Nawabshah (City)

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In order to provide adequate opportunity of engineering education to the people belonging to the interior of Sindh province, the Sindh University Engineering College Jamshoro was established in 1963 as a constituent college of the University of Sindh. According to the education policy of 1972, it was decided by the government to upgrade the college to the level of University of Engineering & Technology after shifting it to Nawabshah. Consequently, the 1st year classes were started at Nawabshah in February 1974.[1] www.quest - edu.pk Nawabshah (Sindhi:  نوابشاهه) is a city in the Shaheed Benazir Abad District of Sindh province, Pakistan. It is the headquarters of the Shaheed Benazir Abad District and has a population of 1,135,131.[2] Sindh - gov.pk [3] World - gazetteer.com

Title Description
Information
Location: Pakistan
In Urdu : نواب شاه
City Council: Municipal Committee
Type: City in the Shaheed Benazir Abad District
Local Language Name: Sindhi
Province: Sindh
Coordinates : 26.15°N 68.25°E
District: Shaheed Benazir Abad District
Region: Sindh
Union councils: 51
Language
Official Language: Urdu
Native Language: Sindhi
Other Languages: Urdu,Sindhi,English
Government
Government Type: Municipal Committee
District Administrator: (Deputy Director Admin&Fin)
District Coordination Officer: Ghullam Rasool Zardari
Area
Total Area: 4,239 km2 (1,637 sq mi)
Population
Density: 240/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone
Time zone: PST (UTC+5)
Codes
Postal code: 67450
Dialing code: 244
Vehicle registration: Three letters beginning with N and random four numbers


About

Nawabshah

Nawabshah

History

Nawabshah

Nawabshah

Nawabshah an industrial & agricultural city is situated in center of Sindh province.It is established in 1912 A.D this District derives its name from the name of a person Nawabshah who belonged to the noble Syed family of this area. Before 1912 It was the smallest & infamiliar town & a part of district Hyderabad.Its first deputy commissioner was Mr.Hamid Ali Khan & first supperedent police was P.M.Stewart.[4] apnanawabshah - 8k.com NAwabshah District is located in the heart of Sindh province so it is called "the heart of Sindh" .In 1980, the Government decided to shift the seat of University to Jamshoro and the campus at Nawabshah, was declared as constituent college of Mehran University; renamed Mehran University College of Engineering and Technology (MUCET), Nawabshah. On 7th August 1996, MUCET was upgraded to the level of University through an Ordinance and latter an Act of Sindh Assembly and named as Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology (QUEST), Nawabshah. QUEST is accredited with Higher Education Commission and Pakistan Engineering Council. [5] History - edu.pk

Geography of Nawabshah

Nawabshah an industrial & agricultural city

Nawabshah an industrial & agricultural city

Nawabshah is roughly the geographical hub of Sindh  Geography of Nawabshah province of country Pakistan. By road it is four hours’ drive from the country’s greatest city and commercial capital of city Karachi on the National Highway N-5, roughly 50 km from left bank of River Indus. The central geographical site of the city makes it a huge train and road transportation hub in the province. It was developed by the British Government in the year 1913.[6] Geography of Nawabshah 

Demographics

Religions
  • Islam  96.53% 
  • Hinduism  2.88% 
  • Christianity  0.33% 
  • Ahmaddiya  0.23% 
  • Others  0.03% 

Languages

  • Sindhi  79.25% 
  • Urdu  8.72% (concentrated in the urban centers, where Urdu 
  • speakers represent 30.83% of the population) 
  • Punjabi  7.90% 
  • Balochi  1.82% 
  • Seraiki  0.88% 
  • Pashto  0.52% 
  • Others  0.90%

Crops Fruits

Nawabshah's map

Nawabshah's map

Main Cash Crops are:
  • Wheat
  • Sugercane
  • Cotton
  • Banana
Some fruits and vegetables are also cultivated here like
  • Mango
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Tamotoes
  • Onions etc…

Climate

Nawabshah

Nawabshah

The city is considered one of the hottest cities in Pakistan, with summer temperatures soaring as high as 53 °C. Temperatures above 45 °C are fairly common during late May and early June of the year. Winters start late, around mid-November, lasting to around mid-February, with night-time temperatures often reaching 4 °C, and temperatures below 0 occurring two or three times on average in January.The highest temperatures each year in Pakistan, typically rising to above 50 °C (122 °F), are usually recorded in Nawabshah District and Sibi 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 (25 °F) in the city.[7] multimedia -   Dawn.Com

Agriculture

Nawabshah is roughly the geographical hub of Sindh

Nawabshah is roughly the geographical hub of Sindh

The city of Nawabshah is set in a lush agricultural region. The city is famous for its sugarcane, mango,Kappas and banana production. Nawabshah and its surrounding area produce a significant portion of the total banana production of Pakistan.awabshah an industrial & agricultural city is situated in center of Sindh province.It is established in 1912 A.D this District derives its name from the name of a person Nawabshah who belonged to the noble Syed family of this area. Before 1912 It was the smallest & infamiliar town & a part of district Hyderabad.Its first deputy commissioner was Mr.Hamid Ali Khan & first supperedent police was P.M.Stewart.[8] agricultural - 8k.com

Transportation

Nawabshah

Nawabshah

Railway

Nawabshah is a railway junction for:
  • Main Railway line, Lahore to Karachi
  • Metre Gauge Line, Nawabshah to Jam Saheb & Mirpurkhas
  • Feeder Lines, Padidan, Mahrabpur via Tharushah to Sakrand Nawabshah and Sakrand to Tando Adam via Hala (entire line abandoned/disused)

Airport

Nawabshah Airport (IATA: WNS, ICAO: OPNH) is an airport located about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of Nawabshah, a city in the Pakistani province of Sindh. It has one runway, which has a length of 2,743 metres (8,999 ft). Built by the British Raj, Nawabshah Airport does not handle any scheduled passenger flights, but it has been used as a diversion airport. It is also used by the Pakistan Air Force.Nawabshah Airport is centered on the old (RAF) Royal Air Force World War II base, which is currently being used for commercial flights by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Air Blue, Shaheen Air and other local airline services. It is also an alternative to Karachi International Airport. Nowadays local flights can also be booked from Nawabshah to Jacobabad, Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi.[9] Airport - History

Roads

  • N-5 National Highway passing through Sakrand and Daulatpur Talukas
  • Nawabshah Sakrand Road
  • Nawabshah Kazi Ahmed Road
  • Nawabshah Kumb (Mehran Highway) via Bandhi and Daur
  • Nawabshah 60th Mile and Military Chaks
  • Nawabshah Jam Sahib
  • Desert area road, Jam Sahib  Preetamabad District Sanghar
  • Moro Bandhi Road
  • Other link roads connecting Taluka / District Headquarters and others town
  • Nawabshah Khadar road via Mian Shora

Others

Nawabshah District is located in the heart of Sindh province

Nawabshah District is located in the heart of Sindh province

Festival

The H.M KHOJA Annual Flower Show was introduced by H.M Khoja in 1954 at Khoja Garden. The event is celebrated for 3 to 4 days. It was first organized under the chairmanship of Madam Faryal Talpur in the first tenure of district Nazim Nawabshah and was organized by Khalid Hussain Channa Distt: Naib Nazim e Ala'a, and D.C.O. Nawabshah Abdul Razaque Qureshi. It was also organised under the social, educational writer and worker Mr. Muhammad Saleh Billoo when he restarted the Annual Flower Show from February 1988.

Education

There are various educational institutions in the city, these include:
  • Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology
  • Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Sakrand [10] sbbuvas - edu.pk
  • The City School, Senior Branch, Society Nawabshah
  • Govt. Degree (Boys) College, Nawabshah
  • Govt. Degree (Girls) College, Nawabshah
  • Govt. Islamia Girls higher secondary school Nawabshah
  • SZABIST College, Nawabshah
  • Rangers Public School & College, Nawabshah
  • Nawabshah Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Nawabshah
  • Govt. Boys High School Bandhi
  • TES Public Higher Secondary School,Daur
  • Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences [11] pumhs - edu.pk