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One of the four talukas (sub-districts) of Shikarpur, Garhi Yasin is of great political and historical significance to Pakistan. On 1 June 1977 the old Shikarpur subdivision, consisting of the two talukas of Shikarpur and Garhiyasin, was separated from Sukkur District, and a new District Shikarpur was created and attached to Larkana Division.
Garhi Yasin is a town located in the north of Sindh province of Pakistan. It is the second largest town of the district Shikarpur, having population of more than 14,000. Garhi Yasin is situated on the right bank of River Indus. Garhi Yasin region has always been an important because of proximity with the Shikarpur, a place that commanded the trade route through the Bolan Pass, and its merchants had dealings with many towns in Central Asia.
Garhi Yasin taluka comprises two main towns Dakhan,Madeji and some main villages |jawabpur chandio]]Ali khan wasul, Bagirra juneja,Odha,marfani,kakepota,Jakhraa,Haji Rohelo Khan Jaffri, Bado and Jado khan Kalhoro.Garhi Yasin has produced remarkable Politicians, Civil Servants, Like Agha Siraj Khan Durrani the Speaker of Sindh assembly and Agha Rafique Khan Durrani former chief justice of sharia law.
The town is named after its founder Yasin Khan Pathan. Sindhi is the common language of the people in this region. The population of the town is, mainly Brohi Mangi, Kalhora, Mughal, Seelro, Jaffri,, Wadhio, Chandio, Memon, Hindu, Soomra, Shaikh, khakhrani, Syed, Mirani, Qazi, Bhutta, Lashari, Bhatti, Mahar, Jakhro, Kakepota, Arain, Mangi, and Bhayo Tribe. With the Durrani tribe being one of the strongest both politically and by land. After the independence from British India, Many Hindu and Sikh clans migrated to India. There also Hindus settled in Garhi Yasin.
The town has a Higher Secondary School and three High Schools, several primary schools, a Mono Technique School and Qazi Habibullah High School, number of vocational Schools (such as typing, commercial, computer etc.).
A considerable part of the area is irrigated. Major productions of the area are rice, wheat and pulses beside Maize, sugarcane, vegetables fruits etc.
It has a small market and manufactures of handicrafts, metal ware, furniture, bricks and pottery. Hand-loom weaving of the area used to be very popular.
It is chiefly alluvial plain. The lands are greatly suffered after construction of barrage at Sukkur and being rapidly converted into salt lands (Kalar).Waterlogging and salinity is major problem of Garhi Yasin.
The climate is hot, dry and enervating.Winter in mild and is best time to visit this Town.