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Lyari Town

Lyari
لیاری
Municipality
Union councils of Lyari Town
Union councils of Lyari Town
Lyari لیاری‬ is located in Pakistan
Lyari لیاری‬
Lyari
لیاری
Union councils of Lyari Town
Coordinates: 24°52′20″N 66°59′32″E / 24.87222°N 66.99222°E / 24.87222; 66.99222
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
City District Karachi
Established 14 August 2001
Union Councils
Government
 • Type Town Council
Population (2017)
 • Total 18,6,494
  60% are baloch
Demonym(s) Lyriite[2]
Office Location Main Liyari Town Off. (Old KMC Zonal Office) Shahrah-e-Abdul Rahim Baloch (Chakiwar Road) Liyari Town, Karachi.
Website hamaralyari.com

Lyari Town (Sindhi: لیاری ٽاؤن‎, Urdu: لیاری ٹاؤن ‎) is one of the eighteen constituent towns of the city of Karachi, in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. It is the smallest town by area in the city but also the most densely populated town.[2] It is bordered by the towns of SITE Town to the north across the Lyari River, Jamshed and Saddar to the east, and Kemari to the west across the main harbour of Karachi.

Social Indicators

Lyari is one of the oldest places in Karachi. There are many schools, college and a university two national standard hospital & some mini hospitals .[2] Lyari is now a stronghold of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) . Lyari is also the centre of Karachi's Baloch people which are oldest people in lyari and paktoons peoples are also have a great population here also kutchi & memons community.There is also a large Zikri Muslim community residing in Lyari Town.

Education

The universities in Lyari Town include:

▪ Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Lyari (BBSUL)

▪ Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical College (SMBBMC)

• lyari degree govt sci, art n commerece boys college

• zulfiqar ali bhutto boys college

• chakiwara girls college

• Abdullah haroon science & com boys college

• nusrat bhutto science & com girls college

• lyari general hospital medical & nursing training institute

Sports

Lyari is known as a football hotbed in Pakistan. Many of the nation's top players come from the area. Football is very popular & lyarians are pretty excited about the FIFA World Cup . In the world cup season people raise flags of every country especially brazil. Lyari is also known for bodybuilders, boxers and wrestlers.

History

The federal government introduced local government reforms in the year 2000, which eliminated the previous third tier of government (administrative divisions) and raised the fourth tier (districts) to become the new third tier. The effect in Karachi was the dissolution of the former Layari Division and the merger of its five districts to form a new Karachi City-District with eighteen autonomous constituent towns including Lyari Town.

Demography

The very first inhabitants of Lyari were Sindhi fishermen and Baloch nomads.[2] Lyari Town is home of the majority Kutchi speaking people. The ethnic groups include: Balochs, Brahuis, Kutchis, Zikris, Gujratis, Muhajirs, Memonss and others.

See also

References

[1]

Bibliography

Sources

  • Yamini Narayanan (19 November 2015), Religion and Urbanism: Reconceptualising Sustainable Cities for South Asia, Routledge, ISBN 978-1-317-75542-5

[2]

External links

  1. ^ Kassila, Jawad; Hasnaoui, Mustapha; Yahyaoui, Ahmed (2000). Hydrobiologia. 431 (1): 51–58. doi:10.1023/a:1004002321425. ISSN 0018-8158 [dx.doi.org]. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Kassila, Jawad; Hasnaoui, Mustapha; Yahyaoui, Ahmed (2000). "Bazage lyari". Hydrobiologia. 431 (1): 51–58. doi:10.1023/a:1004002321425. ISSN 0018-8158.