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Sukkur.

Sukkur (Urdu:سکھر, Sindhi:سکر) is the third largest city of Sindh province, situated on the west bank of Indus River (Pakistan) in Sukkur District. Sukkur (read as Suck-khar, or sometime Sukhar) is a local variant of Arabic word Saqar which means intense. In the 10th century when Arabs invaded Sukkur (Sindh), they found extreme (hot and cold) climate, and called it Saqar. Sukkur is given a title of Darya Dino درياءَ ڏنو (means the gift of river), as without the Indus this would be like Egypt deprived of Nile.

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Taken on March 1, 2008