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Fort Abbas formerly Pholra, is a town and a tehsil in Bahawalnagar District in the Cholistan Desert of Punjab, Pakistan. It is situated South of Haroonabad, near Faqirwali, on the border of Pakistan and India.

History
Fort Abbas is a historical city and has strategic importance during the Nawab of Bahawalpur's rule. It was known as Pholra until it was renamed in 1927 by Nawab Sir Sadiq, who named it on his eldest son, Muhammad Abbas.

Geography
Fort Abbas is a Tehsil of Bahawalnagar District, in southern Punjab, Pakistan.It is famous for its desert Cholistan. The city is surrounded by forests, deserts and agricultural land. The land of Fort Abbas is highly fertile, but there is a shortage of water, causing much of the fertile land to be left uncultivated. Hacra Canal is the main to provide most of the water to the area. The major crops are wheat, cotton and sugar cane.

Demographics
The language of this city is Punjabi, In City area some people speak Urdu, while few have good understanding of English. Saraiki is also spoken in Desert Areas.

Transportation
The city is connected with other parts of the country through roads. Though a railway track is present, and has been used by the military in 2002, no railway service is available.


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