Model Colony

Model Colony, Karachi,
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Model Colony is one of the neighbourhoods of Malir Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.There are several ethnic groups in Malir Town including Urdu speakers, Punjabis, Sindhis, Kutchi, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochs, Memons, Bohras, Ahmadies and Ismailis.Model Colony is located due North-East of Jinnah International Airport, which is Karachi's international airport, at about a distance of two miles. Other important buildings in the vicinity are the Security Press, which is Pakistan's mint, and the SOS village which houses about 200 orphans.According to local folklore, Model Colony was envisioned by Fatima Jinnah, the sister of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. She asked a renowned town planner, Mr. Makki, to lay out a plan for a 'Model Muhajir Colony'. Since then it had been a favorite residential area for Karachi's elite until the mid-1980s. The colony has seen sustained deterioration as a result of increased population and ethnic riots that were at their peak from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.

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