Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Larkana/ Larkano District

History of LARKANA:
Larkana is a district of Sind Province of Punjab. Larkana is also called Larkano in Sindhi. During British rule, Larkana got the status of District/ Taluka. For some time Larkana was the part of Bombay Presidency. The name was taken from the Larik (caste) as Larkana, at that time the chief of the caste was Sardar Saeed Nawaz Larik. Sardar Saeed Nawaz was the founder of Larkana.
Nau Dero Larkana is the birthplace of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and her daughter Benazir Bhutto also belongs to the district.
Mohenjo Daro, historical remains of ancient times and also an archeological site is also in Larkan District. Larkana is situated 482 ft above sea level.

  1. Dokri
  2. Bakrani
  3. Larkana
  4. Ratodero

Other Famous cities and towns in the district Larkana are Miro Khan and Nau Dero.

Culture of LARKANA:
Sindhi, Thari and Urdu are spoken in Larkana while Sindhi and English are official languages of Larkana.

Major crops of LARKANA:
Potatoes, olives, peas, carrots, cucumber, sugarcane, rice, oranges, mangoes melons and guava are the main agriculture products of Larkana.

Famous Politicians of Larkana:
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto – former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Benazir Bhutto – former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Mumtaz Bhutto – former Chief Minister of Sindh
Muhammad Ayub Khuhro – former Chief Minister of Sindh
Murtaza Bhutto
Fatima Bhutto
Nawab Shah Mouhmed Lahori – founder and first chairman of Larkana District Corporation

Famous Singer of Larkana:
Abida Parveen – Sufi singer

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