Karachi (Urdu:کراچی / ALA-LC: Karācī IPA:[kəˈrɑːˌtʃi]) is the largest city of Pakistan and the capital of the province of Sindh as well as one of the largest and most populous metropolitan cities in the world. It is also the main seaport and financial center of the country. Karachi metro has an estimated population of over 23.5million people as of 2013, and area of approximately 3,527km2 (1,362sqmi), resulting in a density of more than 6,000 people per square kilometre (15,500 per square mile).
Karachi is also ranked as a beta world city. It was the capital of Pakistan until Islamabad was constructed as a capital to spread development evenly across the country and to prevent it from being concentrated in Karachi. Karachi is the location of the Port of Karachi and Port Bin Qasim, two of the region's largest and busiest ports. After the independence of Pakistan, the city population increased dramatically when hundreds of thousands of MuslimMuhajirs from India and from other parts of South Asia came to settle in Karachi.
Participants at a public hearing overwhelmingly supported the cases of two separate firms for grant of construction licences at the earliest to help reduce energy costs and gas shortage that currently stood at about three billion cubic feet per day (BCFD) ... at Port Qasim, Karachi.
There has been talk of a USD 14 bn investment in Pakistan’s energy sector, with some USD 10 bn for a undersea pipeline and the rest for a Karachi to Lahore North-South gas pipeline first envisaged in 2015. But the energy giant Gazprom’s vision for the undersea pipeline is to extend it to not just India but also to Bangladesh, and perhaps China.
Other promising projects include the modernisation of the KarachiSteelMills built with the assistance of the USSR, the reconstruction of the energy and railway systems of Pakistan, as well as the supply of Russian civil aircraft,” the statement concluded.
“I want to strengthen the KarachiDevelopmentAuthority [KDA] by giving them a bailout package and a plan comprising more energy and resources,” said Syed MuradAli Shah, who had chaired a meeting at the CM House to review the progress of the mega projects.
Russia on Wednesday assured Pakistan of full cooperation in diverse areas particularly to meet the country's requirements in energy, security equipment and supply of coronavirus vaccine ... the country's requirements in energy, security equipment and supply of coronavirus vaccine.
KARACHI. SindhRevenueBoard (SRB) has suspended sales tax registration of a Chinese energy company for failing to produce purchase invoices, officials said on Tuesday ... “The company keeps the abnormal tax profile on account of made/declared huge purchases and failed to attach the purchase invoices with Sindh sales tax returns,” the SRB said ... .
KARACHI. No plantation campaign can increase green cover of the city unless the government enacts a Karachi-specific law for tree protection and plantation and imposes a strict ban on cutting of tree/s, unless it is authorised by an expert committee representing all stakeholders, including the academia ... “The forest law doesn’t apply to Karachi.
LAHORE ... “The judicial system will not reform until the government, the opposition and judiciary won’t sit together.” ... “If you (opposition) want to continue with this effort for another year, it is your choice.” ... He said it was the duty of the provincial governments in Lahore as well as Karachi to introduce projects to produce energy from waste ... .