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Edit request on 20 December 2012 -- LARGEST CITY / URBAN AREA
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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.
This issue has come up again. Although there are conflicting reports, Karachi is one of the larger metropolitan areas in the world, as measured by population. There are several larger cities, so the article needs correction. I am removing the false statement that Karachi is "the second largest city in the world."Fconaway (talk) 00:21, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Again, it became necessary to remove another incorrect statement that Karachi is " ...the largest and most populous metropolitan city in the world." This puffery conflicts with other information in this article. It is not backed by reliable secondary sources. The mayor and the chamber of commerce have a local bias, and as such are not reliable sources. See: Metropolis, which considers "Tokyo the world's largest metropolis." Fconaway (talk) 03:17, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
There seems to be a concerted effort from certain people to impose some names of their liking on the city. My request is to delete such blanket statements which do not have proper reference. For example: [quote]Karachi was reputedly founded as "Kolachi" by Baloch tribes from Balochistan and Makran, who established a small fishing community in the area. [/quote] The given reference is an article published in 2002 in a newspaper. But a newspaper is not enough of a historical source to establish something.
[quote]The original name "Kolachi" survives in the name of a well-known Karachi locality named Mai Kolachi in Balochi.[/quote] There is no locality in the city named "Mai Kolachi". Yes, there is a bridge named such by the previous Sindh-based PPP government. An obviously political move to promote the name of their liking. But there is no village.