- a seaport in S Pakistan, near the Indus delta: former national capital; now capital of Sind province.
- a former province of Pakistan, in the lower Indus valley; now part of West Pakistan. 48,136 sq. mi. (125,154 sq. km). Capital: Karachi.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for karachi
He and other Taliban sources claim that in Karachi as many as 50 to 60 Taliban are given summary executions each month.
Uzbeks were responsible for a recent attack on Karachi airport, he said, and “it looks like of the attack in Peshawar is same.”
He moved to Afghanistan and then back to Pakistan via Quetta and is now in Karachi.
The Pakistani Taliban struck again this time with a deadly attack at the Karachi airport last Sunday.Fighting The Talibanization Of Pakistan
Dr. Mona Kazim Shah
June 14, 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron is undoubtedly concerned about blowback, and the British consulate in Karachi is already closed.Altaf Hussain Finally Arrested in London; Can His MQM Be Neutralized?
June 3, 2014
The refugees have carried the disease to Karachi; "220 cases, 214 deaths."Following the Equator, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
At Karachi, he was to buy white clothes and ship, if he could, on a cargo-steamer.Soldier Stories
The only solution of the difficulty is through Makran to Karachi.
But for the latter system and for Bombay, Karachi becomes our objective.
If not too sea-sick I will write to Papa and post it at Karachi.Letters from Mesopotamia
- 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)
- a province of SE Pakistan, mainly in the lower Indus valley: formerly a province of British India; became a province of Pakistan in 1947; divided in 1955 between Hyderabad and Khairpur; reunited as a province in 1970. Capital: Karachi. Pop: 34 240 000 (2003 est). Area: 140 914 sq km (54 407 sq miles)
Karachi served as Pakistan's capital from 1947 to 1959.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.