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Dadu District
—  District  —
Dadu is located in the east of Sindh
Country  Pakistan
Province Sindh
Capital Dadu
 - District Nazim Karim Ali
 - District Naib Nazim Sayed Muhammad Shah
Population (1998)
 - Total 1,688,811
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
District Council
Number of Tehsils 7

Dadu (Urdu: ضلع دادو) is a district of Sindh Province, Pakistan.

Dadu district was created in 1933 by the British Indian administration by merging Kotri and Kohistan tehsils from Karachi district and Mehar, Khairpur Nathan Shah, Dadu, Johi and Sehwan tehsils from Larkana district. The population of the district is 1,688,810 according to 1998 census report. The rural and urban population of the district constitutes 79% and 21% of the total population respectively. The area of district is 19,070 square kilometres divided in seven talukas yielding population density of 88.6 persons per square kilometre. The average household size of the district is 5.5 persons, which is higher in urban areas at 6.3 as compared to that in rural areas at 5.3 implying more congestion in urban areas. More than 73% of the housing units in Dadu district are single room houses. The average annual rainfall in the district is about 120 millimetres. The total area under forest is district Dadu is 217,000 hectares yielding timber and firewood. . In 2004 another district by the name of Jamshoro was carved out of District Dadu which comprised Taluka Kotri, Taluka Sehwan and Taluka Jamshoro which is the headquarter of the new district.[1]



The town is located at 26°44'0N 67°47'0E with an altitude of 24 metres (82 feet)[1] and is administratively subdivided into three Union councils.


Following are the demographic indicators of the district as per the 1998 census of Pakistan (including Jamshoro District which was a part of Dadu at that time):


Hindus and Christians are mainly concentrated in the urban areas.


  • Others:0.28%

Urdu speakers are mainly concentrated in the urban areas.


Places of interest

  • Gorakh Hill - First Ever Hill Station in Sindh
  • Manchar Lake - Largest Ever Lake in Pakistan and one of the Largest Lakes in Asia

Tribes & Clans

The majority of the population is Muslim. It includes:Jatoi, Soomro, Shahani, Palh, Kalhoro, Dawachh, Channah, Panhwar, Solangi, Qazi, Syed, Shah, Meerani, Sheikh, Mallah, Vighio, Mirbar, Chandio, Jamali, Khosa, Gabol, Lound, Magsi, Bozdar, Leghari, Unar Bahota, Dahiri, Charan and others.

Notable People in the District

This District consists of many families that have a great role in the Politics of Pakistan. Some of them are:

  • Liaquat Ali Khan Jatoi s/o (late) Abdul Hameed Khan Jatoi - Former Chief Minister of Sindh, Ex Federal Minster
  • Sadaqat Ali Khan Jatoi s/o (late) Abdul Hameed Khan Jatoi - Ex- MPA Sindh
  • Karim Ali Khan Jatoi s/o Liaquat Ali Jatoi - District Nazim
  • Mr. Justice Ghulam Nabi Soomro b/o (late) Mian Faiz Mohammad Soomro - Justice High Court Sindh, Presently Chairman of Sindh Service Tribunal
  • (late) Mohammad Ibrahim Soomro b/o (late) Mian Faiz Mohammad Soomro - Secretary to Chief Minister of Sindh
  • Sikander Ali Khan Soomro s/o (late) Mian Faiz Mohammad Soomro - Taluka Nazim
  • Chakar Khan Shahani
  • Pir Mazhar-Ul-Haq - Provincial Minister for Education, Sindh
  • Rais Rafeeq Ahmed Jamali - State Minister for Food & Agriculture.
  • Syed Mohd Shah s/o (late) Syed Mohammad Razi Shah - Ex MPA Sindh
  • Syed Ali Murad Shah s/o Syed Noor Mohammad Shah - Naib Nazim Taluka Dadu
  • Ali Akbar Khan Leghari - Ex MPA, Sindh
  • Haji Zaffar Ali Khan Leghari
  • Khadim Hussain M. Shaikh - Justice High Court of Sindh.
  • Rais Naban Khan Lund - Ex-MPA.
  • Habib ur Rehman Shaikh - Ex-Chairman District Council Dadu

Others :

  • Prof. Abdul Saleem Solangi - A famous Educator.
  • Ustad Bukhari - A famous Poet.
  • Manzoor Sakheerani - A Renowned Singer.
  • Ghulam Rasool Soomro - S/o Haji M.Ishaque Soomro - A Great Banker
  • Din Mohammad Babar - S/o Mohammad Yousif Khan Babar -A Social Worker
  • Professor Dr. Tanvir Junejo - A noted Sociologist and well known Sindhi short story writer
  • Masroor A. Junejo - A Career Diplomat

External links

Coordinates: 26°20′N 67°35′E / 26.333°N 67.583°E / 26.333; 67.583

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