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Nasarpur

Nasarpur

Coordinates: 25°19′N 68°22′E / 25.31°N 68.37°E / 25.31; 68.37Coordinates: 25°19′N 68°22′E / 25.31°N 68.37°E / 25.31; 68.37

Country  Pakistan
Province Sindh
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Estimate () 50,000
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Calling code +92 22
Number of towns 1
Number of Union councils 2
Website http://www.nasarpur.com

Nasarpur,[1] is a town in the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is at 25°31'0N 68°37'0E at an elevation of 12 metres (39 ft).[2]

Overview

Nasarpur was one of the oldest city-settlements in the Indus Valley Civilization which thrived in ancient times along the Indus River. City has been wrecked and re-erected many times in history, sometimes repeatedly. But in other cases the destruction has been so complete that the city was abandoned completely. This city was on the eastern bank, about 20 to 25 km from Indus River. In 751, Sultan Feroz Shah Tulkh left Ameer Naseer along his 1000 companions to rebuild the city, later on city was named as Naseer pur or Nasarpur. During Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar period, Nasarpur was one of the major city. According to Hakem Fateh Muhammad Sehwani "Nasarpur was major artery between Dehli (India) and Sindh that allows goods to travel swiftly to buyers". Nasarpur itself is located in Matiari District in the modern-day province of Sindh, Pakistan at 25o31' 0N 68o37' 0E with an altitude of 12 meter. Nasarpur has some Historical places which belong to era of Aurang Zaib. Misri Shah (poet) also called King of Kafiyas live most of his Life in Nasarpur. It is famous for the Production of Onions, Mangoes, Khes, Ceramics and its Tubewells. Archeological sites are also present..

Historical background

According to Hakeem Fateh Mohammad Sehwani (book Abo-al-fazal) Nasarpur was one of the major city along with Umar Kot, Thatta and Sewistan (Sehwan). Mohammad Yousaf Shakir Abro Sindhi has described in Raisala Bursat that after establishment of Mansoora city during Arabic era gradually vanished the Berhaman Abad city and remaining Hindus has been migrated and settled in Nasarpur.

According to Hakeem Fateh Mohammad Sehwani (book Abo-al-fazal) Nasarpur was one of the major city along with Umar Kot, Thatta and Sewistan (Sehwan). Mohammad Yousaf Shakir Abro Sindhi has described in Raisala Bursat that after establishment of Mansoora city during Arabic era gradually vanished the Berhaman Abad city and remaining Hindus has been migrated and settled in Nasarpur. Mirza Kaleej Bag has described the Nasarpur history and re-establish during Soomra kingdom from 720 to 1320. Dodha khan, Mirza Shah Baig Arkhon 928, Mirza Shah Hasan Arkhon 942, MIrza Tukhan, MIrza Qasim Arkhon and Sultan Abo al Qasim ruled in this region. Ali Sher Fateh Thathwi has mentioned the appearance of Meer Naseer in 752. Unfortunately, The complete history of the Nasarpur was not described or kept in any historical book. The archaeological sites, old Masjeed, Tomb, destructive Fort provides the evidence that Nasarpur is a historical city.

Nasarpur today

Nasarpur is a famous city in the province of Sindh Pakistan. Located 45 kilometres (28 mi) west of Hyderabad and 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Tando Allahyar, Nasarpur is known for its richness in handicrafts, artisans and artifacts beside being a big centre of ceramics. Its neighbor cities are Tando Allahyar, Matiari, Pali Jani, Odero Lal, Allah Dino Sand, Tajpoor, Tando Soomro, Tando Jam, Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas. The city railway station, "Tajpur Nasarpur railway station", is at a distance of 7 kilometres (4.3 mi).

Shah Inayatullah Rizvi

Shah Inat, famous Sindhi Sufi also spent his life in the town of Nasaspur.He was a poet of great merit in the Sindhi language. His shrine is in the town of Nasarpur. Eminent poet, Hazrat Misri Shah Imam Sindhi also come from his family.

Administration and population

Nasarpur comprises one Town Municipal Administration office and 2 Union Councils. According to Census 2010 city population is 52,000. There are three main gates to enter the town of Nasarpur.

Source of income

People of Nasarpur are more inclined towards the agricultural based lifestyle. The fertile Indus Plains provide a valuable source of income for the locals who practice farming on these lands. Onion is the major crop of Nasarpur.

City visibility

Nasarpur is one of Historical, Literary, Religious Spiritual town of Sindh. This town is also famous through the subcontinent in Pottery, Ceramic craft( Known as Kashi Art), Khes, carpet, and artisanship.It is also a holy place for the Hindu community.

City division

Nasarpur city contains 8 ward and 4 Deh, including; Deh Nasarpur,Deh Bhanoki, Deh Bhatk and Deh Dhoro Lakhmir.

  • ward 1. Nihalani Muhllah,Peer Jurial Shah(Bukhari Dars Daoudpota Kashigar Mohalla)
  • ward 2. Meer Mohalla (Dung Mohalla, Memon mohalla etc.)
  • ward 3. Daudpota Mohalla
  • ward 4. ALMANI MOHALLA, Wadera PANDHIANI Mohalla, KAZI Mohalla
  • ward 5. Abra mohalla, purani shahi bazar, Noorani Mohall(the citys East part )
  • ward 6. Arain Mohalla,Dewan mohalla(the oldest mohalla of city), Mughal mohalla,hajana mohala
  • ward 7. khanzada mohalla, purani sabzi market,ghossht market,Umrani mohalla
  • ward 8. Drgha Syed Mehmood shah jelani, syed mohalla,Drghaa syed Missri shah Imam,Arbab Mohalla(Arbab House),Bhanu Mohallah, Subho pota mohala, Drgha syed Hashim shah almaroof Gul Peer.

Villages

Arbab Farm House(Arbab Muhammad Hassan Village),Mohalla Gareb abad, Jatoi Mohalla, Gulshane Mehdi,Gulshane Fazil goth Qazi Abdul Majeed Bhanoki Nasarpur, Dhoro Lakhmir Youfani Farm, Qaim lashari ghoth,Dr sohail Almani Moj khan mahajr, Ameen Muhammad Lund, Goth Hadi Buksh Rind Goth Muhammad Ameen kakepota, Gul Muhammad kakepota,Aijaz shah Bhukhari Haji Jhando lakhari, Malook Bubr, Bago khan jatoi, Goth Chaudry Barkat Ali Arain and Farm house, Mansoor Majeed Arain Mango Farm, Dano Brohi, Goth Allah Bachaya Uner, Goth Alam chuto, Mukhtar shah farm, Goth Muhammad Idrees khanzada, Khuda bux Bhati, Goth Imdad khan Nidamani,Anwar khan Nidamani, Major gulam Mustafa Pandhiani (wadero)

 (Bhatki) Bhell colony.

Health

Medical services available in city are, Rural health center Nasarpur, OPD ultrasound-ray, E.C.G, Dental and Eye department.

Education in Nasarpur

Education in town. The literacy rate in Nasarpur is relatively low as compared to urban areas, but quality of education is gradually improving with high schools, private schools and specially after the establishment of the first College. Local government has taken some positive steps towards improving education standards in town to promote short-term and long-term training programs for individuals in various fields by conducting workshops and seminars.

PRIMARY EDUCATION: Primary school was established during 1857 and Mr. Oil Ram Lohan Was the first elected head master along with a team of various teachers including, Allah Dino Patoli, Aso Mal Bhatia, Qazi Abdul Rehman, Kundan Mal, Ahmad Khan Almani, Dhalo Mal Khtri, Haji Muhammad Varial Ghirana, Gul Muhammad Almani, Ameen Muhammad Almani, Qazi Allah Dino and Muhammad hashim Ghirana.

ENGLISH EDUCATION: English education system was initially adapted at Bungalow of Mirza Qurban Ali (late) by Topan Das, Haji Sahib Dino Memon, Dewan Alam Chnd and Dewan Khto Mal. During 1933 A joint venture and efforts taken by Muslim and Hindo scholars in order to established an Educational Society School, In recent days this building is known as High School Nasarpur. Initially school was supporting up to 6 Grade education under supervision of Sagwasi Topan Das. In 1946 with the collaboration of the local board the process of education had started and during that time the head master was Muhammad Moosa Memon. In 1954 the school upgraded up to middle education and Muhammad Daod Pandhiani was the head master. In 1961 this school became a high school and Qadir Shah Bukhari became the head master of the school.

GIRLS EDUCATION: Girls middle school was established with the efforts of Chairman Muhammad Baqar Almani (late) at Abra mohala Nasarpur. Later on Govt Girl high school was established in ward no 6.

GIRLS PRIMARY SCHOOL: Govt Girls Primary Community Model School Nasarpur. Madam Zareena Memon as Head Mistress along with 17 other teachers currently providing their services and school consists of 6 Classrooms.

Schools & Collages in Nasarpur: There are 27 Primary school for Boys, 4 Primary school for girls, 2 High Schools and 1 Government college. [3]

Industries

Nasarpur has three KASHI KARI (Masonry ) Centres named Al_Habib Kashi Centre, Sammer kashi Centre and Sindh Kashi Centre under supervision of (1) Al-Habib Kashi Centre by Mr.Muhammad Ayoub Ghirano(kashigar) (2) Samer Kashi Centre by Mr.Muhammad Siddique kashigar (3) Sindh kashi Centre by Irfan Ali Kashi Gar . He has taken special efforts to keep the Kashi culture alive till today. There is also a factory called by name of Muhammad Ayoub kashiger. Galeecha sazi (Carpet work) is also one of the oldest industry in Nasarpur working under Sindh Small Industries Corporation. There are couple of Individuals and domestic partners too. Ceramic Center is also one of the leading revenue generating industry. KHES industry is also an oldest industry in Nasarpur. It produces cotton and silk khes, lungi, mooshi, garba, and clothes.

Nasarpur sweets

Kheer Pera is a kind of sweet which is prepared from milk products and saffron. Nasarpuri kheer pera is liked in all over Sindh. Mushtaque Ahmed Memon of Nasarpur have done special efforts to keep this industry alive and maintained the actual test. It is famous due to its fine flavors and presented as a gift and special sweet like Sohan halwa of multan and khoya of khanpur.

Sports

Nasarpur is quite healthy for numerous sports activities. Mainly "MALH", "WANJH WATI" "KODI KODI", Volley Ball, Cricket etc. are widely played, though the first three of these traditional games of Sindh are not played extensively these days. "MALH" and "KODI KODI" are mainly played on annual Misri Shah festival while "WANJH WATI is only played when there is rainy season. But you will find everyone widely involved in Cricket specially age between 15 and 40 are heavily involved in this sports.

There is one Volley Ball Club. There was the time when there was played Hard Ball cricket and Shaheen Cricket Club, Shaheed Mumtaz Lovers Cricket Club,Mehran Cricket Club, Shaheed ANSAR cricket club, Hiadri Cricket Club and few others team used to play with that hard ball but soon Hard Ball cricket vanished away from Nasarpur and now everywhere played with tap ball.

References

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