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.

Latest News for: Legal karachi


Seven, including woman, injured in Karachi cracker blast

The News International 12 Aug 2020
The police said the blast resembled the series of attacks on law enforcement agencies, including the Rangers and police in the recent past in Karachi, suspecting the separatist group of Sindhi nationalists might be behind the attack.The injured were identified as 18-year-old ......

Online training session for Balochistan lawyers organised

Dawn 12 Aug 2020
The chairman of the Karachi Bar Association’s legal education committee, Advocate Waseem Saif Khoso, ......

KE chief, other officials booked after teenager dies of electrocution in Karachi

Dawn 11 Aug 2020
The chief executive officer and other senior officials of the K-Electric (KE) were booked after yet another unsuspecting citizen lost their life due to electrocution in Karachi on Tuesday ... Nepra had last year formally held the KE responsible for 19 deaths from electrocution in Karachi and started legal proceedings against it....

With bylaws yet to be notified, DMC East, other authorities allow billboards on private properties

The News International 10 Aug 2020
Different land owning agencies in Karachi seem to be taking advantage of a grey area in a Supreme Court order of 2018, which said that billboards or hoardings are allowed on private buildings ... Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani has also recently ordered removal of all the billboards, signboards and other advertisement materials in the city....

FBR asserts new rules to extract accountholders information

The News International 07 Aug 2020
KARACHI. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is determined to legally bound banks through new rules to share all requisite accountholders information with the tax authorities despite the banking sector’s reluctance to do so, officials said on Thursday ... Banks would provide details of individuals making withdrawal of one million rupees during a month ... ....

10 die in mishaps

The News International 04 Aug 2020
The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for medico-legal formalities ... The body was taken to the ASH from where his family took it away without allowing medico-legal formalities ... They were taken to the ASH ... His body was shifted to the Civil Hospital, Karachi, from where his family took it away without allowing medico-legal formalities ... ....

A closed chapter: Afghan refugees face an uphill task getting education in Karachi

Arab News 03 Aug 2020
KARACHI ... education in Karachi, where she lives ... While in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, which host most of the 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees, children face no legal obstacles in continuing education, in Karachi they have no chance of completing secondary school....

Osmanbad man’s intrepid journey towards Pakistan for love

Indian Express 31 Jul 2020
“I was in love with her and couldn’t think of anything else apart from seeing her,” Siddiqui said on why with just Rs 8,000 in his pocket and a bicycle, he abruptly decided to leave for Karachi ... I wanted to go to Karachi legally and thus was waiting for the lockdown to get over,” he said....

CTD threatened witness to testify against two JeM men, ATC told

Dawn 30 Jul 2020
KARACHI ... Mosque, seminary built on govt land ... The ATC judge had berated the deputy commissioner (West) for not checking the legal status of the mosque/madressah before taking it over in government custody since it was constructed on land which was still the property of the Karachi Development Authority and not yet demarcated/allotted ... ....

Nepra takes 'serious notice' of electrocution deaths in Karachi, invites evidence from public

Dawn 28 Jul 2020
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Tuesday said it has taken "serious notice" of the deaths caused by electrocution during heavy rains in Karachi over the last few weeks ... Nepra had last year formally held the K-Electric (KE) responsible for 19 deaths from electrocution in Karachi and started legal proceedings against it....

Three more persons electrocuted as another downpour batters Karachi

Dawn 28 Jul 2020
KARACHI ... The bodies were taken to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi to fulfil legal formalities ... Under its influence, light to moderate rain with isolated thunderstorms is likely to occur in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Dadu and Larkana districts in the next 24 hours,” stated the Met department website....

Call to free Pak, Indian prisoners

The News International 25 Jul 2020
The letter was signed by organisations, including Pakistan-India PeoplesForum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD); South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP); Legal Aid Office, Karachi; Edhi Foundation; Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum; Aman Ki Asha; National Fishworkers’ Forum, Aaghaz-e-Dosti etc ... The letter says ... They suffer and so do the families ... transferred ... ....

Lawyers demand reopening of courts

Dawn 24 Jul 2020
KARACHI. Representatives of the legal fraternity have said that the continuous closure of civil and constitutional work at courts was causing hardship to litigants and lawyers and asked the chief justice of Pakistan to order reopening of courts with the adoption of relevant standard operating procedures....