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Digri

Digri
ڊهڳڙي
Digri is located in Pakistan
Digri
Digri
Location in Sindh
Coordinates: 25°9′20″N 69°6′41″E / 25.15556°N 69.11139°E / 25.15556; 69.11139
Country Pakistan
Region Mirpurkhas
Government
 • Type Commissioner system
Area
 • Urban 4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population
 • City 70,000 approximately
 • Urban 50,000 approximately
Time zone PST
Area code(s) 92(0233)

Digri (Sindhi: ڊهڳڙي‎) (Urdu: ڈگری‎) is a town in District Mirpurkhas Sindh, Pakistan.

Name

Dhigri is named after then lived taller lady which was renowned as "dighi" in Sindhi means taller.[clarification needed][citation needed]

Geography

Dhigri City is surrounded by several towns connected to it by main roads:

  • Tando Gulam Ali road (Talpur Colony)
  • Tando Bhago Road (Baloch Colony Road)
  • Kangora (Mirwah Gorchani Road) (Shajabad)
  • Almas Town Kot Ghulam Muhammad Road (Jamesabad)
  • Tando Jan Mohammad Road
  • Abdullah Jarwar (Jarwar village)

Communities

Digri is a small town where all communities are living in harmony. They speak languages of each other and every person has his due respect. 85 % population of Digri consists of Sindhi community. Sanghera jatt are in majority in Digri Town. Mostly Sindhi and Urdu and Punjabi are popular languages of Digri. speaking in the town. In the early era of the town committee talpurs were chairing the committee however because of internal strife of Dhigri around Sindhi comunties they lost clout to the Mir Hayat Khan Talpur. There was an efflux of educated Lagharis families from Sanghar, Nawabshah, Badin and Mirpurkhas to the Rahim Yar Khan (the border district of the Punjab— where the majority of Doctors and Engineers) serving in government and private sector are still these migrates, WAPDA and Pakistan Railway are not exceptions).

Balochs and Jadgals are residing in Baloch Colony, Ward No: 9, and few of them in Mir Feteh Town, Ward No:11,Yousafabad. The Head of Baloch and Jadgal community is Sardar Naveed Jadgal Baloch (District Vice-President of Pakistan People's Party) the son of Martyr Abdul Hameed Jadgal Baloch (District President of Pakistan People's Party) was a well known personality and social worker in Digri city and even in Pakistan People's party. Martyr Abdul Hameed Jadgal Baloch was the nephew of martyr Seth Abdul Raheem Jadgal Baloch and cousin brother of Late Seth Umar Abdul Raheem Jadgal Baloch

In non-Muslims: Malhi, Darzi community which was basically named after their works in fields as a farmer, but now they are going to education side, from them some are abroad for higher studies, Kolhi a non-Muslim Sindhi tribe is mainly associated with agriculture farming. Meghwar community of Dhigri were previously associated with farming, mason work, dispensary, tailoring but nowadays they are receiving high-class education and serving in good position.

In Digri mostly the Punjabi families are living in Yosafabad and Ghareebabad colony. Research to Organize Sustainable Empowerment (ROSE) is a not-for-profit organization working for the development of Digri.

Economy

Livestock and poultry rearing, agricultural farms, and transportation are the main sources while more than 20% population rely on government and private jobs. Dhigri has a sugar mill called Dhigri Sugar Mills, which supplies job opportunity to local people. A good job consumption ratio has also been shown by Mirwah Sugar Mills

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Now PPP (Pakistan Peoples Party) rule in Digri City MPA of Dighri is Mir Muhammad Hayat Khan TAlpur