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Pakistan has a distinct architecture which is an blend of Islamic and oriental components, Mughal architecture can be regarded as the basic template of traditional Pakistani architecture. Although contemporary style is also prevalent.

Lansdowne Bridge Sukkur

The Lansdowne Bridge Rohri is a former railway bridge over theIndus River in Sindh Pakistan. A marvel of 19th-century engineering, the ‘longest ‘rigid’ girder bridge in the world’ at that time, it was begun in 1887. It was designed by Alexander Meadows; the girder work, weighing a massive 3,300 tons, was manufactured in London by the firm of Westwood Baillie and… read more »

Ayyub Bridge Sukkur

Ayub Bridge or Ayyub Arch is a railway bridge over the river Indus between Rohri and Sukkur in Sindh province, Pakistan. The foundation stone of this steel arch bridge was laid on 9 December 1960 and inaugurated by President Muhammad Ayyub Khan on 6 May 1962. The consulting engineer was David B. Steinman. The Ayub Bridge became the world’s third… read more »

Sukkur Barrage

The Barrage was built during the British Raj from 1923 to 1932 and named Lloyd Barrage. It was constructed under the overall direction of Charlton Harrison CIE. On its completion it was opened by the Viceroy of India, Lord Wellington. The scheme had been launched by the Governor of Bombay, Sir Lloyd (later known as Lord Lloyd) and… read more »


Sukkur , formerly Aror and Bakhar, is the 14th largest city of Pakistan and third largest city of Sindh province, situated on the west bank of river Indus in Pakistan in Sukkur district. However, the word Sakhar in Sindhi means “superior”, which the spelling of the city’s name in Sindhi suggests is the origin of the name. It was… read more »