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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14,000 public schools in Sindh lack water facilities, PA told

The News International 13 Jun 2024
Shah also disclosed that 38 primary schools in Karachi lack toilets ... Memon said that new routes of electric buses would be launched in Karachi ... Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani said that a water crisis would emerge in Karachi if the six legally operating water hydrants are shut down by the government....

Karachi gets only 50pc of its water needs, minister tells PA

Dawn 13 Jun 2024
KARACHI ... The minister said that if the “six legal hydrants” had not been operating, “there would be a huge water crisis” in the city ... Ghani informed the house that six legal water hydrants were operating in the city in line with the apex court’s directives and shutting down them would mean that several areas in Karachi would go dry....

Court work suspended in protest against torture on lawyers

The News International 12 Jun 2024
The Karachi Bar Association called for suspension of all legal work from 11am onwards. “As per a decision of the Managing Committee of the Karachi Bar Association dated 12-06-2024, for misbehave, torture, brutality and unlawful action with arms and batons by the personnel of law ......

Commissioner orders removal of illegal cattle markets

The News International 11 Jun 2024
Karachi Commissioner Syed Hasan Naqvi chairs a Weekly Review Price and Quality Control meeting in Karachi on May 7, 2024 ... Karachi Commissioner Syed Hasan Naqvi on Monday directed all deputy commissioners to take immediate action to remove all illegal cattle markets in the city....

Court dismisses Sarim Burney’s bail plea in child trafficking case

The News International 11 Jun 2024
Burney's legal ... The counsel said the adoptive parent, Hira Chottani, resides in Karachi, and her statement had not been recorded by the investigation officer and admitted that the Trust received $3,000 as fee for the legal counsel and not for the purpose of selling out the minor....

Rights activist Sarim Burney arrested for human trafficking

The News International 06 Jun 2024
KARACHI ... Burney was taken into custody at the Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, upon his return from the United States ... Sources within the FIA stated that the children were handed over to the Sarim Burney Trust at various times in Karachi ... He was arrested upon arrival at the Karachi airport on a flight from the United States....

Robbers gun down another young man in Korangi

The News International 04 Jun 2024
This image shows Karachi Police personnel and commandos standing guard on November 29, 2023. — Facebook/Karachi Police - KPO ... Their bodies were taken to the morgue after completing the medico-legal formalities at Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi....

CM’s inspection team discovers illegal allotments of 5,500 acres in Manghopir

The News International 04 Jun 2024
The Chief Minister’s Inspection, Enquiries, and Implementation Team (CMIEIT) sent a summary report regarding a mega land fraud in one tehsil of Karachi to the Sindh chief minister for strict legal action against involved persons, cancelling all allotments, leases, and entries....

Cipher snafu: prosecution fumbled, say legal experts

The News International 04 Jun 2024
KARACHI. The prosecution failed to make its case in the cipher proceedings, say legal experts who however warn that this is not the end of the cipher story and the government will likely file an appeal in the Supreme Court ... However, on the legal plane, and without going into the ......

‘Demolition of my life’: Chronicling the horrors of forced evictions in Pakistan

Dawn 29 May 2024
Last time when an anti-encroachment drive took place, police seized his cart without any prior notice,” said Sakina Wali, a 43-year-old domestic worker in Karachi ... A section of a stormwater channel in Karachi clogged with solid waste, where authorities claimed that rainwater could not pass through due to “encroachments”, 2021....

SSGC dismantles 430 illegal connections, makes headway in Balochistan

The News International 28 May 2024
This image shows Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd headquarters in Karachi ... In Karachi, Security Services and Counter Gas Theft Operations (SS&CGTO), SSGC Police and Recovery Department jointly conducted a raid at Al-Madni Towers Apartment in Nazimabad No ... North Karachi and Nazimabad....

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