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  1. 1. KARACHI City of lights Presentation by Tariq Ali Khan Jibran Khan Junaid Zamir Danish Saleem Javed Iqbal
  2. 2. Geography <ul><li>City occupies an area of over 3000 km². </li></ul><ul><li>Karachi is mostly made up of flat or rolling plains. </li></ul><ul><li>Two rivers pass through the city. </li></ul><ul><li>The southern limit of the city is the Arabian Sea. </li></ul>Location of Karachi Geographically
  3. 3. Climate <ul><li>Karachi is located on the coast . </li></ul><ul><li>Karachi has a relatively mild climate </li></ul><ul><li>Humidity levels usually remain high . </li></ul><ul><li>Karachi also receives the tail end of the monsoon rains. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Population of Karachi <ul><li>1856 : 56,875 1872 : 56,753 1881 : 73,560 1891 : 105,199 1901 : 136,297 1911 : 186,771 1921 : 244,162 1931 : 300,799 1941 : 435,887 1951 : 1,068,459 1961 : 1,912,598 1972 : 3,426,310 1981 : 5,208,132 1998 : 9,269,265 (Metro. 10.2 million) </li></ul><ul><li>Karachi's current population is estimated to be about 15 million </li></ul>
  5. 5. History <ul><li>Origin of Karachi </li></ul><ul><li>Karachi was as small fishing village known as Karachi-jo-Goth. </li></ul><ul><li>Karachi began as a small fisherman village . </li></ul><ul><li>In 1947 Pakistan was declared  a separate state and Karachi was designated as the Capital of Pakistan . </li></ul><ul><li>It accommodated a huge influx of migrants to the newly formed state, which made it expand at a rapid rate. </li></ul>
  6. 6. British Era of development in Karachi <ul><li>Karachi gained in position as port by the British on the 3rd of February 1839. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1942, it was annexed into British India as a district. </li></ul><ul><li>A railroad was laid to connect Karachi the rest of British India in the 1880s. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1899 Karachi was said to be the largest wheat exporting port in the East. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1911 when the capital was shifted to Delhi, Karachi became closer to being a Gateway to India. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The St. Patrick's Cathedral - built in 1845 by British View of the Karachi Port at Manora – in 1885 British Era of development in Karachi
  8. 8. Government & Administrative Division <ul><li>The city district of Karachi is divided into eighteen towns each with its own council and Nazim. These towns are: </li></ul><ul><li>Karachi as a city is governed by the City District Government of Karachi (CDGK). </li></ul><ul><li>New Karachi </li></ul><ul><li>North Nazimabad </li></ul><ul><li>Orangi </li></ul><ul><li>Saddar </li></ul><ul><li>Shah Faisal </li></ul><ul><li>SITE </li></ul><ul><li>Kemari </li></ul><ul><li>Korangi </li></ul><ul><li>Landhi </li></ul><ul><li>Liaquatabad </li></ul><ul><li>Lyari </li></ul><ul><li>Malir </li></ul><ul><li>Baldia </li></ul><ul><li>Bin Qasim </li></ul><ul><li>Gadap </li></ul><ul><li>Gulberg </li></ul><ul><li>Gulshan </li></ul><ul><li>Jamshed </li></ul>
  9. 9. Revenue Engine of Pakistan <ul><li>Karachi is the financial capital of Pakistan. </li></ul><ul><li>Karachi is also home to the largest stock exchange of Pakistan. </li></ul><ul><li>The headquarters of nearly all the Multi-national companies based in Pakistan are in Karachi. </li></ul><ul><li>Karachi accounts for the lion's share of Pakistan's GDP </li></ul>
  10. 10. View of two tallest building’s of Pakistan
  11. 11. City View at Night
  12. 12. The newly constructed KPT Fountain at Karachi currently, the world's tallest fountain
  13. 13. night view of the world's tallest fountain
  14. 14. Tomb of Founder of Pakistan <ul><li>The Tomb of Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah </li></ul>
  15. 15. Educational Institutions <ul><li>Karachi has the highest literacy rate. </li></ul><ul><li>Karachi has the highest number of universities and colleges. </li></ul><ul><li>Aga Khan University, University, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Textile Institute Of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Dow University of Health Sciences, N.E.D. University, Institute of Business and Management (IBM) are the premier educational institutions of Pakistan </li></ul>Textile Institute of Pakistan
  16. 16. Shopping Zone <ul><li>Tariq Road, Zamzama are the most famous shopping areas in the city. </li></ul><ul><li>The Saddar area in downtown Karachi is also home to countless large and small markets dealing from everyday household items to clothing and fabrics to electronics. The Empress Market is a large Victorian era market, which is home to wholesellers of spices and other items. </li></ul><ul><li>Karachi also has a number of large modern malls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Park Towers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Millenium mall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dolmen Mall </li></ul></ul>The Forum is one of the best malls in Karachi
  17. 17. Transportation <ul><li>Karachi is also known as the outsourcing hub of Pakistan. It also has a rapidly flourishing Free Zone having growth rate of nearly 15 percent per annum. </li></ul><ul><li>The Karachi Port is the only large port in Pakistan, and is central to all shipping in Pakistan. </li></ul><ul><li>The airport of Karachi, Quaid-e-Azam International Airport is also the largest airport in Pakistan. The airport is considered potential to act as the major logistic center for the sub-continent. </li></ul>
  18. 18. lifestyle <ul><li>Everyday lifestyle of the people of Karachi differs from other town and cities. </li></ul><ul><li>The Karachi Culture is a blend of Middle Eastern, South Asian and Western cultures. </li></ul><ul><li>The people of karachi spend major part of income of improving lifestyle. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Sports <ul><li>National Stadium is the pride of Pakistani cricket fans as the Pakistani team has a remarkable record in this arena. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Beaches & Waterfront <ul><li>Clifton Sea View seafront </li></ul><ul><li>Hawkesbay Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Paradise Point (a rock promontory in the sea with a natural arch) </li></ul><ul><li>Sandspit Beach </li></ul><ul><li>French Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Russian Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Fishing and Crabbing on Keamari and Manora </li></ul><ul><li>Creek Club Karachi </li></ul><ul><li>Clifton Aquarium </li></ul><ul><li>Defence Golf Club </li></ul><ul><li>Area 51 </li></ul><ul><li>Wetland Centre at Sandspit </li></ul>French Beach The Clifton beach
  21. 21. Museums <ul><li>Mazar-e-Quaid Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Mohatta Palace Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Pakistan Air Force Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Pakistan Maritime Museum </li></ul><ul><li>National Museum of Pakistan </li></ul>Mohatta Palace PAF Museum
  22. 22. Hospitals <ul><li>The best-known hospital’s of Pakistan are placed in Karachi. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Amusement Parks <ul><li>PIA Planetarium </li></ul><ul><li>Aladdin Park </li></ul><ul><li>Sindbad </li></ul><ul><li>Hill Park </li></ul><ul><li>Safari Park </li></ul><ul><li>Karachi Zoo </li></ul><ul><li>Cosy Water Park </li></ul><ul><li>Samzu Park </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Land </li></ul><ul><li>Play Land </li></ul><ul><li>Fiesta park </li></ul>Aladdin Park
  24. 24. Issues of Karachi <ul><li>Karachi being one of the most rapidly growing cities in the world faces problems that are central to many developing metropolises including overpopulation, overcrowding, traffic, terrorism and crime. </li></ul><ul><li>Karachi faces a very severe problem of excessive traffic. According to official statistics, on an average annually 550 people are killed in road traffic accidents. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, President Musharraf has launched the Tameer-e-Karachi (Build Karachi) program that included construction of a lot of bridges, flyovers, and bypasses, as well as other major projects to correct the city's infrastructure problems. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Future of the City Twelve teams and over one hundred drivers vying for a win in the first ever Formula One Go-Kart Grand Prix in Karachi , Pakistan
  26. 26. The Creek Vista towers project will be another addition in Karachi's high-rise Future of the City
  27. 27. Future landmark of Karachi, The Port Tower, Height: 450.0 m, The complex will consist of 2 towers. The tallest will have 40 floors. Future of the City
  28. 28. <ul><li>Thank You !!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Any </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>