Larkana District

Area:  7,423 km2
Population:  2,527,066  < est.2010
National Assembly Seats: 2
Provincial Assembly Seats:  4
Talluqa/ Subdivisions: 4
  • Dokri
  • Bakrani
  • Larkana
  • Rato dero

Current Party Position

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Party Ranking:

PPP

1

PML-N      

2

PML-Q

3

PTI

4

Bhutto Family

Most Influential Politician: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto

Larkana or Larkano is most important district of Sindh province of Pakistan. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, it had a population of 1,927,066 of which 28.70% were urban. Its main city is Larkana. Larkana enjoys significant importance in the political history of Pakistan as it is home district of two former Prime Ministers of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto and also the district of former Chief Minister of Sindh, Mumtaz Ali Bhutto. Other towns of the district include Miro Khan, Ratodero, Dokri, Bakrani and Naodero.

In 2005, the Government of Pakistan under Pervez Musharraf bifurcated the district, forming a new district called Qamber and Shahdadkot, with two towns of Qambar Khan and Shahdadkot.

Shrine of Bhutto family – Garhi Khuda Bakhsh -Larkana

Larkana is also home town and prime castle of PPP where PPP pocketed all four seats of united Larkana in 2002 and two seats of Larkana in 2008. And with all negative fame of PPP government district is strong hold of PPP and there is no significant opposition present in district which can actually defeat PPP in elections.

Veteran politician Mumtaz Bhutto, ex- chief Minister of Sindh and cousin of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto recently merged his party in PML-N but he do not have significant vote bank in district. The other important anto PPP politician is Altaf unner who lost in 2002 elections with margin of few hundred votes to PPP candidate on ticket of PML-Q.

 

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA-204  Larkana– i    Larkana Talluqa, Parts of Dokri Talluqa (Bhangni Kalhora, Sheikh Fojo)    

NA-205  Larkana- ii    Dokri Talluqa, Warah Talluqah

 

Notable Politicians:

  • Shahid Hussain Bhutto
  • Ghanwa Bhutto
  • Mumtaz Bhutto
  • Amir Bukhsh Bhutto
  • Nazir Ahmed Baghio
  • Altaf Hussain Unnar
  • Ghulam Sarwar Khan Siyal
  • Nisar Ahmed Khoro
  • Aziz Ahmed Jatoi
  • Abdul Ghaffar Barohi
  • Najm ud Din Abro
  • Burhan Chandio