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UrduUrdu is a Central_Indo-Aryan_languages#Central_Zone_.28Madhya_or_Hindi.29 Indo-Aryan languages of the Indo-Iranian languages, belonging to the Indo-European languages family of languages....Sindhi
Sindhi languageSindhi is the language of the Sindh region of Pakistan. It is spoken by approximately 41 million people in Pakistan, and is also spoken by a minority 12 million in India; it is the third most spoken language of Pakistan, and the official language of Sindh in Pakistan....: ?????? ???; meaning the land of the most high mir
EmirEmir , is a high Nobility or office, used throughout the Arab World and historically in some Turkic peoples states and Afghanistan. Emirs are usually considered high-ranking sheikhs, but in monarchical states the term is also used for princes, with "Emirate" being analogous to principality in this sense....s) is a city located in the province of Sindh
SindhSindh is one of the four Subdivisions of Pakistan of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhi people. Different cultural and ethnic groups also reside in Sindh including Urdu-speaking Muslim refugees who migrated to Pakistan from India upon independence as well as the people migrated from other provinces after independence....in Pakistan
PakistanPakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia and borders Central Asia and the Middle East. It has a 1,046 kilometre coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and People's Republic of China in th.... It is the fourth largest city in the province with an estimated population of 124,371 (1981). Its soil is fertile and the city is known for its horticulture
Horticulture'Horticulture' is the industry and science of plant cultivation. Horticulturists work and conduct research in the disciplines of plant propagation and cultivation, Crop , plant breeding and genetic engineering, plant biochemistry, and plant physiology....produce and farming, of which the most celebrated is the mango cultivation with hundreds of varieties of mangoes produced each year.Sindh is one of the four Subdivisions of Pakistan of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhi people. Different cultural and ethnic groups also reside in Sindh including Urdu-speaking Muslim refugees who migrated to Pakistan from India upon independence as well as the people migrated from other provinces after independence....by the Arabian armies of Muhammad Bin Qasim
Muhammad bin QasimMuhammad bin Qasim Al-Thaqafi was an Umayyad general who conquered the Sindh and Punjab regions along the Indus River . He was born in the city of Taif ...., the land where Mirpur Khas now stands used to be a thriving Buddhist settlement now only known as Kahoo Jo Daro. The remnant stupa
StupaA stupa is a mound-like structure containing Buddhist relics, once thought to be places of Buddhist worship, typically the remains of a Buddha or saint....still remains to date and as the armies settled in the area, newer buildings ravished the land and led into a massively progressive landscapes. Farming became known to people and horticulture and cotton
CottonCotton is a soft, staple fiber that grows in a form known as a boll around the seeds of the cotton plant a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, India and Africa....fields blossomed.In 1806, Mankani Talpurs
TalpurTalpur is a Baloch tribe and is settled in Sindh and Punjab provinces of Pakistan. They are descendants of Mir Jalal Khan and originally belong to the Hoth Balochs branch of Mir Jalal Khan's descendants....shifted their capital from Keti Mir Tharo and laid foundations for Mirpur Khas under the leadership of Mir Ali Murad Talpur
Mir Ali Murad TalpurMir Ali Murad Talpur, known as the Aadil-i-Jang, was the second ruler of the Mankani Talpurs state of Mirpurkhas. He founded Mirpurkhas town in 1806 and made it the capital of his state which was founded by his father, Mir Tharo Khan Talpur at Keti Mir Tharo..... Mir Sher Muhammad Talpur
Mir Sher Muhammad TalpurMir Sher Muhammad Talpur, popularly known as ?The Lion of Sindh? belonged to the Mirpurkhas House of Royal Talpurs. He was the son of Mir Ali Murad Talpur, the founder of Mirpurkhas, and was born in 1810....succeeded Mir Ali Murad and built a fort when declared the ruler of the state. He would run a kutchery
CourtA court is a body, often a government institution, with the authority to adjudication legal disputes and dispense private law, criminal justice, or administrative law justice in accordance with rules of law....from within the fort. Mirpurkhas remained capital of Talpur Mirs of Mirpurkhas until 1843 when Sindh was annexed to British India under East India Company. When Charles James Napier
Charles James NapierGeneral Sir Charles James Napier Order of the Bath was a British Empire general and Commander-in-Chief in India, famous for conquering Sindh province in present-day Pakistan....attacked Sindh, Mir Sher Muhammad Talpur
Mir Sher Muhammad TalpurMir Sher Muhammad Talpur, popularly known as ?The Lion of Sindh? belonged to the Mirpurkhas House of Royal Talpurs. He was the son of Mir Ali Murad Talpur, the founder of Mirpurkhas, and was born in 1810....was the last Talpur ruler to face the British on 24 March 1843 at the battleground of Dubbo
Battle of DubboThe Battle of Dubbo was a battle between Great Britain forces under Charles James Napier and the Talpur emirs of the now Pakistan region of Sindh..... His battle for the liberation of Sindh has rendered him the title of 'the lion of Sindh'. The kutchery in the fort now has a tablet embedded at the entrance reading, "The fort within which this building stands was residence of Mir Sher Muhammad Khan, the Lion of Sind."Later Sindh was made part of Bombay Presidency and Mirpurkhas was a part of it. Umerkot
UmerkotUmarkot, also known as Omarkot, is town in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. It is also referred to as Amar Kot by old historians, including Tej Singh Solanki, who refers to the city as Amar Kot Itehas....was made the district's head-quarter town and Mirpur Khas was ignored until the advent of the Luni
Luni RiverThe Luni is a river of western Rajasthan state, India. It originates in the Pushkar valley of the Aravalli Range, near Ajmer and end in the Rann of Kutch ....-Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Sindhis located in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The city was founded in 1768 by Kalhora Dynasty upon the ruins of a Mauryan fishing village along the bank of the Indus known as Neroon Kot ....branch of the Jodhpur
JodhpurJodhpur , is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, also known as Marwar....-Bikaner
BikanerBikaner is a District in the northwest of the States and territories of India of Rajasthan in western India. The city is the administrative headquarters of Bikaner District and Bikaner division....Railway, a subsidiary of the Scinde Railway
History of rail transport in PakistanPakistan has a rich railway heritage spanning almost 200 years which it owes the British Empire and which was also shared with what is now India and Bangladesh up until 1947, however this article deals only with the history of rail transport in what is now present day Pakistan and which was then the north-western part of the British India....to the town. The opening of the Jamrao Canal in 1900 made Mirpur Khas stand out of the rest of the towns in the district. It was constituted a municipality in 1901 and was made the district head-quarter in 1906.At the turn of the twentieth century, the population of the town was 2,787 with a density of 82 persons per square mile, however the district, as a whole, saw significant growth in the rise of population from 27,866 (1891) to 37,273 (1901). The cotton produced at Mirpur Khas was considered the best in the country when surveyed and the British exploited the produce by exporting it to other nations.After the partition, because of its proximity with the Indian border, Mirpur Khas became the first city to welcome refugees from the newly found India
IndiaIndia, officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the List of countries and outlying territories by total area country by geographical area, the List of countries by population country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world....n nation to Pakistan. It acted as a primary railway junction for the first trains to rail across the Rajistan to the Sindh province.
Geography
Lying on the Let Wah Canal
Let Wah CanalLet Wah Canal OR Wah Canal stretches from Hyderabad District to Mirwah. A small town around 24 kilometers from Mirpurkhas....at , Mirpur Khas is the gateway to the south-eastern edge of the Sindh province. It connects to Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Sindhis located in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The city was founded in 1768 by Kalhora Dynasty upon the ruins of a Mauryan fishing village along the bank of the Indus known as Neroon Kot ....at 65-kilometres by both road and rail while with Umerkot it connects only by road. Karachi
Karachiis the largest city, seaport and the International financial centre of Pakistan. It is List of metropolitan areas by population in terms of metropolitan population, and is Pakistan's premier centre of banking, industry, and trade....is 220-kilometres south-west to the town. On the extreme east lies the Indian border at 170-kilometres.Mirpur Khas is positioned atop a fertile land making conditions apt for farming and irrigation. Being connected to the Indus via irrigation canals like the Let Wah, Mirpur Khas has gained a edge over horticulture farming over the years. Primary produce includes mango
MangoMangoes belong to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous species of tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae....es, sugarcane
SugarcaneSugarcane is a genus of 6 to 37 species of tall perennial plant Poaceae , native to warm temperate to tropical regions of the Old World. They have stout, jointed, fibrous stalks that are rich in sugar and measure 2 to 6 meters tall....and cotton.
Education
The city houses three government colleges: Shah Abdul Latif Government Science College for Boys, Ibne-Rushd Government Degree College for women and Model College of Arts Education, all affiliated with the University of Sindh
University of SindhThe University of Sindh informally known as Sindh universities, institutions' list issuedpublisher=Dawn accessdate=2008-05-2eviated SU orl University The act was subsequently revised and modified in 1961 and years to come..... Of the Higher Secondary Education Institutions, Government Comprehensive Higher Secondary School for Boys, Eastern Public School, Government High School for boys and government High School for Girls, Government Higher Secondary School for Boys Bhansinghabad, and Government Higher Secondary School for Girls Bhansinghabad are actively running in the city. Public School is only residential institution in Mirpurkhas.Mirpur Khas city also has a medical college (Muhammad Medical College) affailated with Sindh Medical University, a number of Science & Technology institutes like MIST and CMS affailated with University of Sindh and with an own Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.The City has two very well maintained and up to-date public libraries run by the provincial government, Municipal Library and Allama Iqbal Public Library.Plans are underway to set up a full-fledged Medical College and a campus of University of Sindh
University of SindhThe University of Sindh informally known as Sindh universities, institutions' list issuedpublisher=Dawn accessdate=2008-05-2eviated SU orl University The act was subsequently revised and modified in 1961 and years to come....in public sector.The City has well built and sufficiently equipped Civil Hospital with a state-of-the-art heart disease Center. The hospital, being a (previously) divisional headquarter, caters to a huge number of patients from various parts of the suburb. Apart from the Civil Hospital, there are a number of private health establishments working day and night to cater to the general public needs. Some of them are, Ali MediCare Center, Maria Medical Complex, Alshifa Hospital and so on.
Culture and economy
The city has several shopping centers and bazaars which includes, Baldia Shopping Center, Shahi Bazaar and Khisakpura (in local slang), which sells traditional garments, modern crockery, etc.Irrigation and farming was revitalised after the Jamrao Canal was built in the 1900s. The city was able to produce and cycle crops to supply mainly grain, cotton products like fabrics, and sugar from the sugarcane cultivations. For a certain period in history, Mirpur Khas enjoyed being the best cotton producer in the country and much of the income of the town came from cotton farming in its heyday.Nowadays, however, the city is much known its mango produce. The city seeks pleasure in declaring having 250 different varieties of mangoes, of which the most famous variety is the Sindhri Aam literally the mango from Sindh. The city boasts its mango products at an annual harvest festival showcasing its world-renowned produce.
  • FAMOUS PERSONALITIIES
  • Masood Rana (famous playback singer)
  • Afaq Ahmed Khan ( Senior Journalist and Patron of Gulistan-e-Mazoorin Mps)
  • Faheem Ahmed Altafi(MPA P.S 64)
  • Prof Muhammad Liaquat Ali.(MATHEMATICS)
  • Late Moulana Deen Muhammad Samo.
  • Zafar ahmed khan kamali(Dist:Naib Nazim)
  • Ghulam Dastageer kamali(Taluka Nazim)
  • Shafiq Ahmed (Taluka Naib Nazim)
  • Muhammad Ashfaque Mughal. (Education)
  • Mir Safder Talpur. BLLFs. (Activist)

  • Educational Institutions
  • Govt. Shah Abdul Latif College(Science)
  • Govt.Moddle College (Arts)
  • Govt.Comprehensive High School
  • Public School
  • The Eastern Public School
  • The Educators
  • The Child Care High School
  • Khursheed begam free English language center*by All Pakistan Muttahida students orgnisation .
  • Gulistan-e-mazoorin)
There are so many private schools also working here.
Govt. Commercial training Institute
  • Govt. Vocational college for women
  • Govt. Poly Technic institute mirpurkhas
  • Govt. Ibn e Rushd girls college
  • Govt. technical training istitute
  • There are higher education institutes also
  • Liaquat senter institute of pre eng & pre med science
  • Muhammad Institute of Science and Technology
  • Muhammad Medical College
  • Railway linkMirpur Khas is again a centre of attention. After 40 years a railway link between Pakistan and India is being opened again. A broad gauge line has been laid from Mirpur Khas to Khokra Par, which is the border town from Pakistani Side. The new link now connects Karachi
    Karachiis the largest city, seaport and the International financial centre of Pakistan. It is List of metropolitan areas by population in terms of metropolitan population, and is Pakistan's premier centre of banking, industry, and trade....(Pakistan
    PakistanPakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia and borders Central Asia and the Middle East. It has a 1,046 kilometre coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and People's Republic of China in th...) to Jodhpur
    JodhpurJodhpur , is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, also known as Marwar....(India
    IndiaIndia, officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the List of countries and outlying territories by total area country by geographical area, the List of countries by population country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world....) by the new train service Thar Express
    Thar ExpressThar Express is the cross country train that connects Karachi, Pakistan to Jodhpur, India. Six kilometres apart, Munabao and Khokhrapar are the two last railway stations of the India-Pakistan border.....In 2005, work started on converting the metre gauge
    Metre gaugeMetre gauge refers to railways with a track gauge of . It is used in many regions, including:*Asia** South-east Asia*** Rail transport in Vietnam...railway
    Transport in PakistanTransportation in Pakistan is extensive and varied but still in its developing stages and serving a population of over 170 million people. Construction of new airports, roads, and railway are providing an employment boost in Pakistan...line to Khokhrapar
    KhokhraparKhokhrapar or Khokhropar is a border town located in Sindh, Pakistan.It is also last railway station on the way to Rajasthan in India....to broad gauge
    Broad gaugeBroad gauge railways use a rail gauge greater than the standard gauge of .....Cellular

    phone Companies

    1. telenor
    2. ZONG
    3. Ufone
    4. Mobilink
    5. Warid

    Private Hospitals


    Al-Shifa Medical Center
    Ameer Eye & General Hospital
    Ali Medical Center
    Al-Noor Medica Center
    Bhitai Medical Center
    Maria Medical Center
    St.Teriza's Hospital
    sharifi unani dawakhana

    Society


    The city also has a Muahjir colony satellite town
    Satellite townA satellite town or satellite city is a concept of urban planning referring to a small or medium-sized city that is near a large metropolis, but predates that metropolis' suburban expansion and is at least partially independent from that metropolis economically....which is considered a posh area. The city is considerably clean and has many places to hang around like parks, a museum, various tea shops and a very famous Sindh Horticulture Research Institute and Farm also famous with the name of Fruit Farm....Most people in the Mirpurkhas district speak Sindhi
    Sindhi languageSindhi is the language of the Sindh region of Pakistan. It is spoken by approximately 41 million people in Pakistan, and is also spoken by a minority 12 million in India; it is the third most spoken language of Pakistan, and the official language of Sindh in Pakistan....and urdu language[Urdu. As per the census of Pakistan 1998, following are the demographic figures of the district:Religion Muslims: 66.37%Hindus: 32.73%Christians: 0.50%Ahmadis: 0.27%Others: 0.12%LanguagesSindhi: 41.90%Urdu: 38.15%Punjabi: 10.73%Balochi: 1.90%Pashto: 0.91%Seraiki: 0.34%Others: 6.07% (mainly Gujarati/Memon)It should be noted here that Urdu speakers account for the largest group in the urban area of the district at 47.92% followed by Sindhis at 28.71%.

    Neighbouring towns and cities


    Digri
    DigriDigri is a village in Djibouti, located in the Regions of Djibouti of Ali Sabieh Region....
    Mirwah Gourchani
    Jamrao
    Mirwah Gorchani
    Kot Ghulam Muhammad Bhurgri
    Kachhelo
    Tando Jan Muhammad
    Jhudo
    Roshanabad
    Ratanabad
    Khipro
    KhiproKhipro Khipro is a taluka, an administrative subdivision, of Sanghar District, Sindh, Pakistan. From two sides It is connected to the Major cities like, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, and remaining two is connecting with Border of India....
    Umerkot
    UmerkotUmarkot, also known as Omarkot, is town in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. It is also referred to as Amar Kot by old historians, including Tej Singh Solanki, who refers to the city as Amar Kot Itehas....
    Sherwah

    Important Buildings


    Kutchehri - Residence of Mir Sher Muhammad Talpur. Now a days being used as Mukhtiarkar office under revenue department.
    Partab Bhawan - A palace constructed by Partab Rai. Now badly needs restoration and preservation. It is being used as the largest girls high school of the city.
    Ghulam Nabi Shah Hall - Now being used as District Council office.
    Durbar Hall - Used as meeting place by head of district government. Previously and under British used as office of District Collector.
    Municipal Musafirkhana - Historical building now badly needs preservation
    Firdous Cenima Building - Established in 1938 Founder Noor Bhai Mamoojee Currently look after Fidahussain Mamoojee Hasnain Abbas Mamoojee Murtaza Mamoojee
    S.L.D Building - Established in 1935 Founder K.B.Ghulam Hussain

    Historical Places


    Chitorri
    ChitorriChitorri is the historic ancestral graveyard of the Talpur Mirs of Mirpurkhas, Sindh. The sandstone tombs built by Talpur rulers over the graves of their elders are the finest examples of Sindh's architecture prevalent in 17th and 18th century....- Historical graveyard with many sandstone tombs of Talpur rulers
    Kahu-Jo-Darro
    Kahu-Jo-DarroKahu-Jo-Darro is ancient Buddhist archaeological site near Mirpurkhas, Pakistan. Excavations revealed a Buddhist stupa from the site. The ancient site is spread over 30 acres.

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