Dera Murad Jamali (Urdu: ڈیرہ مراد جمالی) is a city located in Nasirabad District in Balochistan, Pakistan.The original name of the district was Temple Dera, named after Captain H. M. Temple, a career British civil servant, who served as the Political Agent for Sibi from 1891 to 1892. Among the local population it is still known as ‘Tipul’, a corruption of the word ‘temple’Formerly part of Kalat District, Nasirabad was granted the status of a separate district in 1974, while in 1987 the new district of Jaffarabad was cleaved out of it.For three years, from July 1987 to December 1990, it was known as Tamboo district. Tamboo is a small village 40 km west of Dera Murad Jamali.
|In Urdu :||ڈیرہ مراد جمالی|
|City Council:||Government Of Balochistan|
|Type:||City located in Nasirabad District|
|Local Language Name:||Sindhi,Brohi, Saraiki and Balochi|
|Coordinates :||28°32′40″N 68°13′14″E|
|Government Type:||Government Of Balochistan|
|Mayor:||Sardar Changaiz Khan Sasoli|
|Assistant Commissioner:||Naseer Nasar|
|Total Area:||3,387 km2 (1,308 sq mi)|
|Total Population:||350,000 in 2005|
|Time zone:||PST (UTC+5)|
|Vehicle registration:||Three letters beginning with D and random four numbers|
Nasirabad is a district in the centre-west of Balochistan, Pakistan. Nasirabad’s headquarters are at Dera Murad Jamali. Its original name was Temple Dera, named after Captain H. M. Temple, a career British civil servant, who served as the Political Agent for Sibi from 1891 to 1892.Among the local population it is still known as ‘Tipul’, a corruption of the word ‘temple’. The District was notified in 1974. For three years, from July 1987 to December 1990, it was known as Tamboo District. Tamboo is a small village 40 km west of Dera Murad Jamali. The district has two sub-divisions, D.M. Jamali and Chattar.
The word Dera means abode or settlement inBrohi, Urdu, Balochi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Saraiki and many other languages. Dera Murad Jamali thus means the settlement or city of Murad Jamali. Many city names in South Asia 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.
Railway Station Demographics
Dera Murad Jamali railway station (Urdu: ڈیرہ مراد جمالی ریلوے اسٹیشن, Balochi: ڈیرہ مراد جمالی ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located in Dera Murad Jamali city, Nasirabad district of Balochistan province of the Pakistan.
The population at the 1998 census was 246,000 The predominant religion is Islam, accounting for 99% of the district’s inhabitants,while the major first languages are Balochi (55%), Sindhi (31%) and Saraiki (6.1%).
The District is administratively subdivided into three Tehsils, these are:
- Dera Murad Jamali
Tehsil Unions of the District
|Chattar||CHATTAR, DOULAT GHARI, PHULEJI, SHAH PUR, SHORI DHARBI||5|
|Dera Murad Jamali||BEDAR, GHARBI D.M.JAMALI, JHUDAIR JANOBI, JHUDAIR SHUMALI, MANJHOOTI, QUBA SHER KHAN, SHERQI D.M. JAMALI||7|
|Tamboo||ALI ABAD, ALLAH ABAD, GOLA WAH, KHAROOS WAH, KOHANG TAMBOO, MANJHOO SHORI, MIR WAH||7|