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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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  • Dr. Ali Bahadur Clinic, uzkmi wrote 10 days ago:
    Dr Ali Bahadur was such a graceful person with black beard and noorani face. He lived in the street opposite MB High School, past Shaikh Riaz's home. He was our family friend. His clinic was a block away from our family home and his house was 2-3 blocks away from us.. On July 21, 2014 I met his daughter-in-law in London. She was so happy to hear details of Dr. Ali Bahadur's family. Her hubby could not make it to my brother's house that day, however she said that they will be back again soon. I had a short visit to Hendon, London, UK to attend funeral services of my Bhabi, Dr. Anwer Jahan wife of my brother Lutfullah Khan. May Allah rest the souls of our deceased loved ones in peace in His neighboorhood, among His chosen people, Aameen! I love Okara and have many memories associated it. Our family owned agricultural lands and fruit orchards (Bagh) in the vicinity of Okara, in Gogera, in Karman Wala, and in Marula (North of Renala Khurd). Gogera used to be District Headquarters prior to Montgomery-Sahiwal during British Rule. I grew up in Lahore, but Okara was like a second home for us. In late 1970s, we moved to USA, and love it here, while my brother and sisters are still settled in Lahore. You can search for uzkmi, through Wikimapia Search Bar on top right and read more about my snippets or tidbits. Usman Muhammad Khan New Jersey 08054-3315 USA Wikimapia User: uzkmi Updated: August 30, 2012 Hum Na Honge To Hume Yaad Karegi Duniya ... Apne Jeene Ki Ada Bhi Anokhi Sab Se Apne Marne Ka Bhi Andaaz Nirala Hoga Ek Din Bik Jayega, Maati Ke Mol Jag Mein Reh Jayenge Pyare Tere Bol Dooje Ke Hothon Ko Dekar Apne Geet Koi Nishani Chhor, Phir Duniya Se Dol
  • New Pak College Of Commerce (Okara), Farhan Ali wrote 2 months ago:
    Ya college apna teachers ki waja sa bst ha.... :-) May!!!!! They live long....
  • New Pak College Of Commerce (Okara), Farhan Ali wrote 2 months ago:
    Npcc is very gd college 4 genius stdnts...... Teachers of npcc tooo gddd..... just like sr ali n sr arsalan
  • Shora Kothi, Alipur Mohalla, Abdul Rehman (guest) wrote 5 months ago:
    Pyare Usman uncle! Whenever u plan to visit shorakothi, inform me. I will be there for u & I would like to see Ur childhood memories specially your school place and it would be a great pleasure for me. Barf khana is also there and I think it is the oldest thing which is still present. Here is my contact id
  • Shora Kothi, Alipur Mohalla, uzkmi wrote 5 months ago:
    Abdul Rahman mian, good to hear from you. i wish you had left contact info for my reply. Yes beta, more non-Muslims were massacred in Punjab, than Muslims. We had become worst than animals, throughout India and Pakistan. We must endeavor to heal the wounds; it was not the fault of the current generations. We all need to love humanity, and all the creations of God.. Thanks beta, best of luck for your future plans. If I visit Pakistan this year, I would love to meet you; I am definitely planning to visit Shora Kothi to see the Barf Khana and the location of my Pre-Kindergarten School.
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