Mehar Taluka

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Mehar
Tehsil
Country  Pakistan
Province Sindh
District Dadu District
Government
 • MPA Fayaz Ali Butt
 • MNA Imran Zafar Laghari
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Union Councils 18

Mehar Taluka (Sindhi: ميهڙ‎ ,Urdu: میہڑ‎) is an administrative subdivision (taluka) of Dadu District in the Sindh province of Pakistan.[1]

History[edit]

Mehar Taluka was a subdivision of Dadu District during British rule with the town of Mehar as the headquarters. The taluka, along with the rest of Sindh, was for a time was part of the Bombay Presidency of British India.

The Imperial Gazetteer of India, written over a century ago during British rule, describes the taluka as follows:[2]

"Mehar.- Tāluka of Lārkāna District, Sindh, Bombay, lying between 27`10`44.23"N 67`49`25.34"E elev 162ft, with an area of 328 square miles. The population in 1901 was 58,434, compared with 48,320 in 1891. The tāluka contains 64 villages, of which Mehar is the headquarters. The density, 178 persons per square mile, greatly exceeds the District average. The land revenue and cesses in 1903-4 amounted to 2.8 lakhs. The tāluka is irrigated by the Western Nāra and one of its feeders, the stable crop is jowār and rice. Prior to the floods of 1874 Mehar was fertile, but the water has now become brackish and all gardens have perished. Cultivation near the hills on the west depends entirely on rainfall."

Administrative divisions[edit]

Mehar (Sindhi: ميهڙ‎) Taluka is administratively subdivided into 15 Union Councils.[1]

Union Councils[edit]

  1. Mehar
  2. Balishah(including Village Kothi Khokhar)
  3. Bothro
  4. Baledai
  5. Betto
  6. Faridabad
  7. Gahi Mahessar
  8. Kolachi
  9. Khan Jo Goth
  10. Mandwani
  11. Nau Goth
  12. Qazi Aarif
  13. Radhan
  14. Shah Panjo
  15. Tharari Mohabat
  16. Sobho Khan Magsi
  17. Thohro Chandio

Locality[edit]

Mehar is a town in Dadu District. It is administrated by the Government of Sindh. It is divided in 15 Union Councils. The politics of the area mostly remains in the hands of feudal families of Jatois and Mahesars. It is the hometown of Former Chief Minister of Sindh Liaquat Ali Jatoi

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