Zaibunnisa Street

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Zaibunnisa (Zebunnissa, Zaib-un-Nissa) Street is a famous street in Karachi, Pakistan located in the Saddar Town area in the heart of the city and named after pioneering Pakistani journalist Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah.[1]


It used to be one of the most prestigious shopping areas in Karachi before the newly-built shopping malls in the suburban areas of Karachi came along after the 1980s. Zaibunnisa Street shopping area is known for having a huge number of watch, clock and jewelry shops, large clothing stores for women and men as well as shoe stores.[2][1]

The old name for Zaibunnisa Street was Elphinstone Street and it is right next to another popular and famous shopping area of Karachi, called Bohri Bazaar.[3][1][4][5]

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  1. ^ a b c "This week 50 years ago: Parking on Elphinstone Street made punishable". Dawn (newspaper). 18 January 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2018. 
  2. ^ Zaibunnisa Street, Karachi on website Retrieved 8 April 2018
  3. ^ No place to visit in the City of Lights (Karachi) Dawn (newspaper), Published 9 April 2007, Retrieved 8 April 2018
  4. ^ Zaibunnisa Street location on website Retrieved 8 April 2018
  5. ^ Profile of Zaibunnisa Street with pictures on website Retrieved 8 April 2018