Karor Lal Esan

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Karor Lal Esan
Karor Lal Esan is located in Pakistan
Karor Lal Esan
Karor Lal Esan
Coordinates: 31°08′N 70°34′E / 31.13°N 70.57°E / 31.13; 70.57Coordinates: 31°08′N 70°34′E / 31.13°N 70.57°E / 31.13; 70.57
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
 • MNA Sahib Zada Faiz ul Hassn (PML-N)
 • MPA Sardar Majeed Khan (PTI)
 • Total 3,721 km2 (1,437 sq mi)
Elevation 148 m (486 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 26,798
 • Density 180/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Calling code 0606
Number of towns 1
Number of Union councils 1
Website Provincial Government Website

Karor Lal Esan (Punjabi,Urdu: كروڑ لعل عيسن‎), is a city of Layyah District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city is the capital of Karor Tehsil and administrative subdivision of the district.[1] It is located at 31°13'0N 70°57'0E with an altitude of 148 metres (488 feet).[2] Its old name is Depal Pur. The city is partially named after a saint, Hazrat Lal Esan, Who recited 10 million times the Sura Yaseen( A chapter from The Holy Quran) while standing on foot in the Indus River. In Urdu 10 million is equal to 1 Karor that's why the city is called Karor Lal Esan. Hazrat Lal Esan was the grandfather of the famous Bahudin Zakarya Multani. This city is located on the west coast of the famous Indus River. There is a popular festival, called Mela Chodhwein, held in Karor every year in September. This festival is celebrated in the memory of Hazrat Lal Esan. On this festival Qawalis are performed by some famous Qawals (singers) and some local singers. The fair showcases a number of events such as horse racing, tent pegging, camel fighting, bullfighting and racing, wrestling, kabaddi, dodda, and many others.

It has very important political role in Punjab as many famous politicians belong to this city. Karor Lal Esan also has higher literacy rate than other South Punjab Tehsils. It has many famous Schools and have helped in producing many famous doctors, engineers and poets.

There are few other tombs of saints in the city, e.g. Darbar Hazrat Rajan Shah (Sain Sudhey Bhag) Darbar Araf Shah, Darbar Shah Habib sb. and Darbar Shah Ashraf Sb. Khawja Ghulam Hassan Sewag Shareef's tomb is Near Karor Lal Esan. Many People pay visit to the tomb daily.[citation needed] Its population is above 950000.[3] The majority of the population are Saraiki speaking. In fact, Karor is a centre of Saraiki culture;. It is interesting to note that the city also known for having the largest graveyard of Pakistan around the tomb in which are buried great Sofia and companions of Hazrat Lal Eason.[citation needed]

The city is located to East of Indus River and Suleman Mountainous ranges, hence the lands in vicinity of river are much fertile growing especially wheat and rice. The area has great potential for natural resources and have a great potential for oil and gas exploration as well defined Geological structures (anticlines) have been mapped during the seismic surveys in different areas of Karor that can be potential reservoirs of oil and gas.


Further information: Punjabi dialects

Seraiky is the main language of Karor, Thalochi and Majhi dialects of Punjabi language is spoken.


The people here wear very simple clothes. They use Salwar Kameez(The Typical Pakistani Dress). The old ones also use the Lungi. However, the youth has tendency to wear jeans and T-shirts. In summer, people like to wear light coloured clothes whereas in winter they prefer to use sweaters and shawls.


Karor Lal Esan has extreme weather (as does the whole district of Layyah). Summer lasts from May to September; June is the hottest month with an average monthly temperature of 50 °C with a maximum of up to 53 °C. In winter, however, the December and January temperatures are as low as 0 to 2 °C average monthly.

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Avg high °C 20 23 28 35 41 43 40 38 38 35 28 23 32
Avg low temperature °C 4 8 12 18 24 29 28 28 24 17 9 4 17
Rainfall in. (Cm) 1.2 1.8 3.4 2.4 1.5 1.5 6.1 4.4 1.6 0.5 0.2 0.8 25.4 Source: weatherbase


Karor has high literacy rate as there are many private and government schools. But till 2008 it lacked any college that provided higher education. During the tenure of provincial minister Ahmed Ali Aulakh the government Digree college was upgraded to master level and a new agricultural university was established on Railway road. Many new schools and colleges were also established. There are also lots of private academies for evening classes. Among the city's schools and colleges are:

  1. The Country School Karor Campus Layyah Road
  2. Agricultural University
  3. Govt. College for Commerce
  4. Govt. High School No.1 for Boys.
  5. Govt. High School for Boys Railway Road Karor.
  6. Govt. High School for Girls.
  7. Govt. High School for Girls Railway Station( The Director is Perveen Kausar)
  8. Govt. Degree College For Boys.(up to master level)
  9. Govt. Commerce College For Boys.
  10. Govt. Degree College For Women.
  11. Zeeshan Public High School.
  12. Madina Public High School.
  13. Govt. High School Sargani.
  14. Govt. High School Basti Qazi
  15. Govt. Primary School Dera Feroz Khan Sewag
  16. Cambridge Public Middle School Wara Sehran.
  17. The Nation School, Kalma Chock
  18. Top City Public High School

Notable residents[edit]