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Pacco Qillo Fort ( , , Strong Fort), formally known as Pacca Qilla, is an early modern fortification in Hyderabadmarker, Pakistanmarker.


The present day city of Hyderabad was founded in 1768 on the site of the ancient town of Neroon Kotmarker by Ghulam Shah Kalhora of the Kalhora Dynasty. It remained the chief town of Sindh until 1843 when, after the battle of Miani, it surrendered to the British, and the capital was transferred to Karachi.

Hyderabad remained as a small fishing village on the banks of the Indusmarker. The city was suddenly called the heart of the Mehran. Thriving on the river banks, Hyderabad was much loved by Ghulam Shah. He admired the city so much that in 1766 he ordered a fort to be built on one of the three hills of Hyderabad to house and defend his people. The massive half-a-square kilometer (about 36 acres) garrison was completed by 1768. The Kalhora rule lasted for two more decades until the demise of Ghulam Shah.

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