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Sindh Industrial Trading Estate (SITE) is located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Designated as an Industrial Area in 1963, S.I.T.E is the oldest and the largest designated Industrial Area of Pakistan, encompassing 9700 acres (19 kmĀ²) of land. It contains approximately 2,400 factories.


History


The Sindh Industrial & Trading Estate was established in 1947 and has grown into the largest industrial area in Pakistan with more than 2,000 industrial units on of land west of the Lyari River. The estate benefits from the proximity of the Port of Karachi and various roads linking to the rest of Pakistan. The town grew up as worker colonies were established around the industrial estate. The father of nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah came here in this area in July 1948 and attended the opening ceremony of Valika Textile Mills, the first textile mill of Pakistan. Moreover, the Valika family also established many hospitals and schools, the most notable being Valika Hospital. Soon after, under the leadership of Fakhruddin Valika, the Valikas grew and established their empire of industries which continued to flourish during the Ayubian Era.


Important information





Educational institutions


* ITEC Public School, Metroville * Apex Grammar School, Elahi Colony, S.I.T.E Town * Baldia Government Secondary School (KMC) (Pathan Colony) * Pak Falcon Academy School (Old Golimar) * Rose Garden Secondary School (Islamia Colony) * Rose Garden Elementary School (Islamia Colony) * Generations School * Generations University * Naz Public Secondary School (Islamia Colony No:1) * Al-Habib Public School (Qasba Colony) * Mohammad Hamid Badayoni College * Metrovil Girls College * Teacher Training College * Karachi Polytechnique College * Lee Rosary Secondary Public School * Hashmi Public Secondary School (Pathan Colony) * Fida Muhammad College * Javed College * Sindh Government College for Technology (GCT) * Mumtaz Montessori * The Educators * Noor-ul-Huda Secondary Public School * Standard High School * New Vision Grammar Secondary School (Frontier Colony No1 Keekar Ground) * The Perfect Paradise Secondary School (Bukhari Colony, Banaras Colony) * The Rising Star Grammar Secondary School (Metroville) * Young Scholar Grammar Secondary School (Maxico Ground ) * Pearl Public Grammar Secondary School (Sabri Baba Frontier Colony Karachi) * Global Choice Grammar Secondary School (Elahi Colony near Metro Cinema) * Al Nasir Public School (Pathan Colony) * Knowledge Foundation (Bawani Chali) * Students Foundation (Bawani Chali) * Habib Public School (Pathan Colony) * Hamqadam Model School * Iqra islamia Cadet School * The Language Masters (Metroville Block-01) * Islamia Public Secondary School (Block 5 Metroville) * Wisdom House Public Secondary School (Block 2 Metroville) * Al-fatah primary & secondary school ( Metroville ).


Hospitals


* Faiz Rehman Hospital * Valika Hospital * 7 Dispensaries * 1 Maternity Home * Metro Lions Hospital * Aga Khan Community Clinc * Khyber neuro brain and spine Clinic dr.shamsher Ali khan * Salam Clinic


Parks


* Trans Lyari Park (Guttar Bhagicha) * Model Park Metrovil sahil * National Modren Park


Graveyards


* Mewahshah Graveyard * Shahenshah Ghat * Metrovill Graveyard * Tower of Silence * Muhammad Pur Graveyard, Qasba Colony The Mewa Shah Graveyard is the oldest graveyard of the city existing since the 16th century. Inside the Graveyard, famous Khanqah of prominent saint of Pakistan Baba Zaheen Shah Taji is also there.


Mosques and madaris


* Jamia Binoria * Khulfa-e-Rashideen (Old Golimar) * Jamia Ashrafia (Imdadia) * 250 Mosques * 8 Imambargahs * 21 Churches * 1 Mandir * Masjid Quba, Block 5, Metroville 1 * Jamaa` Masjid Bilal Islamia Colony #2 * Madrasa Siddiqia Taleem Ul Quran lil-banat (Girls) Islamia Colony # 2 * Rehmani Masjid (Pathan Colony) * Makkah Masjid (Pathan Colony)


Markets


* Shershah Kabari Bazar * Bismillah Hotel Market (Old Golimar) * Lunda Bazar (Banaras Chowk) * Makro Market (Valika Chowrangi) * Aligarh Bazar


Police stations


* Pak Colony Police Station (Old Golimar)Karachi: SITE Town: mix of communities
Dawn (newspaper), Published 10 August 2005, Retrieved 11 November 2017
* S.I.T.E.(A) Police Station * S.I.T.E.(B) Police Station * Pirabad Police Station

See also

* SITE Town * SITE: Sindh Industrial & Trading Estate * Bin Qasim Industrial Zone * Federal B Industrial Area * Karachi Export Processing Zone * Korangi Creek Industrial Park * Korangi Industrial Area * North Karachi Industrial Area * Pakistan Textile City * West Wharf Industrial Area

References



External links


SITE Association of Industry - Official site
Category:Industrial parks in Karachi Category:1963 establishments in Pakistan {{Industry-stub