Historical Places of Dera Ghazi Khan By M. Kashif Ahmadani
Tomb of Hazarat Sakhi Sarwar• Hazrat Syed Ahmad, also known as Sultan Sakhi Sarwar• Son of Hazrat Zainul Abedin, who migrated from Baghdad and settled in Shahkot, near Multan in 1220 C.E.• Died in the age of 53• His shrine was built in the 13th century in Sulaiman Mountains, 35 kilometres from Dera Ghazi Khan city.• Later, Mughal king Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur amended his tomb• Annual Celebrations of Birth of Sakhi Sarwar in March every year.
Tomb of Ghazi Khan• Built in the beginning of 15th century• Like the tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam in Multan• In it there are 11 graves, which are of the family of Nawab Ghazi Khan Mirrani• The graveyard was built up around the tomb of Nawab Ghazi Khan Mirrani• This is the oldest building in the city.
Fort Munro• Fort Munro, locally called as Nimroo• A hill station in Dera Ghazi Khan which lies on the Quetta Road at 80 km from Dera Ghazi Khan City in the Suleiman Mountains Range• It is blessed with clean and cool weather• Its altitude is 1800 meters above sea level• In summer when the temperature reaches 48°C in south Punjab, the temperature remains at 20°C.
Hazrat Shah Sulemans Shrine and Mosque (Taunsa)• Hazrat Khawaja Shah Muhammad Suleman Taunsvi (Peer Pathan) (1770CE-1850CE) was a Sufi saint. Hazrat Khawaja Shah Muhammad Suleman was born in pakhtun tribe jafar of Darug town, District Loralai, Balochistan province of Pakistan. His dargah , lies in Tehsil Taunsa sharif of district Dera Ghazi Khan of Punjab province in Pakistan• His urs is celebrated at his shrine every year from (5-7) Safar al-Muzaffar
Churchyard• This was constructed in 1910.• In front of central jail there is a residential colony named Canal Colony. The churchyard is situated in the northern side of the colony and has the walls on its four sides. This churchyard could not spread because of Christian minority in the local area.
Tomb of Ali Ahmed Qadri (Darbar Qadiriyya)• Hazrat Ali Ahmed Qadri was born in 1898 in Kaithal, India• He was considered to be an in-born wali• He belonged to the Qadiriyya Sufi order from the lineage of 17th century saint Shah Kamal Qadri Kaithaly• He migrated to Pakistan in 1949• Initially, he settled in Kot Qaboolab then Multan and then Dera Ghazi Khan• He was died in 1962 and his tomb is in Block 35
Taunsa Barrage• Located several kilometers north of Dera Ghazi Khan city• It is a best visiting place and lot of families make trip to this tourist spot• Completed in 1958