Karachi is the former capital of Pakistan, ceding the title to Islamabad only in the latter part of the 20th century after authorities decided that a more centrally-located capital would be preferable. Even with that shift, though, Karachi has lost none of its importance to the nation, holding the biggest population in the country as well as a significant part of its economic foundations. Some of the most important industries of Pakistan are based here, and rightly so. Two of the biggest ports on the Arabian Sea are found in this city, after all: Karachi Port, through which more than half the cargo for Pakistan goes, and Port Bin Qasim, which handles a quarter of the total cargo in the country. Put together, the two see over 90% of the cargo for Pakistan.
There is more than economics and trade going on in this city, though. For instance, art is given due attention in the city. This is where [Read more…]