Rasool Nagar

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Rasool Nagar is a small city in Gujranwala District, situated on the bank of the Chenab River in Punjab, Pakistan. The neighboring cities are Alipur Chatha at 8 km and Wazirabad at 40 km apart.

History

Rasool Nagar was also known as Ram Nagar before Pakistan's independence from India in 1947.Rasool Nagar was a flourishing city and was an important commuting and trading route for many merchants. Merchants and traders brought their goods to Rasool Nagar Via the river.There were regaler ferry services to Rasool Nagar; Shops and restaurants wereestablished along the route that people took to ferries . However, in 1950sand 60s Rasool Nagar faced an enormous decline in traveling along the river.Roads were built, cities like Alipur Chatta and Wazirabad became easilyaccessible. People started commuting directly to other cities and Rasool Nagarwas no longer the bustling city.There are many notable shrines in Rasool Nagar. The baba Ghulab shah darbar holds an annual urs and carnival. Another shrine is of Pir Mulak Shah Mashhadi who is also known as " Mulak Shah Desaan Walah". Mian Saab Shrine is also located in Rasool Nagar and Mian Saab devotees are spread throughout Pakistan.It is important to mention that Rasool Nagar was an historical place with history extending back to reign of Raja Ranjeet Singh(a Sikh emperor) and rule of British empire.

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