The place was named after Gujjars, while they formerly ruled the Gurjara Pratihara Kingdom for centuries. Present:Is one of most improved and rich town of Pakistan.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. It is bounded on the north by Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Attock, on the south by Jhelum, Lahore and Gujrat, on the east by Azad Kashmir and Kahuta and on the west by Chakwal and Khushab.Located in the heart of the Potohar region, The city and surrounding region is renowned for its martial culture and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Land of the Shaheed’,having produced two recipients of the Nishan-i-Haider.There is a main district hospital in the center of the city, along with many other private and public medical and care services.
|In Urdu :||گوجر خان|
|City Council:||Government of Punjab|
|Type:||City in Rawalpindi District|
|Local Language Name:||Pothowari,Urdu, Punjabi and Pashto.|
|Coordinates :||33.253°N 73.304°E|
|Elevation:||461 m (1,512 ft)|
|Government Type:||Government of Punjab|
|Total Area:||1,466 km2 (566 sq mi)|
|Density:||49.7/km2 (129/sq mi)|
|Total Population:||57,152 (1998)|
|Time zone:||PST (UTC+5)|
|Vehicle registration:||Three letters beginning with G and random four numbers|
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 is 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.and bewal is 15 km away from gujar khan.and Islam Pura Jabbar is 19 km away from gujar khan.and Bunair Kaswal is 18 km away from gujar khan.Bunair Kaswal near in Islam pura jabbar.this is the beautifull village.(Warsi)
Subdivided of Gujar Khan
Gujar Khan, as well as being tehsil capital, is administratively subdivided into 3 union councils:
- Gujar Khan-I
- Gujar Khan-II
- Gujar Khan-III
According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the city had a population of 57,099.
The early history of Gujar Khan can only be collected from the people of such villages around Gujar Khan who have been living there for more than a few centuries. Most of the small villages have come about within last couple of hundred years. Punjab region. The Mughal Empire later fell into a deep decline at which point the Sikh Empire invaded and occupied Rawalpindi District. Eventually the Sikh Empire collapsed and the British began direct rule in the region until independence in 1947.Gujar Khan also contained a notable Hindu and Sikh population, though much of this population either converted to Islam during British rule, or migrated to India following partition.However the area is still home to Hindu templesand Sikh Gurdwaras which have been maintained through the years by residents of the area.The Punjab region became predominantly Muslim during this time primarily due to Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of
In 997 CE
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 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.Southern tahsil of Rawalpindi District, Punjab, lying between 334 and 332 “N. and 7256 and 7337″E., with an area of 567 square miles. It is bounded on the east by the Jhelum river, which cuts it off from Kashmir territory. Except for a low ridge of sandstone hills along the Jhelum, the tahsil consists of a plain intersected by numerous ravines. The population in 1901 was 150,566,compared with 152,455 in 1891. It contains 381 villages, of which Gujar Khan is the headquarters. The land revenue and cesses in 1903-4 amounted to 2-7 lakhs.
Large reserves of oil and gas
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 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, 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.Arid Agriculture is main profession of area and cattle at homes.
Main shopping places are Main Bazaar, Halwai Gali, Railway Road, Sabzi Mandi (vegetable and fruit market).
Sangni Forte is a fort built by Maharaja Kashmir 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 side.
Gujar Khan has one main hospital, Tehsil Headquarters Hospital. Private hospitals and health units are also in the city. Government Rural Health centers are also working in Mandra, Doultala & Qazian.33 Basic Halth Units are working in parifery.international hospital in bewal is under construction.Private hospitals are also running With surgeons and gynaecologists present round the clock..
Gujar Khan is administratively subdivided into 36 Union Councils; whereas City Gujar Khan is administered by Municipal CorporationAccording to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the city had a population of 57,099.Gujar Khan is administratively subdivided into 33 Union Councils, these are: 1. Bewal – 2. Bhadana – 3. Changa Bangial – 4. Daultala – 5. Devi – 6. Gujar Khan-I – 7. Gujar Khan-II – 8. Gujar Khan-III – 9. Gulyana – 10. Gungrila – 11. Jand Mehlo – 12. Jarmot Kalan – 13. Jatli – 14. Jhungle – 15. Kalyam Awan – 16. Kaniat Khalil – 17. Karumb Ilyas – 18. Kauntrila – 19. Kuri Dolal – 20. Mandrah – 21. Manghot – 22. Mankiala Branmma – 23. Matwa – 24. Mohra Noori – 25. Narali – 26. Punjgran Kalan – 27. Qazian – 28. Raman – 29. Sahang – 30. Sui Cheemian – 31. Sukho – 32. Syed Kasran – 33.
- Raja Muhammad Sarwar
- Muhammad Hussain Janjua
- Mohammad Amir
- Najaf Shah
- Qazi Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmad Advocate
- Mohammad Awais Asif
Local services also provide extensive bus routes around the local towns, and smaller shuttles go around the villages in the surrounding area. There are also services to Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Jhelum, and Lahore.Local Auto-Rickshaw drivers also provide transport for people in and around the city.
Gujar Khan is located on the N5 National highway from Islamabad-Lahore. Railway Road links from the east of the city to the nearby towns of Bewal and Islampura. There are also many other minor roads linking the villages and towns of the region to the city.
Gujar khan railway station is located in the center of the city and provides links to Rawalpindi, Jhelum, and Lahore.