KDA shuts down Sindbad amusement park in Karachi

Published: August 8, 2015
Sindbad amusement park in Karachi. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

Sindbad amusement park in Karachi. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

KARACHI: The Karachi Development Authority sealed shut the Sindbad amusement park in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi on Friday evening.

According to initial reports, the park’s 10 year contract for commercial activity had ended. With no renewal the KDA proceeded the shut down the park.

The park still had visitors when the authorities showed up. All visitors were subsequently asked to leave the park.

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Located in Gulshan, the park attracts a lot of people with a larger crowd on weekends compared to weekdays.


It is not clear whether the contract will be renewed or whether the park will have to shift to a new location.

According to details, KDA had provided Sindbabd the land for commercial purposes for 10 years, despite the land being an amenity plot.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • straightshooter
    Aug 8, 2015 - 3:22AM

    Such a wonderful place it was!! Far, far from the madding crowd of Aladdin Park. Will be missed.Recommend

  • Nisar
    Aug 8, 2015 - 9:25AM

    PLEASE, Remove advertisements.Recommend

  • bash gul
    Aug 8, 2015 - 11:50AM

    When it was an amenity plot, how could the KDA lease it for commercial purpose when there was a large amusement park in the same area?Recommend

  • reader
    Aug 8, 2015 - 2:36PM

    PPP is getting desperate for funds.Recommend

  • Ali S
    Aug 8, 2015 - 3:23PM

    I hope their license is renewed. I have great childhood memories of that place, especially the Dragon Coaster and Crazy Bus. It was a cheap, fun family outing for the people of Gulshan and surrounding areas – the public there was also decent middle-class family type and you didn’t have to worry about getting ogled by hordes of bachelors (sorry, Aladdin Park).Recommend

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