The British introduced canal colonies system in Punjab
province and Thal Canal Colony is one of them. The
work on Thal Canal Colony had started in 1939 and could not be
completed till the partition of the Subcontinent. Newly established state
of Pakistan planned to complete the Thal Canal Colony Project on the
emergency basis not only to solve the refugee problem but also to settle
the people whose lands were destroyed by river action or due to
waterlogging and saline. The main objective of this research work is to
study the whole settlement process of the Thal in detail. The historical
research approach has been applied, and data has been collected
through primary and secondary sources. The Government of Pakistan
not only completed the settlement process successfully but also provided
all modern facilities of life to the new settlers.
1-Muhammad Wasim Abbas: PhD Scholar, Department of Pakistan Studies, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. 2-Mian Saeed Ahmad: Assistant Professor, Department of Pakistan Studies, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Imran Ahmad: PhD Scholar, Department of Pakistan Studies, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.