can easily find a huge variety of sanitary items. Saadia Cloth Market is also located in Block 5 Nazimabad, 2 km away from Nazimabad.
Hyderi Super Market is situated on Shahra-e-Humayun, almost 3 km away from Nazimabad. This mart is a very renowned and popular mart located near Hyderi. This supermarket is known for selling high quality products at a reasonable price. It is one stop shop for all your grocery shopping needs.
You can also find a plenty of meat shops, dairy shops, grocery stores and vegetable and fruit vendors located in Nazimabad.
Other markets located in and near Nazimabad are as follows:
- Hoor Market in Nazimabad Block 2, approximately 3 km away
- Lasbella Market situated in Mustafa Colony, 4 km away from Nazimabad
- Teen Hatti Flower Market near Teen Hatti Bridge, a 15-minute drive away
- Karimabad Market on Main Karimabad Service Road, 5 km away
Mosques in Nazimabad Karachi
You can find a plenty of mosques in Nazimabad. Masjid Sabih, Zakaria masjid, Usmania masjid are some of the popular mosques located within the distance of 5 km.
Jamia masjid Nazimabad number 5 is one of the largest and most popular mosques of Nazimabad. In this mosque, there is a huge congregation held every Friday. Umm-ul-Momineen Amma Aisha masjid is also among the most-visited mosques in the area. Azizia masjid situated in Nazimabad No.1 is among the oldest mosques in the area.
Worshippers also find peace in praying 5 times a day at Tayyaba masjid in Nazimabad Block-3. It features a beautiful Islamic architecture.
Other mosques located in and near Nazimabad are as follows:
- Fatmi Masjid o Imambargah in Nazimabad Block 1
- Jamia Masjid Faizan e Ameer e Muavia, located in Plot C, 1/6B, ata distance of 2 km
- Masjid e Tauheed in Nazimabad No 1, a 10-minute drive away
- Masjid Riaz Ul Jannah near Urdu Bazaar, at a distance of 2 km
- Muhammadi Mosque on Ibn e Sina Road, 8 minutes away
Schools, Colleges And Universities in Nazimabad Karachi
Nazimabad is a locality with great historical significance. It is an area where various intellectuals once lived, including renowned artists, poets and intellectuals. If you talk about it, it will create a list of famous names, who have been residents of Nazimabad. Sadequain (famous painter), Ibn-i-Insha (renowned writer), Shakeel (actor), Mujahid Barelvi (journalist) and Pervez Musharraf all have been the residents of Nazimabad.
This is one of the reasons that you will find a number of educational institutions in the area. Some of the most prominent institutions in Nazimabad include Oxford Cambridge School located on nawab Siddiqui Ali Khan Road, at a distance of 7 minutes, Major Zia-ud-din Abbasi Elementary school, Happy Dale School, Smart school system, The Educators and Rashid Minhas Primary and Secondary school.
You can also find Allied school located in Nazimabad Block-4 and SM Public Academy in Nazimabad Block-3. Both of them are relatively old schools in Nazimabad with a good reputation. In addition to this, Khawaja Public School is located in Block 1 Nazimabad, a 9-minute drive away.
Moreover, The Central Grammar Sec School For Boys & Girls is situated on Altaf Ali Barelvi Road, at a distance of 3 km from Nazimabad.
Other Schools situated in and near Nazimabad include:
- Hiba Public Secondary School in Nazimabad Block 1, 8 minutes away
- Ideal Federal School opposite Qudsia Masjid, at a distance of almost 1 km
- Rashid Minhas Primary & Secondary School in Nazimabad, Block 1, approximately 2 km away
- Govt Major Zia-ud-Din Abbasi Memorial Boys Secondary School in Block 2 Nazimabad.
After completing the matriculation, students who want to pursue higher studies can find many colleges in Nazimabad.
There are many colleges in Block 4 (more popularly known as Nazimabad Chaar Number). Bahria Foundation College is a prominent institute of higher learning in Nazimabad. Other renowned colleges in the area include Govt. College for Men, Sir Syed Govt. Girls College, Pakistan Polytechnic College, and Jinnah Govt. College.
Other colleges situated in and near Nazimabad are as follows:
- Usmania Girls College in Usmania Colony, Liaquatabad, approximately 3 km away
- Adamjee Govt. Science College Karachi in Soldier Bazar, at a distance of almost 4 km
- Paradise Commerce College in North Nazimabad, at a distance of almost 9 minutes
- Degree Boys College in Asifabad, almost 5 km away
In addition to this, Aptech Computer Learning Center is located in Nazimabad No 1. It is a renowned and popular computer courses learning center located in Karachi.
When we talk about universities in the area. There are various options. You can find some reputable and high standard universities in Nazimabad.
One of the top universities of Asia, Aga Khan University is located on National Stadium Road, at a distance of 8 km from Nazimabad. Established in 1983, this reputable and top class universities operates in Pakistan, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Afghanistan and the United Kingdom. With more than 2496 students currently studying, this medical institution also runs quality and renowned Examination Board. Over 2 million patients are treated excellently per year at more than 350 Aga Khan University medical centres and 7 hospitals in Pakistan and East Africa. If you are planning to live in Nazimabad and looking for a top notch medical school for your child, Agha Khan University is unarguably the best option.
Ziauddin University is located near Allama Rasheed Turabi Road, Block B North Nazimabad, at a distance of almost 3 km from Nazimabad. This university came into being in 1996 and is currently operating as a successful medical college and hospital. This private university was named after a famous and reputable educationist, Zia Uddin Ahmad. Ziauddin University offers various undergraduate and post-graduate programs in health, medical, biomedical engineering fields.
Iqra University is situated in North Nazimabad Block B, at a distance of approximately 2 km from Nazimabad. Affiliated with HEC and PEC, this university was established in 1998 by a Pakistani Businessman Hunaid Hussain Lakhani, who is currently serving as the chairman of university. This university has a campus in Islamabad as well. It was formerly came into being as Asian Management Institute (AMI). Iqra University offers various undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral programmes in the field of business, film studies, engineering, administration and management sciences. The North Nazimabad campus was established in 2015.
In addition to this, this university was also ranked as the best business higher education instution in 2015 by HEC.
Jinnah University for Women was established in 1998. This university was previously functioning as Post Graduate College since 1986. It was the second general University of the city and the first ever women’s university of not only Sindh province but also of Pakistan in the Private Sector. Jinnah University for Women is located in Nazimabad Block 5 at a distance of almost 3 km.
In addition to this, the very famous Urdu Bazaar is located on Siddique Ali road, hardly at a distance of 2 minutes.
Other universities and educational institutes located in and near Nazimabad are:
- Indus University adjacent to National Stadium Road, 5 km away
- Preston University in North Nazimabad, at a distance of 3 km
- Nazeer Hussain University in Karimabad, a 10-minute drive away
- Baqai Institute of Information Technology in Nazimabad Block A, 3 minutes away
Banks in Nazimabad Karachi
Nazimabad is a large residential area and therefore has many branches of main banks within the area.
Banks located within the distance of 2 km include Allied Bank Ltd., Askari Bank Ltd, Summit Bank, MCB Bank Limited (Hadi market branch), National Bank of Pakistan, JS bank, Bank Islami, Habib Metro Bank.
Other prominent banks located in Nazimabad include:
- Bank Alfalah located on Qasba Colony Road, at a distance of 2 km
- Habib Bank Limited Muslim League Branch, 8 minutes away
- Meezan Bank in North Nazimabad Block A, a 2-minute drive away
- Faysal bank situated in Nazimabad Block 3, at a distance of 2 minutes
When we talk about a safe and secure localities to live, Nazimabad definitely makes it to the safe and secure areas in Karachi to live.
Nazimabad Police Station is hardly at a distance of 6 minutes.
Clinics and Hospitals in Nazimabad Karachi
Residents of Nazimabad have easy access to a number of healthcare facilities in Nazimabad. Many hospitals are located in Block 3. You will find both government and private hospitals here.
In terms of having excellent health and medical facilities, Nazimabad is a fortunate area. There are a number of medical clinics located here that offer excellent medical facilities to the patients.
Owasi’s Homeo Clinic situated in Nazimabad Block 1 is 3 km away. An Eye Care Clinic is also available on Altaf Ali Barelvi Road, a 12-minute drive away from Nazimabad. Chawla Clinic is located in Nazimabad No. 3, hardly at a distance of 3 minutes. For burn injuries, residents go to Chawla Clinic.
On the other hand, Nazimabad Chest Clinic is located on Nawab Siddique Ali Khan Road, at a distance of 2 km from Nazimabad.
Also, there is a clinic for psychiatric patients, named Karachi Psychiatric hospital, Nazimabad number 3. It was established in 1970 and provides quality care and guides patients and their families to deal with cases of substance abuse and those who need psychiatric care.
A.O. Clinic in Nazimabad located in Block 4 Nazimabad and Govt. Homeopathic hospital in Nazimabad, Block 5 are prominent and popular health institutions located in the area. In addition to this, in Block 3 Nazimabad, Dr. Rafat ENT Clinic, Healthcare Special Clinic, Dr. Ahmed Moazzam Clinic and Chinniot Mother and Child Hospital are among the popular clinics in Nazimabad.
Other medical and health care clinics located in and near Nazimabad include:
● Kazi Poly Clinic in Block 5 Nazimabad, 2 minutes away
● Eastern Medicine Clinic and Hijama Centre on Nazimabad No 1 Road, at a distance of 6 minutes
● Khidmat e Alam Medical Centre on Nazimabad A Road, 11 minutes away
● Khalid Eye Clinic on Minhaj Ghori Road, at a distance of 5 minutes
Dr. Ziauddin Memorial Hospital is located in Block 3 Nazimabad. This hospital provides effective emergency care, using diagnostic technology and surgical treatments. It is among the best hospitals operating in Karachi.
Liaquat National hospital is situated on Stadium Road almost at a distance of 7 km. This hospital is among the top notch and elitist hospitals of Pakistan known for providing top class medical services to the patients. Founded on 16th October, 1958, this hospital was named after the first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan. The hospital expanded in 1978 and started a medical school. Today, Liaquat National University is serving as one of the leading medical school offering degrees in medicine, nursing, physiotherapy and rehabilitation. This hospital consist of about 700 beds and 32 speciality services offering top class therapeutic and diagnostic facilities. Some of its departments include Gastroenterology, General Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Paediatric Medicine, Psychiatry and Rheumatology.
Hamdard Hospital Naimat Begum Mother and Child Care Unit is also a popular maternity home located in Nazimabad, behind Eid Gah ground, Block 3. In addition to this, Baqai Psychiatry hospital in Block 3 Nazimabad is a well-known hospital, specializing in the treatment of mental disorders.
Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, is a teaching hospital, located in Paposh Nagar, in the neighbourhood of Nazimabad. It was constructed in the early 1970s and is known to be the third largest government hospital of Karachi.
The hospital is fully equipped to handle emergency cases. People living in Nazimabad and nearby areas usually visit this hospital.
Other hospitals located in and near Nazimabad include:
● Osmania General Hospital on Jail Road, 8 km away
● Medicare Cardiac and General Hospital located on Shaheed-e-Millat Road, at a distance of 8 km
● Memon Hospital near Jama Cloth Centre, 12 km away
● Zubaida Medical Center on Ghazi Salahuddin Road at a distance of 7 km
PROPERTIES IN NAZIMABAD KARACHI
Sales Price Trends in Nazimabad Karachi
Nazimabad, Karachi, offers a large number of houses, flats and plots for sale.
Houses for Sale in Nazimabad Karachi
Nazimabad provides affordable accommodation for middle income families and individuals. Prices vary from block to block. Houses for sale are available in 120 sq yd, 240 sq yd and 500 sq yd. A 120 sq yd house can cost you around PKR 85 lakh to PKR 1 crore. Whereas, 200 sq yd house is available for around PKR 1.5 crore.
In addition to this, 473 sq yd house is available for approximately PKR 10 crore.
Home buyers are mostly interested in purchasing single-unit and double-unit houses here. A bungalow in Nazimabad, can be bought at far reasonable rates than compared to houses in other posh localities of Karachi.
Flats for Sale in Nazimabad Karachi
You can find many flats here. The prices depend on a number of factors such as location, size and how well the apartment is furnished. Individuals living alone can easily find a studio apartment in Nazimabad.
They can cost you around PKR 1.8 crore. On the other hand, a 2-bed apartment can cost you anywhere between PKR 20 lakh to PKR 1 crore. Moreover, if you are willing to buy a 3-bedroom flat, the price can range between PKR 30 lakh and PKR 2.25 crore.
Rent Price Trends in Nazimabad Karachi
There are rental options in Nazimabad as well. A number of flats are available for rent.
Houses for Rent in Nazimabad Karachi
A 150 sq yd house on rent can cost you around PKR 30 thousand to PKR 40 thousand. Whereas, 200 sq yd house on rent is available in the price range of PKR 80 thousand.
In addition to this, 500 sq yd house is available for approximately PKR 65 thousand going up to PKR 90 thousand.
Flats for Rent in Nazimabad Karachi
Nazimabad offers numerous flats available for rent. Rental price of these units depends on various factors e.g. whether the unit is newly-built or if it’s furnished or not.
There are studio apartments, 2-bedroom flats and 3-bedroom flats available for rent. Most of the 2-bedroom flats in Block-4 have uninterrupted electricity supply, an American kitchen, a drawing room and a lounge area as well.
A 2-bedroom flat in Nazimabad can be availed at a monthly rent of approximately PKR 30 thousand. For a 3-bedroom rental flat, you need to have a budget of almost PKR 45 thousand per month.
Most Popular Blocks in Nazimabad Karachi
Nazimabad Block-1 tops the list in buying property in Nazimabad as a number of amenities like, Urdu bazaar - book shop no.1, Chawla market, central mosque and Zeeshan Afzal playground are located within the area. People increasingly invest in flats situated in Nazimabad Block-1 as they come in various affordable options.
Nazimabad Block 1 tops the list in buying property in Nazimabad due to proximity to Urdu bazaar, Central mosque Chawla market and Zeeshan Afzal playground.
On the second number, is Nazimabad Block 3 and Nazimabad Block 4 is on the third number in the buying trends of Nazimabad.
Whereas, the rental trends shows that Block 4 is on number 1 then Block 3 and Block 1 in the last.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Shopping malls in Nazimabad Karachi
When it comes to having great and luxurious shopping malls, Nazimabad is not behind any other posh area. You can find top class and huge shopping malls located within the distance of 15 km. It gets really accessible and feasible for the residents of Nazimabad to enjoy shopping whenever they want.
Dolmen Mall Hyderi, situated on Shahrah e Sher Shah Suri, is hardly at a distance of 1 km from Nazimabad Karachi. This shopping mall is among the most visited shopping malls in Karachi. This is one well maintained and organized shopping mall located at the prime location. This mall was established in 2008 by Dolmen Group. Dolmen Mall Hyderi is home to a wide number of national and international brands including Gul Ahmed, Nishat, Al Karam, Outfitters and Splash to name a few.
The very well-known and famous market of Karachi, Hyderi Shopping Centre located in main Hyderi, Nazimabad. Hyderi is among the thriving markets of Karachi. It is home to a number of main banks, shopping centres, automobile showrooms and marriage halls. Hyderi market is running successfully for decades and is among the top famous markets for ladies’ cloths, jewellery, shoes and accessories.
Due to its proximity, Dolmen Mall Hyderi is a go to place for shopping and having a good time with family for the residents of Nazimabad and nearby areas. You can find a number of food options in the food court also. A variety of local and branded stores are also available in Dolmen. In addition to this, there is also a play area known as Sindbad, which houses various rides for kids.
Lucky One Mall is among the most popular and well known shopping malls of Karachi. It is located on Main Rashid Minhas Road, F.B Area Block 21, at a distance of approximately 9 km from Nazimabad. In this mall, you can find everything under one roof. From grocery stores to children’s clothing, shoes, books, you can find everything here. This shopping mall is owned by Yunus Brothers Group and was established in 2017.
Lucky One is the biggest shopping mall in Karachi, covering an area of around 3.4 million square feet. It has more than 200 brand outlets, a large play area with exciting rides for kids and adults, a food court and a spacious parking area for approximately 1200 cars.
Other shopping malls located in and near Nazimabad are as follows:
- City Shopping Mall located on Marston Road, at a distance of approximately 10 km
- Dolmen Mall Tariq Road Branch on Tariq Road, almost 9 km away
- Arshi Shopping Centre in Federal B Area, almost at a distance of 5 km
- Saima Paari Mall on Shahrah-e-Sher Shah Suri, 4 km away
Restaurants and Cafes in and near Nazimabad Karachi
Nazimabad has many food outlets and restaurants.
One of the most famous desi food chains, Kababjees, on Shaheed-e-Millat Road is hardly at a distance of 1 km from Main Nazimabad. Here, you can find a variety of food options from Chinese, Pakistani to Italian food. This restaurant is famous for its mouthwatering barbecue food. You can enjoy freshly cooked and delicious food in a beautiful ambiance.
Zikr n Zaika – Biryani, Asim Allahwala Biryani, Jeddah biryani, Karachi Fast Food and Biryani are the most-visited biryani centres in Nazimabad.
When you talk about fast food options, Havabite, Desi Bites, Mr Burger and Pizza Point are some of the popular fast food joints in Nazimabad.
Quetta restaurant in Nazimabad Block 2 is famous for its special doodh patti, green tea, Kashmiri tea and different kinds of parathay.
Some well-known cafes and dhabaas are also present in Nazimabad. Café Piyala, Shakeel Akhtar, Café Abbas and My Choice Café are some of the popular tea points in the area.
Other famous restaurants and cafes situated in Nazimabad Karachi are:
- Dehli Muslim Kabab House on Barelvi Road, at a distance of 2 km
- Ginsoy – Extreme Chinese Restaurant on Captain Fareed Bukhari Shaheed Road, 10 km away
- Subway, off Shahrah-e-Suri, Nazim Street, a 5-minute drive away
- Binoria Restaurant situated on Riaz Uddin Ahmed Road, approximately 6 km away
- Taj Restaurant & Bar B Q on Abdullah Haroon Road, almost 12 km away
People love grabbing fresh snacks from the bakeries located nearby. You can find Prince Bakery, Bilal Bakery, Erum Bakers and Real Bakers in Nazimabad. On the other hand, Subhan Bakery is situated on Ibn-e-Sina Road, an 8-minute drive away from Nazimabad Karachi.
In addition to this, Pie In The Sky is situated in Saima Tower, Shahrah e Humayun, approximately 3 km away from Nazimabad Karachi. Habib Bakery is situated on Moin Akhtar Road, 4 km away from Nazimabad.
One of the most famous bakeries in Karachi, Dilpasand Sweets is situated in Nazimabad Block 2. Over the years, Dilpasand has expanded from a sweet and confectionary shop to a bakery and restaurant serving a number of fast food items as well.
Delizia Bakery is also very famous bakery of Karachi that serves mouth-watering cakes and cupcakes. It is also located in Nazimabad block 1.
Other bakeries situated in Nazimabad are as follows:
- Royal Bakery in Sharifabad, at a distance of 3 minutes
- United King Bakery is situated in Karimabad, a 8-minute drive away from Nazimabad
- Hobnob on Shahrah e Humayun, 3 km away
- Ghousia Bakery on Tabish Dehlvi Road, at a distance of 4 km
- Aqsa Bakery on Riaz Uddin Ahmed Road, at a distance of 2 km
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Outdoor activities abound in the area. You will find numerous cricket and football grounds, fitness centres, play grounds, parks and walking tracks. This helps people adopt an active lifestyle.
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in Nazimabad Karachi
When it is about sports facilities, gyms and fitness centres, the residents of Nazimabad are very lucky.
Al Farooq Cricket Ground is quite popular in the area where people often play their favourite sport. Matches and tournaments are organized by the locals and also by corporate organizations.
In addition to this, Nazimabad, Block-2 is home to Sindh Sports Board that has a training facility for Judo Karate, weight-lifting, table tennis, gymnastics, boxing and badminton.
Plenty of residents also register themselves at Shah Faisal football club to play football games, located in Nazimabad.
Aside from sports facilities, there are numerous gyms located in Nazimabad. People head to these gyms and fitness centres for physical activity and regular workouts. Body Lines Gym, Black Hawk, The Fitness Time, Nazimabad gym and 24-hour gym are popular fitness centres located in Nazimabad Karachi.
Other famous gyms and fitness centres in and near Nazimabad include:
- The Get Smart Gym in Block E near KE Office, 4 minutes away
- Steel Gym on New M.A Jinnah Road, Fatima Jinnah Colony, at a distance of 8 km
- Gold Gym in Kohinoor Stadium, Azizabad, almost 3 km away
- Slim & Trim Gym situated on Alamgir Road, a 15-minute drive away
- Dynamic Gym on PIB Colony Main Road, approximately 5 km away
Slim & Trim Gym is a well-known gym on Alamgir Road. You can enjoy a relaxing workout there as it is quite a well-equipped gym. On the other hand, The Get Smart Gym is also a very popular gym of the locality. It is known for its motivating environment and cleanliness.
Parks in Nazimabad Karachi
There are a number of recreational spaces and parks for outdoor activities for children and adults.
Mujahid Model Park is situated in Block 1 Nazimabad. It is a beautiful park with benches to sit, rides and food stalls. In addition to this, there are jogging tracks frequently utilized by fitness conscious locals.
The Wild Life Experience Centre (TWEC) in Zeeshan Afzal Park allows children to watch and pet numerous animals and birds. They charge Rs. 300 for a guided tour where a guide accompanies you and tells you interesting facts about the species present in the center. It can be a fun and exciting experience for your children to learn and know more about wildlife.
In addition to this, Nazimabad Model Park on Sher Shah Road, Block 2 Nazimabad is also a huge and beautiful park frequented by the residents. Other parks in Nazimabad located in Nazimabad include, Akhuwat Park Nazimabad, Bilal Park, Danish Park, Shaheed Hasan Mohsin Naqvi Park, Gol Market Park, Shalimar Mark, Farooq Shaheed Park and Nishtar Park. Here, you can enjoy quality time with your family and children in a beautiful, serene and peaceful environment.
Beauty salons in Nazimabad Karachi
Whether you want a facial, manicure, pedicure, hair treatment or a party makeup, Nazimabad is dotted with various beauty parlous and clinics.
Seema Beauty Parlour and Fitness Club is situated in Block 1 Nazimabad. Real Bose Beauty Parlor is situated near Sir Syed College pedestrian bridge is hardly 8 minutes away. This salon offers a variety of beauty services to the customers such as, hairstyling, makeup, haircutting, facials, massages, manicure and pedicure and a lot more.
Ainas Beauty Salon is on Nawab Siddique Ali Khan Road, at a distance of almost 1 km. Rose Beauty Parlour is also on Nawab Siddique Ali Khan Road, almost 2 km away. This salon is a renowned and popular salon of the area, because of affordability and high quality beauty services.
Bina Beauty Parlour is located on Shahrah e Sher Shah Suri, a 5-minute away from Nazimabad. Rose Men Salon is a well-known and famous men’s salon is on 2 km away.
Other beauty salons located in Nazimabad are:
● Naz Beauty Salon is situated in Block 2 Nazimabad
● Visage Beauty Salon is in Nazimabad Block 4
● Sumera’s Beauty Parlour and Training Center is in Nazimabad Block 2
● Huma’s Signature Salon is located in Garden East Britto Road, 5 km away
● Shazmeen Hair and Makeup Institute is in Block 2 Nazimabad
● Fiza’s Beauty Parlour in Solomon David Road, 10 km away
CINEMAS IN AND NEAR NAZIMABAD KARACHI
There are a number of cinemas located near Nazimabad.
Chaman Cinema is situated on Barelvi Road, hardly at a distance of 3 km from Nazimabad, Karachi. The very famous cinema of Pakistan Capri Cinema is situated on M.A Jinnah Road, 11 km away from Nazimabad Karachi.
The famous Atrium Mall is known for its 2D and 3D cinemas and beautiful huge food court. It is located on Ghazanfar Ali Road, Saddar, approximately 12 km away from Nazimabad. Here, you can enjoy your favourite movies with fresh and crispy snacks. The seating of this cinema is also very comfortable. A perfect place to watch a movie and have your favourite meal from various options available.
Bambino Cinema is also situated in Saddar Town, Garden Road, at a distance of 11 km from Nazimabad.
Other cinemas situated in and near Nazimabad include:
- The Arena Karachi on Tariq Road, Bahria Town Tower, 10 km away
- Cinepax Cinema on Khayaban e Roomi, almost at a distance of 15 km
- Mega Multiplex Cinema in Millenium Mall, Rashid Minhas Road, a 15-minute drive away
- Venus Cinema on S M Taufiq Road, 3 km away
Nazimabad Karachi is undoubtedly an ideal place to live in. Along with facilities that ensure convenient living, the residents of Nazimabad enjoy a number of advanced amenities easily accessible to them. Main locations located near Nazimabad include, North Nazimabad, Hussainabad, Liaquatabad, Moosa Colony, Pahar Ganj, Sharifabad, Banaras Colony and Federal B. Area .
Important roads connecting Nazimabad to the rest of the city include, Jehangir Road, Shaheed e Millat Road, Altaf Ali Barelvi Road, Shahra e Humayun, Orangi Road, Moin Akhtar Road, Manghopir Road,
On weekends or on festive occasions, people usually go to nearby parks, restaurants and shopping malls. Dolmen Mall, Hyderi, 7-minute drive away, usually people go there for shopping and spending time with family and friends.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Nazimabad Karachi is a bustling neighborhood enjoying a central location in the city of Karachi. The area is home to various outdoor parks, jogging tracks, sports grounds, hospitals and renowned educational institutions. It also boasts proximity to some of the oldest markets in the city.
This area is among the top and most crucial areas of Karachi due to which properties in Nazimabad hold significant value in the realty sector. The prices vary from block to block but investors choose Nazimabad because of its high return on investment.
The area has flats, plots and homes of varying sizes and prices. So, it won’t be wrong to say that it has something for everyone. The only point of concern for some people would be the traffic during rush hour. However, it is expected to get better after the completion of Metro Bus project.
Importance of Nazimabad Karachi from major locations nearby
- 12 minutes away from Federal B. Area
- It takes about 7 minutes to reach North Nazimabad
- Hussainabad is at a distance of approximately 4 km
- Lalukhet is hardly a 10-minute drive away
- Moosa Colony is 5 km away from Nazimabad
- Pahar Ganj is a 10-minute drive from Nazimabad
- Shaheed-e-Millat Road is at a distance of 15 minutes
- Altaf Ali Barelvi Road is a 5-minute drive away
- Intermedia Board Office Karachi is at a distance of 4 km from Nazimabad
- Orangi Road is reachable within almost 7 km
- Moin Akhtar Road is 3 km away
- Manghopir Road is 5 km away