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Location

Karachi, provincial capital of Sindh, Pakistan.

 

Dialing code

00 92 21 X

(e.g. 00 92 21 XXX-XXXX)

 

Emergency numbers

 

Ambulance  115

Hilal-e-Ahmar                (92-21) 721359

Edhi Trust                     (92-21) 2310066

Edhi Blood Bank           445105, 452815

Edhi Emerg. Centre       2310066, 2310077

Edhi Head Office           2413232, 2413158

Red Cresent                 7213259, 5833973, 5836281 5836281

St.John Ambulance       7210600, 7210500

 

Civil Hospital (Casualties)   (92-21) 7729719

 

Bomb Disposal             (92-21) 2416626
Incharge Bomb Disposal Squad 77226455

 

Fire Brigade Center  16

Central Fire Station      9215007, 9215008

 

Police Emergency            15

 

PIA ( Pakistan International Airlines )

Flight Enquiry             114

Reservations              111-786-786

Cargo                        (92-21) 4572011

 

Railway

Inquiry    117

Reservation (Cantt.)    (92-21) 510178

Reservation (City)       (92-21) 510178

 

Telephone

Enquiry      17

Complaints 18

 

Weather Enquiry            (92-21) 4572811

 

 

Population

12,315,843

 

-Languages

Urdu (National and Official Language)

English (Official Language)

Sindhi (Provincial Language, spoken largely by people who have migrated to Karachi from the interior parts of Sindh)

Punjabi (spoken by a considerable part of the migrated population from Punjab)

Pushto and Baluchi (spoken by migrants from NWFP and Baluchistan)

 

Time zone

UTC/GMT +5 hours

 

Religions

Muslim - Sunni            77.0%

Muslim - Shiite            20.0%

Minorities                    03.0%

(including Hindus,

Christians, and Parsis)

 

Average January temperatures

12 °C (53.6F) to 26°C (78.8F)

 

Average July temperatures

28 °C (82.4F) to 33 °C (91.4F)

 

Annual rainfall

46.8 mm

 

                    Electricity

                    240V      50Hz
 

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