Bahawalpur State History

Bahawalpur Map

Before telling the Bahawalpur State, I will introduce my country Pakistan. My stunning homeland, Pakistan, stretches from the foothills of the Himalayas to the coast of the Arabian Sea. All the while following the course of the mighty Indus River. A place where the vast plain, towering mountains, bubbling streams, and expansive deserts all work together for the greater good.

Its multicolored texture is seeded with faith in the supernatural and eager anticipation of what lies ahead. My homeland of Pakistan is a place of dynamic contours and ripe maturity. The Bahawalpur region presently known as South Punjab once included the Bahawalpur Division (Riasat Bahawalpur). Known as the Land of Desert, Forts, and Palaces.

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The leaders of Bahawalpur were Abbasids. Who came from Shikarpur and Sukhur and caught the region that would before long become Bahawalpur State. They took the title of “Ameer” until 1740, when the title changed to Nawab Ameer. Albeit the title was annulled in 1955 by the Government of Pakistan. The ongoing head of the House of Bahawalpur Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi is alluded to as the “Ameer of Bahawalpur”. From 1942, the Nawabs were helped by Prime Ministers.

Princely State of Pakistan

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Bahawalpur was a royal territory of Punjab counted among the Rajputana states (presently Rajhistan) toward the Southeast. Following two centuries of differing levels of Independence, the State turned out to be essential for Pakistan in 1947. In 1941, the State had a populace of 1,341,209 living in a space of 45,911 km (17,494 sq mi).

It was separated into a Bahawalpur Division and three Districts: Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan, and Bahawalnagar. Saraiki is the local language of the area for communication, while Urdu and English are likewise spoken. The weather conditions are sweltering and dry.

It was separated into a Bahawalpur Division and three Districts: Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan, and Bahawalnagar. Saraiki is the local language of the area for communication, while Urdu and English are likewise spoken. The weather conditions are sweltering and dry.

It was separated into a Bahawalpur Division and three Districts: Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan, and Bahawalnagar. Saraiki is the local language of the area for communication, while Urdu and English are likewise spoken. The weather conditions are sweltering and dry.

The state was established in 1802 by Nawab Mohammad Bahawal Khan-II later the separation of the Durrani Empire. Nawab Mohammad Bahawal Khan-III marked the state’s most memorable settlement with the British on 22nd February 1833. The state acquiesced to Pakistan on seventh October 1947. It was converted into the Province of West Pakistan on the fourteenth of October 1955.

Bahawalpur State Logo

The symbol (logo) on the State Arms of Bahawalpur contains four quarters: The principal quarter has four stars for the four associates of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, with three ears of wheat under for the neighborhood greenery and farming, the backbone. The subsequent quarter has a sickle and star, the Islamic images. The second from last quarter has five wavy lines representing the five streams of Punjab.

State Bahawalpur Symbol

The final quarter has a camel, the nearby fauna (creature) meaning the desert landscape. The pelican was perceived as the state bird of Bahawalpur State as it means the connection between the ruler and the dominated. The shield on the state arms of Bahawalpur is upheld by the Pelicans representing benevolence. While the parchment has the aphorism “SADIQ DOST’ engraved in Arabic language signifying ‘genuine Friend’.

Nawabs of Bahawalpur

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Nawabs of Bahawalpur (Photos)

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Nawab Sadiq Khan Abbasi-V Contribution for Pakistan

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All of the princely nations on the subcontinent had the option of joining either Pakistan or India at the moment of partition. Pundit Nehru went to the Nawab while he was in London and offered him many incentives to join India, but he rejected them. He and the Pakistani administration struck an agreement on October 5th, 1947, which allowed Bahawalpur State to become a part of Pakistan. As a result, the State of Bahawalpur was the first state to join Pakistan.

Following partition, Nawab proved to be extremely helpful and generous to the government of Pakistan. He gave the government 70,000,000 rupees, and the Bahawalpur State Treasury also served as the source for the wages of all government departments for one month. He donated his personal property to the King Edward Medical College, the University of the Punjab, and the Aitcheson College Mosque in Lahore.

A deal was reached between Nawab Sadiq Muhammad and General Ghulam Muhammad in 1955. Bahawalpur State joined the province of West Pakistan and the former nawab started receiving a yearly stipend of 32 lakhs. Nawab Sadiq passed away in London in May 1966. His remains was transported to Bahawalpur, where he was laid to rest in his family’s graveyard at Drawer Fort.

Graveyard of Nawabs

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Royal Graveyard at Derawar Fort