Rivers in Pakistan
Population density of Pakistan 2017.The Population of Pakistan is Concentrated mainly around the Indus River and its tributaries.

This is a list of rivers wholly or partly in Pakistan, organised geographically by river basin, from west to east. Tributaries are listed from the mouth to the source. The longest and the largest river in Pakistan is the Indus River. Around two-thirds of water supplied for irrigation and in homes come from the Indus and its associated rivers.[1]

Flowing into the Arabian Sea

Some of these rivers flow only during the rainy season, so for part of the year the water may or may not reach the sea.

Indus River basin

Tributary river of River Indus; flows from Tangir Valley District Diamer down to the river Indus with Karakuram Highway.

Flowing into endorheic basins


Sistan Basin

Indus Plains

Thar Desert

Tarim Basin

Ancient rivers


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  2. ^ Oldham, R. D. (1893). "The Saraswati and the Lost River of the Indian Desert". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society: 49–76.
  3. ^ Agarwal, Vishal (2003). "A Reply to Michael Witzel's 'Ein Fremdling im Rgveda'" (PDF). Journal of Indo-European Studies. 31 (1–2): 107–185. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 May 2018. It may be noted that the Nara is still called the Sarasvati by rural Sindhis and its dried up delta in Kutch is still regarded as that of Sarasvati by the locals.
  4. ^ "Dams And Rivers of Pakistan Mcqs". 2023-07-07. Retrieved 2024-04-11.