Karachi is the capital of the Sindh province, and the largest city in Pakistan, 6th largest in the world. In Pakistan it is known as the City of Lights for its liveliness and the City of The Quaid, for not only being both the birth and death place of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan but also his home after 1947.
To the Arabs it was known as Debal (Daybul or Dibal) with history traced back to the 1st century AD. Muhammad bin Qasim conquered the area during Umayyad Caliphat, this it is also known as "Bab-ul-Islam" (The gateway to Islam) in South Asia.
Karachi is also the largest sea port, the financial and commercial capital of Pakistan. Karachi is the city which never sleeps, home to Pakistan's important cultural institutions and has rich collection of buildings of varied architectural styles. It is the most educated city of Pakistan, with the highest literacy rate in the country. The city is well connected with rest of the Pakistan with motorways, railway and air. The Jinnah International Airport is the main Karachi airport.
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