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    Mubarak Goth

    Mubarak Goth or Mubarak Village is a fishing village in Kiamari Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is located along the shore of Arabian Sea in District South of Karachi. Mubarak Goth is close Hawksbay which is one of the few beaches in the world where green

    sea turtles come to lay eggs. It hosts one of the rarest reptile species in Pakistan.

    The village is 30 km away from Karachi city with a population of more than 10,000 people. The most of the people in this village are Baloch. There are five major Baloch tribes including: Sanghur, Muhammad Hasni, Sajdi, Bezinjo and Kurd.

    Karachi’s second largest fisherman locality of Mubarak Village- does not have basic facilities including jetty, gas, health and education, despite the fact that it existed even before the independence of Pakistan. Most of the local people are involved in fisheries. The major economic activity in the village is fishing followed by construction and community, social, and personal services. These neglected fishermen, whose forefathers had been living here for nearly 200 years, lack all basic amenities: they do not have any pier or jetty to offload their fish catch, nor they have access to clean water, education and health facilities. Recently, a maternity home’s building was also constructed by the city district government. Despite persistent demand by the people, no medical officer has been appointed so far. There are, however, no arrangements for dealing with emergency cases, particularly maternity cases.

    In 2009, Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah had announced to develop Mubarak Village on modern lines and construction work was started there. The government installed electricity facilities, erected poles, started work on sewerage, education, healthcare and other projects of basic amenities in the area. After fifty percent work of the projects, the government stopped development work aborting the model village plan without any justification Now in half of the area, poles, PMTs, electric wires, etc. are installed to supply power to residents while the rest is still awaiting the government s response to have infrastructure for basic amenities.

    Churna Island is an hour away from the Mubarak Village , which have become a center of attraction for the water sports. The popularity of water sports and other activities brought the employment and revenue for the locals at some extent. Companies like the Pak Scuba, that offers Snorkeling, Scuba diving and other water activities, hires the locals as support divers, helpers, boats and pay for parking, that helps generate revenue and give chance for locals to develop.

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