Talk:Karachi

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  • Article requests : Media section - local newspapers, television stations, radio stations
  • Cleanup : Check for discrepancies and factual errors, plus image copyright tags
  • Copyedit : Refer to Copyeditors League after through internal review
  • Expand : Culture section - annual cultural events, sites of interest, religion, local food and drink, local customs
    Education section - educational statistics, other schools, and libraries
  • Infobox : Generic infobox added YesY
  • NPOV : Eliminate the use of flowery tourist-guide language
  • Verify : Find and add citations from reliable sources
  • Wikify : Avoid sections not used by other good and featured articles
  • Other : Standardise all references

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.

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))

Semi-protected edit request on 15 August 2016[edit]


in history paragraph you wrote that main kolachi had called mai kolachi in balochi? you are wrong please improve mai kolachi is a sindhi word mai means woman and kolachi was her name. In balochi there is no mai word..


Sindh historican (talk)

Not done: as you have not cited reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 10:53, 18 August 2016 (UTC)


Use of "Megacity"[edit]

As per WIki article Megacity, "A megacity is usually defined as a metropolitan area with a total population in excess of ten million people." Megacity just means large city. It is not a settlement TYPE but just a descriptor of that settlement. The Type of settlement that Karachi is, is actually a metropolitan city and district (entire district Karachi is governed as part of the city).