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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SHC dismisses petition against vires of Sindh Child Marriages Restraining Act

The News International 18 Oct 2021
The petitioner further said that the family and appellate courts did not apply their judicial mind, legal aspects, factual issues and evidence available on record as well as the guidelines issued by the superior courts that when there was a conflict between the law of the land and the injunctions of Islam, the injunctions of Islam shall prevail....

Release of drug dealers, banned gutka: Police officer removed from position for disclosing deal

The News International 16 Oct 2021
KARACHI ... On July 18, 2021, six police officials of the same Jamshoro Police were arrested in Clifton area of Karachi along with the 76 kilograms of drugs (charas) found in the police mobile van they were travelling in, by the Pakistan Rangers, Sindh ... Station Boat Basin, Karachi....

Woman misbehaves with hotel staff when asked for COVID-19 vaccination certificate - WATCH viral video

DNA India 13 Oct 2021
Omar tweeted, "Female customer at Okra Test Kitchen in Karachi gets angry when asked by staff to show vaccination certificate - which is now a legal requirement in Pakistan for service by a restaurant....

TV reporter killed in Hub car bomb attack

Dawn 11 Oct 2021
The body of the 35 years old Zehri was handed over to the family after completing medico-legal formalities at the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital, Karachi. Imtiaz Ali in Karachi also contributed to this report....

Court refuses to accept DNA test in Mazar gang-rape retrial

Dawn 11 Oct 2021
The verdict stated that prosecution tried to improve its case, as the Medico-Legal Officer of the Civil Hospital Karachi, Dr Ghulam Sarwar Channa, deposed that he did not see any injury on the body of the accused regarding rape, while another witness, Dr Abdul Jabbar Hameed, ......

ANF seizes over 2600 kg drugs, huge quantity of weapons in 38 operations; arrests 45

Urdu Point 10 Oct 2021
The recovered arms, ammunition and arrested suspects were handed over to the local police for further legal action, the spokesman added. He informed that, ANF Karachi and Hyderabad teams recovered huge quantity of Charass and Heroin and managed to arrest five accused....

Pakistan fully committed to protect human rights: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail

Urdu Point 07 Oct 2021
KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Oct, 2021 ) .Governor Sindh Imran Ismail on Thursday said the state was fully committed to protect human rights; and adequate legal apparatus and administrative measures had been taken in that regard....

The great escape

Dawn 07 Oct 2021
To not even attempt to explain how a case cited is distinguishable from the point at issue is to replace legal certainty (that binds the court to apply the law consistently) with arbitrariness ... Nasla Tower is a residential building situated on the corner of Sharea Faisal and Shahrah-i-Quaideen in Karachi....

Four die of electrocution

The News International 04 Oct 2021
The body was taken to the JPMC from where the family took it away without allowing medico-legal formalities. More From Karachi ... The Pakistan Peoples Party has announced holding a major public meeting in Karachi on October 17 at the Bagh-e-Jinnah......

Three suspects held in housing society owner’s murder case

Dawn 30 Sep 2021
A police team of capital left for Karachi to bring the accused to Islamabad for further legal proceedings, including interrogations ... The officer further said that the three other accused nominated in the cases are still hiding in Karachi....

ANF recovers huge number of weapons, ammunition

Urdu Point 28 Sep 2021
The recovered arms, ammunition and arrested suspects have been handed over to the local police for further legal action, the spokesman added. He informed that, ANF Karachi and Hyderabad teams recovered huge quantity of Charass and Heroin and managed to arrest five accused....

Youth critically injured as kite string slits throat

The News International 27 Sep 2021
The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities. More From Karachi ... Participants of a family walk on Sunday in the North Nazimabad area of Karachi under the aegis of the Jamaat-e-Islami ... A man was shot dead during a mugging bid in Karachi’s Sohrab Goth area in the late hours of Sunday.Police said the... ....

IT expert arrested for defrauding TV host Nadia Khan

The News International 26 Sep 2021
Officials said on Saturday that the arrest was made after an inquiry was registered on May 3, 2021, at FIA Cyber Crime Reporting Centre Karachi on a complaint from Nadia Khan, resident of DHA Phase 6 ... Hence, upon the approval of the competent authority and sections recommended by the AD legal, a case is being registered against the suspect....