Tribes of the Bar Region of the Punjab

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The tribes of the Bar Region of the Punjab in Pakistan reside on agricultural land that, before being cleared in the nineteenth century for the canal irrigation system, were thick barren forest areas which covered parts of central Punjab. The soil of the Bar Region is fertile. The plains have been made by the alluvium driven by rivers flowing from the Himalayas. The Bar is further divided into four regions: the Sandal Bar (the area between the Ravi and Chenab rivers), Kirana Bar (the area between the Chenab and Ravi rivers), Neeli Bar (the area between the Ravi and Sutlej rivers) and Ganji Bar (the area between the Sutlej and dry river bed of the Hakra).

Most of the Bar now forms part of the modern Faisalabad, Tob Tek Singh, Okara, Vehari, Khanewal, Pakpattan and Sahiwal districts.

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