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Sindh

The province of Sindh has been designated after the river Sindh (Indus) which literally created it and has been also its sole means of sustenance. However, the importance of the river and close phonetical resemblance in nomenclature would make one consider Sindhu as the probable origin of the name of Sindh. Later phonetical changes transformed Sindhu into Hindu in Pahlavi and into Hoddu in Hebrew. The Greeks (who conquered Sindh in 125 BC under the command of the Alexander the great) rendered it into Indos, hence modern Indus.


Pre-Historic Period

The Indus valley civilization is the farthest visible outpost of archeology in the abyss of prehistoric times. The areas constituting Pakistan have had a historical individuality of their own and Sindh is the most important among such areas. The prehistoric site of Kot Diji in Sindh has furnished information of high significance for the reconstruction of a connected story which pushes back the history of Pakistan by at least another 300 years, from about 2,500 BC.

Evidence of a new element of pre-Harappan culture has been traced here. When the primitive village communities in Baluchistan were still struggling against a difficult highland environment, a highly cultured people were trying to assert themselves at Kot Diji one of the most developed urban civilization of the ancient world that flourished between the year 25,00 BC and 1,500 BC in the Indus valley sites of Moenjodaro and Harappa.

The people were endowed with a high standard of art and craftsmanship and well-developed system of quasi-pictographic writing which despite ceaseless efforts still remains un-deciphered. The remarkable ruins of the beautifully planned Moenjodaro and Harappa towns, the brick buildings of the common people, roads, public-baths and the covered drainage system envisage the life of a community living happily in an organized manner.


Mazar-e-Quaid

Mazar-e-Quaid is the tomb of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who is the founder of Pakistan. He is the father of the nation and deserves a top place for his tomb which he is given rewarded with. The tomb is also the final resting place of Madir-e-Millat (Mother of the Nation), Fatima Jinnah who is the sister of Quaid-Azam. The first prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan is also buried here after his assassination in 1951.

Fatima Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan are buried in the courtyard on the side where as Quaid-e-Azam has his last resting place in the center of the tomb. Moreover, Mrs Rana Liaquat Ali Khan, Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar and Noorul Ameen are also buried in the courtyards. The mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam is located near Gulshan-e-Iqbal in the city of Karachi. Quaid died in Quetta where he spent the last few months of his life but Karachi was the chosen place for his tomb because he was born here and spend the majority of his life in the city. The place is also famous for the visitors for its vast garden and it is one of the main tourist attractions for the people visiting Karachi.


Mohenjo-daro

Mohenjo Daro, or “Mound of the Dead” is an ancient Indus Valley Civilization city that flourished between 2600 and 1900 BCE. The site was discovered in the 1920s and lies in Pakistan's Sindh province. Only a handful of archaeologists have excavated here, described in the introduction and illustrated essay.



Ranikot Fort

Ranikot Fort also known as 'The Great wall of Sindh' is thought to be the world's largest fort. But who built it and for what purpose? These unanswered questions baffle us all.

“The size of Ranikot defies all reasons. It stands in the middle of nowhere, defending nothing,” writes Isobel Shaw. Ranikot, with a circumference of about 26 km, is the largest fort in the world. However, this has not been enough to convince the authorities to develop it as a major tourist attraction.


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