Sukkur is the 14th largest city of Pakistan and the third largest city of Sindh province.
Situated on the west bank of Indus River, modern day Sukkur was built by the British general Sir Charles Napier in the 1840s. The Sukkur Barrage is nothing short of an engineering marvel. The 5,000 feet long barrage was completed in 1932, irrigating more than 10 million acres through its seven canals. The construction of the Sukkur Barrage acclaimed a new era of prosperity in Sindh after which, a number of Punjabi, Balochi and Pathan migrants settled in interior Sindh. The Indus River dolphin, which is locally known as Bhulan, is found here and is one of the rarest freshwater dolphin species on the earth. Navigation and hunting under water is entirely different when done through echolocation. This characteristic makes the blind dolphin distinctive from other dolphin species.