BAHAWALPUR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point Recordsdata – eleventh Mar, 2018 ):Derawar citadel and conserving of Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally can play a essential role in promoting tourism and hence bringing sizeable amount of foreign alternate to nationwide excheaquer.
The thirteenth Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally now now not too lengthy within the past held in Derawar Citadel has been proving as milestone in rising tourism sector of Pakistan as news aired in worldwide media about the desolate tract jeep rally has attracted attention of mates from foreign countries.
It is beneficial to a mention right here that thirteen years within the past, the government of Pakistan planned to occupy attention of foreign tourists by launching worldwide jeep rally from historic citadel of Bahawalpur, the Derawar Citadel located in Cholistan desolate tract of the division.
The princely roar of Bahawalpur has been a heart of appropriate architecture for closing many centuries. The Abbasi rulers of Bahawalpur took up the duty left unfinished by the Abbasid Caliphates of Middle East and built ravishing palaces and seats of finding out in Bahawalpur.
Following the footsteps of Abbasid Caliphs, the rulers of Bahawalpur Assert laid special emphasis on records and architecture. Central Library Bahawalpur is a precedent of treasure for records of residents of Bahawalpur Assert who peaceable a donation of Rs 100,000 for constructing of this ravishing constructing which stands as a surprise of Italian architecture.
The rulers were equally eager to quench the thirst of facts who established academic institutions treasure Sadiq Public College, Sadiq Edgerton College and Sadiq Dan High College. Palaces and forts are the insignia of Bahawalpur roar.There are five palaces in Bahawalpur Metropolis alone.
Equally, a internet-based of forts has been unfold all over Cholistan. It is pertinent to claim right here that Derawar Citadel owned by used princely roar of Bahawalpur is presumably the most lovely of all; located in south of Bahawalpur at a distance of roughly 100 kilometershas change into icon of the roar.
Quite lots of centuries sooner than introduction of princely roar, Bahawalpur, Derawar Citadel became as soon as built by the then native ruler Rai, Jajja Bhatti in ninth century. “Raja Jajja Bhatti, infact became as soon as ruler of the then princely roar of Jaisalmir that has its jurisdiction unfold over two of greatest deserts of the world including Rajisthan and Cholistan“, Haji Rafeeq, a researcher on history of Bahawalpur and its forts educated APP.
The citadel became as soon as to delivery with identified as Dera Rawal, and later typically known as Dera Rawar, which with the passage of time came to be pronounced Derawar, its expose title. He mentioned that earlier, it became as soon as now now not in latest form but became as soon as a citadel constructed with mud and ragged for defence by the then Jaisalmir rule.
“The military of Raja of Jaisalmir ragged to preserve within the citadel to govern its space,” he mentioned. He saved on telling that later, Abbasi family that entered Bahawalpur assign from Sindh province fashioned a newly princely roar.
“Nawab of Bahawalpur conquered Derawar Citadel in 1733 and rebuilt it which is the latest form,” Rafeeq mentioned. Derawar Citadel is surrounded by a several meters high boundary wall that has 30 bastions.
The citadel even in very outdated situation, had offices ragged by the then heads of princely roar of Bahawalpur, water ponds, residential rooms, a reformatory and other constructions located within the route of the premises of the citadel.
The appealing thing is that citadel became as soon as linked with other forts of the roar through tunnels. ” A tunnel connecting Derawar Citadel to palace in Dera Nawab Sahab metropolis, the official jam of Nawab of Bahawalpur will be witnessed, Rafiq mentioned.
The wall and bastions of the citadel having a immense top will be witnessed from several miles. Haji Rafeeq became as soon as dissatisfied on the very outdated situation of the citadel as announcing despite several claims by the government departments and even by the royal Abbasi family, the owner of the citadel, no lawful handy measures were taken to preserve the citadel which is coming to the bottom as a result of its falling partitions and rooms.
“Two years back, we listened that Rs 10 million were provided by the provincial government for restoration and renovation of Derawar Citadel but no improvement will be witnessed ,” he mentioned. Derawar Citadel got residence in nationwide and worldwide media when the Pakistan government launched jeep rally thirteen years back.
Derawar Citadel became as soon as decided because the assign to originate of the jeep rally that covers over 450 kilometers of the music. Dr. Raheal Siddiqui, a senior bureaucrat who participated as driver in thirteenth Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally 2018; Whereas talking to APP, mentioned that it became as soon as off-road jeep bustle funded by the government and organized by the division of TDCP.
“For closing several years, worldwide drivers from other countries including England and Canada and female drivers bear moreover been taking fragment in Cholistan Jeep Rally after it got special residence in worldwide media,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that the assign to originate of the jeep rally became as soon as Derawar Citadel that is located some 100 kilometres off Bahawalpur metropolis and located within the desolate tract space coming inside jurisdiction of Ahmedpur East tehsil of Bahawalpur district.
Dr. Noorullah Qamar, a participant driver from Canada mentioned that Canadian media has moreover given residence to the jeep rally. “Quite lots of people from Canada are searching for to stumble on Cholistan Jeep Rally on the occasion as it provided recreational leisure that is linked with desolate tract,” he mentioned.
Be taught scholar and educationist, Omer Saleem who became as soon as at Derawar to notice the festivities of the rally mentioned that 1000’s of oldsters visited the Citadel to stumble on jeep rally. He, nevertheless educated the government to win special measures for preservation and renovation of the citadel which became as soon as in very outdated situation.
“It is Derawar Citadel that will be witnessed from several miles within the desolate tract space as a result of its top,” he mentioned, adding that the government of Pakistan may presumably perchance function 1000’s of 1000’s of bucks absolute top by promoting native tourism sector.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Bahawalpur division, Saqib Zafar mentioned that the Punjab government and the official administration of Bahawalpur had started taking steps to preserve Derawar Citadel to boost native tourism.
“Big funds amounting to 1000’s of 1000’s of rupees are being provided for preservation and renovation of Derawar Citadel,” he mentioned. In a latest vogue, Commissioner Bahawalpur Capt (retd) Saqib Zafar mentioned that UNESCO has added Derawar Citadel to the list of World Heritage Web sites and brought up the duty of repairs of this decaying monument of the appropriate Abbasi rule apart from Rs 10 million bear been provided by Punjab government for renovation and restoration of the citadel.
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