Sukkur Division
(Khairpur Division)
Map of Sukkur Division
Map of Sukkur Division
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Established1 April 1936
Khairpur Division1955 – 1975
Sukkur Division1975 – Continue
 • TypeDivisional Administration
 • CommissionerMr. Ghulam Mustafa Phul
 • Regional Police OfficerN/A

Sukkur Division (Sindhi: سکر ڊويزن) is one of the seven administrative Divisions of the Sindh Province of Pakistan. This level of administration was abolished in 2000 but restored again on 11 July 2011.[1]

Sukkur is the divisional headquarters of Sukkur Division, which comprises the following three districts:[2][3]

Districts of Sukkur Division
District Area (km2) Population
1998 Census
2017 Census
Ghotki 6,083 1,646,318 Mirpur Mathelo
Khairpur 15,910 2,404,334 Khairpur
Sukkur 2,512 1,487,903 Sukkur
Totals 24,505 3,447,935 5,538,555 Sukkur

The comprehensive Book on the History of Sukkur namely "سکھر تاریخ و تمدن" (Sukkur Tareekh Wa Tamaddun) is Written by Prof. Dr Abdul Waheed Indhar Published by Government of Sindh.


On 1 April 1936 when Sind division separated from Bombay Presidency and established a Province.

On One Unit Policy Sind province merged into West Pakistan province on 30 September 1955 Create Khairpur Division when the State of Khairpur merged in Pakistan.

Pakistan Government merged the khairpur state into Sind province and gave the status of a district.

The Sukkur district was also include in khairpur Division. Later in 1975 when the Sind province was restored the divisional status was shifted from khairpur to Sukkur. khairpur remain a district of Sukkur Division.


At the time of the 2017 Census of Pakistan, the distribution of the population of Sukkur Division by first language was as follows:[4]

See also


  1. ^ Karachi’s district status restored, notification issued, Published in The News Tribe on 11 July 2011, Retrieved on 7 August 2012
  2. ^ Divisions/Districts of Pakistan Archived 30 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine
    Note: Although divisions as an administrative structure has been abolished, the election commission of Pakistan still groups districts under the division names
  3. ^ Five districts of Karachi restored, Published in The News on 11 July 2011, Retrieved on 7 August 2012
  4. ^ Final Results of Census-2017

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