one of the third tehsils of district Okara.
It spreads over an area of 1,241 square kilometres with a population
of 862,364 (as per DCR 1998).
Okara Tehsil is about 127 kilometres to the
south-west of Lahore, on the National Highway, and on the main
Lahore-Karachi Railway Line. Okara is bounded by district Faisalabad
and Sheikhupura on the north-west where river Ravi forms the natural
boundary. On the north-east lies the district of Kasur. On the south
is the district of Bahawalnagar and south-west is Pakpattan district
and the boundary of Sahiwal district on the west. On the south runs
the river Satluj with some area of Tehsil Depalpur across the river
alongwith Indo-Pak border.
Okara was raised to the level of Municipal Committee
in 1937. After the implementation of Punjab Local Government
Ordinance 2001, it was given the status of TMA.
Basic services enhance the quality of life of citizens,
and increase their social and economic opportunities by
promoting health and safety, facilitating access to work,
education and recreation, and stimulating new productive