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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 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)

Karach's old names[edit]

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.[23] [/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.

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