Karachi is the 7th largest urban agglomeration in the world, and the second largest in the Muslim world. It is also the world’s 7th least expensive city to live based on cost of living. It is Pakistan’s centre of banking, industry, economic activity and trade and is home to Pakistan’s largest corporations, including those involved in textiles, shipping, the automotive industry, entertainment, the arts, fashion, advertising, publishing, software development and medical research. The city is a hub of higher education in South Asia and the Muslim world.
Karachi is also ranked as a beta world city. It was the capital of Pakistan until Islamabad was constructed as a capital to spread development evenly across the country and to prevent it from being concentrated in Karachi. Karachi is the location of the Port of Karachi and Port Bin Qasim, two of the region’s largest and busiest ports. After the independence of Pakistan, the city population increased dramatically when hundreds of thousands of Muslim Muhajirs from India and from other parts of South Asia came to settle in Karachi.
IEEE Karachi Section falls in IEEE Asia Pacific Region. Earlier in 1978, it started off as a sub-section and got upgraded to Independent Section in 1982. Being one of the three IEEE Sections in Pakistan, the IEEE Karachi Section covers two provinces namely, Sindh and Baluchistan. Chapters of Computer Society, Power & Energy Society and Communications Society are associated with IEEE Karachi along with affinity groups of YP (Young Professionals) and WIE (Women in Engineering). During 38 years of its working, the IEEE Karachi Section have organized and participated in several national and international events both at Student and Professional levels, which includes seminars, exhibitions, congresses, competitions and workshops.
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Karachi is a tourist destination for domestic and international tourists. Some tourist attractions near Karachi city are:
Beaches: The beaches of Karachi are the main attraction for tourists. There are many beautiful seasides near city like Seaview, Manora Island, Sandspit Beach, Hawke’s Bay Beach, Paradise Point, French Beach, Cape Monze, and Nathiagali Beach.
Parks: Some popular parks are Bagh Ibne Qasim, Boat Basin Park, Mazar-e-Quaid, Karachi Zoo, Hill Park, Safari Park, Bagh-e-Jinnah,PAF Museum Park and Maritime Museum Park.
Historic places and buildings: Chowkandi graveyard is the most historic place in Karachi, famous for hundred-year old tombs. Historic buildings in the city were constructed in the British era like Karachi Port Trust, Sindh High Court. Hindu Gymkhana, Shri Varun Dev Mandir, KMC Head Office, Ghulam Husain Khalikdina Hall, Frere Hall, Empress Market, Jehangir Kothari Parade, St Patrick’s Church, Mohatta Palace and Karachi Cantonment Railway Station buildings.
Lake and National Park: Hub lake is 56 kilometres away in north of Karachi. It is an ideal place to birds watching, picnic, swimming and fishing. The Kirthar National Park is also located near this lake. The park is the home of Striped hyenas, Wolves, Ratels, Urials, Indian Gazelles and Sind wild goats.