Nawabshah is a district in Sindh province of Pakistan, located in the centre of Sindh. It has a distance of four hours from Karachi, Capital of Sindh has 1,738 square miles. Headquarter of the district is Nawabshah city, which is considered the 27th largest Pakistan city.

The district has fertile land and has many industries. The name of the district was renamed as District Shaheed Benazirabad in 2008. This article carries every detail about the district, including Nawabshah History.

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

Nawabshah History

Nawabshah History

The region of Nawabshah is established by Syed family in 1912 century who donated land of 200 acres to the British Rulers for a railway station. It is named after Nawabshah, who belong to this noble family of Syed. The area was a part of Hyderabad before 1912 and was considered an unfamiliar and smallest town. 

Seven talukas were included in the district in 1912: Kandiaro, Moro, Nawabshsh, Maushero Feroze, Shahdadpur, Sarkand and Sinjhoro.

The talukas of Sinjhoro and Shahdadpur became part of District Sanghar, while the talukas of Kandiaro, Moro and Feroze were included in District Naushehhro Feroze. Mehran University College of Engineering and Technology (MUCET) was established in 1980, which upgraded to university in1996. The region is essential for an immense transportation hub, developed by British Rulers in 1913.


The district is divided into four tehsils and fifty-one Union Councils. Tehsils of the district are as follow:

  • Nawabshah
  • Daur
  • Sarkand
  • Qazi Ahmed


According to 2017 census of Pakistan, the district had a population of 1,612,847.


Ekta Day

The people of the region celebrate Ekta day every year on first December. The people use to wear Sindhi Topi and Ajrak as well as rallies, and different musical programs held in other cities on the occasion of Ekta, which is considered to be the cultural day of the people of Sindh.


  • Islam – 96.55%
  • Christianity – 0.33%
  • Hinduism – 2.88%
  • Ahmadiyya – 0.23%
  • Others – 0.03%

Nawabshah union council

Nawabshah Languages

According to the 2017 census of Pakistan, 79% of the population speaks Sindhi language and is considered the region’s first language. 8% of people speak Urdu, 7.8% speak Punjabi, and 1.7% speak Balochi.

Nawabshah Postal Code and Area Code

Postal Code: 67450

Area Code: 244


The district has a rich fertile land. The region is famous for the production of cotton, sugarcane, mango and banana.

Main Crops

  • Wheat
  • Cotton
  • Sugarcane
  • Banana

Main Fruits

  • Mango
  • Lemon
  • Banana
  • Orange

Main Vegetables

  • Onion
  • Potato
  • Tomato

Nawabshah Weather

It is one of the hottest regions of Pakistan. The season of summer is hot and dry. The highest temperature in summer is 53 degrees centigrade while the lowest temperature in winter is 0-degree centigrade, and the average temperature is 3 to 5 degrees centigrade.


The region has many railways, air and road link other cities of Pakistan.

Nawabshah uc


The railway station of Nawabshah is a junction for:

  • Railway Line: Karachi to Lahore
  • Metre Guage Line: Nawabshah to Mirpurkhas and Jam Saheb.
  • Feeder Lines: Mahrabpur, Padidan Sakrand via Tharushah and Sakrand Nawabshah to Tando Adam


Nawabshah Airport is used for commercial flights by Shaheen Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines and Air blue. It was a base of the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II. It is also an alternative to the airport of Karachi. 


  • National Highway (N-5)
  • Kazi Ahmad Road, Nawabshah
  • Nawab Shah Military Chaks
  • Sakrand Road Nawabshah
  • Sanghar Road, Nawabshah
  • Mehran Highway (Nawabshah Kumb)
  • Desert Area Road
  • Jan Saheb, Nawabshah
  • Moro Bandhi Road
  • Khadar Road, Nawabshah


The district has many industries including sugar mills, flour mills, Agro industries, cotton industries, food and oil mills. Some of them are as follow;

  • Shaheed Benazirabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Chishtia Mini Flour Mills
  • KB Industry
  • Habib Sugar Mills (Pvt. Ltd)
  • MM Food Industries and Oil Mill
  • National Agro Industries
  • Sindh Agro-Industry, Shahdadpur
  • Star Agro Industries
  • Pakistan State Oil, Daulatpur
  • Lucky Agro industries
  • Hussaini Cotton Industries
  • Mustafa Cotton Industries and Oil Mills


The annual Flower Show of Khoja is celebrated every year in February. The Show is celebrated up to four days. H.M Khoja introduced the event at Khoja Gardenin 1954.

Attraction Sites

  • Eid Gah, Nawabshah
  • Shrine of Hazrat Lucky Shah Sadar, Sehwan
  • Bodla Bahar Tomb, Sehwan

Popular Cities Near Nawabshah

  • Larkana
  • Jamrao
  • Khipro
  • Hyderabad
  • Mori

Nawabshah university


There are many educational institutes in the region, which include;

  • The Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
  • Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences for Women
  • Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Sciences and Technology
  • Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University
  • Bakhtawar Cadet College for Girls
  • AIR Foundation School System
  • Government Habib College of Technology
  • Govt. (Girls) Degree College
  • Government (Boys) Degree College
  • Government Shaheen Vocational Institute
  • Quaid E Azam Rangers Public School and College
  • Provincial Institute of Teacher Education
  • Homoeopathic Medical College, Nawabshah
  • Excellence College of Information Technology
  • Hari Welfare Association
  • National Reforms and Development Organization
  • Government Higher Secondary School, Daur

Notable People

The region has a comprehensive history of its prominent and famous people, among which some are as follow;

  • Khan Mohammad Dahri
  • Hakim Ali Zardari
  • Zahid Ali
  • Shoaib Ahmed Soomro
  • Asif Ali Zardari