Muhajir Camp is one of the
neighbourhoods of Baldia
Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
There are several ethnic groups in Muhajir Camp including Muhajirs
, etc. Over 99% of the population is
. The population of Nazimabad is
estimated to be nearly one million.
There are several ethnic groups in Baldia Town but In early '50s
there was no population in this area except few Crafts man (Kumhar)
etc., at Muhajir Camp Number 2. The Muslim Gujarati speaking
communities migrated from Junagardh State to Karachi after 1947
they start to live in this area. In early '50s government build few
houses called "Quarters" at Muhajir Number 3. After few years
during 1950 to 1960 the first community who made Baldia Town their
headquarters in Pakistan is Veraval
(Largest Community migrated from India, Veraval)
later on Patni Muslim Jamat, Sipahi Jamat, Porbandar Jamat and
others joined Muhajir Camp time to time. Bakhol family is also
joined Muhajir Camp in early days but due to security problems they
joined Veraval Turk Jamaat
Although there are a few Doctors, Engineers and Teachers produced
by Bakhol Family but they all left Muhajir Camp.
In 1950s, Veraval Turk Jamaat established a Jama Masjid in the
heart of Muhajir Camp which is the one of the first Masjid of this
area. They also established a Turk Market adjacent to the Masjid
which is one of the biggest market in Baldia Town. Head Quarter of
Veraval Turk Jamaat is also in Muhajir Camp. Turk Jamaat is
selfmade community and they had their own hospitals, schools,
community Centers and Madrasahs
, etc. They
also have a prominent contribution for the development of Muhajir
Camp. Turks have also played a vital role in Pakistan Cricket.
Muhammad Farooq a former test cricketer played International
Cricket from Pakistan Cricket team.
Patni Jamaat is also a big community in Muhajir Camp, they live in
this area along with Turk Jamaat. They are also selfmade community
and have their own Hospital, School and Community Center. Patni
Hospital is a big private hospital in the area.