Karachi, the symbol of Pakistan’s opulent past and thriving present, is the largest metropolitan in the country having ancient and modern blend seamlessly together. It is the home to millions of dreams and takes on unprecedented responsibilities making dreams come true by bringing people closer and inspiring their thoughts.
Karachi is not a city only; it is the universe of its own. In this article we are going to present some interesting facts about this unique city that you may have to listen before:
Karachi, the first capital of Pakistan
It was the first Federal Capital of Pakistan that was later on replaced with Islamabad.
Its population makes it first in Pakistan and Sixth in World
It is the largest populated city in Pakistan and the sixth largest populated city in the world.
Karachi Stock Exchange
Karachi Stock Exchange that has been no merged as Pakistan Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in South Asia regarding market consolidation.
A large number of immigrants
The city is the home of millions of immigrants like 1 million Bengalis, 0.5 million Burmese Rohingya and others like African slaves, Afghans, Filipinos, Indians, Iranians and Chinese.
3rd Largest Mosque in the World
The third largest mosque in the world after Mecca and Medina is being constructed in Karachi named Grand Jamiah Karachi.
Asia’s largest Christian Cross
Asia’s largest Christian cross is also located in Korangi, Karachi with a height of 140 foot.
One of the amazing specialities of Karachi is that it boasts one of the largest urban Christian, Hindu, Baha’i and ancient Parsi communities in Pakistan
World’s largest private ambulance network Edhi Organisation also belong to Karachi
South Asia’s Tallest Building
Icon Tower Karachi was once the tallest building in South Asia from 2016-2017. Now, this 68 story building is the second largest in South Asia.
Largest Mall in South Asia
The Lucky One Mall in Karachi is the largest Mall in South Asia.
Bahria Town is the largest private real estate group in Asia
Asia’s Largest Avenue
The Jinnah Avenue with whopping 20 lanes is the largest avenue in Asia
It’s Biryani and Kozi Haleem
Its Biryani and Kozi Haleem are undoubtedly the most popular cuisines in the city
It is vital to Pakistan’s economy and contributes almost 42% to GDP and 70% of income tax revenue and 62% of sales tax revenue.
World’s Cheapest City
Karachi is among the World’s Cheapest Cities to live in.
Media Electronic Capital
The city is also the electronic media hub and capital of Pakistan
City of Lights
The city is known as the city that never sleeps. It is the City of Lights
Karachi is a port city with a boiling pot of all sorts of regional representations
More number of beaches
The city has more number of populated beaches like Sea View, Hawks Bay, Boulevard, etc.
Most Polluted City in the World
Unfortunately, Karachi is also the most polluted city in the Pakistan and world too.