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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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There is a need on the part of the Karachi city district government, the Sindh government and the federal government to rise above their contentions.
Nazir Vaid, a social entrepreneur and founder of E-Health Kits Pakistan; Farhana Iqbal, Director of Education Foundation; Tayyiba Khanam, Academic Coordinator of Schools of Karachi City District Government; Abdul Rauf from Pakistan Science Club and Vajesh Partab from Sat-Guru Naval Foundation were some of the more recognizable names, apart from the IEEE Karachi Section senior and student members.
KARACHI, February 16, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI-Sindh) in coordination with Karachi City District Government will initiate the third immunisation campaign against measles in the city on Thursday.

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