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Dera Murad Jamali (Balochistan)


Dera Mura Jamil is a tehsil of Nasirabad district in Balochistan Province at a distance of 272 km from Quetta and is accessible via Sibi through Quetta-Jacobabad Highwary N-65 by crossing the historical Bolan pass. It lies on the fertile Indus Plains.

Nasirabad was the part of the princely State of Khanate of Kalat. Its old name was Temple Dera after Captain H.M. Temple, a Political agent for Sibi in the British Regime. It is called as Tipul by most of the locals that was derived form of the word Temple. It was also called Tamboo due a small village near Dera Murad Jamali. Meer Nasir Khan was a one of the famous rulers of the Khanate of Kalat and he developed an area called Nasirabad during his rule. Therefore, it is assigned current name in the honour of Meer Nasir Khan.

Agriculture is the main profession of the people of the Dera Mura Jamil town. Its land is fertile due to Indus plains and suitable for various crops such as wheat, rice, sugarcane, cotton, etc. The Pat Feeder Canal is the main canal in the district and it is originated from the Guddu Barrage. Its water is the main source for irrigation in the town.

The weather of Dera Murad Jamali is extreme hot and dry in the summer season, whereas its weather becomes cool and pleasant in the winter seasons. It receives considerable amount of rainfalls in the monsoon period.

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