Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) is an honorable public corporation and governing body to give municipal services in Karachi city, the largest city of Pakistan.
History of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation
Karachi Conservancy Board was developed to control Cholera epidemic in Karachi during British rule in the year of 1846. The board was upgraded into Municipal Commission in the year of 1852. In the time period of 1853, Municipal Commission was turned into Karachi Municipal Committee. The foundation stone of KMC building was laid on the Bundar road in the year of 1927.
In 1933, Karachi Municipal Committee was upgraded to Karachi Municipal Corporation by Karachi Municipal Act. Karachi Municipal Corporation was changed into Karachi Metropolitan Corporation in the year of 1976.
Zonal Municipal Committees were developed in the year of 1987. The zonal committees were merged again in KMC. Five District Municipal Corporations (DMC) were established in the year of 1987. The KMC was abolished in 2000 and five DMC’s were merged in City District Karachi. The City District Karachi was categorized in 18 Towns and 178 union councils. In the time period of 2011, Sindh Government restored again Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and 5 District Municipal Corporations (DMC).
In 2015, KMC contained 305 (209 general members/chairmen of Union committees and 96 reserved members) total members.