Final Updated On 12 March,2018 12:58 pm

The Thirteenth Cholistan Desolate tract Jeep Rally currently held in Derawar Fort has proved to be a milestone in the rising tourism sector of Pakistan. Photo: APP

(APP) – The Derawar fort and the Cholistan Desolate tract Jeep Rally can play a necessary role in promoting tourism and hence bringing sizeable amount of international exchange to nationwide exchequer.

The Thirteenth Cholistan Desolate tract Jeep Rally currently held in Derawar Fort has proved to be a milestone in the rising tourism sector of Pakistan because the desolate tract jeep rally managed to attract tourists from international countries.

The princely articulate of Bahawalpur has been a centre of elegant architecture for the past many centuries. The Abbasi rulers of Bahawalpur took up the job left unfinished by the Abbasid Caliphates of Heart East and built beautiful palaces and seats of studying in Bahawalpur. Following the footsteps of Abbasid Caliphs, the rulers of Bahawalpur Hiss laid special emphasis on records and architecture. Central Library Bahawalpur is a precedent of take care of for records of residents of Bahawalpur Hiss who composed a donation of Rs a hundred,000 for constructing of this beautiful constructing which stands as a marvel of Italian architecture. The rulers were equally alive to to quench the thirst of details by organising tutorial establishments admire Sadiq Public College, Sadiq Edgerton College and Sadiq Dan Excessive College.

Derawar Fort

Palaces and forts are the insignia of Bahawalpur Hiss. There are five palaces in Bahawalpur City alone. Equally, a web of forts has been spread in every single put Cholistan.

Owned by dilapidated princely articulate of Bahawalpur, the Derawar Fort positioned in south of Bahawalpur at a distance of roughly a hundred kilometers has became an icon of the articulate. Several centuries forward of creation of the princely articulate, Bahawalpur, Derawar Fort became as soon as built by Raja Jajja Bhatti in the 9th century. “Raja Jajja Bhatti, infact, became as soon as ruler of the then princely articulate of Jaisalmir that became as soon as spread over two of the last word deserts of the sector, including Rajisthan and Cholistan”, Haji Rafeeq, a researcher on historic past of Bahawalpur and its forts told APP.

The fort became as soon as on the origin identified as Dera Rawal, and later usually known as Dera Rawar, which with the passage of time came to be pronounced ‘Derawar’, its exhibit title.

He talked about that earlier it became as soon as no longer in the contemporary shape nonetheless became as soon as a fort constructed with mud and ragged for defence by the then Jaisalmir rule. “The military of Raja of Jaisalmir ragged to terminate in the fort to manipulate its house,” he talked about. Later, Abbasi family that entered Bahawalpur space from Sindh province formed a newly princely articulate, he talked about. “Nawab of Bahawalpur conquered Derawar Fort in 1733 and rebuilt it which is the contemporary shape,” Rafeeq talked about.

Derawar Fort is surrounded by a several metres high boundary wall that has 30 bastions. The fort even in very ragged condition, had areas of work ragged by the then heads of princely articulate of Bahawalpur, water ponds, residential rooms, a detention center and other structures positioned internal the premises of the fort. The animated thing is that fort became as soon as connected with other forts of the articulate by tunnels. “A tunnel connecting Derawar Fort to the palace in Dera Nawab Sahab metropolis, the legit put of dwelling of Nawab of Bahawalpur, will be witnessed,” Rafiq talked about. The wall and bastions of the fort having a mountainous top will be witnessed from several miles.

“Two years attend, we heard that Rs 10 million were offered by the provincial authorities for restoration and renovation of Derawar Fort nonetheless no development materialised ,” he talked about.

Derawar Fort got house in nationwide and worldwide media when the Pakistan authorities launched jeep rally Thirteen years attend. Derawar Fort became as soon as made up our minds because the initiating point of the jeep rally that covers over 450 kilometres of the tune.

“For last several years, worldwide drivers from other countries including England and Canada, as well as female drivers have additionally been participating in Cholistan Jeep Rally after it got special mention in the worldwide media,” talked about Dr. Raheal Siddiqui, a senior bureaucrat who participated as driver in Thirteenth Cholistan Desolate tract Jeep Rally 2018.

Dr. Noorullah Qamar, a participant from Canada talked about that Canadian media has additionally given house to the jeep rally. Analysis scholar and educationist, Omer Saleem, who became as soon as at Derawar to investigate cross-check the festivities of the rally, talked about that thousands of people visited the Fort to ogle jeep rally. He, alternatively, suggested the authorities to employ special measures for preservation and renovation of the fort. “It is Derawar Fort that can per chance well also be witnessed from several miles in the desolate tract house attributable to its top,” he talked about, including that the authorities of Pakistan would possibly per chance type millions of greenbacks entirely by promoting native tourism sector.

Meanwhile, Commissioner Bahawalpur division, Saqib Zafar talked about that the Punjab authorities and the district administration of Bahawalpur had started taking steps to employ Derawar Fort to boost native tourism. “Mountainous funds amounting to millions of rupees are being offered for the preservation and renovation of Derawar Fort,” he talked about.

In a recent vogue, Commissioner Bahawalpur Capt (retd) Saqib Zafar talked about that UNESCO has added Derawar Fort to the list of World Heritage Net sites and taken up the job of upkeep of this decaying monument. In addition to this, he talked about, Rs 10 million were offered by Punjab authorities for renovation and restoration of the fort.