Kakra is a very beautiful small village in Tehsil and district Mirpur in Azad Jammu Kashmir. It is located very close about 15 KM east of Mirpur city on Kotli road. This village is sitting on the east side of Mangla lake and is surrounded by hundreds of hills and mountains, which give a beautiful and very pleasant view of the village and whole district Mirpur. Hundreds of tourists and locals visit Kakra on daily basis that why it’s a great tourist spot for its heavenly eye catching view of the valley.
Kakra Town is often called as New Kakra Town as its old name was kakra which was evacuated for the construction of Mangla Dam. All the residents were provided with an alternative place to live and they call it New Kakra Town. According t current survey, total population in Kakra town is over 10,000 which increased due to its tourist attractions.
Many locals build hotels, guest houses, restaurants, shops, shopping plazas and totally changed their life style. Main source of living is tourism and agriculture as it is located on the lake. There are lots of beautiful hotels like Shangrila and Lake View hotel.
Many residents Migrated and moved to middle-east, United Kingdom, United States, and some parts of Pakistan for a better living. But their bond with their home town is getting stronger as all these people send money to Kakra town and help developing the city. For all such people following is the list of Banks in Kakra for any financial and banking transactions like sending or receiving money:
|Name||Branch Code||Address||Phone Number||ATM Facility|
|National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)||1306||Kakra Town Branch Distt. Mirpur AK||05827-922360||No|
|Habib Bank Limited (HBL)||0569||KHASRA NO.447 NEW KAKRA TOWN||05827-426080, 426087||No|
|United Bank Limited (UBL)||0650||New Kakra Town Mirpur AJK||05827-426084||Yes|
|Allied Bank of Pakistan (ABP)||0019||Kakra Town,Tehsil & Distt. Mirpur A.K.||05827-426082||Yes|
|Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB)||1590||Village & PO Kakra New Town, Tehsil & District Mirpur A.K.||05827-426007||No|
Above is the List of ATM service in Kakra. You can also send money or receive money by using Western Union and Money Gram services offered by different stores and Kakra Post Office.
If you’re from Kakra & can share more information like if there’re any other banks, their locations (addresses), phone numbers or anything, please use the comments area so that others can also benefit from it.