Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sheikhupura District

History of SHEIKHUPURA:
Sheikhupura is a district of Punjab Pakistan. The name of Sheikhupura is derived from a nickname of Prince Jahangir, who was known as Sheikhu by his father King Akbar. The present city of Sheikhupura was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir in 1607. Sheikhupura is an industrial city.

  • Old names of Sheikhupura are Kot Dayal Das, Qila Shaikhupura and Singhpuria. It is also named as Jahangirpura in Tuzk-e-Jahangiri. Sheikhupura name was changed by Mughal Emperor Jahangir from the name of this area, Virk Garh.
  • SHEIKHUPURA was founded by Mughal Emperor Jahangir.
  • Nearby Important and Famous Cities and Places are Lahore, Nankana Sahib, Narowal, Hafizabad, and Gujranwala. Sheikhupura also shares its borders with a city of Indian Punjab, Amritsar.
Tehsils of Sheikhupura:
There are 05 tehsils (Sub-divisions) in Sheikhupura:
  1. Sheikhu Pura
  2. Feroz Wala
  3. Murid Ke
  4. Sharaq Pur
  5. Safdar Abad
Tourism Spots in SHEIKHUPURA:
Following are the famous tourism spots in Sheikhupura.
  • Hiran Minar (A World Cultural Heritage in Pakistan by UNESCO)
  • Sheikhupura Fort (Qila Sheikhupura)
  • Company Bagh
  • Shrine of Shah Jamal
  • Tomb of Mian Sher Muhammad Sharaqpuri
Stadiums and Sports Complex in Sheikhupura:
  • Sheikhupura Cricket Stadium (Wasim Akram scored his best score at this stadium)
  • Saeed Anwar Hockey Stadium
Colleges and Institutes in SHEIKHUPURA:
  • Sheikhupura College of Commerce and Information Technology
  • Government Girls College SHeikhupura

Schools in SHEIKHUPURA:
  • National Model School Sheikhupura
  • Beacon House Sheikhupura
  • AL-Faisal School System Sheikhupura

Famous Writers, Poets, Politicians and Lawers of SHEIKHUPURA:
  1. Syed Waris Shah of Heer Rangha (Folk Tale) was born in Sheikhupura (Jandial Sher Khan) in 1706.
  2. Gulshan Kumar Bawra Mehta, Indian Film Lyricist
  3. Syed Anwar Aleemi PPP (Politician and Poet)
  4. Walayat Shah Hashami Advocate


Hiran Minar
Hiran Minar or (Minate of Deer) is the landmark of Sheikhupura. It is situated in Sheikhupura, Pakistan. It was constructed by Emperor Jehangir as a monument to Mansraj, one of his pet deers.
Unique features of this particular complex are the antelope's grave and the distinctive water collection system. At each corner of the tank (approximately 750 by 895 feet in size), is a small, square building and a subsurface water collection system which supplied the tank; only one of these water systems is extensively exposed today. Looking north from the top of the minar, one can see a patch of forest which is similar to the scrub forest vegetation of Mughal times, while to the west are extensively-irrigated fields, a product of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but similar in size and appearance to the well-irrigated fields of the Mughal era.
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7 comments:

  1. I belong to Sheikhupura and i m a textile engineer. This city is small but people living here are very loving, honest,and caring. i love this city.i have a lot of beautiful memories given by this city. I did my matriculation from St. Mary's High school and F.Sc from Govt. degree college.

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  2. I LOVE THIS CITY.I WAS BORN IN HOUSING COLONY(A SMALL TOWN OF SHEIKHUPURA) I DID MY MATRICULATION FROM GOVT.HIGH SCHOOL(NEAR STADUIM). THE TEACHERS OF THIS SCHOOL WAS VERY KIND. THANKS

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  3. Village Chukerian

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  4. I love sheikhupra.. people think about it that it is a small city but here I surprised that people are much qualified and very caring type of...Thanks..

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  5. I am from sheikhupura n love near by stadium it's a wonderful city what else can is say about it

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  6. LOVLY PEOPLE ,LOVLY CITY,WE ARE IN THIS CITY AS I NOW FROM 1933.MY FATHER PASS MATRIC FROM GOVT; HIGH SCHOOL SHEIKHUPURA.MY FATER IN AIR FORCE HE RETIRED FROM FROM PAKISTAN AIR FORCE AFTER 26 YEARS AFTER I JOIN AIR FORCE I ALSO RETIRED FROM AIR FORCE. MY SON PASS MATRIC ALSO FROM GOVT HIGH SCHOOL SHEIKHUPURA.WE PROUD WE ARE FROM SHEIKHUPURA.

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  7. i want to get info about Baba Ali's Darbar at kaseesy

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