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Skyscrapers: A way of life or need

  Rising steel prices pushes up cost of construction Karachi can be termed a city of its own kind. It has an estimated population of 20 million people living in all sorts of dwellings, from huts to condominiums. Despite hardly any support from the federal or provincial governments, housing units are being constructed but still remains an acute shortage of housing units, be it for the richest or the poorest. …

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Thriving food business in Karachi takes new heights

  Pakistan is a land, which is having rugged terrain and mountains in the north, plains and fields in the South. Pakistan is considered an agricultural community, which keeps the country self-sufficient with its food requirement. Since there have hardly been any investments to promote recreational activities such as water parks, amusement parks, Safari’s, water sports, race tracks, gymnastics etc the only source of entertainment for the people is food. …

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Custom House Karachi

  Historically, a customs/custom house is a building housing the offices for the government staff that processed the paperwork for the trade of goods into and out of a country while Customs officials also charged customs duty on imported commodities. The house was typically situated near a seaport or in a city on a key river with access to the ocean. These cities performed as a port of entry into …

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Karachi the engine of growth but has poor infrastructure and management

  Karachi is the financial capital of Pakistan with most businesses, banks, various companies in the financial sector calling Karachi home. Being the business hub for Pakistan, it is estimated that at least 50,000 people a month travel to Karachi from various small towns and cities seeking jobs. Karachi is also the epic centre for various construction activities both commercial and residential. Karachi accounts for 54 per cent of the …

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Plight of the National Highway

  The 25 kilometer National Highway, starting from Karachi Airport and linking the main industrial hub of Karachi, is in a state of disrepair. It has been in this deplorable condition for a year now, reflecting the criminal negligence of the authorities. The government of Sindh seems least bothered about the prevalent deteriorating business atmosphere in the city, causing serious damage to the more than 60% contribution made by the …

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EXPO centre – A best source to thrive Karachi’s trade and investment potential

  Karachi is now among the top ten ranking of largest cities globally. During 2005, the population of Karachi was at 15.1 million which is predicted to reach 27.5 million by 2020. The number of households in 2005 was about 2.1 million and by 2020 it will rise to 3.9 million, which means a rise of 1.77 million households, at an average size of 7 persons per household. Even at …

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Karachi tops the list of the most literate districts in Pakistan

  Pakistan is among the most densely populated countries of the world. Currently, over 200 million people reside here making it the 6th most populous country of the world. People belonging to various casts, culture and color can be found. The overall literacy rate has always been a huge concern here. Pakistan has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world and according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific …

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Peaceful Karachi vital for the growth of economy

  An operation clean up is currently underway against extortionists, political and religious militants, target killers and all other criminal elements in Karachi, the chief financial hub of Pakistan. The law enforcement agencies under the services of Rangers and police conducting over the operations, which was launched last year by the Prime Minister Nawaz-led government after the decision taken by the federal government with the consensus of all the political …

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Karachi dominance: Economic and financial hub of Pakistan

  Karachi is the most populous city of Pakistan and holds its place as the second largest city in the world by population. The city is home to people from various ethnic backgrounds; Sindhi to Urdu speaking and from Punjabi to Pakhtoon or Balochi. It is the financial capital and 4th largest metropolitan city of the world accounts for the lion’s share of GDP and revenue. The city maintains itself …

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Karachi is a gift from nature — needs world class infrastructure and incentives to attract investment

  Interview with Khalid Tawab – Senior Vice President, FPCCI Profile Khalid Tawab, a prominent business leader and top ranking businessman, has said in an interview that Karachi is a gift of nature and need to have a world class infrastructure to take advantage of strategically located port city of Pakistan. He said it is unfortunate that infrastructure development is totally neglected, which is a setback to our GDP growth …

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