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Indus Valley Plains of Pakistan

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Satellite image of the Indus River basin

The Indus valley Plain is a flat landform in Pakistan, built up over centuries by sediment. Most of it lies within the PUNJAB province.[1] The plain is the western part of the Northern Plain in Pakistan formed by the Indus River and its tributaries.[1] The plain is extensively farmed for wheat, rice sugarcane and Cotton.[2] The high plain of the Indus Plain is also called Pothohar Plateau and is located near the foothills of Himalayas (e.g. Margalla Hills). The deserts located in the Indus plain of Pakistan are Thal desert, Indus Valley desert, Thar Desert and Cholistan desert.


  1. 1.0 1.1 E. M. Bridges, World Geomorphology (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990), p. 159
  2. K. R. Krishna, Agricultural Prairies: Natural Resources and Crop Productivity (Boca Raton, FL: Apple Academic Press, Inc., 2015), p. 368