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.
The KarachiMetropolitanCorporation (KMC) and K-Electric (KE) have been under fire since the former authorised the latter to collect municipal charges from the people of Karachi through power bills ... “There is an absolute need to induce policies, such as waste-to-energy, so that garbage could be used in a beneficial and meaningful way.
KARACHI ... Earlier this month, Prime MinisterShehbaz Sharif had okayed a 10,000 MW solar energy project to reduce reliance on costly imported diesel, furnace oil and LNG for power generation. The PM had also removed the 17 per cent general sales tax on solar panel to encourage businesses and households to opt for solar energy.
SindhEnergyMinisterImtiaz Ahmed Sheikh on Wednesday ... KARACHI, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 14th Sep, 2022 ) .Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh on Wednesday directed the concerned officers to take measures for completion of ongoing schemes within stipulated time.
“Due to two low-pressure areas over IndianGujarat and Central India, sea breeze towards Karachi was suspended for the past few days, which provided convective energy for local developments, and different areas received moderate to heavy rain following strong winds,” Sindh’s Chief Meteorological Officer Dr Sardar Sarfaraz told The News.
In the meeting, promotion of commercial activities in the province, international crossing at Taftan and ChamanBorder transit trade at Gwadar Port, Karachi Chaman Highway, public-private partnership and urban transport, including renewable energy were discussed ... renewable energy.
KARACHI. Pakistan’s entire energy demand can be met by taking advantage of only 0.07 per cent of the country’s solar potential ...Pakistan experienced a 3.25pc increase in renewable energy in 2021 while net foreign direct investment in the power sector was $911.7 million. Additions of renewable energy capacity to the power system are slow in Pakistan.
Addressing Khurrum Dastagir, the federal minister for water and energy, he said that the people of Karachi were perturbed by the K-Electric (KE) that had been fleecing them and any measure to extend the agreement and licence for work to the KE would not be tolerated.
KARACHI ...International news agency Bloomberg reported Qatar is evaluating strategic investments in Islamabad and Karachi airports in addition to stakes in renewable energy, power and hospitality sectors ... It’s also sponsoring one of the two upcoming LNG terminals in Karachi ... Europe is desperate for energy as the winter is approaching.
It added that people familiar with the matter said that the investments might be in Pakistan’s “main airports in Islamabad and Karachi, as well as in the renewable energy, power and hospitality sectors” ... The two sides also explored new avenues for mutually-beneficial cooperation in the energy sector.