Pak Pattan

Pak Pattan is a city in province Punjab of Pakistan. It is the capital city of the Pakpattan District in the Sahiwal Division in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Pakpattan is one of the ancient cities of Pakistan. It is the city that has the shrine of Baba Fareed.

Location:

Pakpattan is located roughly 40 kilometres from the border with India, and 184 kilometres by road southwest of Lahore.

Language:

Punjabi is the native spoken language but Urdu is also widely understood. Haryanvi also called Rangari is spoken among RangharRajputsMeos have their own language which is called Mewati.

Pakpattan Railway Station

                                                                                                                       Pakpattan Railway Station

History:

There is a fort defending this city. This fort was once captured by Sebüktegin in 977–78 and by Ibrahim Ghaznavi in 1079–80. The town was besieged by Shaikha; the Khokhar, in 1394, and in 1398 was visited by TimurMughal Emperor who spared much of the inhabitants that had not fled, out of respect for the shrine of the saint Hazrat Baba Farid. The old name of Pakpattan was Ajudhan.  In 1005 Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi conquered the Shahis in Kabul in 1005, and followed it by the conquests of Punjab region.

During British rule, Pakpattan Town was the headquarters of the tehsil of the same name in the Montgomery District, 29 miles south-east of Montgomery station on the North-Western Railway.

Pakpattan Canal & Distribution System

                                                                                                                          Pakpattan Canal & Distribution System

Economy:

It is a town of some commercial importance, importing wheat, cotton, oilseeds, and pulses from the surrounding villages, gur and refined sugar from AmritsarJullundur, and the United Provinces, piece-goods from Amritsar, Delhi, and Karachi, and fruits from Afghanistan. The exports consist principally of cotton, wheat, and oilseeds. The town has a local manufacture of silk lungis and lacquer-work.

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