Karachi, the original capital of Pakistan, remains the economic, cultural, and transportation hub of the country. The sprawling metropolis of Karachi is the most advanced and cosmopolitan city in Pakistan with a population of 23 million, which makes it the seventh most populous urban area in the world. Karachi is known for being a multicultural, multilingual, and multi-religious melting pot representative of the whole of Pakistan and the Arab world. Its diversity, modern development, and rapid growth make it one of the more liberal and forward-thinking cities in the region. The city is known for its architecture, transportation connections, financial institutions, underground music scene, and outsized contribution to the country’s GDP.