Lodhran is a city and the capital of Lodhran District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
Malik Ghulam Hussain Lodhra ‘zaildar’ suggested the name “Lodhran” for this area.
It is located on the northern side of River Sutlej.It is the 32nd district of Punjab which is situated between the Sutlej and Bias rivers, which form its borders. The Bias River is dry, but the Sutlej River still flows.
Lodhran is the administrative centre of Lodhran tehsil, which is subdivided into 28Union Councils.
Lodhran Chowk, Punjab
The main tribes and clans of the region are: Rid, Buwani Rajput, Dhudy, Dhamraya, Mahar Rajput, Arain, Khawaja, Abbasi, Ghallu, Kanju, Syed, Waraich, Dogar,Gujjar, Niazi, Garrar, Metla, Chaner, Awan, Baloch, Utera, chandor, Meo, Johiya, Noon, Tareen, Bhutta, Panhwar.
Punjabi is the main language spoken in this city while there are also some languages spoken. About 90% of the people of Lodhran speaks Punjabi Language and rest of people speaks other languages.
Lodhran District was agricultural region with forests during the Indus Valley Civilization. In 331 BCE, Alexander marched into present-day Punjab region with an army of 50,000. The Lodhran was ruled by Maurya Empire, Indo-Greek kingdom, Kushan Empire, Gupta Empire, White Huns, Kushano-Hephthalites and Shahi kingdoms.
In 1005 Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi conquered the Shahis inKabul in 1005, and followed it by the conquests of 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.
After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Sikh invaded and occupied Lodhran District. Raja Lodhra was the son of Sikh Raja Raam Dyo Minhas and his family claimed to be descendants of Sooraj Hansi Rajput. Lodhra’s family lived in Bahawalpur.
Multan District joined Lodhran making it a tehsil on 5 May 1883. At that time, there were only 19 villages in Lodhran and it was a tehsil of district Multan. This area was situated in Kot Peer Sa-aadat and the tehsil office had been working there for three years. Later, a tehsil office was built within the city Lodhran. Munshi Abdul Wahid was the first superintendent of Lodhran.
In August 1873, Sadar Police Station was founded; in 1885, the Railway Station was founded. On 1 April 1909, the British Government opened a railway line from Lodhran to Karachi. In 1924, the areas of Kehror Pacca and Dunyapur were separated from tehsil Mailsi and included in tehsil Lodhran.
Municipal Park Lodhran
THis city has the well fertile land and is cotton belt. It produce cotton, sugarcane, wheet, sorghum, stroberry,etc. but in Horticulture the progress is not up to satisfactory level, here is no cultivation of any Horticultural crop.
This has also a good literacy rate as it has a large number of educational institutions. To educate the young generation and to spread the knowledge, there are uncountable institutions, schools and colleges in Lodhran. Many Government, Semi-Government and Non-Government girl’s and boy’s primary and high schools, Inter Commercial Institute, Vocational Institute and colleges are working to educate the people