Dadu is a district of Sindh Province, Pakistan.
Dadu district was created in 1933 by the British Indian administration by merging Kotri and Kohistan tehsils from Karachi district and Mehar, Khairpur Nathan Shah, Dadu, Johi and Sehwan tehsils from Larkana district. The population of the district is 1,688,810 according to 1998 census report. The rural and urban population of the district constitutes 79% and 21% of the total population respectively. The area of district is 19,070 square kilometres divided in seven talukas yielding population density of 88.6 persons per square kilometre. The average household size of the district is 5.5 persons, which is relatively higher in urban areas at 6.3 as compared to that in rural areas at 5.3 implying more congestion in urban areas. More than 73% of the housing units in Dadu district are single room houses. The average annual rainfall in the district is about 120 millimetres. The total area under forest is district Dadu is 217,000 hectares yielding timber and firewood. . In 2004 another district by the name of Jamshoro was carved out of District Dadu which comprised Taluka Kotri, Taluka Sehwan and Taluka Jamshoro which is the headquarter of the new district.
Following are the demographic indicators of the district as per the 1998 census of Pakistan (including Jamshoro District which was a part of Dadu at that time):
* Islam: 97.49%
* Hinduism: 2.05%
* Christianity: 0.37%
* Ahmaddiya: 0.08%
* Others: 0.02%
Hindus and Christians are mainly concentrated in the urban areas.
* Sindhi: 93.33%
* Urdu: 2.56%
Urdu speakers are mainly concentrated in the urban areas.
Taulak Khairpur Nathan Shah
Also know as K.N.SHAH is most vibrant and rich among all taulks of District Dadu.
The City K.N.SHAH is main town centre/market place for surrounding villages. Majority of population in rural areas are engaged in farming but a significant portion of labour is also engaged in off-farm activities. The City is well known for its high-calibre literary circles and drama societies. The K.N.SHAH City population is composed of a highly educated and politically active citizens. Citizens played important role in MRD movement against the Zia Janta. Many people died in army firing during protest march against the Zia Marshallaw in 1983.
Following is the list of PhDs/Terminal degree holders from Abroad:
1. Dr.Nawaz Chand Economics (UK-Glasgow)
2. Dr.A.Majeed Chandio International Relations (USSR)
3. Dr.Irshad Ali Soomro Botany (UK- Sussex)
4. Dr. Rafiq Ahmed Chandio Economics (UK-London)
5. Dr.Ghulam Murtaza Mastoi Chemistry (Pakistan)
K.N.SHAH is also known for MRD movement as half a dozen people were killed by law enforcers during this movement in 1983.
Famous Poets and Writers:
* Manzoor Mirani
* Raz Nathan Shahi
* Wafa Natahan Shahi (Late)
* Nishtar Nathan Shahi
* Waqar Nathan Shahi (Late)
The Middle class is composed of number of young engineers, doctors, bankers, educationists, Zamindars and well-trained business class. Female participation in education and white colour jobs is very high, a number of girls is in education in Chandka Medical college, Peoples Medical college, Sindh University and other Universities of Country.