—  City  —
Nawab Shah
Nawabshah is located in Sindh
Coordinates: 26°09′N 68°15′E / 26.15°N 68.25°E / 26.15; 68.25
Country  Pakistan
Province Flag of Sindh Province.png Sindh
District Shaheed Benazirabad
 - Deputy commissioner Jamal Mustafa Sayed
 - Total 4,239 km2 (1,636.7 sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Talukas 4
Number of Union councils 51

Nawabshah (Urdu, Sindhi: نوابشاہ), or Shaheed Benazirabad, is a district in the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is headquarter of Shaheed Benazir Abad District (formerly Nawabshah District). It has a population of 1,135,131.[1][2]



By road it is a 4 hours drive from Karachi to National Highway, Sakrand along the left bank of River Indus near Sakrand Taluka, Pakistan.


Nawabshah formerly formed part of Sukkur division. Deputy commissioner is responsible for overall administration of the District. Furthermore Nawabshah is sub-divided into 4 Talukas from the administrative point of view.

  1. Nawabashah
  2. Sakrand
  3. Daur
  4. Daulatpur
  5. Kazi Ahmed

Area and Population

Area 4,239 Square KM
Population 11,35,131
Male 5,99,275
Female 5,35,856
Literacy rate(male/female) 34.13%
Population (below 15 Years) 45%
Population (between 15-65 Years) 52.2%
Population (above 65 Years) 2.8%
Population Growth Rate 3.09%



Nawabshah is famous for sugarcane Mango and banana production. The climate is usually very hot and dry, with summer temperatures soaring as high as 53 degrees Celsius. Winters start late, around mid-November, lasting to around mid-February, with night-time temperatures often reaching 4 degrees Celsius. Temperatures below zero are very rare. The city is one of Pakistan's hottest areas.


The highest temperatures each year in Pakistan, typically rising to above 50 °C (122 °F), are usually recorded in Nawabshah District and Sibbi from May to August. The climate is generally dry and hot, but sometimes the temperature falls to 0 °C (32 °F). On January 7, 2011 temperatures dropped to 4 °C (39 °F) in the city.[4]

Azadari in Nawabshah

Nawabshah have a great population of Akhbari Shia Muslims . The oldest and central Imambargah is Imambargah Murtazvi sited at Mohni Bazar Nawabshah . Every year all Shia procession with a giant group of Shia followers are start procession on the street from Mohni Bazar Imambargah Murtazvi to Imambargah ( Isrepura) , Hussainia Sajjadia Imambargah ( Jam Saheb Road ) and return to start point Murtazvi Imambargah Nawabshah.((cn}}

Main Imambargah's of Nawabshah

  • Markazi Murtazvi Imambargah - Mohni Bazar - Owned by Faqeer Syed Nasir Hussain
  • Hussainia Sajjadia Imambargah - Jam Saheb Road - Owned by Syed Kazim Raza
  • Mabdah-ul-Uloom Imambargah - Isrepura - Owned by Syed Shakir Shah

Matami Anjuman's

  • Sangat Dar-e-Zahra
  • Sangat Bawa Buddu Shah
  • Sangat Wafa-e-Abbass





The mausoleum of Thul Mir Rukun is historical and archeological tomb is situated at 15 kilometers away from Daulatpur (Town). A road from Kazi Ahmed Town via Pabjo village leads to Thul Rukan to reach this thousand years old archeological construction. The height of this tomb is 60 feet from ground level. Mr. Henry Cusin, the British Archeologist writes in his book "Sindh's Archeology" (Sindhi Translation "Sindh Ja Qadeem Aasaar" by Ata Muhammad Bhambro) that the bricks used in the construction of this tomb were made and prepared of Budhist Rulers' period. The line painting for the birth of Gaotam Budh was shown on the bricks clearly which are preserved and kept by the Sindh Archeological Department. He writes that the ornaments and small effigies and statues were also found when the ground was dug around the tomb. Chaheen Jo Daro is historical and archaeological pleas it is near village Jamalkeerio Rohri canal.


a) Railway

(i) Main Railway line, Lahore to Karachi.

(ii) Meter Gauge Line, Nawabshah to Mirpurkhas.

(iii) Feeder Lines, Padidan, Mahrabpur,

via Tharushah to Sakrand Nawabshah and Sakrand to Tando Adam Via Hala (entire lines abundant).

b) Roads.

(i) N-5 National Highway passing through Sakrand and Daulatpur Talukas.

(ii) Nawabshah Sakrand Road.

(iii) Nawabshah Kazi Ahmed Road.

(iv) Nawabshah—Sanghar Road.

(v) Nawabshah Kumb via Bandhi and Daur.

(vi) Nawabshah 60th Mile and Military Chaks.

(vii) Nawabshah Jam Sahib.

(viii) Desert area road, Jam Sahib - Preetamabad District Sanghar.

(ix) Moro Bandhi Road.

(x) Other link roads connecting Taluka / District Head Quarters and others town.

c) Airway. Nawabshah is connected to others parts of the country as well the rest of the world through airways too. Nawabshah Airport serves the purpose. Nawabshah Airport is based on Old (RAF) Royal Air Force WW2 base which is currently being used for commuter flights by PIA and other local airline services. It is also an alternate to Karachi International Airport. It provides sending facilities for aircraft at this Airport in case of necessary or diversion. Nowadays you can also book local flights from Nawabshah, to Islamabad and Karachi.


(i) Habib Sugar Mills Ltd Nawabshah
(ii) Chemi Visco Lint Cotton Factory NawabshahChemi Visco

There are various educational institutions in the city, these include:

  1. Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Nawabshah [QUEST]
  2. Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences (former Peoples Medical College for Girls, Nawabshah)
  3. The City School, Senior Branch, Society Nawabshah
  4. Govt. Habib College of Technology, Nawabshah
  5. Govt. Degree (Boys) College, Nawabshah
  6. Govt. Degree (Girls) College, Nawabshah
  7. Govt. Sachal Sarmast College, Nawabshah
  8. Govt. Shaheen Vocational Institute Nawabshah ( for boys technical training in Electrics , Mechanical and Auto Mechanic skills)
  9. Govt. Science College, Sakrand
  10. Mono Technical Institute, Sakrand
  11. Agriculture Training Institute, Sakrand
  12. Govt. College, Daur
  13. SZABIST College, Nawabshah
  14. Keep Straight Academy of English Language, Nawabshah
  15. Rangers Public School & College, Nawabshah
  16. Crown College of Commerce, Nawabshah
  17. IMPERIAL Science College Sakrand Road Nawabshah
  18. Noor Eastern Collegiate, Nawabshah
  19. Provincial Institute for Teachers Education
  20. Women Vocational Institute
  21. Govt. Technical College
  22. Govt. Municipal Higher Secondary School (Providing Secondary School Education)
  23. Govt. Naya Madarsa High School, Nawabshah
  24. British English Language Centre, Nawabshah
  25. Faraz Model High School Nawabshah
  26. The Educators School
  27. Air Foundation Public School
  28. Gulshan Public High School
  29. Quiad e Awam University High School


Nawabshah has a stadium called Bilawal Sports Stadium For National Level Cricket Matches. Nearly all domestic first class matches are held at this stadium.[citation needed] keep straight academy of English language near Shoaib Medical Centre Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University.


The H.M KHOJA Annual Flower Show was introduced by H.M Khoja in the year 1954 at Khoja Garden. The event is celebrated for 3 to 4 days. The event was first organised under the chairship of Madem Faryal Talpur in first tenure Of district Nazim Nawabshah and was organised By Khalid hussain Channa Distt: Naib Nazim e Ala'a ,and D.C.O Nawabshah.

Major educational institutions

  • Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences.
  • Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Sciences & Technology
  • The City School, Senior Branch, Nawabshah
  • Government Habib College of Technology,
  • Vocational Institute
  • Provincial Institute of Teachers Education
  • Bilawal Institute of Historical and Research


Dalel Dero Fort
By Rakaposhi Hiking Club
  • Nawabshah Press Club
  • Nawabshah Disability Forum
  • Rakaposhi Hiking Club
  • Rotary Club
  • Help Welfare Organization (HWO)
  • Services for Mankind Organization SMO
  • Sachal Sarmast Special Education
  • Shah Sachal Sami Welfare Association
  • Sindhica Reforms Society
  • Hari Welfare Association
  • Public Welfare Society Sindh
  • Al-Ajal Scout NawabShah
  • Society for Education Promotion & Rural Support SEPRS
  • Nawabshah Youth Organization (NYO)
  • WWF-PAK Indus for All
  • [[Thallaseamia Child Care Center NawabshahThallaseamia Child Care Center Nawabshah - Facebook page]] (TCC)

Political personalities


External links

Coordinates: 26°15′N 68°25′E / 26.25°N 68.417°E / 26.25; 68.417

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