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KHAIRPUR, the city of Sachal Sarmast

Date Published: Aug 28 , 2011

Khairpur  is located in the southeast of Pakistan in Sindh province. The city is situated along the Khairpur East Canal, 11 miles south of the Indus River.  It was founded in 1783 by Mir Sohrab Khan, who established the Khairpur branch of the Talpur clan. The settlement was selected as the seat of the Mirs of northern Sindh. It is the capital of the modern Khairpur District and was the capital of the former princely state of Khayrpur. The great mystic Sufi Sachal Sarmast came from this city.

It has some fine historic buildings notably the Faiz Mahal. The city is famous for its dates, and there is one university named Shah Abdul Latif University where as the estimated population of the city is 130,000.  It is connected by rail with Peshawar and Karachi and by road with Sukkur and Karachi. After the establishment of the state of Pakistan in 1947, Khairpur developed industrially, with textile, silk, leather goods, silk clothing, matches, soap, shoes, cigarettes and carpet manufactures.

 
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