DISTRICT SUKKAR PROFILE


Sukkur
Area Ss.km-5,165
Population-908,373


City of Sukkur grew out of a catalytic earth quick in 916 and when the course ofthe river Indus was completely destroyed and people shifted to Bakhar. It wasduring Mughal period that the Turkhan and other living in Bakhar, a mid streamIreland of River Indus, moved to the right and left bank of the river Indus,Thereby laying the foundation of the twin cities Sukkur and Rohri. Sukkur city is spread over an are of 32.186 SQ KMS. Having population of 0.335 million according 1998 census. Now it is say about 0.395 million.
The important of Sukkur city is well known to all. It is the third largest city of Sindh province, situated at the junction of Panjab and Baluchistan and is an old historical traditional, commercial center, which is catering the requirements of this area.
The Upper Sindh has an Agro-Based economy. Accordingly, most of the Agro-Based industries were set up here including Cotton Ginning, Vegetable Ghee & Cooking Oil, Flour, Cotton Thread, Cement, Fertilizer, Agriculture Implements, Tractors Repair Workshop, Confectionery and Dates Processing Mills etc. Sukkur is also a distribution Centre, which fulfills the requirement of whole of the Upper Sindh, part of Punjab and Balochistan. Main products for distribution are: Cotton and Silk Cloth, Hosiery, General Merchandise, Dates, Dry Fruits, Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Medicines, Paints and Varnishes, Crockery and Cutlery, Stainless Steel Crockery, Sanitary Ware and Fittings, Cements, Fertilizer, Wheat, Flour, Timber and other miscellaneous items.

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