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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 is thought to be a stronghold of Pakistan People's Party and from the beginning till today the Party has the reputation of winning every election.
LARKANA -- Like other parts of the country, the 72nd Independence Day anniversary was celebrated on Wednesday, through out Larkana, Kamber-Shahdadkot, Shikarpur, Jacobabad and Kashmore/kandhkot districts of Larkana Division with great zeal,enthusiasm and national spirit and a renewed pledge to safeguard freedom.
LARKANA -- Federal Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed announced Friday that he would provide express train to Larkana for direct journey to Karachi.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday condemned the closure of Pakistani International Airline (PIA) booking office in Larkana,
LARKANA -- Despite availability of town planning department (TPD) in Sindh, no city survey has been made in all five districts of Larkana division which has deprived the citizens of their fundamental rights on one hand and has also created tremendous problems to them on the other.
II, Larkana Division, Tuesday decided to register cases and initiate departmental action against the officials of Revenue, Finance, Local government, SMBBMU Larkana, Education, Health and other departments on the charges of corruption.
LARKANA -- The all-Pakistan elite institutions talent contest was held under the auspices of Cadet College Larkana on Saturday wherein 22 colleges and schools from all over the country participated in four categories squash, essay writing, declamation and Hifz-i-Iqbal.
LARKANO:Imran Ali took over the charge as Deputy Commissioner Larkana on Tuesday, relieving Kashif Ali Tipu who will report to S&GAD Karachi.
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.According to the election commission notification, NA-200 and 201 will be in Larkana district along with four provincial assembly seats have also been renamed as PS-10, 11, 12 and 13.The old seat of NA-207 consisting of Shahdadkot and Ratodero taluka will now be called NA-200 which will include Ratodero taluka, Naundero, Akil circles and 15 Union Councils (UC) of Larkana from UC-1 to 15.Benazir Bhutto always contested election from this constituency which was spread within two districts of Larkana and Kambar-Shahdadkot which has now been bifurcated and confined to Larkana district only.
KARACHI -- Additional Commissioner-I Larkana Division Rana Adil inaugurated a two-day 'Our Larkana Book Fair' at Jinnah Bagh on Tuesday.
LARKANA -- Labour day was observed in Larkana, Kamber-Shahdadkot, Shikarpur and Jacobabad districts, on Wednesday to pay homage to sacrifices of Chicago workers.
LARKANA -- Recently posted Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP), Larkana Range, Irfan Baloch, said Wednesday that during past eight years, Larkana division had faced big destruction and Larkana Region was considered hub of criminals and dacoits.