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Bin Qasim Town

Bin Qasim Town is a town located in the southeastern part of Karachi along the Arabian Sea and the Indus River delta. The town and the adjacent Port Qasim are named after Muhammad bin Qasim who conquered large parts of Pakistan in the eighth century CE. Bin Qasim is bordered by Gadap Town to the north, Thatta District and the Indus River to the east, the Arabian Sea to the south and the Malir River and the towns of Landhi, Malir, and Korangi Cantonment to the west. The town had a population of about 315,000 at the 1998 census, of which 97% are Muslim and include several ethnic groups - Muhajirs, Punjabis, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochs, Memons, Bohras and Ismailis.

Neighbourhoods of Bin Qasim
•Cattle Colony
•Gaghar
•Gulshan-e-Hadeed
•Ibrahim Hyderi
•Landhi Colony
•Quaidabad
•Rehri
•Shah Latif Town

Trade and industry
The port of Bin Qasim was built in the 1970s to relieve pressure on the Port of Karachi and is today the second largest port of Pakistan. The port is surrounded by a large industrial area which includes the Pakistan Steel Mills complex in Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Pakistan Machine Tool Factory (PMTF) and the Zulfiqarabad Oil Terminal as well as the nearby industrial estate in Landhi Town. The two neighbourhoods of Ibrahim Hyderi and Rehri are focussed on the fishing industry, complemented by the nearby Korangi Fish Harbour.

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