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Karachi
Karachi is the largest city, main seaport and the main financial centre of Pakistan, as well as the capital of the province of Sindh. The city has an estimated population of 13 to 15 million, while the total metropolitan area has a population of over 18 million...
Timeline of Events
1887
7.4.1887
The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, joins Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi.
1947
8.15.1947
Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is sworn in as first Governor General of Pakistan in Karachi.
1953
3.3.1953
A Canadian Pacific Airlines De Havilland Comet crashes in Karachi, Pakistan killing 11.
1966
2.12.1966
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, announces the ''Six Points'' in Karachi as the election manifesto of Awami League, that later led to formation of Bangladesh.
1971
12.4.1971
The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.
1976
8.6.1976
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.
2002
1.23.2002
Reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan and is subsequently murdered .
2007
5.12.2007
Riots in which over 50 people are killed and over 100 are injured take place in Karachi upon the arrival in town of the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.