Here are the TWIN Sisters of Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, and other Pakistani cities, from across the globe

What is the relatonship between Karachi & St. Petersburg? They're SISTERS!

A signboard labeled “Karachi – St. Petersburg Sister Cities” in Metropole, Karachi. (Sikandar Ali Hullio)

What is a sister city?

A sister city is a long-term partnership between two populations in two countries.

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A relationship is officially recognized after the appointed official from both communities sign off on an agreement to become sister cities.

Sister cities pursue several activities and thematic areas, including municipal, business, trade, educational, and cultural exchanges and projects.

Note: This list only includes cities that have formally entered into a sister city relationship with Pakistani cities. This list does NOT include those cities that have established informal ties or are intending to become sister cities.

Sister cities of Karachi

Houston, Texas, United States (2009)

Houston, Texas, United States. (Houston Business Journal)

St. Petersburg, Russia (2011)

St. Petersburg, Russia.

Mashhad, Iran (2012)

Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan, Iran. (

Port Louis, Mauritius (2007)

Port Louis, Mauritius.

Shanghai, China (1984)

Shanghai, China.

Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China (2019)

Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China.

Sister cities of Lahore

İstanbul, Turkey (1975)

The European side of İstanbul, Turkey.

Amol, Iran (2010)

Amol, Mazandaran, Iran.

Chicago, Illinois, United States (2007)

Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Córdoba, Spain (1994)

Córdoba, Spain. (milosk50/Shutterstock)

Fes/Fez, Morocco (1994)

Fes/Fez, Morocco.

Glasgow, Scotland (2006)

Glasgow, Scotland. (Alamy)

Isfahan, Iran (2006)

Isfahan, Iran.

Samarkand, Uzbekistan (1995)

Samarkand, Uzbekistan. (Shutterstock)

Sariwon, North Korea (1988)

Sariwon, North Korea. (Mihai Titienar 米海)

Xi’an, China (1992)

Xi’an, Shaanxi, China.

Hounslow, West London, England (2004)

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Hounslow, West London, England. (Darren Pepe)

Sister cities of Islamabad

Ankara, Turkey (1982)

Ankara, Turkey.

Amman, Jordan (1989)

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Amman, Jordan. (mbrand85 / Shutterstock)

Minsk, Belarus (2016)

Minsk, Belarus.

Beijing, China (1992)

Beijing, China.

Jakarta, Indonesia (1984)

Jakarta, Indonesia.

Sister cities of Multan

Xi’an, China (2019)

Xi’an, Shaanxi, China.

Konya, Turkey (2009)

Konya, Turkey.

Rasht, Iran (2011)

Rasht, Gilan, Iran.

Rome, Italy (2011)

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Sister city of Sahiwal

Rochdale, England (1998)

Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England. (Rochdale Council)

Sister city of Skardu

Cortina d’ Ampezzo, Italy (2004)

Cortina d’ Ampezzo, Belluno, Italy.

Sister city of Abbottabad

Kashgar, Xinjiang, China (2005)

Kashgar, Xinjiang, China. (Adventures of Nicole)

Sister city of Gwadar

Puyang, China (2019)

Puyang, Henan, China.

Sister city of Faisalabad

Qingdao, China (2021)

Qingdao, Shandong, China.

What are your views on this? Are there any sister cities missing from this list?

Share with us in the comments below.

  • Ye aisa hi hay jaisay kisi bhikari ko kisi badshah ka bhai banaya jaye. Pakistan as a whole very dirty full of filth everywhere. People are dirty and no sense of clean appearance. Our economy is crap and masses are uneducated and dangar. We got no right to be called sister cities etc

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