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]

Best PKR exchange rates at Wall Street Exchange Company in Karachi

Exchange PKR Wall Street Exchange Company Buy Wall Street Exchange Company Sell
US Dollar 138.500 0.007
Euro 156.102 0.006
British Pound 182.083 0.005
Canadian Dollar 102.858 0.010
Hong Kong Dollar 17.511 0.056
Emirati Dirham 37.600 0.026
Saudi Arabian Riyal 36.680 0.027
Omani Rial 358.392 0.003
Kuwaiti Dinar 451.444 0.002
Australian Dollar 97.375 0.010
Singapore Dollar 101.504 0.010
Danish Krone 20.779 0.047
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Wall Street Exchange Company (PVT) Limited was registered and incorporated as Private Limited Company with Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan on July 14th 2003. The Company was granted license by the State Bank of Pakistan on August 28, 2003 and commenced its operations in December 2003, as per the guidelines laid down by the Central Bank of the Country. From a steady start in 2003 /4, the Company has now covered a big ground, and can easily be rated as the front line & leading...

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Karachi news tweets

Karachi added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:30:12 UTC
RT @KhaledBeydoun: “The Loving Mother” | Karam Bibi, 63, was killed with her husband Ghulam and son Zeeshan. She was visiting her s… https://t.co/O18FHmJEoA
Karachi added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:30:14 UTC
RT @erinvholland: Karachi national stadium lights up for @thePSLt20 final tonight! Who’s winning this one guys? @PeshawarZalmi or… https://t.co/WEtY0rCjdv
Karachi added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:30:14 UTC
RT @KhaledBeydoun: “The Loving Mother” | Karam Bibi, 63, was killed with her husband Ghulam and son Zeeshan. She was visiting her s… https://t.co/O18FHmJEoA
Karachi added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:30:22 UTC
RT @OfficialDGISPR: COAS congrats all on successful organisation of PSL especially PCB, all teams, organisers, administration, Pak Rang… https://t.co/uMmJSmVLeX
Karachi added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:30:27 UTC
RT @BushraAamir: Thank you security forces, PCB and Karachi walooooooon zara shorrrr machaaaa douuuuui ✌🏻🎉♥️🇵🇰 #PSL… https://t.co/MNehH8JZro
Karachi added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:30:31 UTC
RT @KhaledBeydoun: “The Loving Mother” | Karam Bibi, 63, was killed with her husband Ghulam and son Zeeshan. She was visiting her s… https://t.co/O18FHmJEoA
Karachi added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:30:32 UTC
RT @FaisalJavedKhan: Congratulations Pakistan!!! Massive show of hosting eight matches in Karachi....Special love to Karachities for com… https://t.co/4mQmYMUuus
Karachi added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:30:35 UTC
@adeel_azhar Good morning dear Sir, Have a nice day and salam to all the listeners of the show. A great show of PSL… https://t.co/3cTbsLTtBy
Karachi added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:30:35 UTC
RT @TASiddiquis: “Aayee Aayee PTI”hey @BBhuttoZardari did u hear that?Hope u liked the”RECEPTION” 4m Karachi Crowd😏..ppl of Karachi… https://t.co/4x5AUmax0U

Karachi news media

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2019-03-18T03:26:03+01:00
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2019-03-18T03:30:55+01:00
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Karachi news videos

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Karachi news texts

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.

8 days 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.

8 days 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

8 days 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.

24 days 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.

about 2 months conditional positive
Xinhua: PIA flight escapes accident with hovering drone in Pakistan's Karachi

January 19 – Xinhua states that a flight of Pakistan International Airlines escaped an accident with a hovering drone in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Friday, local reports said. Read More I

about 2 months indicative neutral

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Karachi exchange rates

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100 KWD to INR
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100 AMD to LTL
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100 USD to MMK
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1 USD to CAD
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100 ALL to INR
İstanbul, Republic of Turkey.
6476800 RSD to HRK
Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
5 SAR to IDR
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100 INR to PHP
İzmir, Republic of Turkey.
89 GHS to LKR
Baqubah, Republic of Iraq.
100 EUR to AMD
Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
1 RUB to AZN
Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.