Hyderabad Colony

Hyderabad Colony (Urdu: حیدرآباد کالونی) is a neighborhood of Gulshan Town, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Hyderabad Colony was originally inhabited by Hyderabadi Muslim migrants from Hyderabad Deccan. It is famous for its popular Hyderabadi food, including Hyderabadi biryani, chaakna, Hyderabad Haleem and especially achar (pickle). Abu Mian, a catering service popular among the Hyderabadis of Karachi, is located in Hyderabad Colony. The first Mosque in the neighbourhood was the Makkah Masjid which was the center of the social and religious activity in the vicinity. Muhammad Multani Qadri was the first president of the Makkah Mosque Foundation and was a well-known and respectable elder in the colony. Currently, the colony is fast changing its actual look and surroundings. With recently constructed flyover near Central Jail and speedy construction of flats, the area is now completely different from the one that used to be in early 1980s. Few of the old shops still exist but most of the old ones are either transformed or closed.Nasar Ullah Khan Shajee was also born at Hyderabad colony and elected Member of Sind Assembly .Prominent politician and Naib Ameer of a politico-religious party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Nasrullah Shaji, drowned in river while saving live of a school student during a tour in Balakot. Former Pakistani lawmaker in Sindh assembly and renowned leader cum educator, Nasrullah Shaji, drowned into River Kunhar as he jumped to save life of his matriculation boy fell into water during the study tour in Balakot


  • Diwan Bherumal Meharchand. "Amilan Jo Ahwal"- 24 March 1919
  • Amilan Jo Ahwal (1919) - Translated into English ("A History of the Amils") at www.saibaba-fund.org/sindhis.html

Coordinates: 32°08′N 72°38′E / 32.133°N 72.633°E / 32.133; 72.633

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