Kotli is a major town and district headquarters of Tehsil & district Kotli in Azad Jammu Kashmir. This town is located about 80 kms north east of Mirpur city on Kotli-Mirpur road. According to the current survey done by the AJK government total population of Mirpur City is just over 25000. Weather in this area is comparatively colder and lots of snow in winter.
This town is sitting at the bank of Poonch River that runs through the mountains at a very high speed. As water flows at downward at a very high speed from top of the mountain that gives breathe taking view of the valley. Kotli is a major town and an industrial state in AJK. There are lots of small industries that provide employment for locals and other people moved from the surrounding villages and other remote places from AJK. There are lots of hospitals with a very well managed ambulance services, high schools for boys and girls, and a University of Management Sciences and Information Technology which is for boys and girls. Literacy rate in Kotli is very high as compared to the other cities in Pakistan. This city is located about 40 kms from the border of AJK and Indian Occupied Kashmir. In 1947 during Indo-Pak separation indian army reached up to kotli and locals evacuated the town and then in 1948 with the help of Pakistan Army and other tribes from NWFP helped locals to get their home town back from Indian army.
Kotli has a very rich history, many royal families have lived here in different times, like Raja Mangal Pal. In 2005 earthquake Kotli was among the most devastating areas damaged by the earthquake. But people developed this town again right from the scratch. Main source of living is agriculture and tourism. There are lots of hotels and guest houses with the tour guide facility. This town in surrounded by lush green mountains and many houses and hotels have been built by locals on hilly mountains. Many locals have settled in United Kingdom and Middle East and they send money to their home town as a foreign remittance and invest in its development, infrastructure, and house building. Housing market in Kotli is rising rapidly.
Following is the list of banks for any type of banking need like sending money to Kotli or receiving money in kotli:
|Name||Branch Code||Address||Phone Number||ATM Facility|
|National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)||0441||Main Branch Kotli Teh & Distt. Kotli AJK||05826-920237||Yes|
|National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)||1848||Distt court Branch Teh & distt Kotli AJK||05826-920230||Yes|
|Habib Bank Limited (HBL)||1809||KHASRA NO.607 BALYA SHAHEED CHOWK Kotli||05826-442996, 445393||Yes|
|Habib Bank Limited (HBL)||0536||KHASRA NO 674 MAIN BAZAR KOTLI||05826-446823, 443330||Yes|
|United Bank Limited (UBL)||1107||Gulistan plaza Pindi road Kotli. AJK||05826-443272||Yes|
|United Bank Limited (UBL)||0224||Old bas adda main bazar Kotli AJK||05826-443188||Yes|
|United Bank Limited (UBL)||1668||Khasra # 835 Roli cross Kotli AJK||05826-920479||Yes|
|United Bank Limited (UBL)||0856||Khasra # 919 Gulhar Sharif Gulhar cross Kotli AJK||05826-448118||Yes|
|Bank of Azad Jammu Kashmir (BAJK)||0005||Rawalpindi-Poonch road Kotli AJK||05826 920241||No|
|Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB)||0607||Shop No.413, Altaf Fazal Market, Pindi Road, Kotli A.K. Tehsil & District Kotli A.K||05826-443955||Yes|
|Askari Bank Limited(AKBL)||0243||Al Zamin Plaza, Rawalpindi Road, Kotli, Azad Kashmir||05826-447917||Yes|
|JS Bank||9034||Fazal-e-Alam Plaza, Hafiz Aslam Road, Kotli, Azad Kashmir||05826-448228||Yes|
|Meezan Bank||9820||Moza Pang Piran, Pindi Road, Tehsil & Distt , Kotli Azad Kashmir||05826-444673-4||Yes|
|Bank Alfalah Limited (BAL)||0000||Aashiq Hussain Plaza, Ground Floor, Bank Road, Kotli, Azad Jammu & Kashmir||05826-448393-94||Yes|
Above is the list of ATM services in Kotli. You can also send money to Kotli or Receive money in Kotli by using Western Union and Money Gram services.
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