Fort Abbas

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Fort Abbas
Pholra Fort
Tehsil
Fort Abbas is located in Pakistan
Fort Abbas
Fort Abbas
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 29°11′33″N 72°51′13″E / 29.19250°N 72.85361°E / 29.19250; 72.85361
Country Pakistan
Region Punjab
District Bahawalpur District
Towns 1
Union councils 16
Renamed 1927
Government
 • MNA M.Usman Khan
 • MPA Ch.Naeem Sehar
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC+6)

Fort Abbas (Urdu: فورٹ عبّاس‎), (Punjabi: فورٹ عباس), formerly Pholra, is a town and a tehsil in Bahawalnagar District in the Cholistan Desert of Punjab, Pakistan. It is situated South of Haroonabad, near Faqirwali, on the border of Pakistan and India.

History[edit]

Fort Abbas is a historical city and has strategic importance during the Nawab of Bahawalpur's rule. It was known as Pholra until it was renamed in 1927 by Nawab Sir Sadiq, who named it on his eldest son, Muhammad Abbas.

Geography[edit]

Fort Abbas is a Tehsil of Bahawalnagar District, in southern Punjab, Pakistan.It is famous for its desert Chulistan. The city is surrounded by forests, deserts and agricultural land. The land of Fort Abbas is highly fertile, but there is a shortage of water, causing much of the fertile land to be left uncultivated. Hackra Canal is the main to provide most of the water to the area. The major crops are wheat, cotton and sugar cane.

Demographics[edit]

The language of this city is Punjabi, In City area some people speak Urdu, while few have good understanding of English. Saraiki is also spoken in Desert Areas.The castes that are in majority are jutt,Kamboh,malik and arian. Sir syed science public boys and girls high school has major contribution for promotion of education in this city.

Transportation[edit]

The city is connected by the roads to other parts of the country. The main roads are from Fort Abbas to Haroon Abad which also leads towards Bahawalnagar, Sahiwal and Lahore. The 2nd road is from Fort Abbas to Chishtian, while third road leads to Bahawal Pur via Yazman.

The Main Transport companies Naeem Coach - Ideal Coach - Rao Ahtasham Coach - Moon Coach - etc

The railway track was not being use since 2002. The track was used by Pakistan Railway but nowadays the siuation is too worse that even Pakistan Railway cant manage to run any kind of train service.

Banks[edit]

Bank Alfalah Limited started business as on September 09, 2013. Other banks are MCB - UBL - ABL - BOP - PPCB - HBL - NBP - KBL - NRSP

Advocate[edit]

Muhammad Jawad Zafar Ch

See also[edit]