Under his rule, fortifications in the region acted as a bulwark against Portuguese incursions into Sindh.The Ottoman admiral, Seydi Ali Reis, mentioned Debal and Manora Island in his book Mir'ât ül Memâlik in 1554.Karachi is located on the coastline of Sindh province in southern Pakistan, along a natural harbour on the Arabian Sea.Karachi is built on a coastal plains with scattered rocky outcroppings, hills and coastal marshlands.By 1899, Karachi had become the largest wheat-exporting port in the East.British development projects in Karachi resulted in an influx of economic migrants from several ethnicities and religions, including Anglo-British, Parsis, Marathis, and Goan Christians, among others.Karachi was founded in 1729 as the settlement of Kolachi under the rule of the ethnically Baloch Talpur Mirs of Sindh.The founders of the settlement are said to arrived from the nearby town of Karak Bandar after the harbour there silted in 1728 after heavy rains.
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Following the Rebellion, British colonial administrators continued to develop the city.
In 1864, the first telegraphic message was sent from South Asia to England from Karachi.
The 1980s and 1990s saw an influx of thousands of Afghan refugees from the Soviet war in Afghanistan into Karachi; who were in turn followed in smaller numbers by refugees escaping from post-revolution Iran.
Conflict between the MQM party, and ethnic Sindhis, Pashtuns, and Punjabis was sharp.