FORGOTTEN REAL STORIES OF ABANDONED RIVERS OF HAKRA & SATLUJ
The Region of Cholistan Desert in general and Ex-Bahawalpur state in particular has great historical significance. Region also possesses a great Civilization along the banks of Hakra and satluj. Most probably it is said to be the contemporary of indus civilization, which has its reminiscent in preserved Mohenjo Daro and Harrapa inviting the Archaeologists to explore the signs of human existence since thousands of years from Fort Marot in Cholistan to Pattan Munara in Rahim Yar Khan district. Most of the Archaeologist from west to east made their research to hunt up the mystery of the area, its population, livings along the bank of Hakra and Satluj. Siraiki as well as Punjabi, were the languages of Hakra and Harrapa Valleys and were used for pure expressions of the people who were engaged in classical songs like Dhora, Maheya and Dhola. Natives of the land were amused by these songs. Today, the national language of Pakistan, Urdu, which is closely related to Punjabi and Saraiki, has abundant mention of these civilizations in fiction and poetry.