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Sujawal (Sindh)


Sujawal is situated on the left bank of the Indus River at the distance of 130 km from Karachi and is accessible via Thatta on Sujawal-Thatta Road. South side is the part of the Indus Delta as well as the Arabian Sea. The Indus Delta on the left side of the Indus River toward the India-Pakistan border is the main part of the district.

Sujawal has boundaries with Thatta, Badin, and Tando Muhammad Khan districts. It also has semi defined boundary with Gujarat in India. Sujawal-Thatta road is one of the main connection point in the district to access all of the other towns. Same road can be used to access it from the Badin side. It is also connected with railway on Thatta-Badin branch track.

The Indus River Delta forms a scattered flow of the Indus River before entering into the Arabian Sea. The most of part of the Indus Delta in Pakistan with a small part in the Kutch region in India. It has an area of 41,440 km square from which only 6,000 km square is active, The Indus River Delta has the largest arid mangrove forests as well as a variety of birds and fish especially the Indus dolphin. Sujawal is also a famous place for fish called Palla. It is most favorite fish for locals as well as visitors also enjoy its unique taste. The Indus Delta is best place for the migratory birds from Siberia and Russia.

The shrine of Shah Inayat Shaheed is located in the town of Jhok Sharif on Tando Muhammad Khan - Bathoro road in the Sujawal district. Shah Inayat Shaheed was 17th century revolutionary from Sindh. He was accused of leading peasants to challenge the domination of local feudal landlords. Feudal landlords contacted Farrukhsiyar the Mughal Emperor, who ordered Mian Yar Muhammad Kalhoro, ruler of Sindh, to uproot Inayat. The Government managed to siege the Jhok, his local town, and negotiated to avoid further bloodshed. But Government played a trick and he was arrested and executed in Thatta.

Shahbandar is an old and historical port town in the Sujawal district in late 1700s during the Kalhora dynasty. Due to various natural disasters and floods in the region, the port was not able to remain in operations.

Keti Bunder South Wildlife Sanctuary is along the Indus Delta for the protection of different wild animals, sea life, and birds. Keti Bunder is part of the Indus Delta and situated at the mouth of the Indus River. There are abundant of mangrove forests with the several shallow and deep water channels. Wildlife Sanctuary is established to conserve various kinds of birds, animals, reptiles, and sea life.

Sujawal is an agricultural city and producing a number of cash crops such as rice, wheat, and cotton. But the large size of population has fishing as main profession.

Sir Creek is about 96 km uninhabited marshlands of the Indus Delta on the border between Pakistan and India. It separates the Sindh province in Sujawal district from the Gujarat state in India. The Sir Creek border is still dispute between Pakistan and India and border line is still not defined. This area is homeland for Russell's vipers and scorpions. In winter season, it becomes home to flamingos and other birds.

Nareri Lake is located near the border between India and Pakistan in the Sujawal district at a distance of 88 km via Golarchi-Ahmed Rajo road. Shakoor Lake is also located in the Sujawal district just on the boundary line between India and Pakistan. One third part of the lake is in Pakistan territory, while remaining is in Indian side. India has also constructed road in the lake along the border in the Gujarat state.

The weather of Sujawal is moderate throughout the year, it is warm in the summer season, whereas winter is much cold and pleasant. It also receives considerable amount of rainfalls in the monsoon period.

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