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.
Late Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites discovered by a team from Karachi University on the Mulri Hills constitute one of the most important archaeological discoveries made in Sindh during the last 50 years.
Karachi is located on the coastline of Sindh province in southern Pakistan, along a natural harbour on the Arabian Sea.
Karachi is built on a coastal plains with scattered rocky outcroppings, hills and coastal marshlands.
Following the Rebellion, British colonial administrators continued to develop the city.
In 1864, the first telegraphic message was sent from South Asia to England from Karachi.
The party and its vast network of supporters were targeted by Pakistani security forces as part of the controversial Operation Clean-up in 1992 – an effort to restore peace in the city that lasted until 1994.