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Karachi Cantt.
Karachi Cantonment Board
Buildings and railtracks at Karachi Cantt. Railway Station
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
City District Karachi
Established August 1942
 • Type Cantonment Board
 • President Sikandar Viqar Naqvi
 • Nominated Military Member Muhammad Naeem Jan Khan
 • Total 993.916 km2 (380 sq mi)
Population (1998)
 • Total 58,000
Time zone Pakistan Standard Time
 • Summer (DST) GMT +05:00 (UTC)
Website No Official Website (Previously kcb.com.pk but now taken over by Karakorum Bank)

The Karachi Cantonment (Urdu language: کراچی چھاؤنی ‎ ) is a cantonment town of the city of Karachi, in Sindh, Pakistan.


History[edit | edit source]

It serves as a military base and residential establishment. It was established by the British Indian Army in August 1942, and taken over by the Pakistan Army in 1947. The cantonment maintains sewerage, sanitation, roads, buildings control, transfer of immoveable properties, death, birth and marriage record of the respective area.

Railway Station[edit | edit source]

The biggest and busiest railway station of Pakistan, Karachi Cantonment railway station, is also located.

Dumlottee Wells[edit | edit source]

Wells were dug and built near the river at Dumlottee in 1881, which supplied five million gallons of water to Karachi Cantonment every day.[1] Dumlottee wells were designed and built by British engineers Temple and Currie in 1882.[2]

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