Kulachi

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Kulachi is a city and the headquarters of Kulachi Tehsil (an administrative subdivision) of Dera Ismail Khan District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located at at an altitude of 209 metres (688 feet). It is situated 45 km from Dera Ismail Khan in the Damaan valley of the Sulaiman Range, and lies on the banks of the Gomal River (local name "Luni" or "Khuarha"), a tributary of the Indus.

The city is surrounded by a wall, and has a planned design that includes four bazaars in the shape of a cross. The centre of the bazaars is known as Chowgalla (Square).

The city's population is about 35,000 and is composed mainly of Pashtun and Saraiki people. Two languages are spoken: Pashto and Saraiki (locally called Hindko, though it is not Hindko as spoken in Peshawar and elsewhere.

History

The city was developed by a Kulachi Baloch named Hussain Khan, who had fallen out with his tribe living in the area now included in the District of Dera Ghazi Khan. He with some of his supporters came here and the area was given to them by the Nawab Of Dera Later on this area was invaded by Gandapur tribe , the Kulachi Balochs were expelled from their hamlets and villages , they took refuge in wilderness of Daman , some of them crossed the Indus and settled in Thal desert and others made Kachi their home. The account of English writers support this expulsion of Sarakis from Kulachi . However few people are trying to...
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