Daharki (Urdu: ڈہرکی) is a city in Ghotki District in the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is the capital of Daharki Taluka, an administrative subdivision of the district.[1] It is situated about 100 km northeast of Sukkur, between Mirpur Mathelo and Ubauro on Pakistan's N-5 National Highway. According to the 2017 Census of Pakistan it is the 93rd largest city of Pakistan, having population of 103,557.[2]

Daharki
ڈہرکی
City
Daharki is located in Sindh
Daharki
Daharki
Daharki is located in Pakistan
Daharki
Daharki
Coordinates: 28°03′N 69°42′E / 28.050°N 69.700°E / 28.050; 69.700Coordinates: 28°03′N 69°42′E / 28.050°N 69.700°E / 28.050; 69.700
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
DistrictGhotki District
Population
 (2017)
 • Total103,557
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)

EconomyEdit

Daharki is home to several cotton factories, fertilizer plants, and oil and gas exploratory facilities, among other industries. Notable companies with facilities at Daharki include Engro Fertilizers, Mari Petroleum, and Tullow Oil.[3] Nearby power stations include Star Power Plant, Fauji Power Plant and Liberty Power Plant. Engro Fertilizer's recently built fertilizer plant is the largest ammonia and urea plant in the world, covering 1.24 square miles. The facility's prilling tower, built in 2009, is the tallest prilling tower in the world, at a height of about 125.[4][5]

Arab conquestEdit

In 711, Ummayad General Muhammad Bin Qasim conquered the Daharki area, after defeating Raja Dahir, a member of the Brahmin dynasty and the last Hindu ruler of Sindh at Aror, 60 miles south of Daharki. Many of the Arab soldiers of Bin Qasim's army, mostly originating from Palestine, settled in Multan, Punjab, and Sindh, including in the Daharki area.[6]

ReligionEdit

Daharki is predominantly Muslim and Hindu, with small Christian and Sikh minorities. Important Muslim religious sites in and around the city include Bharchundi Shareef Dargah, Chalan Faqeer, Pir Aziz Karmani, Pir Pakhroi Laal, Soi Sharif, Pir Gulab, and Shah Bukhari.[4] The Bharchundi Sharif dargah and its custodian is Mian Abdul Khaliq.[7][8] Hindu sites include the spiritual darbar and the Sant Satram Das Temple at Raharki, 5 km away from Daharki.

The Baba Nanik Shah gurdwara is a place of worship for Daharki's Sikh and Sindhi population.[9]

EducationEdit

There are several schools in Daharki, those being:

  • Daharki School System
  • Al Karim Public Secondary School Keenjhar
  • Twinkle Little Star Public School, Gulab Shah Colony Daharki
  • Safa Grammar School Daharki
  • Oxford English Grammar High School Daharki
  • Shah Abdul Latif Model High School Daharki
  • The Educator Campus Daharki
  • Cambridge Public School Daharki
  • Kids Garden Public School
  • Engro Model School
  • Pakistan Foundation Public High School Daharki
  • Madina Public Model High School Daharki
  • Sindh Public School Daharki
  • Laat Human Development Daharki School
  • The Smart School Campus Daharki
  • New Kids Garden Public High School Daharki
  • The Scholar Grammar School Daharki
  • New Roshan Tara Model High School Daharki
  • Fatima Public School Daharki
  • British Grammar School Daharki
  • Government P High School Daharki
  • Government Single Section High School Daharki
  • Government Main Primary school Daharki
  • Engro Grammar School
  • Engro Daharki College
  • The Muslim Generation School (Chachar Muhallah Daharki)
  • WK Degree College Daharki
  • DUA PUBLIC School Jung Colony UBAID-Zubair Pitafi School Jung Colony
  • Happy Public School Jung Colony Daharki
  • New Galaxy Grammar School Jung Colony Daharki
  • The Leaders School Daharki
  • Pakistan Foundation Public High School Daharki
  • Allied School Daharki
  • Hira Public School Daharki
  • Ghazali Public School Daharki
  • The Savvy School Daharki Campus
  • Sahara High School Daharki
  • The SMILE School Daharki
  • The Citizen Foundation (TCF) Engro Daharki
  • Al Hamd Public School Daharki
  • Shining Model School Daharki
  • Jinnah Model School Daharki
  • Gohar Public School Jung Colony Daharki
  • Sir Syed Public School Daharki
  • The Kids University School Daharki
  • Modern Public School Daharki
  • The Excellence Grammar School Daharki
  • Little Angels Grammar High School Daharki
  • Montessori Public School Daharki
  • Evershine Public School Daharki
  • Sahkar Public School Daharki
  • Beacon Hall High School Daharki
  • Mari Petroleum Higher Secondary School, Daharki.
  • Noor-e-Sahar Special Education School; Mari Petroleum, Daharki.
  • The Citizen Foundation (TCF), Mari Petroleum, Daharki

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Ghotki - Government of Pakistan Archived 15 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Sindh (Pakistan): Province, Major Cities, Municipalites [sic] & Towns - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Daharki issues". 6 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b Reference by: H.N. Chandio.
  5. ^ https://www.flickr.com/photos/112090523@N07/25694588486/ Wajid Junejo and Inmaullah Naveed Khan photographed at the TALLEST PRILL TOWER OF THE WORLD located at Daharki Pakistan
  6. ^ "Pakistan Emergency Situational Analysis - District Ghotki, September 2014 - Pakistan".
  7. ^ "Forced conversions of Pakistani Hindu girls". 19 September 2017.
  8. ^ "State of fear". 14 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Indian pilgrims join Hindu festival in Daharki". 8 December 2018.