- Karachi is the financial capital of Pakistan.
- The city accounts about half of the total collections of the Federal Board of Revenue, out of which, approximately half are customs duty and the sales tax on imports.
- Karachi produces about 30 percent of value-added in large scale manufacturing, 20% of the GDP, the World Bank identified Karachi as the most business-friendly city in Pakistan.
- Research by the global human resources company Mercer found Karachi to be the most inexpensive city in the world.
- The city’s two ports, Port of Karachi (Pakistan’s largest) and Port Qasim are central to nearly all shipping in Pakistan.
- Much of the country’s economic, manufacturing, services, and other value addition takes place in Karachi.
Despite the growth and development of transport infrastructure elsewhere in the country, Karachi remains the country’s transport hub.