KarachiKarachi is a city in Pakistan on the east coast of the Arabian Sea and to the north-west of the Indus river. It is the capital of the province of Sindh and the largest settlement in Pakistan with a population over 10m people. Before the creation of Islamabad, Karachi was the capital of the country (which also included Bengladesh as East Pakistan). It is also the commercial centre of the country with a high quality port and airport. Sixty percent of the total tax revenue of the country comes from Karachi while less than twenty percent is spent on the city.
The founder of Pakistan, Muhammed Ali Jinnah was born and buried in Karachi.
Grew from an 18th century village called Mai Kalachi-jo-Kun. Mai in Sindhi (which is the local/provincial language) means Lady, while Kun means village. Thus, the name refers to the Lady Kalachi's Village.
Karachi International Airport is Pakistan's largest aviation facility