Larkana

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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.
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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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