Kot Addu City Information
Kot Addu is a city in Muzaffargarh District in the Punjab province of Pakistan, the city, which is subdivided into 28 Union Councils, is the capital of Kot Adu tehsil.
City Is located in the southern part of the province, and is a very historic city. It has a population of over 1 million, making it the 400th largest city in Pakistan.
It is built just east of the Indus River, more or less in the centre of the country, and about 866 km from Karachi, 600 km from Islamabad, 95 km from Multan, 80 km from Dera.Ghazi.Khan, 60 km from Muzzafargarh, 60 km from Layyah and 16km from Taunsa Barrage.
The city of Kot Addu is located in southern Punjab province and almost at the exact centre of Pakistan.
The area around the city is a flat plain and is ideal for agriculture. There are many canals that cross Kot Addu, providing water from nearby rivers. It is extremely hot in the summer.
Language and literature
The majority of Kot Addu’s residents are native speakers of the Saraiki language, though being situated in the province of Punjab many people also know Punjabi and the national language, Urdu. English is widely understood among the educated.
The vast majority of the population is Muslim.
Kot Addu is home to many literary figures and poets who are known throughout the country.
The famous local singer Mr. Pathanay Khan belonged to this city. Pathaney Khan is famous for singing Sufi poetry of “Baba Bhulley Shah” and “Khawja Ghulam Farid”.
Few of his melodies are etched in one’s mind and they penetrate deep into the soul. It’s just not the composition but meaningful poetry of great Sufi writers such as “Meda Ishq Vi Tu, Meda Yar Vi Tu”, “Mera Ranjhan Hun Koi Hor”, “Ghoom Charkhrya Ghoom”.
Few famous names in Urdu literature from Kot Addu are Biaz Khan Sonipati and Niaz Kokab .
These two were great poet of their era Other names in Urdu literature from this city were Riaz Noor and Qusim Riaz.
Kot Addu is famous for its rich literature. Press club Kot Addu is playing a basic role in the development of literature. From this city four weekly newspapers are being published.
Kot addu has a literacy rate of 44 percent. Kot Addu is rich as far as schools and educational campuses are concerned. There are many colleges involved in the grooming of students and fulfilling desire of acquiring and distribution of knowledge and education.
In last few years growth of quality educational institution is observed in this neglected region. But now there are various private commerce collages, schools, academies and private colleges. The famous private institutes are Punjab College , Superior College , Professor’s Science Academy , Punjab Academy , Cambridge Science Academy , Alhamd college , Ahad college , KIMS, The Educators , The City School and Meri Darsgah.
The quality and level of schooling is still objective based that mainly revolves around making merit for engineering and doctor and there is less trend towards other fields of arts, sciences and commerce.
There are no A-Level and O-Level schools neither the inhabitants have trend to the contemporary studies and this is mainly due to no economic development in the area, which is main stimulus for development in professional studies.
Kot Addu is a commercial and industrial city, it is connected by road with Lahore and Karachi, Multan, Islamabad.
Industries include Kot Addu Power Company (KAPCO), Cotton factories; foundries; cotton, woolen and silk textile mills; flour, sugar and oil mills; and a large thermal-power station.
It is famous for its handicrafts (Kundar work) and cottage industries.
Kot Addu is an important agricultural, industrial and tourist area. Wheat, cotton and Sugarcane are the main crops grown in the district. Besides, Rice, Maize, Tobacco, Bajra, Moong, Mash, Masoor and Oil Seed such as Rape / Mustard and Sun Flower are also grown in minor quantities in the district.
Fruits such as Mangoes, citrus, guavas and pomegranates are the main grown in the Kot Addu City. Dates, jaman, pears, phalsa and banana are also grown in minor quantities in the district.