Dera Murad Jamali

Dera Murad Jamali (Urdu: ڈیرہ مراد جمالی‎), often abbreviated as D.M. Jamali, is a city located in Nasirabad District in Balochistan, Pakistan.

Dera Murad Jamali

ڈیرہ مراد جمالی
District Headquarter / City
Dera Murad Jamali is located in Balochistan, Pakistan
Dera Murad Jamali
Dera Murad Jamali
Dera Murad Jamali is located in Pakistan
Dera Murad Jamali
Dera Murad Jamali
Coordinates: 28°32′40″N 68°13′14″E / 28.54444°N 68.22056°E / 28.54444; 68.22056Coordinates: 28°32′40″N 68°13′14″E / 28.54444°N 68.22056°E / 28.54444; 68.22056
CountryPakistan
ProvinceBalochistan
DistrictNasirabad District
Old nameTemple Dera[1]
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Highways N-65

EtymologyEdit

The word Dera means abode or settlement in Brohi, Urdu, Balochi, Pashto and many other languages. Dera Murad Jamali thus means the settlement or city of Murad Jamali. Many city names in Pakistan have Dera as a prefix, for example Dera Ismail Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan and Dera Allah Yar. The city is named after the assassinated Pakistani leader Mir Murad Jamali.

Mir Muhammad Murad Jamali was one of the leading political personalities of the Pakistan Muslim League and was a close ally of Muhammad Ali Jinnah for the independence of Pakistan and the welfare of Balochistan province. Mir Murad was murdered[when?] by unidentified men while leaving a mosque in Quetta after Friday prayers. The news of the murder led to strikes in Sindh and Balochistan.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Khan, Muhammad Jawad. "BHC :: Dera Murad Jamali > History of District". bhc.gov.pk. Balochistan. Retrieved 22 April 2017.