• Sindh Auqaf Department came into existence in 1970 after dismemberment of one unit.
  • In 1976 the Auqaf Department was made a Federal subject under the control of Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan.
  • The Auqaf Department was again made a Provincial subject in 1979 and the Sindh Waqf Properties Ordinance 1979 was enforced.
  • The Auqaf Department is revenue generating entity getting income from Nazranas  Waqf Properties and other means and all the collected amount deposited in Sindh Government Account No.1.
  • The Notification of “The Sindh Auqaf (Appointment & Conditions of Service) Rules 2016 was issued on 20th October 2016.


  • The field administration is headed by Chief Administrator Auqaf (BPS-19) and cadre officer posted by Services, General Administration & Coordination Department, Government of Sindh.
  • For the smooth working and proper monitoring the administrative structure of Auqaf has been divided into three zones headed by:
    • Administrator Auqaf Karachi
    • Administrator Auqaf Hyderabad / Mirpurkhas
    • Administrator Auqaf Sukkur / Larkana
  • The each zone is further divided into 21 circles, headed by a Senior Manager / Manager.


  1. To manage and maintain proper arrangement of Waqf Properties including Dargahs & Mosques like security, cleanliness, drinking water, Wazookhana, lavatory blocks for performance of religious rites at the Shrines and Mosques.
  2. To construct Musafirkhana, Langerkhana, Lavatories etc at the various shrines for providing maximum facilities to the visiting Zaireens.
  3. To generate revenue from the Waqf Properties, contracts, rent and lease etc.
  4. To collect Nazranas offered by the devotees and maintain their accounts properly.
  5. Nazrana offered by the devotees and other means i-e rent, contracts as well as lease money amount being deposited in the Govt. of Sindh A/c No:1 in other sub A/c 038 through challan in State Bank of Pakistan Hyderabad.
  6. To provide financial assistance to Orphans, Destitute and disable persons.


  • Total No. of Regular employees in Auqaf: 785
  • Total No. of Dargahs under administrative Control of Auqaf Department : 78
  • Total No. of Mosques under administrative Control of Auqaf Department :  78
  • Total No. of  Waqf Properties under administrative Control of Auqaf Department : 30


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