Karachi – The True Metropolis of Lights
Karachi, the capital city of Sindh was the first capital of Pakistan until 1959 and birth place of Quaid-I-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of the country. Karachi rubs shoulders with most of the industralised cities of the world, boasting massive business and Commercial Centres, tall buildings and beautiful beaches. Financial capital of Pakistan, it generates 65% of the total national revenue. Karachi, the main seaport of Pakistan also serves as Naval Centre and houses Pakistan National Shipping Corporation.
Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, is not only the largest city of Pakistan but one of the largest mega cities in the world. 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 of the world’s second most populated city, spread over 3,530 square kilometres. The city credits its growth to the mixed populations of economic and political migrants and refugees from different national, provincial, linguistic and religious origins that 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.