Jhang

Jhang  is the capital city of Jhang District, in the state of Punjab, Pakistan. It is situated on the east bank of the Chenab river, about 210 km (130 mi) from Lahore, about 70 km (43 mi) from Faisalabad, about 160 mi (257 km) fromMultan, and about 35 km (22 mi) from Gojra. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, it had a population of 387,418.

In 997 CE,¬†Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi, took over the¬†Ghaznavid dynasty¬†empire established by his father,¬†Sultan Sebuktegin. In 1005 he conquered the¬†Shahis¬†in¬†Kabul¬†in 1005, and followed it by the conquests of the northern¬†Punjab region.¬†Qutb Shah, was the General in army of Mahmud Ghazni. 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¬†Sultan Bahoo¬†is the descendent of¬†Qutb Shah. Tribal history holds that Qutb Shah and his sons married local women who converted to Islam fromZoroastrianism. Qutb Shah’s sons are said to have settled in different regions of the¬†Punjab, including his elder son Muhammad Shah Or¬†Khokhar, settled by¬†Chenab.

Landmark

  • Shrine (Darbar) of¬†Sultan Bahoo¬†One of most prominent Sufi saints and most popular landmark in Jhang District.
  • Shrine of Baba Hazrat¬†Rodu Sultan
  • Shrine of Mai Baap Hazrat¬†Sultan Bahoo,¬†Shorkot
  • Astana Alia Darbar Mehboob Alam (popularly known as shah jewna)
  • Darbar Sufi Saint Hazrat Sheikh Al
  • Darbar Juway Shah between Chenab & Jehlam River.
  • Chenab College Jhang
  • Mahad al Faqir Al Islami, Jhang
  • Faran College Jhang
  • Shakarganj Mills Limited
  • Chenab Park
  • Tomb of¬†Heer Ranjha
  • Jinnah Hall
  • Trimmu Barrage
  • Officer School System
  • Rivaz Bridge
  • Iqbal Marath Zarati Madel Faram Gojara Road
  • Jhang City ParkThe Shrine of Sahaba, Peer Abdur Rehman

Content From: travelingluck.com and wikipedia.