Indus Valley Plain

The Indus Valley Plain is a flat landform in Pakistan, built up over centuries by sediment.It uses many resources from theIndus river. Most of it is in the Punjab province.[1]

Satellite image of the Indus River basin

The plain is the western part of the Northern Plain in Pakistan formed by the Indus River and its tributaries.[1] It 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 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 1990. World Geomorphology Cambridge University Press, p159.
  2. K.R. Krishna 2015. Agricultural Prairies: Natural Resources and Crop Productivity. Boca Raton, FL: Apple Academic Press, p368.