Gujar Khan

Gujar Khan is a city in Rawalpindi District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is the headquarters of Gujar Khan Tehsil, the largest tehsil of Punjab.

Name:

This name was given to this city due to Gujars living here.

Location:

Gujar Khan is approximately 55 kilometres southeast of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan and 220 km to the north west of Lahore, capital of Punjab. Gujar Khan is bounded on the north byRawalpindi, Islamabad and Attock, on the south by Jhelum, Lahore and Gujrat, on the east by Azad Kashmir andKahuta and on the west by Chakwal and Khushab. Gujar Khan lies at the heart of the Pothohar cultural region. Gujar Khan is 2 kilometres from the Dohngi Dam and about 35 kilometres from the much larger Mangla Dam.

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Population:

The city has a population of approximately 73,000.

Division:

Gujar Khan is administratively subdivided into 33 Union Councils; whereas City Gujar Khan is sub-divided into 3 union councils.

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                                                                                           Mankiala Stupa, Gujar Khan

History:

In 997 CE, Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi, took over the Ghaznavid dynasty empire established by his father, Sultan Sebuktegin, In 1005 he conquered the Shahis inKabul in 1005, and followed it by the conquests of northern Punjab region. The Delhi Sultanate and later Mughal Empire ruled the region. The Punjab region became predominantly Muslim due to missionary Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of Punjab region.

Hazrat Baba Shahid Badshah, Garan-Wali, Gujar Khan

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Language:

Potwari, dialects of Punjabi is the main language of Gujar Khan. Pahari,Urdu and Pashto are also spoken.

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 Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Rawalpindi. Islamabad International Airport is situated approximately 45 kilometres from Gujar Khan.

Gujjar Khan Railway Station

 

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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. The Ahdi oil and gas field (Mastala) 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.Now OGDCL is finding more natural resources in other areas of Gujar Khan.

Places to Visit:

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 Bewalthrough Daryala, on a high rock with only one approach. It is near Barra dari, a housing scheme with two ancient place. 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.

Sangni Fort+ is a fort built by Maha Raja of Punjab on the borders of Gujar Khan

                                                                           Sangni Fort+ is a fort built by Maha Raja of Punjab on the borders of Gujar Khan

GUJAR KHAN STADIUM

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