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—  Cantonment  —
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
City District Karachi
Established 11th October 1941
 - Type Cantonment Board
 - President Brigadier Nusrat
 - Nominated Military Member Major Hamid Khan
 - Nominated Civil Member Dr. Farooq Khan Jadoon
 - Total 42 km2 (16.2 sq mi)
Population (1998)
 - Total 300,000
Time zone Pakistan Standard Time
 - Summer (DST) GMT +05:00 (UTC)

The Malir Cantonment is a cantonment town of the city of Karachi, in Sindh, Pakistan. It serves as a military base and residential establishment.



Declared a cantonment by the Royal British Government as POW Camp on October 11, 1941, in the exigencies of World War ll, This cantonment taken over by the Pakistan Army in 1947. Malir Cantonment has evolved into one of the coveted posh localities of Karachi. Housing the Cantonment Bazar Area, Defence Officers’ Housing Schemes l & ll, PAF Falcon Complex and approximately seventy Private Housing Schemes, Malir Cantonment is stretched over an area of 42sq km.


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.


Roughly it is around 300,000 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, bureaucrats etc. Malir Cantt is considered as a posh, serene and peaceful not to mention the safest locality of Greater Karachi.

Important land marks

  • PAF Base
  • Ordnance Center
  • Headquarters Mechanized Division
  • Headquarters Air Defence Division
  • SAAD (School of Army Air Defence)
  • Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB)
  • Army officers housing scheme (AOHS)
  • Station Headquarters
  • Air Defence Brigade
  • Falcon Housing Scheme Phase II
  • Air Force officers housing scheme (AFOHS), Falcon Complex

College and Schools

  • PAF Intermediate College & School
  • Army Public School and College
  • Crescent Bahria Cadet College
  • Cantt College, Malir Cantt

See also

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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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