Jinnah Intl

Jinnah International Airport (Urdu: جناح بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈا‎) (IATA: KHI, ICAO: OPKC) is Pakistan's largest international and domestic airport. Located in Karachi, the largest city and capital of the Sindh province, it is named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The airport provides a hub for the flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Air Indus, Shaheen Air, airblue and many other private airlines. The airport is equipped with aircraft engineering and overhauling facilities including the Ispahani Hangar for wide-body aircraft. In 2014-2015, 6,419,523 passengers used the airport and there were 48,837 aircraft movements. Concourse East is currently used by Oneworld, Star Alliance and SkyTeam members and non-affiliated airlines.

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Karachi

Karachi (Urdu: کراچی‎ / ALA-LC: Karācī, IPA: [kəˈrɑːˌtʃi]) is the largest and most populous city in Pakistan and 7th largest and most populous urban city in the world. Karachi is the capital of Sindh province of Pakistan, and the financial and industrial centre of Pakistan. It is Pakistan's most cosmopolitan city. Situated on the Arabian Sea, Karachi serves as a transport hub, and is home to two of Pakistan's two largest seaports, the Port of Karachi and Port Bin Qasim, as well as the busiest airport in Pakistan. Ranked as a beta world city, the city is Pakistan's premier financial centre and generates over a third of Pakistan's tax revenue, and has an economy estimated to be worth $78 billion as of 2009. Though the Karachi region has been inhabited for millennia, the city traces its roots to a small fishing village named Kolachi. Karachi was formally established as a fortified trading settlement in 1729. The settlement drastically increased in importance with the arrival of British colonialists who embarked on a major works at the city's port, and established connections to the British India's extensive railway system. By the time of the Partition of British India, the city was the largest in Sindh with an estimated population of 400,000. Immediately following independence of Pakistan, the city's population increased dramatically with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees from India. The city experienced rapid economic growth following independence, attracting migrants from throughout Pakistan and South Asia, with the city hosting over 1 million Bangladeshi migrants, 1 million Afghans, and up to 400,000 Rohingyas from Myanmar. With an estimated population of over 23.5 million people in its greater metropolitan region, Karachi is the second-largest city in the Muslim world, and is the world's 7th most populous urban agglomeration. Karachi is also considered to be one of the world's fastest growing cities. Covering area of approximately 3,527 km2 (1,362 sq mi), Karachi's expansive metro region has a population density estimated at more than 6,000 people per square kilometre (15,500 per square mile). Karachi is one of Pakistan's most secular and socially liberal cities. It is also the most linguistically, ethnically, and religiously diverse city in Pakistan. Known as the "City of Lights" in the 1960s and 1970s for its vibrant nightlife, Karachi was beset by sharp ethnic and political conflict in the 1980s with the arrival of weaponry from the War in Afghanistan. The city had become well known for its high rates of violent crime, but recorded crimes sharply decreased following a controversial crackdown operation against criminals, the MQM political party, and Islamist militants initiated in 2013 by the Pakistan Rangers. The city's murder rate in 2015 had decreased by 75% compared to 2013, and kidnappings decreased by 90%, with the improved security environment triggering sharp increases in real-estate prices.

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