Muzaffargarh

Muzaffargarh is a city in southwestern area in the province of PunjabPakistan. It is located on the bank of the Chenab River. It is capital city of Muzaffargarh District.

Location:

District Muzaffar Garh lies in the form of strip between the river Chenab and Indus, which passes along the Eastern and Western boundaries respectively of the district and form a triangle at Alipur tehsil of the district. The district is bounded on the North by newly created district Layyah, on the South by Bahawalpur and Rahimyar Khan districts across the river Chenab. Districts Multan and Khanewal are on the Eastern side of district Muzaffargarh, across the river Chenab. District Jhang also touches on North-East. While Dera Gahzi Khan and Rajanpur districts lie on the Western side across the river Indus.

Sakina-tu-Sughra Mosque

                                                                                                          Sakina Tu Sughra Mosque Muzaffargarh

Area:

District Muzaffargarh is spread over an area of 8,249 square kilometers.

Language:

The main language of the people of this city is Punjabi while some of the people also speaks other languages as well. About 95% of the people speaks Punjabi language and 5% of the people speaks other languages.

History:

Muzaffargarh region was ruled by Maurya EmpireIndo-Greek kingdom,Kushan EmpireGupta EmpireWhite HunsKushano-Hephthalites and Shahi kingdoms. 

In 1005 Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi conquered the Shahis inKabul in 1005, and followed it by the conquests of Punjab region. The Punjab region became predominantly Muslim due to missionary Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of Punjab region. After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Sikh invaded and occupied Muzaffargarh District. The Britishtook over Muzaffargarh District in 1848.

Taunsa Panjnad link Canal , M M Road , Muzaffargarh

                                                                              Taunsa Panjnad link Canal , M M Road , Muzaffargarh

The Town of Muzaffargarh was founded in 1794 by the Governor of Multan Nawab Muzaffar Khan. The Meaning of Muzaffargarh is “Fort of Muzaffar” because the old town lies inside the walls of a fort built by Nawab Muzaffar Khan of Multan. Prior to that the place was known by a shop called “Musan Hatti”, on the road leading from Multan to Dera Ghazi Khan. The city was founded in the sixteenth century. In 1864 it became the headquarters of Muzaffargarh District.

The predominantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhsmigrated to India while the Muslim refugees from India settled in the Muzaffargarh District.

Cotton_Farm Muzaffargarh

                                                                                                       Muzaffargarh Cotton Farm

Famous for:

The city is famous for sweet mangoes and nuts.

Crops:

Wheat, sugarcane and cotton are the main crops grown in the district. Rice, jawar, bajra, moong, mash, masoor, ground nuts, maize and oil seeds such as rape / mustard and sunflower are also grown in minor quantities in the district. Muzaffargarh was especially hard hit by the 2010 Pakistan floods, given its position between the Chenab and Indus rivers.

Religion:

Nearly 99.5% of the population of Muzaffargarh is Muslim. Majority of Muslims belong to Sunni Hanafi Fiqh while there is small minority following Shia Ithna ashari Fiqh.

Transportation:

Muzaffargarh has connections with other cities by a variety of means of transportation. The district has concrete road reaching up to 983.69 km. The district is linked with D.G. Khan, Layyah and Multan districts through concrete roads.

Railway Station Muzaffargarh

                                                                                                         Railway Station Muzaffargarh

Industries:

The district’s major industries include cotton ginning and pressing, flour mills, jute textile, oil mills, paper/paperboard articles, petroleum products, polypropylene bags, power generation, readymade garments, solvent extraction, sugar, textile composite and textile spinning.

Places to Visit:

The places of Muzaffargarh are:

  • Fayyaz Park
  • Qinwan Chowk
  • Kachahry Chowk
  • Tailry ByPass
  • Jhang Mord
  • Chenab River
  • Ghazi ghat on the bank of indus river

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