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Golimar

Golimar (Urdu: گولیمار ‎) is one of the neighbourhoods of S.I.T.E. Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1] The name of the Golimar has been changed to Gulbahar
There are several ethnic groups in Golimar including Muhajirs, Punjabis, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochis, Memons, Bohras Ismailis, Chitralis etc. Over 99% of the population is Muslim. The population of S.I.T.E. Town is estimated to be nearly one million.

History

Golimar is located along the Lyari River. Golimar area was settled by Muslim refugees after independence of Pakistan in 1947. The name "GOLIMAR" comes from the combination of two words GOLI (bullet) and MAR (fire) of Sindhi language, as before the independence of Pakistan golimar was the shooting range of colonial British Army. This area was unplanned and the roads are not in grid pattern as in other parts of Karachi. There were no schools, parks and other amenities planned in this area. It has been considered a slum area of Karachi. There is a famous brass Hand Crafts market (PEETAL GALI) in Golimar famous for its brass work all over Pakistan and world. The sanitary market located in new golimar is the largest sanitary market in Asia.
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