Cities in Asia – Cities in Pakistan – Karachi City
Karachi, city in southern Pakistan, capital of Sind Province, on the Arabian Sea, at the northwestern edge of the Indus River delta. The center of a rambling metropolitan territory, Karachi is the country’s biggest city and its central transportation, budgetary, business, and assembling focus. The greater part of the universal exchange of Pakistan and landlocked Afghanistan go through the city’s bustling present day port, fixated on the island of Kiamari. Significant interstates and railways center around the city, and the cutting edge air terminal here is a stopover and refueling point for intercontinental flights.
Among the numerous results of Karachi are steel, materials, synthetic compounds, refined oil, footwear, apparatus, painstaking work, and handled nourishment. The city likewise is a significant financial focus and has a stock trade. The University of Karachi (1951) and NED University of Engineering and Technology (1922) are here. The tomb of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, organizer of Pakistan, is a milestone.
An old settlement, Karachi was a little angling and exchange focus when caught by the British in 1839 and added three years after the fact. Under British standard, it turned into the main outlet for Indus Valley cotton and grain sends out. Karachi was the capital of recently autonomous Pakistan from 1947 until 1959, when it was supplanted by the temporary capital of Rawalpindi (Islamabad turned into Pakistan’s changeless capital in 1967.) During the early long periods of freedom Karachi developed quickly as the central port and modern focus of West Pakistan, and numerous Muslim displaced people from India settled here. Since the 1980s the city has been the site of brutal emissions between the adversary political, strict, and ethnic gatherings.