Pacco Qillo

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Pakka Fort
Pakka Qila
Hyderabad, Sindh in Pakistan
The Pacco Qillo built by Ghulam Shah still remains today but in a desolate state and a dire need of repair.
Pakka Fort is located in Pakistan
Pakka Fort
Pakka Fort
Location in Sindh
Coordinates 25°23′3.98″N 68°22′21.67″E / 25.3844389°N 68.3726861°E / 25.3844389; 68.3726861Coordinates: 25°23′3.98″N 68°22′21.67″E / 25.3844389°N 68.3726861°E / 25.3844389; 68.3726861
Type Fortress
Site history
Built 1769 (1769)
Built by Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro

Pacco Qillo (Urdu: پكا قلعه‎, Sindhi: پڪو قلعو‎, Strong Fort), formally known as Pakka Qilla, is a fort in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.[1]


Pacco Qillo Boundary wall

The Fort was constructed on the hillock known locally as Gunjy, by Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro, around 1768 when he founded the city of Hyderabad.[1]


During the Talpur rule over Sindh, Mir Fateh Ali Khan abandoned Khudabad and shifted his capital to Hyderabad in 1789. He also used the Hyderabad Fort to reside and hold his court in it. For the purpose he added a Haram and other buildings to accommodate the ruling family and his relations. He to enable residents to fulfil their religious obligation also built some Mosques. During this period of the Mirs’ the fort was gradually swarmed with shabby and odd buildings by working class for their habitation. After defeating the Mirs’ in the battle of Miani in 1843, the British occupied the fort. Some blasts in the fort, later on, destroyed most of the buildings and houses of the public. In 1857, the British razed most of the remaining buildings to ground to make room for use of the area to accommodate troops, military stores etc.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Pakka Qila Hyderabad". Archived from the original on July 4, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2014.