ABOUT NORTH KARACHI
North Karachi also referred as North Karachi Township is an affordable housing area, especially for lower and middle-income groups in Karachi. It is part of Karachi’s central district and neighbours some of the most populated areas of the city including New Karachi Town, Gulzarabad Colony, Naya Nazimabad, Buffer Zone, Federal B Area, Machar Colony, Rajput Mohalla and Sukhia Goth. Due to a number of neighbouring residential societies, the area also promotes cultural and ethnic diversity.
North Karachi Township is in proximity to Lyari River. Overall, it has 6 main sectors numbered 7 to 12, each further divided into subsectors. The area has multiple main roads with several intercity connections including Shahrah Noor Jahan, Shahrah-e-Usman, Godhra Road and Noorani Eid Gah Road. These main roads further connect to some major arteries in Karachi like Rashid Minhas Road, Anda Mor Road and Sher Shah Suri Road.
As North Karachi is home to millions of residents in Karachi, the area is a gold mine for commercial and consumer businesses. Public transportation is readily available along with multiple bus stops on main roads. This means people can easily access North Karachi from different parts of Karachi.
AT A GLANCE
- A populous middle to low income area with affordable property
- Easy access to public transport
- Affordable residential and commercial units
- Proximity to several recreational sites in Karachi
- Well-planned sector with proper infrastructure
- Access to several hospital, schools and colleges
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
PUBLIC TRANSPORT NEAR NORTH KARACHI
As multiple major roads pass through North Karachi, many public bus stops are present along the main roads. Prominent bus stops in North Karachi Township near Shahrah Noor Jahan are as follows: Sector 8 Bus Stop, Circular Bus Stop, Khanqah E Oliya Raseediah Bus Stop and Sector 9 Bus Stop. Baradari Bus Stop, Disco More Bus Stop, W-9 Bus Stop and W-1 Bus Stop are located on Al-Amna Avenue. Green Line Power House Bus Stop, Telephone Exchange Bus Stop, 4-k Bus Stop, UP More and Nagan Chowrangi Bus Stop on Shahrah-e-Usman. All of these bus stops are around 5 to 15 minutes’ walk depending on the sector you live in. For most residents, their nearest bus stop isn’t more than a 5-minute walk from their home.
Along Godhra Road you will find Nala Bus Stop and Charhai Bus Stop. Other bus stops near the area include Shahrah Noor Jahan Bus Stop in Shadman Town Sector 14 A – around 3 km away, 7-C Bus Terminal in Sector 15 Buffer Zone – 3 km away, Al Noor Society Bus Stop on Rashid Minhas Road – less than 3.5 km away and 2-K Bus Stop in Block K North Nazimabad – a 14-minute drive.
At a 15-minute drive, you will also come across Sohrab Goth which is the main exit and entry point of Karachi. One can find numerous busses for intercity traveling here. Daewoo Express terminal is also located in Sohrab Goth Sector 3-B. Daewoo Express is a well-maintained and organized transport option for people of Karachi. Tickets can be booked online and even refunded in case of change in plans. Daewoo Express also offer secured cargo transportation.
Daewoo Express became active in 1997 and provides one of organized transport options to people in Pakistan. The company owns huge fleets of Daewoo brand buses along with its own workshop, ticket terminals, training institutes and repair staff. As Daewoo is a Korean brand, it also promotes foreign relations due to its successful tenure in Pakistan.
It is evident that residents of North Karachi have an abundance of options when it comes to public transportation and have easy access to most areas in Karachi. That is one of the main factors that make it a feasible area for anyone looking to curb overall cost of living.
MARKETS NEAR NORTH KARACHI
As a lot of people reside in North Karachi Township and a number of commercial businesses and markets are present to facilitate the population.
Important markets in North Karachi are as follows:
- Diamond Super market in Sector 11-B
- Sunday Market and Sunday Birds Market in Sector 11-I
- UP Ashiyana Kapra Market, UP Motorcycle Market in Sector 11-E
- Baradari Super Market on Al-Amna Avenue
Markets near North Karachi include UP Urdu Bazar, UP Sarafa Bazar and Hafta Bazaar (Saturday Market) in Sector 11-E and Mangal Bazaar (Tuesday Market) and Khatri Bazar in Sector 11-G, Fish Market in Buffer Zone Sector 15-B – around 2 km away, Peer Bazar (Monday Market) in New Karachi Sector 4 – around 2 km away, Saving Home Super Market in New Karachi Sector 5-D – approximately 3 km away and Hyderi Market in North Nazimabad - around 6 km away.
Weekly and weekend bazaars i.e. flea markets are organized in or near North Karachi. Here you can find a lot of commodities, from groceries to clothes and shoes, at affordable rates. These markets allow all types of vendors and sellers to set up shop, hence you can find almost everything including kitchen utensils, second hand furnitures, electronic items, decorative products, clothes for men and women and fresh fruits & vegetables. Bazars are often crowded as people from neighbouring areas also shop here because of lower rates. It should be noted that although these bazars are organized based on categories, with narrow passageways and lack of space while navigating the market might become a hassle. Similarly, valid parking spots are hard to come by and often a major cause of traffic jams in the area.
Hyderi Market is a huge market with a variety of shops. Hyderi is quite an old market and hasn't changed a lot. There are hundreds of shops where one can find clothes, shoes, accessories, jewelry, stationeries, bags along with an abundance of local food outlets. Narrow roads and lack of parking space can lead to massive traffic congestion as several commercial banks and offices are also present in the area.
UP Urdu Bazar is a main market for books and supplies. Students can find new and old books related to most curriculum at affordable rates. You can even sell your old books which usually go under repackaging process. Apart from second hand books, people can also find locally printed international books at cheaper rates to facilitate younger generations.
UP Motorcycle Market is famous among people looking to buy or sell bikes. You can find many local sellers from different parts of Karachi. Apart from the availability of new and used bikes, you can also find some good mechanics and spare parts vendors. Prices are reasonable as compared to market as most sellers are direct owners, which reduces the hiked rates due to non-participation of third party sellers.
MOSQUES, CHURCHES AND TEMPLES NEAR NORTH KARACHI
As the area has a surplus of residential sectors, you will find mosques of all sizes scattered throughout North Karachi. Prominent mosques located in the area include the following:
- Jamia Masjid Ahmed Raza and Babul Islam Mosque in Sector 9
- Mehran Masjid, Madina Masjid, Bilal Masjid, Masjid Noor-ul-Islam, Tayyaba Masjid, Ayesha Masjid and Imambargah Mustafavi in Sector 11-B
- Furqania Mosque in Sector 8
- Masjid-e-Hassan and Umar Farooq Masjid in Sector 11-A
- Jamia Masjid Bilal and Muhammadi Masjid in Sector 11-C
- Jamia Masjid Baghdadi in Sector 11-D
- Rahmaniya Masjid and Jamia Masjid Noor in Sector 11-G
- Muhammadi Hanfia Masjid in Sector 11-F.
There is a mosque present in almost every other street of North Karachi Township and it is not possible to put a number on the amount of mosques in the area. Rest assured, residents will always be able to find a mosque within a few minutes from their home.
North Karachi is home to a diverse community and you can find some churches in proximity to the area as well. Saint Joseph Catholic Church is located in Sector 11-E of the society to facilitate the residents. Other churches nearby include Manghopir Church in New Karachi Town – around 4 km away, ARP Church on Godhra Road in Surjani Town – less than 5 km away and Saint Jude’s Catholic Church – 6 km away.
Although a number of temples are located south of North Karachi, the closest temple named Baba Humayun Ram Dev is located in Gulshan-e-Waseem, Sector 16, Buffer Zone, approximately 3 km away.
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES NEAR NORTH KARACHI
It won’t be wrong to say that North Karachi is crammed with schools and colleges. Almost all the known names, including Falconhouse Grammar and Oxford Grammar, have their branches in this area.
Sector 11-B, in particular, is home to numerous notable schools in North Karachi including Metropolitan School, Karachi Academy, Programmer School, Ummul Qura Secondary School, Smart Cambridge School and Saint Mary Cambridge School.
Other popular schools are The Urban School in Sector 5-E, Dawn Public School in Sector 11-C, Lycos Grammar School and Usman Public School System, Falconhouse Grammar School and Oxford Grammar School in Sector 11-A.
Falconhouse Grammar School is a recognized educational institute in Karachi for its remarkable faculty and excellent education. It was established in 1984 and has expanded with several campuses across Karachi. They have also approached areas of Sindh and Punjab with campuses in Hyderabad and Multan. Currently, their school campuses follow a co-education system but some campuses are segregated as well. The school offers education for all ages including preschool, primary and secondary education. They also provide General Certificate of Education (O Levels and A Levels), which is a popular choice of education among most students enrolled here.
Just like schools, numerous colleges are present in North Karachi, namely Government Degree College in Sector 7-D, Arabic Girls College for Islamic Studies in Sector 9, Sir Syed Government Girl College in Sector 11-B, Women College North Karachi in Sector 11-I and The Smart College in Sector 11-A.
Other nearby colleges include Government Degree Boys College in New Karachi Sector 5-L – around 1.5 km away, Pakistan Shipowners Government College on Noor Jahan Avenue in North Nazimabad – 4 km away and Pak College of Computer & Business Education in Block E North Nazimabad – 5 km away.
As for higher education, while the area is a little too far from University of Karachi or NEDUET, the following universities are located in proximity to the area:
- Iqra University North Campus in Sector 7-B of North Karachi
- National University of Modern Languages in Block K North Nazimabad – around 3 km away
- Virtual University of Pakistan near Shahrah-e-Sher Shah Suri Road – approximately 5 km away
Iqra University is a private university founded by Asian Management Institute (AMI) in 1998. It was upgraded to university in 2002 through acceptance from the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Iqra University has multiple campuses in Karachi and one campus in Islamabad. The university offers a variety of programmes including business administration, fashion & design, computer sciences, electronic engineering and health sciences. The university offers bachelors, masters or doctorate degrees in most of these disciplines.
BANKS NEAR NORTH KARACHI
Since North Karachi houses several residential sectors with a booming commercial market, multiple branches of banks are available to facilitate the residents. These include Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB), Bank Al Falah, Habib Metropolitan Bank and Bank Al Habib in Sector 11-B, Faysal Bank and Meezan Bank in Sector 11-C.
Other nearby banks in the area include Allied Bank Limited in Bufferzone Sector 15-A – 2 km away and SME Bank on Rashid Minhas Road – around 4 km away.
All of these are known banks with millions of customers. They have been operating in Pakistan and do not need any introduction. Almost all of these branches have ATM facilities, which allows consumers to perform transactions from their own bank’s ATM without any extra charges.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR NORTH KARACHI
Advanced healthcare facilities can only be found in hospitals with trained staff and advanced equipment. North Karachi is home to a number of such reliable and reputable hospitals in addition to the large number of smaller clinics in the area.
Prominent Hospitals in North Karachi Township include the following:
- Godhra Muslim Medical Centre & Charitable Hospital in Sector 11-G
- Aiwan-e-Tijarat-o-Sanat Hospital in Sector 11-C
- North Karachi Medical Hospital and Medical General Hospital in Sector 11-B
- Governement Urban Hospital in Sector 5-C
Other hospitals near the area include Map Medical Hospital in Sector 5 F, New Karachi – around 4 km away, Geo Life Hospital in Shadman Town – 3 km away, Patel Hospital, M RAB Medical Centre and Rajput General Hospital in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 4 – around 7 km away, Saifee Hospital in Block F North Nazimabad - approximately 7 km away, Dr Ziauddin Hospital in Block B North Nazimabad - 8 km away and Hamdard University Dental Hospital in North Nazimabad Block L – 3 km away.
Dr Ziauddin Hospital is a private hospital with its presence in numerous key areas across the city. You can find almost all treatment options under the advice of professional consultants. Two pharmacies are present to facilitate the influx of patients.
Saifee Hospital is managed by Saifee Hospital Trust to cater healthcare needs of the lower to middle income class. The hospital has around 169 beds distributed among general, private and special wards. There are four operation theatre with a 24/7 pharmacy and emergency services.
Hamdard University Dental Hospital offers training and education in different disciplines of dentistry. History of Hamdard dates back to 1906 when they were just suppliers of herbs. It was in 1948, after the immigration to Pakistan, Mr Hakim Mohammed coined the brand Hamdard Pakistan and later in 1964 changed to Hamdard Foundation Pakistan. As dental treatments are considered to be quite expensive, Hamdard University charges minimal fees for its treatments along with provision of professional staff and hygienic environment.
Your daily minor health issues are often treated or diagnosed through clinics. Many clinics surround North Karachi, including Neuro Psychiatrist Clinic and Fahad Homeo Clinic in Sector 11-C, Anjum Clininc and Ghoghari Eye Clinic in Sector 11-H, City Family Clinic, Ansari Eye Hospital and Muslim Association Eye Hospital in Sector 11-I, Siddiqui Homeopathic Clinic in Sector 11-L and Zohra Memorial Clinic and Aamna Clinic in Sector 11-A.
PROPERTIES IN NORTH KARACHI
SALES PRICE TREND IN NORTH KARACHI
North Karachi has a number of options available in terms of houses, flats and plots. As the area is divided into many sectors, a noticeable variation in prices for similar properties in different sectors can be observed. It’s important to understand that price estimation is subject to change so keep an eye on Zameen.com listings for changes and updates.
HOUSES FOR SALE ON NORTH KARACHI
North Karachi Township is a developed neighbourhood and a variety of houses available for sale based on your budget. A 120 sq yd house is available for a minimum price of PKR 49 lakh and but can go as high as PKR 4.25 crore. Similarly, a 240 sq yd house can be bought in the range of PKR 95 lakh to PKR 6 crore.
FLATS FOR SALE ON NORTH KARACHI
North Karachi offers versatile options on flats for sale. Many families will find flats that easily come under their budget. A 1-bedroom flat can be bought in between PKR 15 lakh and PKR 35 lakh. A 2 bedroom flat starts out at a minimum price of PKR 17 lakh to a maximum of PKR 85 lakh. Similarly, a 3 bedroom flat can be purchased for PKR 26.5 lakh which can go up to PKR 1.3 crore.
PLOTS FOR SALES IN NORTH KARACHI
In the densely populated city of Karachi, plots are usually hard to come by but that’s not the case in North Karachi. A number of purchasable plots in different sizes are readily available for investors who are interested to cash in on increasing residential demands. A 120 sq yd plot is on sale for a starting price of PKR 2.2 lakh, which goes as high as PKR 1.75 crore. A 240 sq yd plot can be bought in between PKR 65 lakh and PKR 2.6 crore. Feel free to use our smart plot finder tool to further expand your search.
RENT PRICE TRENDS IN NORTH KARACHI
People who can’t afford to buy a home in North Karachi Township can look to find many rental options. There are various houses and apartments available for rent.
HOUSES FOR RENT IN NORTH KARACHI
Plenty of rental houses are available in affordable ranges. A 120 sq yd house is available for rent in the range of PKR 12 thousand to PKR 70 thousand. A 240 sq yd house can be rented for a minimum price of PKR 30 thousand to a maximum of PKR 65 thousand.
FLATS FOR RENT IN NORTH KARACHI
A lot of flats for rent are available in affordable price range. A 1 bedroom is on rent for an asking price of PKR 7.5 thousand up to PKR 10 thousand. A 2 bedroom flat can be rented in between PKR 11.5 thousand and PKR 28 thousand. Similarly, a 3 bedroom flat is available for rent starting at PKR 20 thousand up to PKR 32 thousand.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN NORTH KARACHI
Plenty of options are available when it comes to purchasable commercial properties in North Karachi as from small shops to full fledged factories are listed for sale. A 120 sq yd building is on sale for an asking price of PKR 2 crore for a floor and an asking price of PKR 4.5 crore for a commercial building. A 240 sq yd commercial site is available for sale in the range of PKR 4 crore to PKR 5 crore.
Numerous commercial properties are also available for rent within affordable price range.
MOST POPULAR SECTORS IN NORTH KARACHI
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
MALLS NEAR NORTH KARACHI
Residents of North Karachi do not only have access to local malls in the area but some of the famous malls are also located nearby. Notable malls in the area include the following:
- Erum Shopping Mall and Haroon Shopping Centre on Shahrah-e-Sher Shah Suri Road – approximately 1 km away
- Dolmen Mall Hyderi in Block C North Nazimabad – around 5 km away
- Al-Madni Mall in Block G North Nazimabad – 5 km away
- Saima Pari Mall in Block H North Nazimabad – less than 5 km away
- Lucky One Mall on Rashid Minhas Road – 5 km away
Dolmen Mall Hyderi is a little smaller than its other branches in Karachi. The mall is aesthetically designed and well maintained with a clean and calm environment. You can find almost all the known brands such as Cambridge, Khaadi, Levis and Kurta Corner. The mall is quite spacious but houses fewer shops. It has a good food court with a decent number of national and international eateries such as Pizza Point, KFC and McDonalds.
Al-Madni Mall is next to Hyderi Market i.e. one of biggest markets for clothes, food, shoes and utensils in the area. It’s an old mall but is successful in attracting a lot of shoppers due to its proximity to Hyderi Market. The mall features local and international brands along with some bespoke tailoring shops. Their food court was once an example to all other malls in Karachi but currently only few outlets remain.
RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES NEAR NORTH KARACHI
North Karachi Township leaves little to be desired for foodies. There are too many restaurants in the area and in proximity to the area.
Restaurants along Shahrah-e-Usman include Lucky Star Hotel, Pizza Max, United Queen Foods, United Fast Food, Pizza Mars, Desi Dawat Restaurant and Party Hall, Roll Jee, Flavery, Dawat Inn Restaurant, Pizza Point, Liaquat Bhai Fish Master, BBC Broast, Al-Haaj Akhtar Restaurant & Banquet and Al Madina Fast Food. Restaurants along Zahid Road include Food Ways, Hot Top Krispy Burger, Tostitos, Al-Madina Restaurant and Pay Say Pizza. There are many more roadside cafes and restaurants in North Karachi and it would be safe to say you will not run out of new restaurants if you reside in the area.
Dawat Inn Restaurant features indoor family dine-in experience and outdoor seating for usual gathering with friends. They have bed style seating also known as baithak outdoors so customers can enjoy food just like they would at home. Their menu is pretty long but their specialty is in karahi dishes.
United Queen Foods is not your typical family restaurant but is best suited for a night out with friends. Their food is good within reasonable rates. Although they are able to maintain the quality of dishes, slow service is not a cup of tea for everyone.
Al-Haaj Akhtar Restaurant & Banquet is renowned for their impeccable taste and consistency in good dishes. The restaurant is kept clean and tidy followed up by great ambience. The interior is spacious enough for visitors to enjoy comfy seating. A banquet hall is also available to book small events like birthdays and occasional parties.
Liaquat Bhai Fish Master specializes in fish dishes with a variety of menu selection. The restaurant will definitely satisfy your appetite if you love desi fish with extra touch of spices. It is a designated spot for many groups of friends living in the vicinity.
Similarly, several bakeries can be found in North Karachi which provide residents access to freshly baked items and a variety of sweets to satisfy your sweet tooth. Some notable bakeries along Shahrah-e-Usman are as follows: Sohny Sweets & Bakers 2000, Al-Amir Bakery, Rehan Sweets and Bakers, Taj Dhaka Sweets, Bakers and Nimco, Nice Bakers & Sweets and Ghaus-e-Azam Bakery. Other nearby bakeries include Madina Bakery in Sector 11-L, Sada Bahar Bakery and Shaheen Bakery and Makkah Bakery in Sector 11-A.
Nice Bakers & Sweets is famous for its fresh variety of cakes and sweets. Most of their products are oven-fresh like pastries, chips, biscuits and especially nimco.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
SPORTS FACILITIES AND FITNESS CENTRES NEAR NORTH KARACHI
Sports complexes are widely popular in urban cities like Karachi due to lack of open spaces and scenic greenery. Hence, many residents seek out these complexes as they offer sports facilities along with a chance to socialize with enthusiasts who share your interest.
Mateen Sports and North Karachi Gym Club & Swimming Pool are located in Sector 11-C of North Karachi. North Karachi Gym Club & Swimming Pool has a good length swimming pool but unfortunately lacks a clean changing rooms due to crowded places. You can enrol in martial arts classes for a reasonable fee and learn a few self-defence tactic from experts. Their gym is well equipped with two machines of each type. Other activities include snooker, tennis, badminton, table tennis and a park with jogging tracks.
Other sports complexes and facilities include Naya Nazimabad Football Stadium near Gadap Town – around 6 km away, MSB Nadil-e-Burhani in Block C North Nazimabad – 5 km away, Shadab Sports Complex in Federal B Area Block 11 – approximately a 16-minute drive, UBL Sports Complex on Rashid Minhas Road – a 16-minute drive. Women Sports Complex in Block 3 Gulshan-e-Iqbal – around a 15-minute drive.
United Bank Limited cricket team often train and practice in UBL Sports Complex as it has all the facilities from professional pitch and a large enough ground to provide optimum experience. Multiple sports can be played at same time as the ground has separate courts for each league including a basketball court and a hockey ground turf.
Numerous gyms are present in North Karachi, namely Rameez Power Zone, Ali’s Gym and Body Changer Gym in Sector 11-B, Sir Syed Gym in Sector 11-C, Al Kareem Gym in Sector 7-D and Pak Gym & Fitness Centre in Sector 7-A. Other nearby gyms include Rado Gym on Rashid Minhas Road – around 2 km away, Babar Bodybuilding Club in Buffer Zone Sector 15-A – approximately 2 km away, Shadman Gym in Shadman Town Sector 14-B – around a kilometre away, Mairaj Gym in Block J North Nazimabad – 3 km away and Haji Club in Federal B Area Block 13 – around 5 km away.
Haji Club is probably one of the economical gyms in Karachi with minimal monthly fees as compared to the amount of facilities available. They also have certified trainers for yoga and aerobic practice. Their gym is equipped with a large variety of machines for each targeted muscle group. People who live close by can avail these excellent services for a very low fee. They offer different types of memberships that can further add value for the customers.
PARKS NEAR NORTH KARACHI
As North Karachi is a well-planned area divided into huge sectors, a park for each sector is present to facilitate the locality and increase greenery around the area. The following parks are located in North Karachi:
- Arif Hussain Shaheed Mini Zoo Park in Sector 11-B
- Bab-ul-Islam Park in Sector 9, Bi Amma Park in Sector 11-C
- UP Ghareeb Nawaz Park in Sector 11-E
- Haq Parast Family Park in Sector 11-L
- Shaheen Park, Hira Park and Tikon Park in Sector 7-D
- Kalyana Town Park in Sector 10
- Tikon Park in Sector 1-D
Other nearby parks include Shadman Park in Shadman Town Sector 14-B – approximately a kilometre away, Gulshan-e-Habib Park and Hatim Tai Park in Buffer Zone Sector 15-A, City Park in New Karachi Sector 5-C – less than a kilometre away and Afza Park in New Karachi Sector 4 – 2 km away.
Arif Hussain Shaheed Mini Zoo Park is probably one of the most well-facilitated parks in the locality. Kids get to enjoy swings, rides, trampoline and slides. A small zoo offers kids a chance to get acquainted with small wildlife animals. Parking near the area is not an issue and with a checkpoint gate, families can be sure of the security of their children.
Bi Amma Park is located around food streets so visitors can enjoy a variety of food while children can have fun with recreational facilities in the park. Due to spacious ground, many neighbouring children would gather to practice sports like cricket and football.
SALONS AND SPAS NEAR NORTH KARACHI
Residents of North Karachi Township have access to plethora of salons that are ready to offer their expertise in grooming and beauty services.
Prominent Beauty parlours and salons in the area include Beauty Zone Parlour in Sector 11-C, Karigar Men’s Salon in Sector 9, Gentlemen’s Salon, Decent Hair Salon, Nagina Hair Salon, Noor-e-Jahan Beauty Salon, Binzaka Salon and Elite Beauty Salon in Sector 11-B, Ever Rose Beauty Salon in Sector 11-I, Beauty Icon Salon & Training Centre for Ladies in Sector 11-K and Bin Zaka Hair Salon in Sector 10. Most of these salons offer their services at a highly reasonable rates. They offer packages that deliver great value to their regular customers. None of these, however, offer membership or loyalty program.
Other nearby salons include Xuni Beauty Salon near Anda Mor Road – a minute’s drive, Bushra’s Salon, Karachi Men Salon and Axe Men Salon in Buffer Zone Sector 15-A – around 1.5 km away and Najlas Beauty Parlour in Gulshan-e-Iqbal - a 10-minute drive.
Karigar Men’s Salon features a proper waiting zone and professional hair stylists to get the job done. Their staff is not just well trained but energetic enough to keep the pace moving. A separate room is dedicated to grooms who usually require more time and intensive services.
CINEMAS NEAR NORTH KARACHI
Prominent cinemas near North Karachi include Cinepax City Auditorium near Ayesha Manzil – 5 km away, 4D Cinema in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 10 – around a 18-minute drive, Nueplex Cinemas and Mega Multiplex Cinema near Rashid Minhas Road – approximately a 20-minute drive. Although, Nueplex Cinemas and Mega Multiplex Cinema are a little far but they are directly accessible via Rashid Minhas Road, which is a straightforward route.
Foreign architects, Mesbur & Smith from Canada, designed the Nueplex Cinemas. The cinema is completely air-conditioned and has around eight screens to facilitate viewers. Their online website provides information on current and future screening of movies. With a large selection of movies, viewers can book movies in advance.
Mega Multiplex Cinema is located in Millennium Mall and features an economical movie experience under a clean environment. There is usually no need to buy a ticket in advance as the place is not very crowded. They have beautifully designed waiting areas and food counters. The screen size and quality is not up to mark but is compensated by affordable ticket prices. Additionally, viewers also have the option to visit the mall or its recreational sites with families.
North Karachi Township is a populated locality divided into sectors due to its huge area and excessive population. It is surrounded by numerous residential societies and commercial hubs. Prominent Neighbouring areas to North Karachi include New Karachi to the north, Buffer Zone towards the south, Naya Nazimabad and Gulzarabad Colony towards the west and Rajput Mohalla, Machar Colony and Sweepers Colony Scheme 33 towards the east. Entire region of North Karachi is filled with numerous marketplaces and small shops. Plenty of educational institutes are located nearby to facilitate the huge population of the neighbourhood.
Famous destinations like Manghopir Lake is around 5 km away from North Karachi which is a crocodile sanctuary with a shrine of Mangho Pir. At a distance of around 2.5 km, you have access to Sakhi Hassan graveyard which is so old that it’s completely packed with graves and would require more land for newer ones.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
North Karachi is a lively area with a lot of people living in houses and flats located close together. Additionally, due to the presence of many restaurants and recreational sites along the ongoing Green Line Project, the area often faces traffic congestion on a regular basis.
Your daily groceries and household items can be bought easily from surplus of markets in the area. Public bus stops are accessible on each of main roads interconnected via service street roads.
Since it is an area that has been populated for more than two decades now, you are never too far away from any facility you seek. From markets to mosques and from schools to hospitals, everything is within a few minutes’ reach from any part of the area.
IMPORTANCE OF NORTH KARACHI FROM MAJOR LOCATIONS NEARBY
- Dolmen Mall Hyderi, Al-Madni Mall and Saima Pari Mall in North Nazimabad are around 5 km away
- Arif Hussain Shaheed Mini Zoo Park is located in Sector 11-B
- Multiplex Cinema in Millennium Mall near Rashid Minhas Road is around a 20-minute drive
- Hamdard University Dental Hospital in North Nazimabad Block-L is 3 km away