The Indus (sometimes considered a misnomer) is the English name for the Sengge Chu which flows from Tibet into Ladakh and Baltistan, finally arriving into Pakistan. Also called Sindh Nadi (nadi literally means "river"), known as the Sindhu in Sanskrit, Sinthos in Greek, and Sindus in Latin, is the principal river of Pakistan. Before the partition of India into the modern states of India and Pakistan in 1947, the Indus was second only to the Ganges in terms of cultural and commercial importance for the subcontinent, and the name India is derived from the root of the river's name. The river originates in Tibet, flowing from the Himalaya in a north-westernly direction through Kashmir, and then turning south for nearly the entire length of Pakistan. Figures for the total length of the river vary between 2900 and 3200 km. The Indus Valley Civilization had some of the earliest urban settlements in the world. and this site needs more of the ancient facts on it. ...more on Wikipedia about "Indus River"
The Kalabagh dam is a mega water reservoir that Government of Pakistan wishes to build across the river Indus, one of the world's greatest rivers. The proposed site for the dam is situated at Kalabagh in Mianwali district of the north-west Punjab province, bordering NWFP. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kalabagh Dam"
Mansura was the capital of the Arab empire in Pakistan. When Mohammad Bin Qasim conquered Sindh, modern Pakistan, in 711 A.D., he chose Brahmanabad as his capital city. According to Idrisi, the name of the city was changed to Al-Mansura in honor of Caliph Al-Mansur (754-775 AD) the second Khalifa of the Abbasid dynasty. Mansura enjoys an important position in Muslim history as this was the first city which was built according to the principles of town-planning. And the experience gained over here was used in Baghdad seventeen years later. According to historians, Mansura was a beautiful town which had vast orchards of mangoes and groves of date palms. The ruins of Mansura are spread over an area of four miles in circumference near the modern city of Shahdadpur. The most significant ruins found in Mansura is of the big courtyard of a Jamia Masjid. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mansura"
The Rann of Kutch is a seasonally marshy region located in the Thar Desert biogeographic province in Gujarat state of northwestern India and the Sind province of Pakistan. The name "Rann" comes from the Hindi word ran meaning "salt marsh". Kutch is the name of the district wherein it is situated. The Rann of Kutch comprises some 10,000 square miles between the Gulf of Kutch and the mouth of the Indus River in southern Pakistan. The Luni River, which originates in Rajasthan, empties into the northeast corner of the Rann. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rann of Kutch"
Shahbaz Qalander is a Sufi saint revered by Hindus and Muslims of Sindh. The famous qawwali 'Lal meri pat Rakhiyo ...' is in honour of Udherolal and Shahbaz Qalander. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shahbaz Qalander"
Sindh (Sind) سندھ is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and is home to the Sindhis and various other groups. Neighbouring regions are Balochistan to the west and north, Punjab in the north and Rajasthan ( India) to the east. To the south are the Arabian Sea and Gujarat ( India). The main languages are Sindhi and Urdu. Known by various names in the past, the name Sindh comes from the Indo-Aryans whose legends claimed that the Indus River flowed from the mouth of a lion or Sinh-ka-bab. In Sanskrit, the province was dubbed Sindhu meaning an ocean. The Assyrians (as early as the seventh century BCE) knew the region as Sinda, the Persians Abisind, the Greeks Sinthus, the Romans Sindus, the Chinese Sintow, while the Arabs dubbed it simply Sind, which is what the province is now known as. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sindh"
Sindhi (سنڌي، سندھی, सिन्धी sindhī) is the language of the Sindh region of South Asia, which is now a province of Pakistan. It is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by approximately 17 million people in Pakistan, and 2.8 million in India; it is also a recognised official language in both of these countries. Most Sindhi speakers in Pakistan are concentrated in Sindh. The remaining speakers are found spread throughout the many areas of the world (mainly other parts of India) to which members of an ethnic group migrated when Sindh became a part of Pakistan during the partition of British India in 1947. The language is written using the Devanagari or Arabic scripts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sindhi language"
Sindhi Memons are an ethnic group residing in Sindh Province of Pakistan. They speak an Indo-European language called Sindhi. They are primarily involved in agriculture, unlike other Memons who tend to be bussinessmen. Their origins are doubtful. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sindhi Memon"
Sindhi refers to an Indo-Aryan socio-ethnic group of people originating in Sindh which is part of present day Pakistan. Sindhis that live in Pakistan are predominantly Muslim, while many Sindhi Hindus emigrated to India when British India was divided in 1947. Sindhi is an Indo-Aryan tongue with an eclectic history not unlike the Sindhis themselves. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sindhi people"
Sukkur is the narrowest point on the lower River Indus, which is why it was the location chosen by the British for the construction in 1932 of the first Indus dam, the Lloyd Barrage. Seven canals were dug to distribute water to all parts of the province; this eventually led to Pakistan having the longest irrigation system in the world, with 61,000 km (38,000 miles) of irrigation canals. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sukkur (Indus)"
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