Karachi (Urdu: کراچی / ALA-LC: Karācī IPA: [kəˈrɑːˌtʃi]) is the largest city of Pakistan and the capital of the province of Sindh as well as one of the largest and most populous metropolitan cities in the world. It is also the main seaport and financial center of the country. Karachi metro has an estimated population of over 23.5 million people as of 2013, and area of approximately 3,527 km2 (1,362 sq mi), resulting in a density of more than 6,000 people per square kilometre (15,500 per square mile).

Karachi is the 7th largest urban agglomeration in the world, and the second largest in the Muslim world. It is Pakistan's centre of banking, industry, economic activity and trade and is home to Pakistan's largest corporations, including those involved in textiles, shipping, automotive industry, entertainment, the arts, fashion, advertising, publishing, software development and medical research. The city is a hub of higher education in South Asia and the Muslim world.

Karachi is also ranked as a beta world city. It was the capital of Pakistan until Islamabad was constructed as a capital to spread development evenly across the country and to prevent it from being concentrated in Karachi. Karachi is the location of the Port of Karachi and Port Bin Qasim, two of the region's largest and busiest ports. After the independence of Pakistan, the city population increased dramatically when hundreds of thousands of Muslim Muhajirs from India and from other parts of South Asia came to settle in Karachi.

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Pakistan among countries where killers of journalists go unpunished, says CPJ

The News International 29 Oct 2020
Although, the Daniel Pearl case is out of the scope of this index, it has gained attention due to the Sindh High Court’s decision of overturning the conviction of four men accused in killing the US journalist in Karachi ... A couple of additional legal developments, the report reads, don’t bode well for ending the cycle of violence and injustice....

Day-long ordeal ends: Geo News missing reporter returns home

The News International 25 Oct 2020
KARACHI. Ali Imran Syed, senior Geo News reporter, who went missing on Friday evening in district east of Karachi, returned home almost after a day long-ordeal on Saturday evening ... In Karachi, the legal fraternity also expressed concern over enforced disappearance of Geo TV reporter and the NAB cases against Mir Shakeel ur Rehman....

MQM-P seeks SC directive for fresh census in Sindh

Dawn 23 Oct 2020
Questioning results of the 2017 census, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) on Thursday approached the Supreme Court to seek an order for the conduct of a fresh, transparent census in Sindh, especially in urban areas such as Karachi and Hyderabad ... Karachi by itself makes ......

Woman killed ‘for honour by husband’ in Orangi Town

The News International 23 Oct 2020
In an apparent case of honour killing, a woman was murdered by her husband at their house in Sector 11½ of Benazir Colony in Orangi Town on Thursday. According to the Pakistan Bazaar police, the body was moved to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities ... The body was taken to the Civil Hosptial Karachi for medico-legal formalities ... ....

Five hurt in IED blast at Sheerin Jinnah bus terminal

Dawn 21 Oct 2020
KARACHI. Five people were wounded when a bomb exploded at the entrance of a bus terminal near Sheerin Jinnah Colony on Tuesday, said police officials and hospital sources ... It blew up wounding five people ... The body was taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities and later handed over to his family ... ....

Man kills wife in Baldia Town

The News International 20 Oct 2020
Following the incident, the Saeedabad police and rescuers reached the property and moved the body to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities ... ....

Man beaten to death over financial dispute in Orangi Town

The News International 19 Oct 2020
A man was killed during a clash in the Orangi Town neighbourhood on Sunday ... The body was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities, the police said ... He said the suspect along with his companions beaten him up to death ... A case has been registered ... The skeleton was taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities ... ....

Creation of Keamari district is in public interest, high court told

The News International 18 Oct 2020
Filing comments on a petition of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf MNA Amir Liqauat Hussain against the establishment of the newly Keamari district in Karachi, the ... He also requested the court to take legal action to save the Karachi division localities and peaceful public life in the city....

Two men found shot dead in graveyard

Dawn 17 Oct 2020
KARACHI ... They were taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to fulfil medico-legal formalities. Area SHO Mohammed Zahid Kamboh said that both the victims had worked as labourers at the Karachi Port Trust ... The body was taken to the JPMC to fulfil medico-legal formalities....

Bilawal demands release of all political prisoners in country

Dawn 11 Oct 2020
KARACHI ... He was speaking to members of the Karachi Bar Association after performing ground-breaking of the Lawyers’ Club on the KBA premises ... He appealed to the legal fraternity to support the opposition’s movement from Karachi to Gilgit-Baltistan against the PTI government, saying its days had been numbered now....

All unregistered RO plants to be removed, SHC told

The News International 07 Oct 2020
All unregistered reverse osmosis (RO) plants will be removed and none of them will be allowed to operate in Karachi, the Sindh Food Authority director legal told the Sindh High Court on Tuesday ... After receiving a court notice, the Sindh Food Authority director legal along with his ......

Three die, two injured in road accidents

The News International 05 Oct 2020
Three people died and two others were injured in separate road accidents in parts of the city on Sunday ... The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities and then to a morgue for want of identification ... The body was taken to the Civil Hospital, Karachi for medico-legal formalities ... ....

SHC directs CS to respond to petition against Keamari district

The News International 03 Oct 2020
He also requested the bench to take legal action to save the Karachi division and ensure peaceful public life in the city.The SHC’s division bench headed by Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar issued notices to the Sindh government through chief ......