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Rohtas Fort

Introduction:

Rohtas Fort is a verifiable army fortification situated close to the city of Jhelum in Punjab, Pakistan. It was worked under Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri, to stifle the defiant clans of the northern Punjab locale, in the sixteenth century. This fortress is around 4 km in circuit. The Rohtas Fort was worked to pound the nearby Ghakhar clans of Potohar, who defied the Sur tradition after the Mughal head Humayun was removed by the previous.

It took eight years to construct the stronghold, it was caught by Mughal sovereign Humayun in 1555.Nadir Shah, the Turkic leader of Persia, Afghan ruler Ahmed Shah Abdali and the Maratha armed force likewise stayed outdoors here during their separate crusades in the Punjab area. Rohtas was additionally periodically utilized for authoritative purposes by the Sikh ruler Ranjit Singh after he caught it in 1825.

Area:

The stronghold lies eight kilometers south to the present Grand Trunk Road close Dina City inside the rugged locale of Jhelum, Pakistani Punjab. The old and noteworthy Shahrah-e-Azam additionally passes neighboring the external northern mass of the fortification, stays of which still unmistakable on ground looking like asphalts and harsh streets. Qila Rohtas is arranged in a crevasse roughly 16 km NW of Jhelum and 9 km from Dina. It was developed on a hillock where the small stormy Kahan waterway meets another blustery stream called Parnal Khas and turns east towards Tilla Jogian Range. The fortress is around 300 feet (91 m) over its environment. It is 2,660 feet (810 m) above ocean level and covers a territory of 12.63 sections of land (51,100 m2).

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