Now lets talk about some History of Karachi. KLP(Karachi-Lahore-Peshawar) road/G.T. road is sufficient enough to tell one about its significance in history. I would rather exclude L(Lahore) from it and would place M(Multan) in it if we talk about the historical important cities of Pakistan. Not a biased statement as I myself belong to Multan but am stating history here. I am not against any city/anyone unless I have some genuine grievances against someone. Because I believe keh khuda kisi ko kuch deta hai tu kuch dekh ker hi deta hai. Aur ap us se faida/mazay lein bajay is keh k ap confrontation per utar ayen. I found Lahoris baray dil waley. But its a fact keh Lahore was stated as a Nawahi Basti of Multan in some historian book written some 700 years ago. It were Mughals who developed it. Pindi was from pind. And Loyalpur(Faisalabad) was a Tehsil of Jhang District when Pakistan came into being. Quetta came into being when Khans of Kalat relocated their capital from Kalat to Quetta only in end of 19th century. If you see some pictures of it at partition time you would find it like a village. Peshawar with the historical name Purshpur has always been a significantly important city because of its geographic location and proximity to Kabul and Central Asia. Islamabad only came into being when General Ayub Khan relocated the capital from Karachi to Islamabad in 1962.
Multan is said to be destroyed by the attacks of Raja Ranjit Singh who defeated the local ruler Nawab Muzaffar Khan in nineteenth century. All of the original Population of Multan fled away from the city due to the fear of Ranjit Singh forces. It is said that local population of Multan, all migrated from somewhere else and inhibited in this city after that. So you almost see all type of ethnic groups in this city.
Coming back to Karachi, known as Debal and Kolachi in the history, it was not part of Sindh that may be a news for some of you. It was part of Balochistan and was only included in Sindh when Talpurs(Rulers of Sindh) captured it from Khan of Kalat(Rulers of Balochistan which also included Sistan Balochistan province of Iran and some parts of Southern Afghanistan like Herat and Farah(British made agree Khan of Kalat to give those parts of Balochistan in Iranians and Afghanistan control). Some people in Balochistan still talk about greater Balochistan like Pashtuns talk about greater Pashtunistan. In short I would say that world at western border of Mighty Indus river is some other world that probably few of you had experienced. And I like that world. Karachi also comes on western side of Indus river. These areas are somewhat neglected in man made infrastructure(excluding Karachi) but are very rich in natural beauty. In azad hawaon ko her banda nahi mehsoos ker sakta. Yeh aik ehsaas hai. Najam Shiraz song "In fizaoon mein yeh kaisa ehsas hai" came into my mind. Agar ap waki adventure lover hain tu I would suggest keh kabhi in hawaon ko mahsoos kejiye and you would feel keh ap pehley kaisey qaid ki si zindagi ji rahey they. Pathans call Karachi-Quetta-Peshawar their homeland. Aur mughey unkey homeland ki hawain aur khaney bahut pasand hain.