Talk:Karachi

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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.

Semi-protected edit request on 23 April 2016[edit]

Good morning, The Article in Karachi contains a factual error. The map at the beginning of the article is titled "location of Karachi in Pakistan" but the map actually depicts the location of Karachi in the Sindh Province. Please can this be amended? Many thanks 188.220.166.222 (talk) 09:24, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Well spotted! Uanfala (talk) 09:40, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

High Quality Source Required: Population[edit]

The claim that Karachi was the largest city on March. 2, 2016 on population is not substantiated by numbers but a pass-by claim in the source. Since many other sources even cited in this article state that Karachi was somewhere around 7th, where the population numbers are based on figures as close as 2016, this claim (including the one in the source) is therefore extremely questionable and requires direct numbers to be substantiated. Plus, the source I am afraid cannot be called reputable in the respect of population census.

Rethliopuks (talk) 10:09, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

Update: found a reliable and reputable source that is more recent (March. 7, 2016). Karachi according to it stands the 7th still as a city with an estimated population of 22,123,000.

Rethliopuks (talk) 10:17, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

Karachi's name in Urdu but not in 'Sindhi' writing![edit]

Like Urdu, Karachi's name should also be mentioned in Sindhi writing. Lahore (the capital of Punjab) is mentioned both in Urdu and Punjabi languages. Please carefully and neutrally look into this delicate issue! (ManFromMohenjodaro 13:47, 2 July 2016 (UTC))