Sheikhupura District

Area: 5,312km2
Population:  3,321,029 < est.1998
National Assembly Seats: 3
Provincial Assembly Seats:  6
Tehsils/ Towns: 5

Hiran Minar – iconic Mughal building located in Sheikhupura

Sheikupura

Muridke

Ferozwala

Sharaqpur

Safdarabad

Sheikhupura is named after the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, who built this city and was known to his father, Akbar, as Sheikhu. Jahangir built the city’s famous fort and its major landmark, Hiran Minar, the tomb of the emperor’s most prized deer, Mansraj. The district also houses the tomb of legendary Punjabi poet Waris Shah in the town of Jandiala Sher Khan.

Shrine of Waris Shah – located at Jandiala Sher khan – Distt. Sheikhupura

The city of Sheikhupura is an important industrial centre and its industrial units provide most of the area’s employment. The city has attracted major multinationals over the years including ICI, Nestle and Honda.

The district had seven National Assembly seats in the 2002 elections, but in 2008 it has been left with just two of its own seats while it shares three with Nankana Sahib, a district carved out of Sheikhupura in 2005. Sheikhupura comprises of Ferozewala, Sheikhupura, Muridke, Safderabad and Sharqpur subdivisions.

 

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA-131   Sheikhupura – i        Muridke Municipal committeem Nanrang Town, Ferozwala Rural

NA-132  Sheikhupura – ii      Ferozwala Town committee, Kot Abdul Malik Town committee, Ferozwala Rural

NA-133  Sheikhupura – iii     Sheikhupura Municipal committee, parts of Sheikhupura and Ferozwala Tehsil