Ahmedpur East District Bahawalpur (Southern Punjab, Pakistan)
The city of Ahmedpur East was founded by a landlord Ahmed Khan Perjani in 1748. In 1758, during a flood, Ahmedpur East was almost ruined but was later rebuilt.
Railway station at Ahmedpur East was built in 1875 and is commonly called Dera Nawab Sahib. There are daily train and bus services for Multan, Lahore, Sukkur, Karachi, Dera Ghazi Khan, etc. Saraiki is the local language of the area. Urdu, Punjabi and English are also spoken and understood by most people. It’s altitude from sea level is 400 feet. Temperature varies between 8°C to 24°C in winters and between 32°C to 45°C in summers. Average rainfall here is approx. 6.89 inches annually.
Ahmedpur is famous for Ahmed puri ‘Khussa’ (Shoes), embroidery work, brocades, plain delicate and painted earthen pottery and ‘moorahs’ (settees) and things made of reed. Hog deer, ravine deer, black buck and Nilgai are common, Fox, Jackals, hares, porcupine, mongoose, lark, owls and hawks are also found. Wild boars are is large number in the forest areas.The people of the area are simple and have great faith in religion , Pirs , Saints and Shrines . They love music and singing.
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