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Shergarh (Urdu: شير گڑھ‎, Pashto: ٖشير گڑھ‎) is a town in Takht Bhai tehsil of Mardan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.[1][2] It located 12 km from Takht Bhai, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Overview and history

The literal meaning of Shergarh in both Urdu and Pashto language is "home of the lions".[3] It is now a Union Council of the Takht Bhai tehsil of Mardan District. It falls in the NA-10 seat of the National Assembly's Electoral Process.[4]

The town is very old, in fact, some historians cite that it can be traced back to the 13th century. It an important point in the trade routes passing between Peshawar and Swat. Under Buddhist rule, a town existed at the same location, but had a Buddhist name. In Shergarh there is present the famous dar ul uloom named Islamia Arbia Shergar was built in 1951. The founder of this Darolum was Muhtamim Maolana Mohammad Ahmad, who take education from Dar ul uloom Dauband India. This is the second big darul uloom of KPK. Land for Darul Uloom was donated by Malik Azim Khan(late) Landlord & political figure of the area. There is one category D govt Hospital and a Private hospital (Marjan Medical and Surgical Center). Here also a private hospital Al-shifa care hospital which is more comfortable for us and very nice staff.

Location

The town is situated on the main highway between Peshawar and Swat. It is about 15 kilometres from the Malakand mountains to the north, 12 km from Lund Khwar and 27 km from Mardan.

See also

References

  1. ^ Report, Bureau (2002-11-29). "PESHAWAR: Work on Shergarh highway begins". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2017-12-13. 
  2. ^ "10 teachers for 1,000 students at girls school in Shergarh - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2015-10-11. Retrieved 2017-12-13. 
  3. ^ Shifting Sher Garh
  4. ^ "The Election Commission, Government of Pakistan.