Khairpur is third largest in terms of area and fifth most populous district of Sindh province in Pakistan. It has 8 talukas and 89 union councils and 15 towns, with total population of 2.4 million as of 2017. Mir sohrab Khan Talpur came from Iran. He founded khairpur in 1783. Khairpur is also known as home of esteemed Sufi mystic Sachal Sarmast, whose shrine is located near Khairpur. The Shrine of Sachal Sarmast is highly praised at Khairpur and visited by innumerable tourists every day.