Karachi

English: Hyperradial Apparatus for the Manora ...

English: Hyperradial Apparatus for the Manora Point Light, Karachi, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: A Mosque in Defence Housing Authority...

English: A Mosque in Defence Housing Authority, Karachi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A view of Karachi downtown, the capital of Sin...

A view of Karachi downtown, the capital of Sindh province (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Chundrigar Road, with 20th century ar...

English: Chundrigar Road, with 20th century architecture, in central Karachi, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mausoleum of M.A Jinnah is frequently visited ...

Mausoleum of M.A Jinnah is frequently visited by Pakistani nationalists, It is a national symbol of Pakistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The coat of arms of Pakistan displays the nati...

The coat of arms of Pakistan displays the national motto, Īmān, Ittiḥād, Nazm. (Urdu Faith, Unity, Discipline). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The National Museum of Pakistan, in K...

English: The National Museum of Pakistan, in Karachi. اردو: قومی عجائب گھر پاکِستان (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I think I have left my dear family all by themselves far too long. Also I can get a pink slip any day, was worrying me.I put all these worrisome inkling together and have reigned myself in.I am all set to do my job,that I was hired right this minute.

“My sincerest apologies to you my precious family.” Here I am your most respectful and humble guide at your service.” Gepetto started dancing,Susan ordered him to behave,poor Alphie just could not fathom what was going on ‘Well as I am your guide,may I please offer some suggestions?” ‘Please do’ Susan said.

Everyone agreed in unison,Karachi will be a wonderful city to learn about.

Karachi is the capital of Sindh and the largest city in Pakistan. According to the April 2012 census,the estimated population of Pakistan is over twenty-one million.It is also the main seaport and financial centre of Pakistan.it is the largest city in terms of population and also the 11th largest urban agglomeration in the world.It is Pakistan’s premier centre of banking,industry,entertainment,the arts,fashion,advertising,publishing,software development and medical research.The city is the major hub of higher educationin South Asia and the Muslim world. Karachi was the capital of Pakistan before the construction of Islamabad.This was done to spread development evenly and also avoid  having everything in Karachi.The port of Karachi and port of Bin Qasim is located in Karachi.These are the regions largest and busiest ports. The city is situated in the south of the country,along the coastline meeting the Arabian Sea.It is the birth and burial place of Quaid-e-Azam ,Muhammad Ali Jinnah,the founder of Pakistan,who made the city his home after Pakistan’s independence from the British Raj on 14th August 1947.

Ancient Greeks had many names such as;krokola,the place Alexander the great camped to prepare a fleet for Babylonia after his campaign in Indus valley; ‘Morontobara’ (probably Manora island in near Karachi Harbour)Barbarikon a port of the Bactrian kingdom.It was later known to the Arabs as debal from where Muhammad bin Qasim led his force into South Asia in 712 AD.

The name of Karachi occurs for the first time in a Dutch document in 1742,when a merchant ship de Ridderkerk shipwrecked nearby its course.

Karachi has an arid climate with low average precipitation levels.(approximately 250 mm) per annum.Most of it occurs during the July-August monsoon season.Winters are mild ,Summers are warm and humid; December and January are dry and pleasant.

Tourist Attractions: There are many beautiful seasides near the city e.g Seaview,Manora Island,sandspit beach Hawk’s Bay beach,Cape Monze and Nathiagali beach.Museums;National museum of Pakistan Air force Museum,Pakistan Maritime museum.Parks: Bagh Bin Qasim,Boat Basin Park,Karachi Zoo,Hill park,Bagh-e-Jinnah,Aziz Bhatti Park,Jheel Park. National Park and Lake: Kirthar National Park,it is home to striped hyenas,wolves,ratels,,Indian Gazelles and Sindh wild goats.

Architecture: Karachi has a rich collection of buildings and structures of varied architectural styles,Pakistan State Oil,Karachi Financial towers,Islamic Architecture,Masjid-e-Tooba,Faran Mosque, MCB Towers-the tallest skyscraper in Pakistan.

This is all for today. From all of us Susan,Gepetto ,Alphie and Ranu,have a very pleasant day.We are very happy to present the largest city of Pakistan. Our very best wishes to you friends. Allah Hafiz and May God bless you all!

The skyline of Karachi

The skyline of Karachi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Karachi is the financial capital of Pakistan

Karachi is the financial capital of Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Karachi Port is the largest port in the co...

The Karachi Port is the largest port in the country and one of South Asia’s busiest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Flag of Sindh Province, Pakistan

English: Flag of Sindh Province, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8 thoughts on “Karachi

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this amazing post.

    You continue to ignite in me the desire to travel to so many places. Now Karachi…

    The mausoleum of M.A Jinnah is amazing.

    All good wishes,

    robert

  2. Ranu, thank you so much for writing about my city. You have done a wonderful job. 🙂 you know, if you have time, I want you to read a novel which is about Karachi- in a way.. 😉 Its name is Kartography by Kamila Shamsie. I love it so much. I saw Karachi with new eyes after reading this novel. 🙂
    (And I know Cartography is from C and not by K but the writer, to show the Karachi spirit spelled it by K. 😉 )

    • Thank you Noor,I have plenty of time.I would love to read the novel of karachi.
      Please let me know where I can get it.Please give me the name of the book store I will buy the book.

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