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Written by: karachiwala on November 6, 2017

Saddar (Urdu: صدر ‎) is believed to be one of the neighborhoods of Saddar Town in the city of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Saddar believed to be the central business district of the city Karachi. ‘Saddar’ simply means ‘centre’ (of the town) and also ‘head’ (of State or agency). The Empress Market in Saddar is the central shopping place of the city Karachi. Karachi’s central bus station is also situated in Sadar, thus linking it with other places of city Karachi. A huge street in Saddar is termed as Zaibunnisa Street, after the impressive author and journalist, Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah. This street is believed to be one of the most contemporary and bustling in the city of Karachi. Sadar is the centre of business activities in the city of Karachi and is one of the ancient parts of the city. Several beautiful instances of British Colonial architecture can be discovered here; such as the main building of Karachi Grammar School, Frere Hall and the Sindh Club. This was the centre of the city Karachi in the colonial period, and still is today.

Sadar also has the popular Karachi building known as Rainbow Centre.

There are various ethnic groups in the area of Sadar Town involving the Muhajirs, Punjabis, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Pakhtuns, Memons, Seraikis, Brahuis, Balochis, Bohras, Ismailis, etc. Over 85 percent of the population is predominantly Muslim. There are also other minorities like Christian, Parsis, Hindu, Ahmadis, and other religious sections in the place of Sadar. The population of Sadar Town is assumed to be approximately 1 million.

Primary Areas
•Preedy Quarters
•Rao Sheraz Khan
•Urdu Bazaar Area
•Ratan Talao (Partial)(Muslim Public School saddar Branch )
•Gari Khata
•Rainbow Centre
•Bohri Bazaar
•Burns Road (Partial)
•Sindh High Court Building
•Lucky Star
•Passport Office
•Aram Bagh (Partial)
•National Accountability Bureau (Investigation Wing)

By Sajid Ali