Posted on March 25, 2009
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80 responses to “Federal-B-Area, Karachi: The Best Planned Localities of Pakistan:”

  1. Masum Haider says:

    Dear Owais Mughal
    Salam
    i spent half of my life in F B Area, and i am delighted to see the entire story of it and the way u formulated the whole thing .. now i live in a foreing country but when i visit karachi coz my mother,brother and sister are still there i must visit F B Area block 14.. Iqbal tailor near ayub manzil and pass by all those areas where i had my child hood memories, specially the Pak Farman Cricket ground and Bust stop of #6 bus .then Haji abdur rahman body building club near water pump … jawed nihari who had a 10 ft by 6 ft store in block 14 bus stop ( now he is a big shot) ofcourse.. I still love Federal B area Dastagir colony …..

  2. yasir says:

    salaam,

    sir meri nikha 27 November 2010 ko hova tha, mere or larki k darmiyaan na-itefaqi paida honay ki wajha se rukhsati se phelay hi talaaq ho gai hia.. aab mujhe dosri larki se shadi karni hia to main u.c gulberg town k office se nadra divorce certificate k liye rojo kar raha hou mager u.c officer mujhe 1 month se ab tak nadra divorce certificate nahi de raha hia…

    pl mujhe jald az jald nadra divorce certificate diya jaye takay main dosri jaga shadi kar sakou. mujhe plz bohat zarorat hia… aap help karain.

    thank u
    yasir

  3. Owais Mughal says:

    Thanks. I didn’t know that letter ‘B’ in Federal-B-Area meant ‘bureaucratic’. Makes sense.

    I had earlier thought this was just A,B,C letter since there is F.C.Area (Federal Capital Area) locality between F.B.Area and Liaqatabad. I always wondered why there was no F.A.Area :) so now the mystery of nomenclature is solved.

  4. Madiha says:

    That’s Some great research… About who planned F. B. Area, it was planned (partially ) by Doxiades, the greek company which planned islamabad… Doxiades was hired to plan governmental and bureaucratic areas for Karachi as it was the Capital, but the Sudden decision of Ayub Khan of changing the capital to Islamabad left it orphaned out and incomplete, later the plots were sold on ballot and incomplete planned parts were haphazardly planned… F. B. Area stands for Federal Bureaucratic area, where as F.C Area stands for Federal Capital Area.

  5. Owais Mughal says:

    @Abdullah. Thanks for your comment. Please tell us more about your memories from Block 14 or other areas of F.B.Area.

    @Momin. Thanks a lot for the photos of F.B.Area you’ve shared.