Social Aspect of Thar Coal Field Area of Tharparkar District in Sindh Province of Pakistan

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Zahid H. Channa
Erum Khushnood Zahid Shaikh
Mehwish Bhutto


The research paper significantly highlights the social perspective of Thar Desert of Pakistan. The study conducted in Tharparkar district of Sindh province of Pakistan which accounted more than 99% of area in Thar Desert of Pakistan. However, the richest social aspect of this area is exemplary peace religious harmony and patriotism. On the contrary, the uncertain conditions in the area of Thar Desert caused a substantial number (11%) of local people seasonally get migration to barrage areas every year. Study reveals, the life of Thar Desert depends on monsoon rain. Hence, more than 73 percent of the people’s livelihood dependent upon the rain fed agriculture and livestock rearing.

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