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Okara (Urdu: اوکاڑہ), is the capital city of Okara District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Okara is also known as Mini Lahore. The name Okara is derived from Okaan, the name of a type of tree.The city is located southwest of the city of Lahore and is famous for its agriculture-based economy and cotton mills. The nearest major city to Okara is Sahiwal,formerly known as Montgomery. Okara is now the part of Sahiwal Division.

Okara has the largest storage capacity in Asia and is a fairly large district in Pakistan in terms of population. There are famous Pakistan military dairy farms, especially famous for their cheese, situated in Okara. These farms are of the pre-partition or British Indian Era. Mitchels farms also are located in the nearest town, Renala Khurd, in the Okara District. Okara's postal code is 56300.

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  • Sutlej Cotton Mills, Birla High School,, Shahid Ihsan (guest) wrote 2 months ago:
    Yes I have fond memories of the school we used to climb mango trees in the vacinity of school to eat raw mangoes. Used to reach school in a tonga along with my friends Adnan and his sister Fozia (I think so) children of Col Aslam and Koran d/o Col SARWAt uncle
  • Sutlej Cotton Mills, Birla High School,, Shahid Ihsan (guest) wrote 2 months ago:
    We studied st this school prior to 1971 War along with several other kids of Army Family. Twin brothers TAHIR and Shahid studied at the same school whose father worked at the mill and were Pathan's.
  • Government Islamia High School (City), muhammad zamurd (guest) wrote 1 year ago:
    i was a old student of this school under class of mr ulfat rasul and ead master umar din and all ohter my friends in 1962 in 10th b also one of my friend was abdul hameed of amritsari hair cutting saloon near venus cinema and aabduul rauf urf roofa and ch abdul rahma mahana of cold storage kauser at faisasl abad road
  • Sharif Surgi-Med Hospital, Opp Rehmat Pur, asad khan (guest) wrote 1 year ago:
  • Usmani Manzil 1, uzkmi wrote 2 years ago:
    WaAlaikumUsSalam Dear Friend, You can email me at or Good to hear from you. We lived in Mohalla Makhdoom Zaadgaan. I have a postcard from July 4, 1941, addressed to Qazi Ata Ullah and Qazi Sibghat Ullah, who lived in Gali Qazi'yaan. I don't see a link here to post the image here. Nana had a Mahal'Sra, might be in Mohalla Makhdoom Zaadgaan. There were dozens of homes owned by my relatives. Sorry for a late response, I did not know, a message was awaiting my response. Dher'oen Dua'aen, Allah Qubool Karey, Aameen! Take Care, Khuda Hafiz, Usman
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