Karachi overview

Karachi (Urdu: کراچی; ALA-LC: Karācī, IPA: [kəˈraːtʃi] (About this sound listen); Sindhi: ڪراچي) is the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh. It is the most populous city in Pakistan,[12][13] and sixth-most-populous city proper in the world.[14][15] Ranked as a beta world city,[16][17] the city is Pakistan's premier industrial and financial centre.[18] Karachi is also Pakistan's most cosmopolitan city.[19] Situated on the Arabian Sea, Karachi serves as a transport hub, and is home to Pakistan's two largest seaports, the Port of Karachi and Port Bin Qasim, as well as the busiest airport in Pakistan.

Though the Karachi region has been inhabited for millennia,[20] the city was founded as the fortified village of Kolachi[21] in 1729.[22] The settlement drastically increased in importance with the arrival of British East India company in the mid 19th century, who not only embarked on major works to transform the city into a major seaport, but also connected it with their extensive railway network.[21] By the time of the Partition of British India, the city was the largest in Sindh with an estimated population of 400,000.[19] Following the independence of Pakistan, the city's population increased dramatically with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees from India.[23] The city experienced rapid economic growth following independence, attracting migrants from throughout Pakistan and South Asia.[24]

Karachi is one of Pakistan's most secular and socially liberal cities.[25][26][27] It is also the most linguistically, ethnically, and religiously diverse city in Pakistan.[19] With a population of 14.9 million recorded in the 2017 Census of Pakistan,[10] Karachi is the world's 6th most populous metropolitan area.[28][29] Karachi is one of the world's fastest growing cities,[30] and has communities representing almost every ethnic group in Pakistan. Karachi is home to over 2 million Bangladeshi immigrants, 1 million Afghan refugees, and up to 400,000 Rohingyas from Myanmar.[31][32][33]

Karachi is now Pakistan's premier industrial and financial centre. The city has a formal economy estimated to be worth $113 billion as of 2014.[34] Karachi collects over a third of Pakistan's tax revenue,[35] and generates approximately 20% of Pakistan's GDP.[36][37] Approximately 30% of Pakistani industrial output is from Karachi,[38] while Karachi's ports handle approximately 95% of Pakistan's foreign trade.[39] Approximately 90% of the multinational corporations operating in Pakistan are headquartered in Karachi.[39] Up to 70% of Karachi's workforce is employed in the informal economy,[40] which is typically not included in GDP calculations.[41]

Known as the "City of Lights" in the 1960s and 1970s for its vibrant nightlife,[42] Karachi was beset by sharp ethnic, sectarian, and political conflict in the 1980s with the arrival of weaponry during the Soviet–Afghan War.[43] The city had become well known for its high rates of violent crime, but recorded crimes sharply decreased following a controversial crackdown operation against criminals, the MQM political party, and Islamist militants initiated in 2013 by the Pakistan Rangers.[44] The city's murder rate in 2015 had decreased by 75% compared to 2013, and kidnappings decreased by 90%,[45] with the improved security environment triggering sharp increases in real-estate prices.[46]

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Karachi news tweets

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2019-06-24 23:53:48 UTC
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2019-06-24 23:54:25 UTC
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2019-06-24 23:54:50 UTC
RT @MIqbalRW: #PPPKhi protest rally from #PPP Secretariat to #Karachi Press Club against anti people Budget #Karachi… https://t.co/MPHrR9g2hY
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2019-06-24 23:55:20 UTC
- Karachi - The City of Light. . . . . . #pakistan #merakarachi #karachi #PakistanZindabad #world #country… https://t.co/U8LGPKTpZB
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2019-06-24 23:56:07 UTC
RT @sehartariq: Please donate to @ACFAnimalRescue an animal shelter in #Karachi #Pakistan that does the most amazing heartwarming w… https://t.co/ucB1Erbjm1
Karachi added 1 tweet
2019-06-24 23:56:16 UTC
RT @syedhassan700: Breaking news: akhir kar Imran tahir ko Karachi police ne pkr liya ha South Africa walo se guzarish ha k please akr… https://t.co/gA9xwqKzP0
Karachi added 1 tweet
2019-06-24 23:56:36 UTC
@OfficialMahamz Hawwwww, yaarr sachi mein he was travelling from Doha to Karachi business class Mein, Qatar airways. We talked to him😂❤️
Karachi added 1 tweet
2019-06-24 23:57:16 UTC
RT @syedhassan700: Breaking news: akhir kar Imran tahir ko Karachi police ne pkr liya ha South Africa walo se guzarish ha k please akr… https://t.co/gA9xwqKzP0
Karachi added 1 tweet
2019-06-24 23:57:29 UTC
RT @MazharAbbasGEO: Attack on the President of the Karachi Press Club, Imtiaz Farhan by a local PTI leader is not only condemnable but… https://t.co/UkODIPa6bR

Karachi news media

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2019-06-25T02:55:51+02:00
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2019-06-25T03:17:51+02:00
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2019-06-25T03:18:45+02:00
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2019-06-25T03:24:33+02:00
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2019-06-25T04:05:49+02:00
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2019-06-25T04:10:26+02:00
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2019-06-24T02:48:47+02:00
Mehndi hain rachne wali Haatoon main ghari lalli Khe sakiaan , ab kaliyaan Haatoon main khelne wali hain Teray ma'am ko jeevan ko Nayi khushian Milne wali hain. O haryali bano ... Let jaane tujhe ko guiyyaan, Aane wale Hain saayian.. Thaame Gaye aa ke baayian , Goonjaye ghi shanaaiye, Aangnaiye Aangnaiye... Mehndi hai rachne wali... Zubeidaa.
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2019-06-24T03:01:14+02:00
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2019-06-24T03:44:42+02:00
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Karachi news videos

its all about a time when i visited karachi for the first time last week. even tho i had little time to spend there but i tried my best to ...
ASALAMOALAIKUM. Khawateen o Hazraat aj apka bhai pohanch chuka hy KARACHI. yahan Pakistan ki sabse bari free SEHRI ...
A glimpse of the Karachi's night life in Ramzan from a foodie's persepective. ----------------------------------------------------------- Follow ...
I spend a few days living with a Pakistani family in Karachi, trying some home cooked food and visiting a mosque alongside a few ...
I take the Karachi Express overnight train from Lahore Junction to Karachi Cantt station in AC Business Class. I show how you can ...
Karachi is filled with bustling markets and bazaars selling all items available in Pakistan, from clothes and jewellery, to street food.
ASALAMOALAIKUM. Aj Karachi me apke bhai ka dosra din. Pehla din bhi dekh skty hain ap https://youtu.be/wbKcMg4sXYI ...
Karachi City in Pakistan with GoPro 7 Black. I did a road trip in Karachi to test my GoPro 7 which I recently purchased. and the ...
Karimabad (Urdu: كريم آباد ) is one of the neighbourhoods of Gulberg Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Karimabad is named ...

Karachi news texts

British Backpacker Society team reached Karachi

British Backpacker Society ranked Pakistan as the number one adventure travel destination for 2018.

about 2 months conditional positive
PAKISTAN Two hundred families in Karachi flee after three young Christian women are accused of blasphemy out of revenge

The incident occurred in the city’s predominantly Christian Farooq-e-Azam district. After their arrest and release, the victims went into hiding at an undisclosed location. The false charges provoked the reaction of radicals.

4 months indicative negative
THAI adjusts flight schedule on Bangkok-Karachi flights as Oman has closed airspace between Pakistan and Mumbai, India
THAI adjusts flight schedule on Bangkok-Karachi flights as Oman has closed airspace between Pakistan and Mumbai, India

As Pakistani airspace has partially reopened with limitations to flight routes into each destination, THAI will operate from Bangkok-Karachi via Oman airspace during 6-11 March 2019.

4 months conditional neutral
Shinwari stuns Quetta in last over, Karachi Kings qualify for Playoffs

In the frenzy of a final over that saw three wickets, three runs, and a dismissal on 99, Usman Shinwari defended four runs to steal victory

4 months conditional positive
PAKISTAN In Karachi, Christian boy stabbed by jealous classmate loses a kidney

Nicknamed ‘Little Einstein’ for his intelligence, 14-year-old Haroon Masih, helps his mother collect rags to pay for his studies. His attacker, a Muslim pupil, was arrested.

4 months indicative negative
Rain, snow over Sindh, Karachi, Balochistan with hailstorm in offing
Rain, snow over Sindh, Karachi, Balochistan with hailstorm in offing

It has been forecasted that heavy rain and snow might lash parts of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) and its adjoining hilly regions.

5 months conditional positive

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Karachi exchange rates

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125150 USD to INR
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100 RSD to TRY
Erzurum, Republic of Turkey.
100 VND to TWD
Kamuning, Republic of the Philippines.
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Kamuning, Republic of the Philippines.
1 AZN to GEL
Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.
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