Kot Sabzal

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Kot Sabzal
کوٹ سبزل
Kot Sabzal
Kot Sabzal is located in Pakistan
Kot Sabzal
Kot Sabzal
Coordinates: 28°11′N 70°48′E / 28.18°N 70.8°E / 28.18; 70.8Coordinates: 28°11′N 70°48′E / 28.18°N 70.8°E / 28.18; 70.8
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
Population
 • Estimate () 6,000
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Calling code 068


Kot Sabzal (Urdu: کوٹ سبزال ‎) is a town in Rahim Yar Khan District, Punjab, Pakistan. Kot Sabzal (sometimes referred to as Sabzal Kot) is a small town that lies on the edge of Punjab, near provincial borderline of Punjab and Sindh in Pakistan. Usually accessible via the N-5 National Highway, this town is overshadowed by the presence of other larger towns like Ghotki, Jacobabad and Bahawalpur around it. It appears on the 612 km marker on the N5 and lies in the vicinity of the Sadiqabad town under the administration of the Rahim Yar Khan District.

The ruling and prominent tribes living in the region are Solangi . Etc

History[edit]

Kot Sabzal used to be ruled by the parganas that administered the city under the princely state of Bahawalpur until they lost it to the Mirs of Sindh in 1807. After the British took over much of the province of Sindh, they restored the rule to the state of Bahawalpur over Kot Sabzal in 1847 so that the Amir of Bahawalpur would help them in the Battle of Multan.[1] In 1848, Bahawalpur-British alliance laid siege on Multan and the city fell and was made part of the British Indian territory. From thence there always remained a bias over which province Kot Sabzal fits into.[2]

In the early 1830s, Kot Sabzal stood larger and stronger than either Gotki or Khairpur, and was surrounded by a thin wall levelled in some places to the ground. The hustle and bustle of the town was due to the four main bazaars facing each other in the centre. The architecture showed a transition from the mud house to house made of unburnt bricks and then those of burnt bricks which wouldn't exceed stories higher than two. As the historian Mohan Lal tries to remember in his travelogues, the city had gates, that had perished through want of repair and that one had a gun, which was kept towards the Bahawalpur country.[3]

Economy[edit]

The towns main source of income includes farming and agriculture. Production of cotton and wheat is their economic stronghold. The main and dangerous cast of kot sabzal is Chachar.The construction of many buildings like Bhong mosque etc. havr been done by the Rais of Kot sabzal...

Culture[edit]

Most commonly spoken language is Punjabi . Some people regard speaking Urdu and Saraiki.sindhi is also most common language here...specially somoro,chachar,kobhar,lakhan,mastoi,jatoi,rind trehli speak it.....

References[edit]

  1. ^ Owais Mughal. "Traveling on N5 - Part II". All Things Pakistan. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Khan Pur History". World66. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  3. ^ Mohan Lal. Travels in the Panjab, Afghanistan, & Turkistan...to Great Britain and Germany, p.443. Google Books (Online) and Adamant Media Corporation. Retrieved 2008-04-17.