HISTORY OF GUJARKHAN

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HISTORY OF GUJARKHAN

Post  MySargodha on Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:09 pm

is a city located in Rawalpindi District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is the headquarters of Gujar Khan Tehsil, one of the seven tehsils or subdivisions of Rawalpindi District.[3] It 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 with south side by Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Attock, north side by Jhelum, Lahore and Gujrat, East side by Kashmir and Kahuta and west side 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.




Transport
Gujar Khan is situated on the Islamabad-Lahore National Highway. Travel within Gujar Khan is diverse from auto-rickshaws and tanga.
Gujar Khan railway station on the main line of Pakistan Railways. Trains operate to Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Rawalpindi.
Islamabad International Airport is about 45 kilometres from Gujar Khan.
Administration
Gujar Khan, as well as being tehsil capital, is administratively subdivided into 3 Union Councils:[5]
" Gujar Khan-I
" Gujar Khan-II
" Gujar Khan-III
According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the city (Gujar Khan Urban - which includes the 3 Unions) had a population of 57,099.
" List of Union Councils of Gujar Khan
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] There are two place at Gujar Khan from where Oil and Gas reserves have been discovered. The Ahdi Oil and Gas field is about 30 km from Gujar Khan City, situated near Daultala town Pakistan Petroleum Limited. (PPL)is producing oil and gas from this field. According to Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL), huge oil and gas reserves have been discovered at Missa oil and gas field, ten 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.
Places of Interest
Jinnah Hall, Main Bazaar, Railway Road, Railway Station, Underpass, Dhungi Dam, Sawar Hussain Stadium, Sarwar Shaheed College
There is an old abandoned Hindu temple in village Dera Bakhshian. Main shopping places are Main Bazaar, Halwai Gali, Railway Road, Sabzi Mandi (Vegitables & Fruit market).
List of Banks
Gujar Khan has all major banks. Those are
1. National Bank of Pakistan
2. Habib Bank Limited
3. Muslim Commercial Bank
4. PICIC Commercial Bank
5. United Bank Limited
6. Allied Bank of Pakistan
7. Bank of Punjab
8. Zarai Taraqiati Bank
9. Askari Bank
10. Bank Alfalah Limited
11. Standard Chartered Bank
Religion
Gujar Khan is predominantly Muslim with very small Christian minority.
Hospital
Gujar Khan has one main hospital, Tehsil Headqauter Hospital & numbers of Private Hospitals and health Units are working in the city. Govt. Rural Health Units are also working in Mandra, Doultala etc.
Languages
Pothowari is the main language of Gujar Khan, other languages are Urdu, Punjabi and Pashto.
Telecommunication
The PTCL provides the main network of landline telephone. Many ISPs and all major mobile phone companies operating in Pakistan provide service in Gujar Khan.
Education
" GTTI
" Little Star Accdemy Jand najar
" Fauji Foundation Model School Nagail Campus
" Fauji Foundation Model School City Campus
" Government Sarwar Shaheed College
" Government College for Women
" Government Islamia High School
" Government MC Boys High School
" Government No. 1 High School for Girl
" Government Technical Training Institute (TTi)
" Quaid Model
" P.O.F. Science Degree College
" Kamal Homeo Labs & College
" Al-Khair University (Private), Gujar Khan campus
" Al-Hijra Educational Comples
" The Educators
" Dabistan e Fatima TuZahra (Educatinal complex)
" MC Junior Public School
" MC Girls High School
" Government Qadria High School
" Pakistan Secondary School
" Mash'al Academy
" Aleem Naziria Public School
" Zahore-ul-islam boys and girls high school.
" [Nimble Univesity of Science and Technology] Proposed project of [Nimble Solutions]
" [Nimble Research for Sceince and Technology] Proposed Project of [Nimble Solutions]
Sports
Cricket, Football, Hockey, Kabaddi and Bull Race are the main sports of Gujar Khan.
Major Industries
Gujar Khan industrial estate establish in 1979 and its on the main G.T. Road just outside the main city. The total area of industrial estate is 17.44 acres.
" Oil and Gas Development Corporation Limited
" Pakistan Petroleum Limited
" Lakson Tobacco Company Limited
" Kohinoor Gujar Khan Mills Limited.
Sister Cities
" Redditch, UK
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