It is the hub of financial and economic activities and generates the most revenue for the country. Being a coastal city it also serves as the main port of Pakistan.
Karachi is a cosmopolitan city. Different communities live here. A lot of people from other parts of the country come here in search of jobs. Due to the different languages spoken here and diverse cultures, Karachi is called “mini Pakistan.”
Life in Karachi is fast paced. Everyone is busy either working or partying depending upon the age and income. Karachi is a city of contrasts; you will find ultra-rich people living in huge mansions in one end of the city and 2 or 3 families crammed in a 2 room apartment in the other. In the world of Fashion, Karachi is considered as Pakistan’s fashion capital. Since 2009, it has been hosting the annual Karachi Fashion Week.
For tourists, beaches and shopping centers hold the most attraction. Quaid e Azam’s mausoleum is the hallmark of the city and is one of the most visited places in Pakistan. Karachi was actually founded by the British, it was originally a fishing village called Kolachi.
Due its proximity to the sea it was preferred by the British. Unlike Lahore there are not many relics of Mughal era here, but a lot of specimens of British and Parsi architecture are found here.
The most famous ones are:
1. The Empress market.
2. The Frere Hall.
3. Jahangir Kotari Parade.
4. The Mere Weather Tower.
5. The Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.