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Larkana

(lärkä`nə), city (1998 pop. 270,366), S central Pakistan, on the Ghar canal. Famous for the quality of its rice, it is an important grain market and a trading center for silk and cotton goods. Brass and other metalware are manufactured. The city has two colleges affiliated with the Univ. of Sind. Larkana, named for the Larak tribe that inhabited the neighboring area, is the birthplace of former Pakistani prime minister Zulfikar Ali BhuttoBhutto, Zulfikar Ali
, 1928–79, Pakistani political leader. Member of a wealthy landowning family, he entered politics as the protégé of General Ayub Khan. Bhutto joined the cabinet in 1958, becoming foreign minister in 1963.
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. Remains of the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro (see Indus valley civilizationIndus valley civilization,
ancient civilization that arose about 3300 B.C. in the valley of the Indus River and its tributaries, in the northwestern portion of the Indian subcontinent, i.e., present-day Pakistan, and was at its height from about 2600 B.C. to about 1900 B.C.
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) have been uncovered c.15 mi (24 km) S of Larkana.

Larkana

 

a city in Pakistan, Sind Province, on the southern bank of the Ghar Canal in the Indus Valley. Population, 48,000 (1961). A railroad station, Larkana is a trade-handicraft center in the important agricultural region, irrigated by the Sukkur system.

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LARKANA -- A multiparty conference (MPC) held here on Saturday announced launAching a campaign in Larkana and Qambar-Shahdadkot districts to mobilise public opinion against Pakistan Peoples Party and defeat the party in upcoming general election.
LARKANA -- Worsening civic conditions of Larkana is the gift of incompetent rulers, said Peoples Party Workers leader Dr.
LARKANA: After the new notification issued on Tuesday of fresh delimitation, two National Assembly seats and four Provincial Assembly seats have been kept intact in Larkana district.
KARACHI -- Additional Commissioner-I Larkana Division Rana Adil inaugurated a two-day 'Our Larkana Book Fair' at Jinnah Bagh on Tuesday.
The Book Fair has been organised by the District Administration Larkana in connection with Shahar-e-Benazir Mega Festival-2018.
This was disclosed by Larkana Division Commissioner Mohammad Abbas Baloch while presiding over a meeting with guava orchid owners, growers, traders and district administration in his office.
submerging the roads and streets, especially of low lying areas of Larkana, Kamber, Shahdadkot, Ratodero, Dokri, Mirokhan, creating inconvenience for the people.
LARKANA -- The Third Convocation of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) Larkana was held on Saturday, at Shah Abdul Latif Auditorium of CMC.
Larkana -- Larkana's largest two-day science festival for schoolchildren kicked off at Larkana Arts Council, to ignite a spark for science and discovery among students in the region, and to promote better quality of learning available in government schools.
LARKANA -- Juma-tul-Wida, the last Friday of the Holy month of Ramzan was observed with due solemnity, religious fervour and sanctity in Larkana, Kamber-Shahdadkot, Shikarpur, Jacobabad and Kashmore at Kandhkot districts of Larkana Division.
LARKANA -- The employees of the Municipal Corporation Larkana recorded a protest demonstration in favor of their demands outside the Larkana Press Club on Monday.
LARKANA -- Commissioner Larkana Mohammad Abass Baloch on Thursday inaugurated the 4th Junior Games-2018.