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Kasur قصور the capital of Kasur District in Punjab, Pakistan.
One of the oldest cities in Pakistan.
Historically the city of Kasur was named by ancient Aryan tribe of Kambojas who migrated from Mittani and Kussara and belonged to Ancient King Pithana of Mesopotamian Kussara. This fact is also endorsed by renowned folk Baba Bulay Shah that all Pathans of Kasur would become weavers very soon.
The city of Kasur is an aggregation of fortified hamlets, called kots, small in themselves, but together forming a considerable town. In 1592 12 principal residential colonies were built by Mughal Emperor Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar. The names of 12 kots are Kot Pacca Qila, Kot Nawan Qila, Kot Azam Khan, Kot Ghulam Mohayyudin Khan, Kot Murad Khan, Kot Haleem Khan, Kot Peer Mohammad Khan, Kot Fateh Din Khan, Kot Usman Khan, Kot Badar-ud-Din Khan, Kot Ruken Din Khan, Kot Nawab Hussain Khan
The city is also the resting place of Sufi poet Abdullah Shah (Bulleh Shah).
Kasur قصور, the capital of Kasur District and one of the oldest cities in Pakistan. Kasur is located adjacent to the border of Gunda Singh Wala between Pakistan and the India, and is a tourist attraction because of the daily occurring Flags lowering ceremony. Kasur district is surrounded at north by Lahore, at east and south by India, at southern west Depalpur tehsil of Okara district and at northern west Sheikhupura district. At east-southern border it is circled by the Sutlej River and at west-northern border of district the river Ravi flows. The famous man made forest Changa Manga is located at western direction of the city Kasur about 30 miles away.
Kasur is known for its foods and dishes, e.g. a spicy fried fish, sweet dishes like Andrassay, Falooda and vegetable (both as fresh and dried) Kasuri Methi. The area is birthplace of many popular figures e.g. Noor Jehan, the Pakistani singer and actress who gained popularity in the 1950s. The city is also the resting place of Sufi poet Abdullah Shah (Bulleh Shah).
There are different traditions about the name of Kasur. One is that the town was founded by Kassu the son of King Ram and named after him as Kasur Pur. (One of Kassu's brothers was Laaho and the City of Lahore was named after him.) According to another tradition the town was founded by Pashtun families from Kabul (today the capital of Afghanistan) during the period of Mughal emperor Akbar. The Pashtuns constructed 12 small forts (called as "Qasar" in Persian) so the city was later on named as Qasoor i.e. city of many Qasar (Forts). There are twelve known Qasars (Kot-urdu/Punjabi word of Qasar) named after the heads of various families.
Now along with these there are many other towns and colonies in the city.