Department of History, Ghazi University, Pakistan
*Corresponding author: Sohail Akhtar Sakhani, Department of History, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan
Submission: April 25, 2018;Published: May 21, 2018
ISSN 2578-0271Volume2 Issue4
Before the British rule the district mostly remained under the Multan province. Many dynasties ruled at the district. Langah, Nahars, Baloch and Sadozai families. After them Sikhs was in power and they occupied the district in 1818. After the Sikh the British occupied the Punjab in 1849. Now Dera Ghazi Khan was under the rule of British administration. The district has seen lot of changes in his history. Muzaffargarh is thought a backward district of Punjab in Pakistan. Progress and prosperity of an area depends on the socio-economic climate prevailing with in the country. Economic condition determines and influences the social progress and the standard of the living of the people. The economic condition does not stay same. It is constantly fluctuating and changing for good or bad. In fact economic development and social progress are important for each others. Pakistan is an important agricultural country. This paper is concerning to a small region Muzaffargarh District. The district is geographically located between the two river Indus and Chenab. Therefore, the district is very rich for agriculture. Almost all kinds of crops are cultivated but cotton and wheat are major crops of the district. Due to the availability of water agriculture is a common profession of the people of the region. The production of cotton raw material in enough quantity is very valuable for the textile industry because it is very important source of the economy. It is a source of foreign exchange. Muzaffargarh district was backward in industrial point of view. There was nothing industrial development before the establishment of Pakistan. The district had not taking any advantage in the development of industries from its neighboring district Multan and industrial potential was not seen in the district till 1960. But the trend about the foundation of textile industry rose gradually to climax. In the district, the existence of a large number of textile industry supported human development. This paper highlights the importance of textile industry in the economic development of Muzaffargarh District.
Keywords: Agriculture; Cotton; Textile; Industry; Muzaffargarh; Pakistan, etc.