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A city of southern Pakistan on the Arabian Sea. Developed as a trading center in the early 1700s, it passed to the British in 1843 and was the capital of newly independent Pakistan from 1947 until 1959.


(Placename) a port in S Pakistan, on the Arabian Sea: capital of Pakistan (1947–60); university (1950); chief port: commercial and industrial centre. Pop: 11 819 000 (2005 est)


(kəˈrɑ tʃi)

a seaport in S Pakistan, near the Indus delta: former national capital; now capital of Sind province. 9,863,000.
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Noun1.Karachi - the largest city in PakistanKarachi - the largest city in Pakistan; located in southeastern Pakistan; an industrial center and seaport on the Arabian Sea; former capital of Pakistan
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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Using the hashtag #aKHOandmyBELOved, celebrities and guests shared their favorite moments from the grand day in the City of Lights.
Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman said that not only the past of the city was associated with the JI but the party is also future of this city of lights.
Tamouh Investments, the largest developer on Reem Island and leading Abu Dhabi based real estate developer, and Macquarie Capital Middle East, the corporate advisory and capital markets arm of Macquarie Group, have announced the completion of a AED 600 million financing to fund the final phase of the construction of Tamouh's Horizon Towers in City of Lights, Reem Island.
China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) (CSCEC ME) has told Construction Week that it never halted construction at Abu Dhabi's delayed City of Lights project, even at the height of the financial crisis.
Abu Dhabi: Reem Island's master-developer, Tamouh, has launched sales at the Horizon Towers which forms part of the City of Lights cluster.
The two tower project forms part of the City of Lights development on Reem Island, a new business district in a blossoming area of the UAE capital.
The company's current offerings within Reem Island include Marina Square, which was completed in 2011, Paragon Bay and City of Lights, currently under construction.
Today also Karachi is the city of lights but these lights are due to blasts, every day, people hear blasts, or shots being fired and the authorities don't seem to take it very seriously.
Navayuga Engineering Company nearing completion of second project in City of Lights
Navayuga Engineering (NEC), one of India's leading construction companies and part of the Navayuga Group, has completed work at Plot No 13 of City of Lights, a waterfront project by Abu Dhabi-based Tamouh Investments.
Tonino Benacquista's new mystery novel Framed is the riveting story of Antoine, a daytime picture hanger for some of Paris' most fashionable and renounced art galleries, and his pursuit of an art-thief who had attacked him in one of the more fashionable art galleries in the City of Lights.
It was just a whirlwind tour through the City of Lights, but the one-day excursion arranged by his best friend was the perfect end to his trip to London to celebrate the big 4-0.

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