List of people from Karachi

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This is a list of notable people from the city of Karachi in Pakistan, also known as Karachiites:

Armed forces[edit]

Art and literature[edit]

  • Ahmed Ali - novelist, poet, critic, translator, diplomat and scholar (1910 in New Delhi – 14 January 1994 in Karachi)
  • Abul Khair Kashfi - critic, linguist, author, scholar(19 February 1932 Kanpur, British India -15 May 2008 Karachi )
  • Abul Lais Siddiqui - critic, linguist, author, scholar
  • Anwar Maqsood - drama writer, anchor, actor (1935 Hyderabad State, (now in India)- present)
  • Ashfaq Hussain - Urdu poet and television personality in Canada for Asian Television Network (born 1 January 1951- present)
  • Aslam Farrukhi - writer, critic, linguist (born October 23, 1923- present)
  • Dilawar Figar - humorous poet, scholar (July 8, 1929 Badaun(Badayun), UP India January 25, 1998 Karachi)
  • Farhat Ishtiaq - writer, author and screenwriter (born June 23, 1980 - present)
  • Farman Fatehpuri - researcher, poet, critic, linguist (26 January 1926 – 3 August 2013)
  • Fatima Surayya Bajia - drama writer (Born on 1 September 1930 - present)
  • Fahmida Riaz - writer, poet, activist (28 July 1946 Meerut, UP, British India - present)
  • Ghulam Mustafa Khan - writer, critic, linguist, researcher, scholar, educationist(September 23, 1912 – September 25, 2005)
  • Habib Jalib - revolutionary poet, politician (24 March 1928 Hoshiarpur, Punjab -13 March 1993 Lahore, Pakistan)
  • Hakeem Muhammad Said - pioneer of Eastern medicine, philanthropist (19 July 1993 – 23 January 1994)
  • Hameed Haroon - journalist, activist
  • Hasan Abidi - scholar, poet, journalist ( July 7, 1929 in Jaunpur, UP -September 6, 2005 in Karachi)
  • Hasan Askari - philosopher, author, critic (1919 - 1978)
  • Haseena Moin - playwright, drama writer
  • Ibn-e-Insha - poet, writer and humorist (5 June 1927 Phillaur, Punjab, British India -11 January 1978 London, England)
  • Ibn-e-Safi - novelist, story writer (26 July 1928 Nara, district of Allahabad, U.P, British India -26 July 1980 Karachi)
  • Iftikhar Arif - poet, critic, author (21 March 1943 - present)
  • Intizar Hussain - linguist, novelist, critic ( December 7, 1923 - present)
  • Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi - author, historian, educationist (3 November 1903- 22 January 1981)
  • Jameel Jalibi - scholar, critic, linguist, former VC KU (June 12, 1929 - present)
  • Jamiluddin Aali - poet, columnist, critic (20 January 1926 in Delhi - present)
  • Jon Elia - Arsalan Kachaliya's Favorite poet, philosopher (14 December 1931 – 8 November 2002)
  • Josh Malihabadi - poet, linguist, scholar (December 1894 – 22 February 1982)
  • Khalique Ibrahim Khalique - journalist, poet, critic (1926 - 2006)
  • Manzoor Ahmad - philosopher (11 March 1934 - Present)
  • Maulvi Abdul Haq - father of modern Urdu (16 November 1872 – 16 August 1961)
  • Mohammad Abdul Ahed - architect, educator, painter (1919–2001)
  • Mushtaq Ahmed Yousfi - author, humorist (September 4, 1923 - present)
  • Mustafa Zaidi - poet (1930–1970)
  • Nasim Amrohvi - Urdu poet, philosopher, and lexicographer (1908–1987)
  • Obaidullah Aleem - journalist, poet (June 12, 1939 – May 18, 1998)
  • Pirzada Qasim - poet, author, educationist (born 8 February 1943- present)
  • Qaem Amrohvi - poet, philosopher ( 1919 in Amroha, India - 1990 Karachi )
  • Qamar Jalalvi - poet (1887 Jalali, Aligarh, India - 4 October 1968 Karachi)
  • Rais Amrohvi - journalist, poet, psychoanalyst (1914-1988)
  • Raees Warsi - journalist, author, poet, founder of Urdu Markaz New York ( March 1, 1963 - present)
  • Sadequain - painter, calligraphist (1930 Amroha, British India -10 February 1987 Karachi)
  • Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah - writer, woman activist (July 22, 1915 – December 11, 2000)
  • Shaukat Siddiqui - novelist, fiction writer (20 March 1923 – 18 December 2006)
  • Sibte Hassan - author, columnist, activist (July 31, 1916 – April 20, 1986)
  • Syed Qasim Mahmood - author, researcher, editor, encyclopedist (17 November 1928 – 31 March 2010)
  • Tabish Dehlvi - poet (November 11, 1911 - September 23, 2004)
  • Tanwir Phool - poet and author (1948 in Muzaffarpur, India - present)
  • Zahida Hina - columnist, author, poet (5 Oct 1946- present)
  • Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah - first female columnist of Pakistan(December 1921 – 10 September 2000)
  • Zehra Nigah - poet
  • Zamir Ali Badayuni - critic (20 June 1941- October 20, 2003)

Bankers[edit]

Businessmen[edit]

Debaters and orators[edit]

  • Javed Jabbar - orator, politician, Senator
  • Hussain Haqqani - leading Urdu debater, National College, Karachi; Ambassador of Pakistan to U.S.A.
  • Raza Rabbani - English debater, politician, Senator

Economists[edit]

Education[edit]

Journalists[edit]

Law and judiciary[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Performing arts[edit]

Actors and actresses[edit]

Singers and musicians[edit]

Philanthropists and social workers[edit]

Politicians and Bureaucrats[edit]

Muhammad Ali Jinnah - founder of Pakistan

Religious leaders[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Sports[edit]

Cricketers[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Sprinter[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

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