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Compiled By: Rtn Gangaram Shamdas Purswani (P.H.F.)

Nawabshah (Sindhi and Urdu: نوابشاہ‎) is a city and headquarters of the Shaheed Benazirabad District of Sindh province, Pakistan. This city is situated in middle of Sindh province. It is the 27th largest city in Pakistan.


Nawabshah derives its name from Syed Nawab Shah, from the Syed Family of the area, who in 1912 donated 200 acres of land for a railway station to the British Empire. In his honour, the British named it Nawabshah.


It is roughly the geographical center of Sindh province of Pakistan. By road it is 4 hours’ drive from the country’s largest city and commercial capital Karachi on the National Highway N-5, roughly 50 kilometres from left bank of River Indus. The central geographical location of the city makes it a major train and road transportation hub in the province. It was established by the British Government in 1913.

Nawābshāh, town, Sindh province, southern Pakistan. The town, originally called Nasrat, is connected by road and rail with KarāchiHyderābād, and Sukkur. A growing industrial centre, it manufactures small boats, refined sugar, soap, and cotton and silk textiles. A government college in the town is affiliated with the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology. The chief crops of the surrounding area are cotton, millet, sugarcane, and fruit. Pop. (1998 prelim.) 183,110.

Nawabshah is a city in Shaheed Benazir Abad district of Sindh, Pakistan. The city is roughly the geographical center of Sindh, making it a major train and road transportation hub in the province. It is set in a lush agricultural region, and is famous for its sugarcane, mango and banana production. Many oil and sugar mills are also located in the area. Best time to visit is September to November or from February to early April.

Nawabshah was named after Syed Nawab Shah, son of Syed Nawaz Ali Shah, who migrated from the Sann district (Dadu) to Nawabshah with his family in 1881. 

Sakrand is about 18 km from Nawabshah city. It is rich in agriculture and business, exporting goods To Hyderabad, Sindh And Nawabshah


The city of Nawabshah is set in a lush agricultural region. The city is famous for its sugarcanemango, national hub of cotton production and one of the largest producer of banana in Pakistan. Nawabshah and its surrounding area produce a significant portion of the total banana production of Pakistan.

Nawabshah has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh). The city is considered one of the hottest cities in Pakistan, with summer temperatures soaring as high as 53 °C. Temperatures above 45 °C are fairly common during late May and early June. Winters start late, around mid-November, lasting to around mid-February, with night-time temperatures often reaching 4 °C, and temperatures below 0 occurring two or three times on average in January.