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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Dawn 18 May 2024
Vested interests do not want to follow a valid city plan for Karachi ... Karachi lacks a valid city plan and urban management strategy. The Karachi Strategic Development Plan 2020, prepared in 2006-07, was shelved by successive regimes ... Vested interests do not want Karachi governed by a legally valid, technically sound plan....

Castles in the sand: politicians in Dubai leaks

Dawn 15 May 2024
The report also claims a Karachi businessman, Abdul Ghani Majid, declared granting a gift of almost exactly the same amount in his wealth statement for tax year 2014 ... “All our assets locally and internationally plus any incomes derived from such are duly declared as per the legal and regulatory frameworks applicable in Pakistan....

Delay in justice not only erodes public trust but also impedes economic growth: SHC CJ

The News International 11 May 2024
Addressing a conference on Pakistan’s international disputes at hotel in Karachi, he said swift and efficient dispensation of justice remains the core tenet of the legal system ... He said there was in fact resistance from the bar which viewed mediation as a process that would diminish the legal practice....

KE faces scrutiny over costly power generation, loadshedding in Nepra hearing

The News International 10 May 2024
After presenting its case to the power regulator, customers, both in person and online, raised queries regarding various aspects of the provisional FCAs, their legality, the company’s inefficiencies and the pending clawback amounts. One commentator from Karachi highlighted that ......

A year since Pakistan’s May 9 riots: A timeline of political upheaval

Al Jazeera 09 May 2024
list of 4 itemslist 1 of 4Why are Imran Khan’s supporters angry with Pakistan’s military?. list 2 of 4Pakistan court suspends Imran Khan’s prison sentence in state gifts case ... 2022 ... The military has consistently denied any role in Khan’s legal or political troubles. PTI supporters protest Khan’s arrest in Karachi on May 9, 2023 [Sabir Mazhar/Anadolu] ... ....

Reactivate specialised unit to take action against professional beggars, Karachi court tells police

Dawn 08 May 2024
The judge also instructed initiation of a legal action against beggars under relevant laws and directed the Karachi police chief to appoint a focal person for coordination with the social welfare department and the Sindh Child Protection Authority (SCPA) and reactivate the anti-beggary cell of the police department that had been dormant since 2018....

Afghan Returnees Report Mistreatment in Pakistan, Iran

Tolo News 05 May 2024
However, the consul of the Islamic Emirate in Karachi, Pakistan, called on the authorities of that country to give Afghan migrants more time to return. Abdul Jabar Takhari, the consul of the Islamic Emirate in Karachi, Pakistan, said ... have legal work and property in this country."....

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