Karachi is the capital of the province of Sindh, and the largest city in Pakistan. Located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, north-west of the Indus River Delta, the mega city is the largest city, original capital and cultural, economical, philanthropic, educational, and political hub, as well as the largest port, of the country.
The metropolitan area along with its suburbs comprises the world’s second most populated city, spread over 3,530 square kilometers. The city credits its growth to the mixed populations of economic and political migrants and refugees from different national, provincial, linguistic and religious origins who have largely come to settle here permanently.
It is locally termed as the City of Lights for its liveliness and the City of The Quaid, for not only being both the birth and death place of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah the founder of Pakistan but also his home after 1947. Residents and those born in the city are called “Karachiites”.
It was founded as “Kolachi” by Sindhi and Baloch tribes from Balochistan and Makran, who established a small fishing community in the area. Descendants of the original community still live in the area on the small island of Abdullah Goth, which is located near the Karachi Port.The original name “Kolachi” survives in the name of a well-known Karachi locality named “Mai Kolachi” in Sindhi. Mirza Ghazi Beg, the Mughal administrator of Sindh, is among the first historical figures credited for the development of Coastal Sindh (consisting of regions such as the Makran Coast and the Mehran Delta), including the cities of Thatta, Bhambore and Karachi.
It is the financial and commercial capital of Pakistan. In line with its status as a major port and the country’s largest metropolis, it accounts Revenue collected from Karachi includes revenue from some other areas since the Large Tax Unit (LTU) Karachi and Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur & Quetta cover the entire province of Sindh and Balochistan. Karachi’s indigenous contribution to national revenue is around 25%.
Karachi’s contribution to Pakistan’s manufacturing sector amounts to approximately 30 percent. A substantial part of Sindh’s gross domestic product (GDP) is attributed to Karachi (the GDP of Sindh as a percentage of Pakistan’s total GDP has traditionally hovered around 28%-30%;
Mazar-e-Quaid is the final resting place of Quaid-e-Azam (Great Leader) Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, as well as his sister, Māder-e Millat (Mother of the Nation) Fatima Jinnah, and Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan.The structure of the mausoleum is bounded by a large park .
Clifton is famous beach in Karachi.It has attractions for families and tourists, including beach-side horse and camel rides, amusement parks, restaurants, and swimming in the Arabian Sea. There is another beach point close to it called “Seaview Beach” or “SeaView”. Some malls have also opened recently in this area along with cinema.
The Port of Karachi is one of the South Asia’s largest and busiest deep-water seaports, handling about 60% of the nation’s cargo located in Karachi, Pakistan. It has an ideal location and well-developed connections with Afghanistan, Central Asia and Western China and well deserves the sobriquet, gateways to the region
Karachi is consistently ranked as the world’s most cheapest city for shopping by the leading magazines, newspapers and media outlets. Karachi has very famous and modern shopping malls some of them are Park Towers Mall, Dolmen Mall,The Forum Mall,Millennium Mall,Dolmen Center and OCEAN MALL.