Kasur (Urdu: قصُور pronounced [qəsuːr] (listen); also romanized as Qasūr; from Arabic Qasr meaning "palace") is a city to south of Lahore, in the Pakistani province of Punjab. The city serves as the headquarters of Kasur District. Kasur is the 24th largest city of Pakistan by population. It is also known for being the burial place of the 17th-century Sufi-poet Bulleh Shah. It is farther west of the border with neighbouring India, and bordered to Lahore, Sheikhupura, and the Okara District of Punjab Province. The city is an aggregation of 26 fortified hamlets (kots, کوٹ) overlooking the alluvial valleys of the Beas and Sutlej rivers.