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Okara

Okara (Urdu: اوكاڑه), 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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  • Shora Kothi, Alipur Mohalla, Abdul Rehman (guest) wrote 2 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 rehman10ce27@gmail.com
  • Shora Kothi, Alipur Mohalla, uzkmi wrote 2 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.
  • Shora Kothi, Alipur Mohalla, Abdul Rehman (guest) wrote 2 months ago:
    After reading the above posts now I have some mixed feelings. Happy to know the history of my birth place shora kothi, Mustafa Park and Seth colony etc. I have been living here for the last 20 years and I often used to wonder why this place is called Shora kothi and Mustafa Park etc. We also have listened some tragic stories from our grandparents. First it was my thinking that only muslims were killed and burnt but Mr Khan your article also changed my way of thinking. Thanks for this article  and my grief is also with Mohunta family 
  • Shora Kothi, Alipur Mohalla, Numan Usmani (guest) wrote 5 months ago:
    Dr.Shoora sahib was a decent and educated person. I remember he was a press correspondent of an English News Paper. Unfortunately the migration on both sides was equally terrible and tragic. The generations enjoying the fruits of independence of Pakistan and India can never ever pay back the sacrifices of their elders during migration. I remember our family had very cordial and friendly relations with Mr Gajenand, the Manager, Birla Cotton Mills Okara, many years even after partition, till early 1960s. Mrs Gajenand and their daughter Sitara Baji use to visit and stay with Amman Huzur. I was a kid of 8 years only but I vividly remember their smiling faces. They were very friendly, kind and loving. They left Pakistan in early 60s when Birla Cotton Mill was sold and renamed as Sutlej Cotton Mills. May God bless them always.
  • Shora Kothi, Alipur Mohalla, uzkmi wrote 5 months ago:
    Love you Seema beta, thanks for the long telephone call, which made me cry out of love. We will see you Insha Allah on the 29th; thanks for inviting us! Our love to your loved ones in India, USA, and elsewhere.
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