Sharaqpur City Portal- Pakistan Information
This beautiful city is on Jaranwala road, 32km far from Lahore. It is very beautiful and flourishing city with different flowers, greenery, meadows and gardens of different fruits. This city is very peaceful. SHARAQPUR SHARIF is city of Saints. We can’t give a final opinion, when this city was come into being, anyhow from some facts that came out we can guess that SHARAQPUR SHARIF came to existence in 930 A.D. 1405.
Many years ago, Ravi flowed here and due to river this area was cultivated. The tribes of Gujranwala came and stayed here. In the meanwhile, the forefathers of Aarain tribe from Sahiwal were reached there and settled here. The founder of SHARAQPUR who build 1st home at this place was the grandfather of Hafiz Muhammad Jamal. In this period Hazrat Hafiz Muhammad Qadri and religious scholars was reached here from Hujra Shah Muqueem and built a mosque. Hazrat Syed Abdul-Qadar Sani(Almaroof Kimia-ul-nazar) stayed here. Now it was like a village. With the passage of time, many people arrived here and they spread Islam, even the King of that time arrived here and developed this area. Different opinions are found about name of SHARAQPUR. Miyan Mohammad Ashiq (late) writes in his book named “History of SHARAQPUR” the name of SHARAQPUR was kept by the numbers. If we count the numbers of SHARAQPUR then it will be 808 and this is the year of foundation of SHARAQPUR. Other opinion is that Sultan Mohammad Shah Sarqi was used to meet famous personalities of SHARAQPUR and give special attention on this area. Therefore people began to call this area Sharqipur after this SHARAQPUR became the acronym of Sharqipur. Another opinion is that Malik Sharq the son of Malik Faheem had come to meet religious scholars of SHARAQPUR and paid much attention to SHARAQPUR. Therefore, after negotiation among people, they called this area SHARAQPUR.
In 1557, educational institutions were established here. There were forts of Non-Muslims and Sikh, they were jealous of the progress and prosperity of the Muslims. They want to destroy the central power of the Muslims. So there were battles between Muslims and Non-Muslims. Muslims were winner. After this, Muslims thought that to save themselves from the attacks of the Non-Muslims, a wall should be build around SHARAQPUR. So this wall was constructed and it had five gates. The names of these gates are Malkana gate, Gujrawala gate, Roshnai gate, Pari gate, Lahori gate. On every gate a watchman was appointed and these gates were closed at night. There was also a Shahi Mahal, now it has been destroyed with the passage of time. It was very beautiful palace.
In 1904, SHARAQPUR was the Tehsil of District Lahore, from 1911 to 1921 SHARAQPUR was the Tehsil of District Gujrawala and now it is Sub-Tehsil of District Sheikhupura.
In 1872, a Municipal committee was established. For the safety of subject’s lives and wealth a police station was also established. There are many Boys and Girl’s Primary Schools, Higher Secondary Schools, Govt. Inter Colleges, Technical Schools and Colleges, Elementary Teachers Training College, Telephone Exchange, Post Office, Banks, Hospitals, Civil Dispensary, Vet-nary Hospital, and Social Welfare Organizations. You can say that this city is a mini city like Lahore, because there are many facilities for the people, available in the big cities. People are different nations and tribes are living there with peace and satisfaction. They are well mannered, educated, patriot and able.
Popular Things Of Sharaqpur
Guava, Alichee, Strawberry, Falisa
Rice, Wheat, Sugar Can, Maize
Potato's, Onions, Tomato's, Cabbage, and many more.
Tele Code .0498
Best Visit Time . March