Shahpur Chakar

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Shahpur chakar is one of the antique city of district Sanghar in province of Sindh, This time worn city is historically eminent because of famous site called tomb of chakar, its ancient and notable civilians belonged to the tribe of "SHAH" consequently this is a palpable reason that this town is pronounced as "SHAHPUR". The word Shahpur comes from an iranian language which means "Virile, Dynamic and resourceful man who possesses a certain charm of which is entirely conscious". The name Shahpur was given to the city cause of religious glimpse within this town because of four renowned saints who came to this town and laid down its historic foundation, consequently this is an evident reason that its four colonies are specified on the names of these mystic saints.small town of shahpur chakar gained an illustrious popularity because of the great and brave warrior of the time Mir Chakar Talpur son of Mir Shahdad Talpur to honour him formerly this historic and ancient town is specified as city of Shahpur Chakar.

Shahpur Chakar is a small city near the city of Shahdadpur in the Sanghar District of Sindh province, Pakistan. It is located at an altitude of 17 m (56 ft).[1] The city named after Mir Chakar Talpur, the son of Mir Shahdad Talpur. Former Member National Assembly of Pakistan Muhammad Usman Khan Noori. Former Minister and Ambassador to Kenya Abdul Qadir Sanjrani and current Member of Senate of Pakistan Senator Aajiz Dhamrah are also from Shahpur Chakar

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

Shahpur Chakar is in Mirpur Khas Division, Sanghar (district), Taluka Shahdadpur; it is situated between the Nawabshah and Sanghar, 30 km (19 mi) away from each city. The population of Shahpur Chakar is over 50,000 approximately. There are over 100 communities living in Shahpur Chakar and surrounding small villages (called "Goth"s in Sindhi).

Places[edit]

Shahpur Chakar is home to Mir Shahdad Jo Qubo, a historical graveyard in the northwest of the city, containing the graves of the 12th century military commanders Mir Shahdad Khan Talpur and Mir Chakar Khan Talpur and their families

Education[edit]

There are two Higher Secondary Schools in Shahpur Chakar, one each for boys and girls, two girls primary schools, two co-educational primary schools and many private English-medium schools.Muslim Modrem, Paragon School, Iram public School. Majority of peoples is educated. Approx 78% of population is Graduate and above. The City produced many professionals i.e Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers and Teachers etc.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Shahpur Chakar totally depends on agriculture, the main products are cotton, wheat, banana and mango. Public Service is also a major part of economy.

Transport[edit]

There was a train service from Nawabshah to Mirpur Khas via Shahpur Chakar which is no longer in operation but a plan to reactivate this service soon has been announced named Raja Mail and other one historical transport was Baba Gulsher Transport Service. There is an air-conditioned coach service (Javed Saleem Coach Service) to and from Hyderabad, Tando Adam and Shahdadpur twice a day and minibus services are available to and from Nawabshah and Sanghar; for transport within the city, there are auto-rickshaws.

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