Karachi has been the host of The Future Summit since its inception in 2017.
Karachi, a kaleidoscope of cultures, is the largest city, the main seaport, and the financial hub of Pakistan. With an estimated population of 30 million, Karachi is one of the world’s largest cities in terms of population, the 13th largest urban agglomeration, the 4th largest metropolis, and the 2nd largest city within the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The city is a melting pot of diversity in culture and ethnicities. Often referred to as the “city of lights,” and “the bride of the cities” for its robustness, Karachi is the proud birth and resting place of the founder of the country, and therefore is affectionately called the “City of the Quaid” as well.
It is Pakistan’s premier center of banking, industry, and trade; and is home to Pakistan’s largest corporations from industries like Textiles, Shipping, Automotive, IT, Entertainment, the Arts, Fashion, Advertising, Publishing, etc. The city is a notable center of higher education in South Asia and the wider Islamic world.
A fast-paced city, Karachi has a lot to offer to the average visitor, including historical landmarks such as the Mohatta Palace, Khaliqdina Hall, Mazar of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Sadequian Gallery at Frere Hall, Hindu Gymkhana, Empress Market and many known shrines including the famous mystic Abdullah Shah Ghazi, as well as a variety of shopping experiences ranging from modern shopping malls to historical street markets such as Bohri Bazaar and Zainab Market. Karachi is known for its beaches, especially the newly renovated Manora beach island.
Various sightseeing day trips can be taken to historical locations at short distances from Karachi. These iconic and breathtaking sites range from the oldest civilization of MohenjoDaro to the necropolis of Makli and Chaukandhi tombs, ancient Kashi tile-making factories of Hala, the oldest glass bangles makers in Hyderabad, the blooming lotus bordered historical Kirthar and Keenjhar lakes, and so much more.