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Kashmore (Sindh)


Kashmore is situated along the Indus River at a distance of 588 km from Karachi on Indus Highway N-55. Its old name was Khizmor. Its importance is due to the connection with Punjab Province with Rahimyar Khan district and also a connection point with Balochistan Province.

Kashmore is bounded by Ghotki, Jacobabad, Sukkur, Shikarpur, Rahimyar Khan, and Dera Bhugti districts. Both the National Highway N-5 and Sukkur-Multan Motorway M-5 run across the center of the district to access towns in the district. The Indus Highway runs on the right side of the Indus River to get access to the towns of that side of the Indus River. It is also connected with railway on the Lahore-Karachi main railway track.

Kandhkot is the two hundred years town and was developed during the Kalhora dynasty. After the Kalhora dynasty, it remained an important town during Talpur dynasty. Many fort ruins are available in the town to represent all of these old dynasties in the town. Khandhkot has reserves of natural gas.

The land along the Indus River and canals originated from the Guddu Barrage, is fertile to produce various crops such as cotton, sugarcane, wheat, rice, etc. The River Indus flows on the eastern side of the district. It also has dense forests along the Indus River. These forests area also homeland for wildlife of different kinds. Most of its eastern part along with Indian border is part of Thar Desert, therefore it is barren and just moving sand dunes. The Thar Desert is also homeland for various wild animals living in desert areas. There are several orchards in which date orchards are famous and produce different fruits such as guava, mango, and banana.

The Guddu Barrage was built in 1957 to control the water flow in the Indus River and irrigation in the surrounding areas. It has 64 bays having width of 60 feet. It is used to irrigate land of the Kashmore, Jacobabad, Larkana, Sukkur, Nasirabad districts. It originates the Ghotki, Begar, and Pat canals.

Chittee Mosque is located on the right bank of the Indus River in Kashmore city. It is a white color mosque, so called Chittee mosque. It was built in early 19th century by Noor Muhammad Faqeer Chachar who was known for its anti-social activities. The interior of mosque is inscribed with different geomatrical designs and Quranic verses.

Clock Tower Kashmore is located in the center of the Kashmore town. It is beautifully designed in trigonal shape.

The weather of Kashmore district is normally hot and dry in the summer season, whereas winter is moderate cool. It receives little rainfalls in the monsoon period from July to September.

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