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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MQM offices can’t be reopened, PM told

The News International 18 Apr 2019
Prime Minister Imran Khan and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-Pakistan) are facing a difficult situation in getting their ‘accord’ implemented, as powerful quarters handling the Karachi operation have strongly opposed the demand for reopening of their offices even if they were legal or lawful....

11 of a family killed in Mastung road tragedy

Dawn 17 Apr 2019
... area on the Quetta-Karachi highway. The victims were going to Qila Abdullah from Karachi to condole the death of a relative there ... After completion of medical-legal formalities, the bodies were handed over to the victims’ families which took them to Karachi for burial....

SHC orders private schools not to charge more than one month’s tuition fee

The News International 16 Apr 2019
KARACHI ... Institution Ordinance and Rule 7(3) that restricted private educational institutions from increasing their fees more than five per cent, did not suffer from any constitutional defect or legal infirmity and the same are intra vires to the Constitution and law. KARACHI....

KMC officer says debris, garbage serving as breeding space for stray dogs and rats

The News International 15 Apr 2019
Tons of garbage and debris strewn on the roads of Karachi for several months have become a serious issue of the city as they are providing food, shelter and breeding space to stray dogs, lizards, kites, snakes and rats. This was stated by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) ......

Nine street crime suspects arrested

The News International 14 Apr 2019
During their targeted operations across Karachi, the Sindh Rangers have arrested nine suspects involved in robberies and other crimes, the spokesman for the paramilitary force said on Saturday ... arrested men, who were later handed over to the police for further legal proceedings....

Police officers should attend duty, not conferences, says Wahab

The News International 14 Apr 2019
The police officers should focus on maintaining law and order, their principal job, he said while speaking with media persons after addressing a conference organised by the Sindh Judicial Academy in collaboration with the Legal Aid Society on Alternative Dispute Resolution at a hotel in Karachi on Saturday....

Litigants suffer amid lawyers’ strike

Dawn 12 Apr 2019
KARACHI. Litigants suffered as legal proceedings remained suspended at the subordinate judiciary on Thursday owing to a boycott by lawyers on a call of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) against a decision of the National ......

‘KMC to resume anti-encroachment drive only when it has funds’

The News International 08 Apr 2019
The Supreme Court ordered the Sindh government to pay Rs200 million to the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) so that the corporation could lift the debris of the constructions razed during the anti-encroachment drive at various locations in the city; however, the provincial government has so far only provided Rs50 million to the KMC....

Stray bullet kills man

The News International 07 Apr 2019
The body was shifted to Civil Hospital, Karachi where his family took his body away without medico-legal formalities ... The body was shifted to Civil Hospital, Karachi where his family took his body away without medico-legal formalities....

Fazaia housing scheme

Dawn 04 Apr 2019
IN Dawn (Feb 17) there was an advertisement from the Anti-Corruption Establishment, East Zone Karachi, captioned ... Ironically, the name of Fazaia Housing Scheme, Karachi, is also mentioned at Sr ... Karachi....

Three NAB officials suspended

The News International 03 Apr 2019
KARACHI. At least three officials of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi chapter were suspended reportedly due to providing information of ongoing investigations against a former provincial minister to minister’s private secretary, The News has learnt ... KARACHI....

Mufti involved in Modaraba scam arrested through Interpol

The News International 01 Apr 2019
A suspect wanted by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi for his alleged involvement in a Modaraba scam has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates through Interpol. A spokesman for NAB Karachi said that the suspect, Abdullah Shaukat, was a Mufti and he was wanted in a reference pertaining to corruption in Modaraba....

Modaraba scam suspect arrested in UAE

Dawn 01 Apr 2019
KARACHI ... The scam was run in an organised manner by a syndicate of 12 alleged criminals in Karachi and about a hundred people were defrauded as a result ... the business was legal under Islamic laws,” said the NAB official. He said the suspect was a graduate of Jamia Binoria, Karachi....