Shahdadpur (Sindhi: شهدادپور)is a city in Sindh, a province of Pakistan. It is located at 27°51'N and 67°64'E. The historical city of al-Mansura is situated about 19 km south-east of Shahdadpur. The shrines of Sohni and Mehinwal, 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 centre 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) immortalised their love through his poetry particularly in the context of passion and affection.
In a recent study Dr.N.A.Baluch,an eminent historian, scholar and former Vice-Chancellor of Sindh University has proved that Mir Shahdad Khan Son Of Rasheed khan they People Call Khan sahab founded Shahdadpur during the years 1125A.H.-1128A.H (1713-1715). In an 1116A.H (1704) document Mir Shahdad Khan is 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 populace by ridding the region of dacoits (thieves). He established new norms for the sharing of produce between the owners and tillers. Mir Shahdad Khan had old canals and waterways renovated and also extended them. He had new canals dug as well and that was how he established the new settlement of Shahdadpur.
City and people
People living in Shahdadpur belong to different races and communities such as Unar,Bughio, 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, Quershi,Zardari and many sindhi communities. The people living in the city are Sindhi 55% speaking and Urdu Speaking & Punjabi Speaking are 40% and other 5% and different languages while the huge number of sindhi and Pashto speaking live in the villages near to the city. The huge number of Punjabi speakers also lives in the nearby villages.shahdadpur population is 24,35800
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