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Shahdadpur (Sindhi: شهدادپور) is a city in Sindh, a province of Pakistan. The historic city of al-Mansura is situated about 19 kilometres (12 mi) south-east of Shahdadpur, one of the major cities in the Sanghar district. The shrines from the Sohni Mahiwal story are associated with Shadadpur. The shrine of Sohni is near the city; the shrine of Mahiwal is in the city centre.
The city of Shahdadpur has four union councils. It is associated with a number of famous Sindhi poets including Muhammad Dawood Bhutto "Daadan" and Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, whose shrine is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Shahdadpur in Bhit Shah. Shahdadpur is also famous for its Police Training Centre (PTC).A famous religious scholor Agha Asad Raza ul Hussaini is also from Shahdadpur.
According to Dr. N.A. Baloch, the former vice-chancellor of Sindh University, Mir Shahdad Khan, son of Rasheed Khan, founded Shahdadpur during 1125-1128 AH (1713-1715). In 1116 AH (1704 AD), the younger Khan was referred to as Riffat Panah, which means "His Eminence". Mir Shahdad Khan had barren lands cultivated, and provided security for its people by reducing crime. He established a system for sharing produce between owners and farmers. He had aging canals and waterways renovated and extended, and dug new canals that helped establish the settlement.
Ethnicities in Shahdadpur include Chachar, Siddiqui, Kazi, siyal, Solangi, Baloch, Bugti, Bhutto, Mughal, Unar, Bughio, Kashmiri, Rind, Laghari, Khaskheli, "Chohan", Nizamani, Talpur, Wassan, Abbasi, Soomro, Pathan, Chandio, Dal, Sand, Lakha, Abra, Detha, Khosa, Surhia, Sarhandi Pir, Sindhi, Memon, Dahri, Jamali, Brohi, Magsi, Arain, Lashari, Rajput, Syed, Khaledi Quershi Siddqui Pir Pir, Malik Zardari and many Sindhi and Punjabi communities.
Among the people living in the city, 40 percent are native Sindhi speakers; 50 percent speak Urdu and Punjabi; and the other 10 percent speak a different language. A significant number of Punjabi speakers also live in nearby villages. Although most of the inhabitants are Muslims, 30 percent are Hindus and 5 percent are Christians. The population is 455,800.
Shahdadpur is home to the following institutions of learning: