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Sheikhupura (Urdu: شَيخُوپُورہ) (Punjabi: شیخاپورا) is an industrial city and capital of Sheikhupura District in the province of Punjab about 35 km northwest of Lahore in Pakistan. It is the 16th largest city of pakistan. It is commonly known locally as Qila Sheikhupura, because of the fort (Urdu: qila) in the city, constructed by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. The name of the town and its fort was changed by him to Sheikhupura from earlier Virkgarh, deriving from a nickname of Jahangir, who was known as Sheikhu by his father Akbar the Great. The city is the headquarters of Sheikhupura District.
Education in Sheikhupura
- University of Central Punjab Shiekhupura campus
- University of South Asia Sheikhupura Campus
- Virtual University of Pakistan Campus (pskp01) Shami road near Nadra office
- Govt. Post Graduate College For Boys
- Govt Post Graduate College For Women
- Govt Peer Bahar Shah College For Women
Sheikhupura Stadium is a stadium in Sheikhpura. The stadium holds 15,000 spectators and hosted its first test match in 1996.
- Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, born in Sheikhupura, went on to achieve international success playing for the Pakistan National Cricket Team, representing in One Day Internationals, Tests and T20s.
- Saeed Anwar played three Olympics for Pakistan hockey team.
- Anjum Saeed played one Olympics for Pakistan hockey team.
- Aaqib Javed played as fast bowler for Pakistan cricket team. He represented the national team in One Day Internationals and Tests.
- Mohammad Asif a right arm medium fast bowler in cricket.