Dera Allahyar

Dera Allah Yar is a city and the headquarters of the Jaffarabad District located in Balochistan, Pakistan. It is situated at the distance of 300 km from provincial capital Quetta.The city formerly was known as Jhatpat.The city was named after the assassination of their Political Leader Mir Allahyar Khan Khosa.The word Dera means abode or settlement in Balochi, Pashto, Urdu, and Punjabi languages. Dera Allah Yar thus means the settlement or city of Allah Yar. Some other cities also have Dera as a pre-fix such as Dera Bugti, Dera Ismail Khan, and Dera Ghazi Khan