DG Khan District Profile General Knowledge


Dera Ghazi Khan 

is a city located in Dera Ghazi Khan District, Punjab, Pakistan. DeraGhazi Khan is one of the most populous cities in Southern Punjab,and it is the largest district in Punjab in terms ofarea, being approximately 5,306 square miles (13,740 km2) inextent.

Historical and interesting places

Tomb of hazarat Sakhi Sarwar
Tomb of hazarat Sakhi Sarwar was built in the 13th century in Sulamanmountain, 35 km from Dera Ghazi Khan city. This is presently in a smallvillage named Muqam. Thousands of people from all over subcontinent come hereon the Annual Celebrations of Birth of Sakhi Sarwar in March every year. It isa unique building of Mughal architecture.
Tomb of Ghazi Khan
The tomb of Ghazi Khan was built in the beginning of 15th century. Thisseems like the tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam in Multan.This is present in the Mulla Qaid Shah Graveyard. Its main gate is from easternside and two small doors are in side of north and south. In it there are 11graves, which are of the family of Ghazi Khan. Every side of the tomb is 13feet (4.0 m) and 3 inches (76 mm) from inner side and which areconical minarets from out side. Its circular distance from the earth is 17 feet(5.2 m) and half. The half diameter of the conical minarets remains 34inches (860 mm) on the highest of 19 feet (5.8 m). There are 28ladders from northern side in the internal side. The Graveyard came into beingdue to the tomb of Ghazi Khan. This is the oldest building of the city DeraGhazi Khan.
Church yard
In front of central jail there is a residential colony named Canal Colony.The church yard is situated in the northern side of the colony. This is theunique church yard which is situated in the walls on its four sides. Thischurch yard could not spread because of minority of the Christian in the localarea. This was came into being in the year 1910.
Shah Bagh Mosque
After the destruction of the old Dera Ghazi Khan when the people of DeraGhazi Khan shifted in the new city,this was the first Mosque where they performed their first Jumma Namaz. It isin the Block No. 7. In the city people performed their first Jumma Namaz behindthe Mutawali of the Mosque named Syed Bagh Ali Shah. So it named after the Imamof that time.
Jamia Masjid
This is the biggest Masjid of the city. Which was constructed in year 1916.There is a large pool in the Masjid which is used for making ablution. It has abig hall whose length is 100 feet (30 m) and width is 45 feet (14 m),in which 3,000 persons can say their prayer at one time. Its courtyard is alsowide in which 10,000 men can say their prayer. The minarets of the Masjid are85 feet (26 m) high in which there are 100 ladders.
Fort Munro
FortMunro is a hill station in Dera Ghazi Khan which lies on the Quetta Road at 85 km from Dera Ghazi Khan city inthe Sulaiman Mountains Range. Its altitude is 1800 meters(6,470 feet) above sea level and attracts many people for short stays duringthe summer. It is also a good picnic point. Many school trips and families useto go for recreation. Families from south punjab cities like Multan, Muzzafargarh, Rajan pur, Jampur Layyah, Taunsa, Kot addu, Lodhran, Bahawalpur and KotMithan make trips to this beautiful hill station during summer. In summer whentemrature reaches 48 degree in south Punjab, people rushto this cold place where temperature remains 20 degree in summer.
Taunsa Barrage
Taunsa Barrage is situated in the northern side of the city Dera Ghazi Khanat the distance of 60 km. It is worth seeing place. It is also a goodpicnic point. Many school trips and families use to go for recreation.

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