Shabqadar

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Shabqadar (Pashto: شبقدرAbout this soundpronounce , Urdu: شبقدرAbout this soundpronounce ) is a town in the Charsadda District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. It lies 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of provincial capital Peshawar.[3][4]

Tehsil Shabqadar

تحصیل شبقدر
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Tehsil Shabqadar is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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Location within Pakistan
Tehsil Shabqadar is located in Pakistan
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Tehsil Shabqadar is located in Asia
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Tehsil Shabqadar is located in Earth
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Coordinates: 34°12′19.584″N 71°34′59.9448″E / 34.20544000°N 71.583318000°E / 34.20544000; 71.583318000Coordinates: 34°12′19.584″N 71°34′59.9448″E / 34.20544000°N 71.583318000°E / 34.20544000; 71.583318000
DistrictCharsadda
CapitalPeshawar
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Country Pakistan
Founded----
HeadquartersShabqadar
Union Councils12
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
Area
 • Tehsil194 km2 (75 sq mi)
Population
 • Tehsil383,765
 • Rank2nd, Tehsil in
District Charsadda
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
 • Urban
91,851
 • Rural
291,914
Time zoneUTC+5 (PKT)
Postal Code
24630
Area code(s)091
LanguagesPashto, Urdu
HDI (2017)Increase ###'[2] (high)
Website[http:// City Government of Shabqadar]

Overview and historyEdit

Shabqadar is a tehsil headquarter of Shabqadar Tehsil in Charsadda District.[5] The famous attractions of Shabqadar are Shabqadar Bazaar[6] and Shabqadar Fort.[7] The fort is made of mud and stone. It is designed by Sikh architect Tota Ram in 1837. Currently it is under the control of Frontier Constabulary and has 1800 personnel of the force are trained here. Former UK prime minister Winston Churchill once stayed at this fort during his service and part of expedition in the North West Frontier of India.[3][8]

Majority of the people living in Shabqadar are Pakistani but a sizeable population of Afghans also live here.[9] Most are Muslims with small minority are Christians.[10][11] Major language is Pashto.

EducationEdit

Shabqadar Town is the home of many public and private educational institutes, including Government Degree College Shabqadar[12] and Govt Girls Degree College Shabqadar.[13] Notable private institutes include Saddat Public High School Shabqadar, Shabqadar Students Academy (FSA), Allied Schools, Beaconhouse, Iqra Schools, Peshawar Model, ICEL College Of Engineering and Literacy, CIT, PIT, Islamic School System, Hira Public School, National College and Islamia Model School.[14]

Year Literacy rate
1972 -- %
1981 -- %
1998 -- %
2012 -- %
2015 -- %

Main TribesEdit

List of Shabqadar Tehsil union councils are listed below:

Main Tribes

PopulationEdit

The population of Shabqadar, according to 2017 census, is 383,765. The population of Shabqadar, according to official census, over the years is shown in the table below.[15]

Population Census of Shabqadar
Rank Region Census Year Population
Change from
previous year
1 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1961 11,046  90.53%
2 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1972 25,630  132.03%
3 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1981 30,881  20.4877%
4 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1998 55,439   79.5246%
5 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2017 383,765   592.229%

AdministrationEdit

Shabqadar becomes tehsil in 1988. The tehsil is administratively subdivided into 12 Union Councils of which the headquarter is Shabqadar town. Under new local government rules, Shabqadar tehsil is divided into 29 village councils (VC) and 6 neighbourhood councils (NC).

PopulationEdit

The population of Shabqadar Tehsil, according to the 2017 census, is 383,765 while according to the 1998 census, it was 240,751.

Tehsil Union CouncilsEdit

List of Shabqadar Tehsil union councils are listed below:

Tehsil Shabqadar Union Councils

National Assembly SeatEdit

The Tehsil is represented in the National Assembly by MNAs who represent the following constituencies:

Constituency MNA Party
NA-23 (Charsadda-I) Malik Anwar Taj PTI

Provincial Assembly SeatEdit

The Tehsil is represented in the Provincial Assembly by MPAs who represent the following constituencies:

Constituency MPA Party
PK-60 Charsadda-V Mohammad Arif Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DISTRICT AND TEHSIL LEVEL POPULATION SUMMARY WITH REGION BREAKUP: KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA" (PDF). Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  2. ^ https://www.undp.org/content/dam/pakistan/docs/HDR/HDI%20Report_2017.pdf
  3. ^ a b "Shabqadar Fort: Even an earthquake couldn't free chained gates - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "distancesto.com Shabqadar to Peshawar". Distancesto.com. 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  5. ^ Khan, Faiz Muhammad (17 February 2014). "Shabqadar lacks basic facilities for people". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 24 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "CHARSADDA: Militants destroy 11 shops in Shabqadar". DAWN.COM. 16 January 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Paradise lost: Sikh historian chronicles rule of his ancestors - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Facelift: Frontier Constabulary starts reconstruction of Shabqadar Fort - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 7 November 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Correspondent, The Newspaper's (16 July 2016). "18 Afghan families leave Shabqadar for home". DAWN.COM.
  10. ^ "Your land, my land: Shabqadar's Christians complain of marginalisation - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 21 April 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Voters foggy about existence of reserved seats - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 30 May 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "GOVERNMENT DEGREE COLLEGE SHABQADAR CHARSADDA". www.admission.hed.gkp.pk. Retrieved 25 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Govt Girls Degree College Shabqadar". www.admission.hed.gkp.pk. Retrieved 25 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ Imperial College Of Engineering Literacy (ICEL) Shabqadar
  15. ^ "AREA & POPULATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS BY RURAL/URBAN: 1951-1998 CENSUSES (PDF)" (PDF). www.pbs.gov.pk. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 24 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)