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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SBCA chief identifies ‘portion mafia’ members in letter to Karachi police chief

The News International 01 Oct 2023
The authorities intend to take legal action against these individuals and cases are being registered against them ... The legal notice said Shafique was an office-bearer of a political party and the SBCA had tried to unduly defame him in its letter to the Karachi police chief....

Crackdown rattles Afghans in Pakistan

Dawn 29 Sep 2023
KARACHI ... The 20-year-old now lives with her in-laws at the Afghan Muhajir aid camp in Karachi, but without her husband-to-be, a registered refugee ... “Our action is purely aimed at illegal immigrants,” Karachi police chief Khadim Rind told AFP, adding that allegations of arrests of legal document holders and bribe-taking should be investigated....

Another ‘electric shock’ in store for K-Electric consumers

Dawn 28 Sep 2023
The Nat­ional Electric Power Regu­latory Authority (Nepra) on Wednesday approved up to Rs4.46 per unit increase in electricity rates for consumers of K-Electric for two months — October and November — to reduce the federal government’s subsidy payments to the Karachi-based utility, but withheld another 47 paise hike because of legal consequences ... ....

Nearly 4 million Afghan migrants reside in Pakistan: Report

Khaama Press 25 Sep 2023
Between September 9 and September 13, law enforcement agencies in Karachi arrested over 540 refugees without legal status, per official reports from Dawn.com ... Earlier, Afghan refugee community leaders convened in Karachi’s Al-Asif Square, urging the government and the chief justice to stop the refugee crackdown for humanitarian reasons ... ....

Hyderabad: Karachi Bakery under GHMC scrutiny following complaint

The Siasat Daily 24 Sep 2023
A branch of Hyderabad’s beloved Karachi Bakery, located on Banjara Hills Road No ... Smt B Srivenaka, FSO, Khairathabad Circle of @GHMCOnline Conducted inspection of M/S Karachi Bakery road no 1 banjara hills on receiving complaint and lifted suspected legal samples for analysis.Inspection report submitted for further action....

Turkish investor renews bid to buy power producer

Dawn 22 Sep 2023
KARACHI ... Tri-Star Power generates and distributes electricity on a rental basis to customers belonging to the same industrial group through a 10-megawatt plant installed on the premises of Image Pakistan in SITE, Karachi. The current management has mounted a legal battle to prevent ......

No country to call home: Afghan refugees bear brunt of Pakistan’s (in)security

Dawn 19 Sep 2023
Based on official reports released by various zonal police offices gathered by Dawn.com, between September 9 and September 13, more than 540 refugees living without legal status were arrested by law enforcement agencies across Karachi under the country’s Foreigner’s Act ... Enforcement, Encounters, and Everyday Policing in Postcolonial Karachi’....

Fleeing ‘robber’ drowns in sea

The News International 19 Sep 2023
The body was shifted to Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi for the completion of medico-legal formalities....

Suspect drowns after jumping into sea to avoid arrest

Dawn 19 Sep 2023
KARACHI. A suspected robber jumped into the sea to avoid arrest and drowned on Monday, police said. The Docks police said that two robbers were looting pedestrians in the Fisheries area ... The body was fished out and shifted to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities ... Man, son shot by robbers ... ....

Lawyers praise move to live telecast proceedings but also highlight risks

The News International 19 Sep 2023
Supreme Court of Pakistan. — AFP/FILE. KARACHI. In a rare near-unanimous opinion across the aisle, legal experts have welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to live telecast the apex court’s proceedings; they have however also cautioned that the move does come with some risks ... All in all, demystification is perhaps just what we need.” ... ....

Justice Qazi Faez Isa — Pakistan’s judicial maverick

Dawn 17 Sep 2023
Educated at prestigious institutions such as the Karachi Grammar School and Aitchison College in Lahore, Justice Isa’s academic journey laid the foundation for his future legal career ... This corporate legal practice, primarily based in Karachi, was lucrative but differed significantly from the litigation-focused careers of many other judges....

Pakistani Police Detain Hundreds Of Afghan Citizens In Karachi

Radio Free Europe 15 Sep 2023
... in the port city of Karachi, for allegedly not possessing legal residency documentation....

Did president abdicate constitutional duty?

The News International 14 Sep 2023
KARACHI. Legal minds in the country are divided over who gets to fix the date of the general elections. While most legal experts are of the view that President Alvi has shirked his constitutional duty of announcing an election date, there is another view that the ECP is the institution that gets to decide when and how elections are to be held ... ....