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Karachi: Megacity in Sindh
Karachi (Urdu: کراچی‎; ALA-LC: Karācī, IPA: [kəˈraːtʃi] ; is the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh. It is the most populous city in Pakistan, and fifth-most-populous city proper in the world. Ranked as a beta-global city, the city is Pakistan's premier industrial and financial centre. It is the cultural, economic, philanthropic, educational, and political hub of the country, and Pakistan's most cosmopolitan city. 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 Pakistan's busiest airport, Jinnah International Airport.


As Modi-Xi to hold talks in Mahabalipuram today, Pak plans big missile test

Intelligence sources have revealed that when Xi Jinping and PM Modi meeting will be underway, at the same time Pakistan is planning a big missile test near Karachi port.
DNA - Published

UK police charge Pakistan MQM founder Hussain with terrorism offense

British police said on Thursday they had charged the London-based founder of Pakistan's MQM movement, Altaf Hussain, with a terrorism offense in connection with a speech delivered in Karachi three..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Karachi

Glamorous rickshaw transports Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Pakistan reception [Video]Glamorous rickshaw transports Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Pakistan reception

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived at a reception at Pakistan's historic national monument, which is set to highlight the relationship between the UK and the Commonwealth country. The royal..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published


26 Godhra residents stranded in Karachi return to India

Around 50 people including children and women from Godhra in Panchmahal district of Gujarat had to extend their stay in Karachi in Pakistan by around two weeks due to the suspension of train link..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan to partially close Karachi airspace from 28 to 31 August for operational reasons, says decision not because of tensions with India

Pakistan will close its airspace till 31 August, owing to certain 'operational reasons' and not because of tension in the region, said Pakistani govt sources, as reported by News18.
Firstpost - Published

Kerala-born, Karachi-based activist BM Kutty's demise further diminishes movement for peace between India-Pakistan

The movement for peace between India and Pakistan will be severely diminished by BM Kutty's demise, but his optimism and humour will remain as a guiding light. His life in Pakistan is also a reflection..
Firstpost - Published

Thar Express from Pakistan reaches India; Indian link train on way to Karachi

IndiaTimes - Published

Thar Express gets Pak clearance for onward journey to Karachi

The train will reach the zero point station, at the international border with Pakistan, after which transfer of passengers will take place, they said. Pakistan on Friday said that it has suspended all..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan has no moral ground to speak on behalf of Kashmiris if it is depriving own citizens of rights, says Mohajir leader Nadeem Nusrat

A US-based group representing expatriate Mohajirs on Monday called for the creation of an autonomous 'Greater Karachi' within Pakistan
Firstpost - Published

Pakistani news anchor Mureed Abbas shot dead outside Karachi cafe over personal dispute

A journalist working in a Pakistan-based news channel was shot dead on Tuesday evening over a personal dispute, police said
Firstpost - Published

Pakistan: TV anchor shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Karachi

The incident took place at Khyaban-e-Jami road near the defense area in Pakistan capital where the TV anchor was shot dead.
DNA - Published

Pakistani politician arrested in London amid probe of speeches

British police arrested Pakistani politician Altaf Hussain in London on Tuesday as part of an investigation into speeches he gave as founder of a political party that ruled the megacity of Karachi for..
Reuters - Published

Watch: 93 Pakistani Hindus from Islamabad, Karachi and Balochistan visit Jagannath Temple in Puri

The team was also felicitated in Bhubaneswar by Omkarnath Mission, which organised their visit in association with Odisha International Center.
DNA - Published

Dawood Ibrahim aide held for smuggling Rs 2000 notes worth Rs 7.6 cr

The Pakistani nationals have been identified as, Muhammad Akhtar, Nasir Uddin & Nadia Anwar - all three hail from Karachi.
DNA - Published

Indian Coast Guard seizes narcotics worth Rs 500 cr

Boat with 6 crew is suspected to have set off from Karachi harbour
DNA - Published

IAF intercepts Georgian cargo plane after it deviates from flight path, forces it to land at Jaipur

Indian Air Force fighters on Friday forced an Antonov AN-12 heavy cargo plane of Georgia, which was flying from Karachi to Delhi, to land at Jaipur airport. The IAF fighter jets intercepted the cargo..
IndiaTimes - Published

Plane from Karachi deviates from path while entering India, forced to land at Jaipur airport

The plane changed course leading to intervention from IAF.
DNA - Published

Bombay High Court asks cops to reverify address of man with Pakistani wife

The couple got married in 2017 in Karachi but her application has not been processed till date.
DNA - Published

Lo Baith Gayi Theek Se isn't about 'womanspreading', it's a call to defy the policing of women's bodies

In early March, a pair of young Karachi feminists, Rumisa Lakhani and Rashida Shabbir Hussain, created a poster with the Lo Baith Gayi Theek Se (Here, I'm sitting properly) slogan juxtaposed with a..
Firstpost - Published

Karachi revitalization drive aims to remake Pakistan's largest city

At a historic market commissioned by Queen Victoria in Pakistan's southern metropolis of Karachi, third-generation spice seller Mohammad Shakeel Abbasi complains that a move to clear illegal..
Reuters - Published

'Karachi halwa' in India to 'Bengali samosa' in Pakistan: How Indo-Pak history is inseparable

Gujarat in India, Gujrat in Pakistan; Hyderabad here and also there; Delhi Gate in Lahore and Lahori Gate in Patiala. Then there is the favourite sweetmeat of many Indians, the Karachi halwa, while the..
DNA - Published

US reduces visa validity for Pakistani citizens from 5 years to 12 months; journalists not allowed to stay beyond 3 months

An additional fee of $32 for I Visas and $38 for all other visa categories must be paid at the Embassy, Islamabad or Consulate General Karachi prior to visa issuance with effect from 21 January
Firstpost - Published

Mind occupied with Pakistan, PM Modi says after 'Karachi-Kochi' mix-up

IndiaTimes - Published

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