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Gujar Khan

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Gujar Khan
Coordinates: 33.250846°N 73.296581°ECoordinates33.250846°N 73.296581°E
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
DistrictRawalpindi
Government
 • Nazim
Area
 • Total1,466 km2(566 sq mi)
Elevation461 m (1,512 ft)
Population (1998[1])
 • Total57,152
 • Estimate (2007[1])72,957
 • Density49.7/km2(129/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+5)
Calling code0513
Number of Union councils33[2]
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Gujar Khan (Urduگوجرخان ) is a city in Rawalpindi DistrictPunjab, Pakistan. It is the headquarters of Gujar Khan Tehsil, the largest tehsil of Punjab.[3] It is approximately 55 kilometres southeast of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan and 220 km to the north west ofLahore, capital of Punjab. Gujar Khan is bounded on the north by Rawalpindi, Islamabad andAttock, on the south by Jhelum, Lahore and Gujrat, on the east by Azad Kashmir and Kahutaand on the west by Chakwal and Khushab. The city has a population of approximately 73,000.[1] Gujar Khan lies at the heart of the Pothohar cultural region. The area has considerable natural resources in the form of petroleum and natural gas.

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[edit]History

The place was named after Gujjers.[4]
The region is also the ancestral land of all the Kukhrains of India. these include the sub castes of Anand, Bhasin, Suri, Bhalla, Sethi, Ghandhoke, Chadha, Kohli. Many famous Indians (including the current Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh) are ancestrally from this region.

[edit]Transport

Gujar Khan is situated on the Islamabad-Lahore National Highway. Travel within Gujar Khan is limited primarily to auto-rickshaws and buses & sazoki.
Gujar Khan Railway Station is on the main line of Pakistan Railways. Trains operate to KarachiLahorePeshawarQuetta and Rawalpindi.Islamabad International Airport is situated approximately 45 kilometres from Gujar Khan.

[edit]Administration

Administrative subdivisions of Rawalpindi District
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf the Current Prime minister is elected from Gujarkhan`s national assembly seat. Gujar Khan is administratively subdivided into 33 Union Councils; whereas City Gujar Khan is sub-divided into 3 union councils:[5]
According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the city had a population of 57,099.[6]

[edit]Natural resources

Large reserves of oil and gas were discovered in February 2002 at Tobra, about ten kilometres from Gujar Khan. The field is being developed by the Oil and Gas Development Company. The field could produce 1,600 barrels of crude oil daily.[7] The Ahdi oil and gas field is about 30 km from Gujar Khan, situated near Daultala town and is being operated by Pakistan Petroleum. According to the Oil and Gas Development Company, huge oil and gas reserves have been discovered at Missa oil and gas field, 5 kilometres from Gujar Khan. The sources said that the drilling at well no. 3 of the Missa Kaswal oil and gas field at Tobra led to the discovery. The field could produce 1,600 barrels of crude daily.
Gujar Khan is 2 kilometres from the Dohngi Dam and about 35 kilometres from the much larger Mangla Dam.

[edit]Future of the city

The city is expanding at a great speed but no space is left for expansion.[citation needed] It is in dire need of a ring road encirciling the city so that city may expand comfortably.[citation needed] This ring road is supposed to be one km away from the edges of city so that city may get a reduced traffic burden in the center and new markets may be available for people and new housing space may be available.[citation needed] Now, the Prime Minister of Pakistan is expected to fulfill this need...[citation needed]

[edit]Notable sites

Sangni Fort
Sangni Fort is a fort built by Maha Raja of Punjab on the borders of Gujar Khan and Kashmir. It is on the road to Bewal through Daryala, on a high rock with only one approach. It is near Barra dari, a housing scheme with two ancient place.[citation needed] Dhandgali Bridge is an old bridge made up of wood and ropes. It is an important visiting place. Moreover,Lakhtala is a rocky area having graves of pious people.[citation needed]

[edit]2008 election results

On 18 February 2008, parliamentary elections were held, the results in Gujar Khan are as follows:[8]
NA-5180,22139%
Raja Pervaiz AshrafNA-51Pakistan Peoples Party80,22139%
PP-33375734%
Raja Tariq KianiPP-3Pakistan Peoples Party3375734%
PP-43443534%
Raja Shoukat Aziz BhattiPP-4Pakistan Muslim League (Q)3843736%

[edit]Major towns

  • Kauntrila
  • Jatli
  • Mandra
  • Doultala
  • Sukho
  • Gulyana

[edit]Major villages

  • Changa Maira
  • Bawali Shareef
  • Dhangdev Sayedaan
  • Chehari Pharwal Dolal
  • Qazian
  • Bewal
  • Narrali
  • Dokhuha
  • Bhangali Sharif
  • Jajja Rajpoot ( Cadet College Jajja)
  • Thakra Mohra
  • Manghot
  • Islampurra jabber
  • Bardiana
  • Dulmi
  • Chak Rajghaan
  • Usman Zada Adra
  • Bhai Khan
  • Thathi
  • Sahang
  • Sukho
  • dera muslim
Nagail Umar khan( mohra matyal)

[edit]List of banks

Gujar Khan has branches of all the major banks, including National Bank of PakistanHabib BankMCB BankNIB BankSummit Bank,Standard Chartered BankUnited Bank, and Punjab Bank.

[edit]Healthcare

A cartoon centipede reads books and types on a laptop.
Construction of the Azmat Welfare Foundation Hospital- January 2012.
Gujar Khan has one main hospital, Tehsil Headquarters Hospital. Government Rural Health centers are also working in MandraDoultala & Qazian. Other hospitals are Hamid Hospital,Mubarak HospitalAli And Zeeshan HospitalZahid HospitalTrama CentreAbu-Bakar Dental Hospital and Jinnah Hospital. A new hospital is being built in the area of Sukho in Gujar Khan by the Azmat Welfare Foundation,[9][10] a British Charity, set up in 2010, to provide free healthcare for the poor and needy, in the area. The Azmat hospital should be ready to start seeing patients as early as December 2012.[11]

[edit]Libraries

  • Saleem Akhtar Memorial Welfare Trust Library. Currently, Mr. Bhatti Tariq Sharif is the trustee of the library.
  • Al Mehria Library

[edit]Languages

Potwari is the main language of Gujar Khan. PunjabiPashto and other languages are also spoken.

[edit]Telecommunication

The PTCL provides the main network of landline telephones. PTCL's one Main Switching Unit(MSU) of 10,000 land lines in main city of Gujer Khan is working along with its many remote exchanges at Mandra, Noordolal, Doultala, Kalyam Awan, and Bewal. Wise Communication System Private Limited (WISECOMM) is also delivering land line services to Gjar Khan. Many ISPs, as well as all major mobile phone companies operating in Pakistan, provide services to the city. Five cellular networks (Zong, Warid, Ufone, Telenor, and Mobilink) are also operating in the city and its suburbs.

[edit]Education

Government colleges:
  • Sarwar Shaheed College
  • Government Technical Training Institute
  • Government College for Women
  • Government Institute of Commerce
  • Cadet College Jajja
Private colleges:
  • Super Wings Group of Colleges Gujar Khan
  • Gujar Khan College of Commerce (GCC)
  • Punjab Group of Colleges
  • Indus Group of Colleges
  • Gentry College
  • Pakistan Institute of Commerce and Computer Sciences
  • IQRA College of Commerce & Computer Sciences
  • Mother Foundation Information Technology Centre Gujar Khan
  • City College
  • UK Linkers, Gujar Khan
  • Mother Welfare Foundation, Information Technology Centre
  • Pascal College of Computer Sciences]
  • Al-Hijra Girls College of Arts and Education
  • NICE College
  • Scholars College
  • Lincoln Public High Secondary School and College Gujar Khan (branch 1)
  • Al-Sardar Foundation Gujar Khan
  • Pascal Computer College
  • National Institute of Innovative Technologies
Schools
  • The Knowledge School Gujar Khan
  • Saint Mary's Cambridge School (Reg) Kot Seydan Ward No:16
  • Al-Hijra Islamic School
  • Abru-e-Islam Model School near City Palace
  • Fauji Foundation Model School
  • Dar-e-Arqam School
  • Misbah Public High School
  • Islamia School
  • Government M.C. Boys High School
  • Askari Public School
  • The Educators
  • Base School System
  • Crescent Education System
  • Zain ul Abideen Model School
  • Sir Syed Public Secondary School for Girls, Majeed More, G.T. Road
  • The Rule School
  • Alied School
  • Pakistan secondary school Gujarkhan WARD (15)
  • Ibn-e-seena Public School and Girls College
  • GHS Sukho
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[edit]Major industries

Gujar Khan industrial estate was established in 1979 and sits on the main Grand Trunk Road just outside the main city. The total area of industrial estate is 17.44 acres (70,600 m2).

[edit]Printing Press

Mahmood Printing Press, Iqbal Market Railway Road, Gujar Khan. Ph: 051-3515649

[edit]Notable residents

  • Bhatti Tariq Sharif,Hon Investment Councellor Mauritius,Member Board of governors Oversease Pakistanis,Chairmain Italy Pakistan Business Forum,Trustee Saleem Akhtar Memorial Welfare Trust
  • Sajid Mahmood Bhatti,Chairmain Alnaqeeb Builders ,senior rahnuma Muslim League Pakistan,awarded by many victory award's ,social services awardsand also the title of Prince of Gujar Khan
  • Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani(Current Army Chief)
  • Mohabbat Hussain Qureshi (late), Retired Senior Headmaster of Govt. Islamia High School
  • Kuptan Shaikh Barkat Hussain (Gold Medalist) Ward#8.
  • Shaikh Muhammad Amin (Ghazi) Ward#8.
  • Shaikh Abdul Hameed (Leader) former Vice-Chairman of the Municipal Committee in 1983-87 of Gujar Khan.
  • Shaikh Alladita Chairman of the Town Committee in 1940.
  • Ashfaq Parvez Kayani (Current Army Chief)
  • Sawar Muhammad Hussain – Nishan-e-Haider
  • Sarwar Shaheed-Nishan-e-Haider
  • General Sawar khan, former Governor of Punjab
  • Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Current Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Malek Dad Bhatti Ex TMO Gujarkhan
  • Alhajj Muhammad Sharif Bhatti "Late" (President of Saleem Akhtar Memorial Welfare Trust Gujarkhan)
  • Raja Lehrasab Khan (Chair person Cadet College Jajja)
  • Raja Sharif Shad (Founder of Potoharee Lughat/Dictionary)
  • Master Tara Singh of Tara Garh (prominent Sikh political and religious leader)
  • Talat Mehmood Bhatti, Owner of 4 Star Catering and Wedding Ceremonies (BEWAL)[citation needed]
  • Ismail Ahmed, (Renowned Poet, Columnist, Intellectual)
  • Muhammad Banaras Bhatti Manjotha
  • Ali Haider, owner of 5 Star hotel
  • Raja Osama Azkar (Changa Bangial)

[edit]References

  1. a b c Stefan Helders. "World Gazzeteer". Retrieved 2007-07-02.
  2. ^ Election Commission of Pakistan. "Zila, Tehsil & Town Councils Membership for Punjab". Retrieved 2007-07-02.
  3. ^ Population Census Organization, Government of Pakistan. "List of Administrative Units of Pakistan (Tehsil/Taluka)". Retrieved 2007-07-02.
  4. ^ Ramesh Chandra Majumdar; Bhāratīya Itihāsa Samiti (1954). The History and Culture of the Indian People: The classical age. G. Allen & Unwin. p. 64. "."
  5. ^ Towns & Unions in the City District of Rawalpindi
  6. ^ 1998 Census details - Official website of Rawalpindi District
  7. ^ Asia Times Online (Holdings) Ltd. "Business in Asia". Retrieved 2007-07-02.
  8. ^ "Election Commission of Pakistan".
  9. ^ http://azmat.org/
  10. ^ http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityFramework.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1137683&SubsidiaryNumber=0
  11. ^ http://www.azmat.org/?page_id=29

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