Visit Khari Sharif from Mirpur

Khari has some 80 small and large villages and one of the villages itself is known as Khari Sharif. It is located at a distance of 8 km from the city of Mirpur, Azad Kashmir and is known for housing the Shrines of Sufi Saints known as Peer-e-Shah Ghazi (Qalandar Damriyan Wali Sarkar) and Mian Mohammad Baksh. The place acts as a great seat of learning for students of Islam. Dervishes (disciples) of the Saint can be seen today wandering not just in Pakistani Kashmir but throughout Pakistan.According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the population was 9,632.Historically, Khari was ruled by Sohlan Rajput families.

The two famous political name of preparation history were Jagirdar Raja Alla Dad Khan of Lehri and Zaildar Raja Sajjawal Khan of Mehmunpur. These two people were renowned for their strong family backgrounds and for their strong connections with Maharaja. Khari Sharif is the Shrine of the Mian Mohammad Bakhsh who wrote the famous tale Saiful Malook. This tells of a Prince who fell in love with a fairy called Badi-U-Jamal who he saw in a dream. The story chronicles his travels in search of the fairy and the spiritual lessons he learns on the way.

Saiful Maluk is read throughout Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan, and even has its own council. This council is headed by Choudhry Karamat Khari, from the village of Pindi Subherwal which is about a kilometer from the famous shrines.Khari has a number of primary,secondary and intermediate level institutions for both boys and girls. There is a college of education for the training of teachers. Famous educationist of Azad kashmir Dr Mohammad Sharif Chattar belonged to one of its villages Pindi Subherwal.

Located at: Khari Sharif, Mirpur, Pakistan
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