Coordinates: 25°55′22″N 68°37′14″E / 25.92278°N 68.62056°E / 25.92278; 68.62056Coordinates: 25°55′22″N 68°37′14″E / 25.92278°N 68.62056°E / 25.92278; 68.62056
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh

Shahdadpur (Sindhi: شهدادپور) is a city in Sindh, a province of Pakistan.[1] The historical city of al-Mansura is situated about 19 km south-east of Shahdadpur. The shrines of Sohni and Mahiwal, from the Sohni Mahiwal story, are located in and near to the city. The shrine of Sohni is near to the city whilst that of Mehinwal is in the center of the city. Shahdadpur has four union councils. It is one of the major cities of district Sanghar. Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (whose shrine is about 10 km from Shahdadpur in Bhit Shah) immortalized their love through his poetry particularly in the context of passion and affection. Number of famous Sindhi poets including Muhammad Dawood Bhutto "Daadan" belonged to the city. Kandero Khan Memon was President of TANGA ASSOCIATION Shahdadpur.[2] Shahdadpur is also famous for the Police Training Centre PTC. The city is located at 27°51'N and 67°64'E


In a recent study of Dr. N.A.Baloch, former Vice-Chancellor of Sindh University proved that Mir Shahdad Khan, son Of Rasheed Khan, founded Shahdadpur during the years 1125A.H.-1128A.H (1713-1715). In 1116A.H (1704) Mir Shahdad Khan was referred to as "Riffat Panah", meaning "His Eminence". The document shows that Mir Shahdad Khan not only had barren lands cultivated but also provided security to the people by ridding the region of criminals. He established new norms for sharing produce between the owners and tillers. Khan had old canals and waterways renovated and extended. He also dug new canal which effectively established the settlement..[3]

City and people

Ethnicities in Shahdadpur include Solangi, Bhutto, Mughal, Unar, Bughio, kashmiri ,Rind, Laghari, Khaskheli, "Chohan", Nizamani Talpur, Wassan, Abbasi, Soomro, Pathan, Chandio, Dal, Sand, Lakha, Abra, Detha, Khosa, Surhia, Sarhandi Pir, Sindh, Memon, Dahri, Jamali, Brohi, Magsi, Arain, Lashari, Rajput, Syed, Quershi, Zardari and many Sindhi & Punjabi communities.

Among the people living in the city, 40% natively speak Sindhi, 50% Urdu and Punjabi, and the other 10% speak a different language. A significant number of Punjabi speakers also live in nearby villages. Shahdadpur and many more Hindus live in places such as Deewan, Rajwani, Sajwani, Bheel, Menghwar, Mehraj since 1947. While most of the inhibitants are Muslims, 30% are Hindus with 5% Christians, who are also city residents Population: 455,800.

Schools and colleges

Shahdadpur is known for good quality education throughout it's region. The city calls some expert in subject teachers from nearby as well as farther cities to facilitate the students.


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