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Sheikhupura is an industrial town of “The Rice Valley” of subcontinent and capital of Sheikhupura District within the province of Punjab concerning forty metric linear unit northwest of Lahore in West Pakistan. It is the sixteenth largest town of West Pakistan.

The name of the city and its fort was modified by him to Sheikhupura from earlier Virkgarh, deriving from a nickname of Jahangir, who was called Sheikhu by his father Akbar the great. the town is the headquarters of Sheikhupura District.