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Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
City District Karachi
Established 11 October 1948
GovernmentPakistan Army
 • Type Cantonment Board
 • President Brigadier Arqam
 • Nominated Military Member Major Hamid Khan
 • Nominated Civil Member Dr. Farooq Khan Jadoon
 • Total 42 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population (2017 Census)
 • Total 139,052
Area code(s) 02199247077

The Army Cantonment (Urdu language: آرمی چھاؤنی ‎ ) is a cantonment town of the city of Karachi, in Sindh, Pakistan. It serves as a military base and residential establishment.

History[edit | edit source]

Declared a cantonment by the Royal British Government as POW Camp by Muhammad Irfan Malik and Ismail Sherwani on 11 October 1941, in the exigencies of World War II, this cantonment was taken over by the Pakistan Army in 1947. Army Cantonment has evolved into one of the coveted posh localities of Karachi. Housing the Cantonment Bazar Area, Defence Officers’ Housing Schemes l & ll, Askari-5 (army officers housing scheme), PAF Falcon Complex and approximately seventy Private Housing Schemes, Army Cantonment is stretched over an area of 12sq km. it is the end of Moinabad

Governance[edit | edit source]

Malir Cantonment is administratively governed through "Cantonment Board Malir", a Local Body by its charter, under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Defence, through the Military Lands and Cantonment Department (ML&C), headed by a Director General. The governance of the Cantonment Board derives authority from the Cantonment Act, 1924 and rules and regulations made there under. The cantonment maintains its own infrastructure of water supply, electricity and is outside the jurisdiction of City District Government Karachi.

Population[edit | edit source]

Roughly it is around 139,000 and includes all the ethnic and linguistic groups of Pakistan. Majority of its population consists of serving and retired armed services personnel along with civilians and bureaucrats.

Landmarks[edit | edit source]

  • Fazaia Inter College, Malir cantt. karachi.
  • Army public school, Malir cantt.
  • ASKARI STAR MALL (zamzam store)
  • Imtiaz Super Store
  • Junaid Jamshed
  • Chen One
  • Meat One
  • McDonald's
  • Subway
  • KFC
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Pizza Hut
  • Defence Officers Club
  • Combined Military Hospital CMH Malir Cantt
  • Askari Star Mall [1]
  • Indus project cp6
  • PAF Base Malir
  • Ordnance Center
  • Headquarters Mechanized Division
  • Headquarters Air Defence Division
  • SAAD (School of Army Air Defence)
  • Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB)
  • Defense officers housing scheme (DOHS 1 & 2)
  • Station Headquarters
  • Tipu Sultan Co-operative Housing Society [Exists within Cantonment Limits]
  • Gulshan-e-Roomi [Exists within Cantonment Limits]
  • Air Defence Brigade
  • AFOHS Complex, New Malir (Falcon Housing Scheme Phase II, Chota Malir)
  • Saadi Town [Exists within Cantonment Limits]
  • Falcon Complex (AFOHS) Phase I Scheme for PAF Officers &
  • Capital Cooperative Housing Society
  • ASKARI-V Housing Scheme.
  • KESC Society
  • Sumaira Bungalows
  • Gulshan-e-Umair (Exists within Cantonment limits )
  • Encroached Kachhi Aabadi
  • Cantt Broast (Fast Food Restaurant)
  • Rizwan Pakwan House.
  • Cantt Bazaar Area.
  • D. O. H. S. Phase I
  • D. O. H. S. Phase II
  • Air Defence Mart (A.D Mart)
  • Ahmed Hanif Rajpoot Pakwan (Restaurant)
  • Rehmat-e-Shireen (Bakery)
  • Four Dots Market
  • Check Post 1 to Check Post 6


Colleges and schools[edit | edit source]

  • Karachi Institute Of Medical Sciences, CMH Malir Cantt
  • Fazaia Intermediate College, Malir Cantt (Previously named as PAF Intermediate College & School, Malir Cantt)
  • Army Public School and College Systems
  • Cantonment Board Montessori, Model School & College
  • Government Degree Science College, Malir Cantt
  • F G Public School & College Malir Cantt Karachi

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Coordinates: 24°57′N 67°13′E / 24.95°N 67.217°E / 24.95; 67.217

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