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 ShaikhSiddiqui Karachi
Karachi is mostly made up of flat or rolling plains with hills on the western and northern boundaries of the urban sprawl.
Karachi's natural harbor was probably served as the main port of the Indus Valley civilization.
In 1961, the capital was shifted from Karachi to the new city of Islamabad, and Karachi fell a victim of mismanagement and bad governance.
www.shaikhsiddiqui.com /karachi.html   (1142 words)

 Karachi's Polluted Coastline
The Issue The Karachi coastline's growing pollution level, which is tied to the increasing volume of trade via the shipping industry through the Karachi Port, is severely contaminating the mangrove forests and marine life in the area.
Karachi Port handles the majority of the country's seaborne trade while the surrounding city of Karachi accounts for half of the government's revenues and contributes 20 percent of Pakistan's GDP.
Karachi Port lacks up-to-date reception facilities for oil and oily waters as well as sufficient means to contain oil spills during unloading of tankers.
www.american.edu /TED/karachi.htm   (1585 words)

 Karachi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Karachi is the largest city and the capital of the province of Sind.
Karachi is located at latitude 24° 48´ N and longitude 66° 59´ E. The urban sprawl starts from the westernmost mouth of the River Indus and goes up to the mountains and hills that form the southernmost edges of the Kirthar Mountain Range.
Karachi's culture can only be described as Karachi's culture, it is different from the rest of the country but it is not defined, it is changeable with the people.
www.ajmalbeig.addr.com /karachi.htm   (1136 words)

 M/S "Beyond 2000" Real Estate Consultants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Karachi due to its geographical and strategic location is known as the gateway to Asia.
However, the existing Port started taking shape in 1854, when the projects of dredging the main navigable channel and the construction of a mole or causeway joining the main harbor with the rest of the city were undertaken.
The Karachi Port is administered by a Board of Trustees, comprising Chairman and 10 Trustees.
www.beyond2000pk.com /kpt.php   (644 words)

 Urban Resource Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Karachi, or Kolachi as the area where it was located was originally called, was a new settlement.
Karachi also received a boost with the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, which made it the nearest port in India to the UK.
To meet the resulting demand placed on Karachi by wheat and cotton exports, Karachi port was further developed, labour imported from the interior of the province, and merchants migrated from all over India to profit by the expansion of trade.
www.urckarachi.org /karpre.htm   (2135 words)

 Ports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The need of a third deep water port was felt in view of the ever-increasing volume of cargo being handled by these ports, Karachi port caters for 60 to 65 percent of foreign trade while the rest is being handled by port Qasim.
Port Qasim Authority (PQA), an ISO 9002 Certified Port in areas of Operations and technical, is committed to expand/ optimize the use of port facilities and exploitation of its potential with private sector participation for promoting growth and development in the ports and shipping sectors of the economy.
Port Qasim from the very start of business activity has sought active participation and involvement of private sector in areas both relating to port facilities and operations as well as investment in industrial and commercial zones of Port Qasim.
www.pakboi.gov.pk /BFacts/ports.html   (2928 words)

 Oil Leaks from Grounded Tanker off Karachi
KARACHI, Pakistan, July 30, 2003 (ENS) - Crude oil from a Greek flagged oil tanker that ran aground on Sunday night off the Port of Karachi on the Arabian Sea will be lifted from the stricken vessel with the help of a tanker from the United Arab Emirates, port officials said.
But the tanker was late entering Karachi waters and grounded in a squall when high tides caused it to drift into one of the port's channels near the harbor mouth, according to a statement by port officials on Monday.
The waters in and around the Port of Karachi are already polluted with an accumulation of oil, pesticides, and various metals, according to a host of expert reports.
www.ens-newswire.com /ens/jul2003/2003-07-30-03.asp   (547 words)

 Karachi Port to acquire new fleet of craft -DAWN - Business; December 9, 2003
KARACHI, Dec 8: The Karachi Port has embarked upon an extensive modernization plan to enhance its shipping and cargo handling capacity by inducting new fleet of craft required to boost its efficiency to effectively compete with other ports of the region.
The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) had already allocated Rs4085 million record funds for the procurement of these craft in its annual development programme for the financial year 2003-04, which was 49 per cent higher than the previous year.
As the port is targeting to handle larger vessels to meet the scale of economies, therefore, it was pertinent that the deepening of channel up to 12 meter draught should be carried out.
www.dawn.com /2003/12/09/ebr2.htm   (707 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Asia / One Dead, Four Hurt in Bomb Blast at Karachi Port   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - A parcel bomb exploded at a container terminal in the port of the southern Pakistani city of Karachi Tuesday, killing one person and wounding four, officials said.
Karachi, Pakistan's biggest port and largest city, has been the scene of frequent acts of Islamic militant violence.
Tariq Ayubi, a doctor at Karachi's Civil Hospital, said one person had died of his wounds and that another person was in a serious condition.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2004/05/25/one_dead_four_hurt_in_bomb_blast_at_karachi_port   (268 words)

 itsPakistan - Pakistan - Karachi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Karachi is the largest city and former capital of Pakistan on the Arabian Sea near the Indus River delta.
Karachi is the terminus of Pakistan's railway system, which mainly serves to transport goods between Karachi and the interior.
The port of Karachi is one of the busiest east of Suez.
www.itspakistan.net /pakistan/karachi.aspx   (937 words)

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KARACHI, 15 Jun 2006 (IRIN) - Civil society activists are concerned at the continuing high rate of evictions in Karachi as a result of government-backed investment projects to develop infrastructure in the Pakistani port city.
Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province, is the commercial hub of the South Asian nation, accounting for 95 percent of the country’s foreign trade and 30 percent of its industrial production.
For the purpose, the Karachi City Government is planning to demolish and evict inhabitants of another 6,000 housing units in 20 different informal settlements across the city.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=53972&SelectRegion=Asia&SelectCountry=PAKISTAN   (728 words)

 Mehdi Studios
KARACHI (October 12 2004): Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan, Chief Minister Dr Arbab Rahim and Federal Communication Minister Babar Khan Ghauri on Monday jointly announced commencement of a Rs 20 billion joint venture in a real estate project between Qatari investor and Karachi Port Trust.
He said that the City District Government Karachi had its role but any interference from the CDGK would be dealt with appropriately as the CDGs were under the control of the provincial government.
KARACHI (March 03 2005): Karachi Port Trust (KPT) is joint venturing a stupendous Rs 20 billion "Port Tower Complex" with M/s City Trading of Qatar.
www.geocities.com /mehdi_cs   (1733 words)

 Oil spill threatens Karachi coast - PakDef Forums
Brigadier Iftikhar Arsahd of the Karachi Port Trust says even though it is not their direct responsibility, their teams have been assisting in the clean-up operations including the aerial spray to disperse the oil.
KARACHI (August 23 2003) : Immediate steps by Karachi Port Trust to engage the naval tanker, which is sitting idle at Karachi port, could have resulted in faster lighterage of the grounded vessel and, maybe, averted the Tasman Spirit disaster, according to highly qualified shipping experts here.
Port officials, under fire for not acting swiftly enough to move the vessel or siphon off all its 67,500 tonnes of oil before it broke up, last week admitted to a spill of 15,000 tonnes.
www.pakdef.info /forum/showthread.php?t=4396   (7325 words)

 Strategic Affairs - Reportage
CLOSE TO the Straits of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf lies the Pakistani port of Gwadar in Baluchistan and there are ambitious plans underway to develop it into a deep-sea port.
Karachi is now being modernized at a total cost of Rs.
Close to Karachi is Port Qasim which also handles some foreign trade.
www.stratmag.com /issueSept-1/page05.htm   (691 words)

 ShaikhSiddiqui FR Karachi
La Karachi se compose la plupart du temps des plaines d'appartement ou de roulement avec des collines sur les frontières occidentales et nordiques de la position abandonnée urbaine.
Le port est protégé contre donne l' assaut à par Kemari Island, île de Manora et l'huître bascule, qui bloque ensemble la plupart de l'entrée de port dans l'ouest.
Le port a été développé, et un chemin de fer qui a relié la ville au reste de l'empire Britannique asiatique Du sud a été construit dans le 1880's.
www.shaikhsiddiqui.com /FRkarachi.html   (1220 words)

 news @ accountancy.com.pk > Karachi Port Trust slashes 'wet charges' by 11 percent
KARACHI (January 11 2003) : Karachi Port Trust has reduced up to 11 percent in its 'Wet Charges' and implemented a new tariff to facilitate exporters and importers.
Karachi port handles around 70 percent of national carriage, which includes country's imports and exports, in an effort to transform into a user-friendly and modern port.
Abolishing overtime charges will not only provide relief to the port users but will also bring transparency in the working of the port.
www.accountancy.com.pk /pr_pg_newsgen.asp?newsid=332   (518 words)

 HYDERABAD: Karachi city govt demands port, road-user taxes -DAWN - Local; 13 April, 2004
The Karachi nazim urged the federal government to decide Karachi's share in this regard, saying that only then would he be able to pay honorarium to each councillor of the union council.
He vowed to make Karachi a model city, and said he was trying to implement a master plan in Karachi because none of the three previous plans had been implemented.
Mr Khan further said that he had opposed Karachi Port Trust's right over lands in Clifton, Boating Basin, etc. on the ground that the KPT was allocated land only along the beach to handle cargo.
www.dawn.com /2004/04/13/local25.htm   (572 words)

 Pakistan: Karachi - photos of Karachi on Worldisround   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Karachi is also home to Pakistan's skyscrapers; there are many buildings which cover the skyline from the coast to the suburbs.
Karachi photos collection on my page http://www.flickr.com/photos/79596289@N00 were mostly taken in normal days where you can see the different weathers and environment of Karachi except 1 or 2, the beauty is not by things but its because by the people who see them and those who present & represent them.
Karachi is one of the biggest and largest city in the world.
www.worldisround.com /articles/41632/index.html   (4758 words)

 Karachi Port operations - Business - iPaki.com:: Pakistan News Service
KARACHI, July 12: Seven vessels carrying steel billets, crude oil and to load general cargo are due to arrive...
KARACHI, July 12: Seven vessels carrying steel billets, crude oil and to load general cargo are due to arrive at the outer anchorage on Wednesday, according to KPT sources.
Cargo handling activity at the port was relatively slow as the total tonnage fell to 66,695 tons comprising 4,534 tons of export cargo including 1,140 tons of cement and 62,162 tons of import tonnage was handled.
www.ipaki.com /news/wmview.php?ArtID=4990   (248 words)

 Renseignements internationaux - Pre-Qualification of Firms for Food Court Project for Karachi Port Trust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Karachi Port Trust in Karachi plans to raise its outlook aesthetically by bringing in monuments and having a food court in the premises.
The Karachi Port trust displays it tender and prequalification notices on its website www.kpt.gov.pk on a regular basis.
Karachi Port Trust invites suitable firms, parties and organizations to apply for pre-qualification to develop KPT Food Court on BOT basis.
strategis.ic.gc.ca /epic/internet/inimr-ri.nsf/fr/gr110414f.html   (499 words)

 Karachi Port Trust Fountain Successfully Treated With Penetron
The Karachi Port Trust Chairman Admiral Ahmed Hayat conceived the idea to build the highest seawater fountain in the world.
With a strong commitment to exceptional service, superior support and high technical standards, Penetron is under continuous refinement through the integration of the latest materials research, sales and service techniques, as well as through continuous feedback from all aspects of the construction industry.
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www.prweb.com /releases/2006/5/prweb384579.htm   (436 words)

 Pakistan Times | Business: Karachi Port Trust to be made Financially Viable
ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Communications has underlined the need for restructuring Karachi Port Trust to make it a customer-service oriented and financially sound organization capable of meeting the specialized needs of international shippers and carriers.
The committee, while reviewing the performance of Karachi Port Trust, felt that the composition of the board of directors needed to be reviewed and strengthened to give representation to other stakeholders and public representatives.
The chairman of the committee said the agreement should be reviewed in national interest, and lifting of cargo from each other's ports for onward delivery to ports in other countries be allowed.
www.pakistantimes.net /2004/07/10/business3.htm   (477 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Explosion in Karachi's port area
A police officer said a man handed over a parcel at a Karachi port authority building and it exploded soon after, Reuters news agency reports.
A number of people were wounded in the explosion and were taken to hospital.
Karachi is Pakistan's biggest port and is a centre of activity for extremist groups.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/3747597.stm   (121 words)

 SkyscraperCity - KARACHI: Port Tower Complex
The project is still very much alive, many international companies have shown interest in a JV with KPT and contract is expected to be awarded in December.
Port Tower is still the main structure in the plan but its height is proposed to be 1947 ft
Burj Dubai is reaching crazy heights but as far as the Port Tower for Karachi is concerned, it would look terribly out of place even if it was the height of the Empire State Building
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=262616   (893 words)

 >>-----::: Pakistan Web Directory @ Karachi Plus :::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Karachi provides Pakistan World News from the most comprehensive global news network on the internet.
Karachi is the biggest Metropolitan city of Pakistan with a population of over 14 millions (Approx).
The Karachi Port Trust is administered by a Board of Trustees, comprising Chairman and 10 Trustees.
www.karachiplus.com /web_dir/wresult.asp?find=cip1   (189 words)

 Karachi Port Complex - World Affairs Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
And perhaps the 8th or 9th tallest man-made structure on the ground.
Thats pretty important, coz we had a similar project in Chennai's Marina beach, its still under arbitration in the High Court becoz of environmental concerns.
Ya I hope some nut doesn't blow it away, but Karachi is a resillient city.
www.worldaffairsboard.com /showthread.php?t=3344   (1697 words)

 Kemari- Karachi, Pakistan - VirtualTourist.com
Things to Do in Karachi: Kemari tips and photos posted by real travelers and Karachi locals.
There are many islands in Karachi, one of them is 'churna island' One can see Dolphins around it.
This gothic architecture tower, was built to commemorate the illustrious service of a prominent civil servant of Karachi.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Asia/Pakistan/Sind/Karachi-1311845/Things_To_Do-Karachi-Kemari-R-1.html   (177 words)

 City District Government Karachi.....   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) is Pakistan's first Dedicated and Most Modern International Container Terminal built at Port Muhammad Bin Qasim on a Build/Own/Operate (B.O.O.) basis.
QICT was a consortium whose members included P&O Ports, Mackinnons Pakistan, P&O Containers Pakistan Limited, the Commonwealth Development Corporation of UK, and the Pakistan-Kuwait Investment Company.
Subsequently P&O Ports demonstrating their commitment to the project, bought out CDC and Pak-Kuwait.
www.karachicity.gov.pk /ports.asp   (172 words)

 Accountancy Business News: Karachi Port Trust slashes 'wet charges' by 11 percent
Accountancy Business News: Karachi Port Trust slashes 'wet charges' by 11 percent
SECP issues show-cause to CSIBL and directors on charges of fraud and misconduct (16/09/2006)
Accountancy must be contacted for permission to copy or redistribute any material published on this website.
www.accountancy.com.pk /newsgen.asp?newsid=332   (670 words)

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