22 Facts About Sindh Province

1. Sindh Province is home to a large portion of Pakistan's industrial sector and contains two of the country's busiest commercial seaports: Port Qasim and the Port of Karachi.

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2. Sindh Province is prominent for its history during the Bronze Age under the Indus Valley civilization, and is home to two UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites: the Makli Necropolis and Mohenjo-daro.

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3. Powers and structure of the Government of Sindh Province are set out in the provisions of the 1973 Constitution, in which 30 Districts of 7 Divisions under its authority and jurisdiction.

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4. The Chief Secretary of Sindh Province is usually a Grade 22 officer, belonging to the Pakistan Administrative Service.

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5. The currently Cheif Minister of Sindh Province is Syed Murad Ali Shah Incumbent since 18 August 2018.

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6. Sindh Province is governed by a unicameral legislature with the head of government known as the Chief Minister.

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7. Sindh Province is not now part of India but through its identity it will always be part of India.

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8. Sindh Province finds mention in the Indian epic Mahabharata as being part of Bharatvarsha.

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9. Sindh Province was conquered by the Persian Achaemenid Empire in the sixth century BC.

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10. The new governor of Sindh Province was to create a better, stronger and stable government.

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11. Sindh Province used the title of the Sultan of Sindh.

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12. Sindh Province was home to several wealthy merchant-rulers such as Mir Bejar of Sindh Province, whose great wealth had attracted the close ties with the Sultan bin Ahmad of Oman.

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13. On 1st April 1936 Sindh Province was separated from the Bombay Presidency and Karachi created again capital of Sind.

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14. Over time, the majority of the population in Sindh Province converted to Islam, especially in rural areas.

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15. One popular legend which highlights the strong Sufi presence in Sindh Province is that 125,000 Sufi saints and mystics are buried on Makli Hill near Thatta.

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16. The development of Sufism in Sindh Province was similar to the development of Sufism in other parts of the Muslim world.

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17. Sindh Province is in the western corner of South Asia, bordering the Iranian plateau in the west.

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18. Sindh Province is bounded by the Thar Desert to the east, the Kirthar Mountains to the west and the Arabian Sea and Rann of Kutch to the south.

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19. Sindh Province is mostly arid with scant vegetation except for the irrigated Indus Valley.

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20. Sindh Province is divided into three climatic regions: Siro, Wicholo (the middle region, centred on Hyderabad), and Lar (the lower region, centred on Karachi).

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21. Endowed with coastal access, Sindh Province is a major centre of economic activity in Pakistan and has a highly diversified economy ranging from heavy industry and finance centred in and around Karachi to a substantial agricultural base along the Indus.

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22. Many women in rural Sindh Province are skilled in the production of caps.

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