KFC opens in Larkana (Station road Larkana)
The largest food chain opened up its franchise in
Larkana with modern building and complete menu available
A feature about the parks in Larkana was printed in
The Daily Ibrat Hyderabad on 5th May, 1998. A sumary of that is given
Before independence, Assistant Commissioner of Larkana
Sgt. Clair Ford took personal interest in the beautification of the
city. Because of his efforts, at the end of the 19th century, Larkana
was called the 'City of Gardens'. At the bank of old Ghar Canal, there
was 'Gayan Bagh'. In 1980 Gayan Bgh was renamed 'Bagh-e-Zulfiqar'. The
near by residents and other influential people of the are, with the
co-operation of corrupt Municipal Administration, made illegal
constructions on park area. A large portion of this park was obtained
by a well known personality of the area for residential purpose. The
beauty of the park is badly affected.
Another historic park existed along the Bandar Road.
In 1918 during Western World War, the Municipal Administrator A.G. Blaus
(spelling not confirmed, as translated from Sindhi), who was also the
Deputy Commissioner, built a clock tower in the center of the park.
Then the park was known as 'Blaus Garden'. In 1963, fire erupted in
Shahi Bazar; hundreds of shops were burnt. At that time J.F. Kennedy
Market was built over Blaus Garden by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Affected
shopkeepers were shifted to the new market. The walls of clock tower
with the foundation stone still exist there; the place is a den of
heroin addicts now. 'Nawan Tak Bagh' also has historic importance in
Larkana. LMC and Health Club takes care of this park but encroachments
are reported here also. There was 'Rani Bagh' (Zoo) near Jalus Bazar
(possibly Jewels Bazar), but now there is Sabzi Mandi. There was
another park 'Riyali Bagh' near Civil Hospital Residential Colony.
Another park was in Qafila Sirai which had great historic importance but
LMC sold it, there is no trace of it now. 'Jinnah Bagh' is also very
important park of Larkana.
The Daily Ibrat, 5th May, 1998
The cinemas have the facility to serve as theaters.
Pakistan National Center also has the facility. Sometimes parks are
also used as open air theaters.
Important Play Grounds
Peoples Stadium and Gymkhana
Pilot School Play Ground
Municipal School Play Ground
Degree College Play Ground
This club has the facilities of a Squash Court,
Badminton Court, and Gymkhana.
Sports Complex in Sachal Sarmast Colony
It could not be known what facilities are available in