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Bhakkar is the principal city of Bhakkar District located in Punjab, Pakistan. It lies on the left bank of the Indus river. It is the 86th largest city in Pakistan.


Bhakkar was founded probably towards the close of the fifteenth century by a group of colonists from Dera Ismail Khan. During the 15th century, Bhakkar saw a struggle for power between Sher Shah Suri and Humayun. It came under Humayun's rule after he restored back the Mughal empire and he appointed Khan Khanan as the governor of the city alongside Multan, as Multan was a province during Mughal empire which included the city of Bhakkar in it. it is on the name of Bakhar Khan. Fray Sebastian Manrique, a 17th century traveller, travelled to this city in 1641 and described it as the capital of a Kingdom of Bhakkar.