Dera Ghazi Khan


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Dera Ghazi Khan

(dā`rə gä`zē khän), town (1981 pop. 102,007), central Pakistan, on the Indus canal. It is an administrative center in a wheat and millet area. Manufactures include textiles, processed foods, and rope. The town was founded in the late 15th cent. A college affiliated with Punjab Univ. is there.

Dera Ghazi Khan

 

a city in Pakistan on the right bank of the Indus River in North-West Frontier Province. Population, 46,100 (1961).

Dera Ghazi Khan is a transportation point on a main highway, and it is a trading center (cereals, cotton, indigo, and clothing). The city has cotton-spinning and rice-milling enterprises, and flour and butter are produced there. A number of handicrafts have survived in the city, including the manufacture of silk garments, ivory carvings, and woolens. Dera Ghazi Khan is the site of a college of the arts. The city is subject to periodic floods.

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DERA GHAZI KHAN -- As many as 516 candidates were in the field to contest for 115 seats of chairman and vice chairman of union councils in Dera Ghazi Khan district in the third phase of local bodies elections to be held on Dec 5.
DERA GHAZI KHAN -- Polling process for the third phase of local bodies elections started in Dera Ghazi Khan district in tight security arrangements.
DERA GHAZI KHAN -- Four Al-Qaeda militants were killed in a joint action by police and Counter Terrorism Department in Dera Ghazi Khan.
ySLAMABAD (CyHAN)- At least seven people were killed and a dozen others injured when a suicide blast hit an election office of a lawmaker in Pakistan's central district of Dera Ghazi Khan on Wednesday, local media reported.
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Islamabad, June 10 ( ANI ): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari taking notice of the alleged molestation of five girls at Fort Monroe in Dera Ghazi Khan, has directed the provincial government to submit a report on the incident immediately.
Two women died of head injuries at a hospital in Dera Ghazi Khan and three others who lost their lives en route to a hospital in Multan, another major regional city, Khadim said.
Dera Ghazi Khan -- Three persons of the same family including father and son have been killed in traffic accident in Tehsil Taunsa an area of Dera Ghazi Khan.
DERA GHAZI KHAN -- A convicted murderer will be hanged to death on Oct 27 (Tuesday) at Central Jail, Dera Ghazi Khan.
The bombers on Sunday struck the shrine of 13th century Sufi saint Ahmed Sultan, popularly known as Sakhi Sarwar, in Dera Ghazi Khan district of Punjab province, about 480 kilometres (300 miles) southwest of the capital Islamabad.
In a bid to save Ada Basera, Chawk Qureshi and Ghazi Ghat Bridge, a breach was made near Ghazi Ghat Bridge close to the Dera Ghazi Khan-Muzaffargarh Road near Muzaffargarh, cutting off ground links to Dera Ghazi Khan and the relief teams were facing difficulties to move ahead.
At least 33 people have been killed and 70 injured in a car bomb blast in the town of Dera Ghazi Khan in Pakistan's Punjab province, local officials have said.