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Edit request on 20 December 2012 -- LARGEST CITY / URBAN AREA[edit]

This has come up before, and IMO, the statements about Karachi being the largest city or 11th largest urban area are simply too controversial to keep in this article. The 21M population stated in the article is from the preliminary census results of 2012. However, all secondary sources that rank cities use older data, mostly extrapolating from the 1998 Pakistan census. If the 21M is correct, Karachi would be amongst the top 5 metro areas in the world, so there's basically an internal contradiction in this article.

I suggest we remove these lines, and perhaps add something like "Karachi is amongst the largest metropolitan areas in the world". I know this is a bit of a "weasel word" solution, but I think its the best solution until the census results become official, and secondary sources like the UN start using the new numbers in their rankings.


Semi-protected edit request on 15 April 2015[edit]

I feel all the reference to "Anti Muslim Pogrom" needs to be removed. It is just to instigate feelings. At the time of partition of India there were roits against Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims. Karachi had around 30% Hindu population in 1947. Due to Anti Hindu roits they have to leave their homes. So better approach will be to tell both side of story or mentioning "Partition of India" should be enough.

All the reference to "Anti Muslim Pogrom" or "Anti Muslim Program" should be changed to "partition of India" 119.73.111.252 (talk) 11:18, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 12:12, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Amortias (T)(C) 16:54, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

BEST EATING OUT SPOTS

Karachi is known for its beaches and its food streets, there are a number or food streets that provide the best of local and international cuisines. The Boat Basin food street located in clifton is perhaps the most well known food street followed closely by the Burns Road food street, which is better known for local delicacies. The relatively newly established food streets at Port Grand and "Do Darya" provide a refreshing alternative to food lovers in Karachi — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jojiusman (talkcontribs) 07:48, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Timeline of Karachi[edit]

What is missing from the recently created city timeline article? Please add relevant content. Contributions welcome. Thank you. -- M2545 (talk) 17:13, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 July 2015[edit]

Karachi (Sindhi: ڪراچي‎, Urdu: کراچی‎ / ALA-LC: Karācī IPA: [kəˈrɑːˌtʃi] ( listen)) is capital of province Sindh as well as the largest and most populous metropolitan city of Pakistan and the 2nd-largest city in the world by population.[7] It is also the main seaport and financial centre of the country. Karachi is also known as City of Lights mainly due to city's night life, for which it is famous as the city which never sleeps. Karachi metro has an estimated population of over 23.5 million people as of 2013,[1] and area of approximately 3,527 km2 (1,362 sq mi),[8][9] resulting in a density of more than 6,000 people per square kilometre (15,500 per square mile).[10]

Karachi is the 7th largest[11][12] urban agglomeration in the world and the largest city in the Muslim world.[13] It is Pakistan's centre of banking, industry, economic activity and trade and is home to Pakistan's largest corporations, including those involved in textiles, shipping, automotive industry, entertainment, the arts, fashion, advertising, publishing, software development and medical research. The city is a hub of higher education in South Asia and the Muslim world.[14]

Karachi is also ranked as a beta world city.[15][16] 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.[17] 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 Muslim Muhajirs from India and from other parts of South Asia came to settle in Karachi.[18] 119.157.216.180 (talk) 20:21, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello 119.157.216.180. This change request has been declined because you have not provided valid source(s) for the content you have presented. To quote in part from the {{edit semi-protected}} edit request instructions:
"Specify what text should be removed and a verbatim copy of the text that should replace it. "Please change X" is not acceptable and will be rejected; the request must be of the form "please change X to Y"."
In addition to requiring a verifiable source, please be specific with your change request. i.e. "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ". Regards, Yamaguchi先生 20:41, 24 July 2015 (UTC)