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Gujar Khan

Gujar Khan  General Information  CountryPakistan ProvincePunjab Coordinates33°15′33″N 73°18′18″E / 33.25917, 73.305Coordinates: 33°15′33″N 73°18′18″E / 33.25917, 73.305 Elevation461 m(1,512 ft) AMSL Area1,466 km² (566 sq mi)  Calling code0513  Time zonePST(UTC+5)  No. of Towns Population57,152[1](1998)  Estimate 72,957[1](2007)  Density49.7/km² (129/sq mi)  Government  Nazim(Mayor) Muhammad Azeem  No. of Union Councils3 [2]

Gujar Khan (Urdu: گوجرخان ) 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.


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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.

2008 Election Results

On 18 February 2008 Parliamentary Elections were held, the results in Gujar Khan are as follows: [4]


Name Seat Halqa Party Vote Gained Percentage Raja Pervaiz AshrafMNANA-51 Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians80247 39% Raja Tariq Kayani MPAPP-3 Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians34435 34% Raja Shoukat Aziz Bhatti MPAPP-4 Pakistan Muslim League (Q)38437 36%

Administration

Administrative subdivisions of Rawalpindi District.

Gujar Khan, as well as being tehsil capital, is administratively subdivided into 3 Union Councils:[5]

According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the city (Gujar Khan Urban - which includes the 3 Unions) had a population of 57,099.[6]

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. Faysal Bank Limited
  12. Mezan Bank
  13. 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.

Friendship Cities

Notable Residents

Maj (R) Riasat Ali Bhatti (Late) a respectable resident of Mohra Bhatti

  • Raja Zafar Hussain Khalid s/o Sher Khan Italic text- Most respected person of Gujarkhan
  • Ghulam Mustafa.....Manager of National Bank Gujarkhan
  • General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani - Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan
  • General (Retired) Mohammad Sawar Khan - ex-Vice Chief of Army Staff and former Governor of the Punjab
  • Dr. Shahzad Waseem - Ex-senator and federal Minister of State for the Interior
  • Col. Raja Muhammad Ashraf - ex Member of Provincial Assembly of Punjab, ex Chairman District Board Rawalpindi and ex MNA
  • [Dr. Muhammad Zeeshan Awan]- Chief Executive of [Nimble Solutions]
  • Raja Ali Hussain ex-politician of Gujar khan
  • Chaudhry Muhammad Riaz - former provincial minister and member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab
  • Brigadier (Retired) Muhammad Hassan - Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) (Pakistan Peoples Party) (2002 onwards)
  • Manzoor Hussain Janjua - MPA (Pakistan Peoples Party) (1970-1977)
  • Ch. Riaz Akhtar Advocate (1937-1997) - Member of Zia ul Haq's Mujlis-e-Shura (1981-1985), Chairman Municipal Committee Gujar Khan, President Gujar Khan Bar Association, President Punjab University Students Union, President PML(N) Rawalpindi District.
  • Chaudhry Khurshid Zaman - MNA (1997-2002)
  • Yahya Faiz Advocate - (Nazim UC-26) Union Council Krunb Ilyas
  • Raja Pervaiz Ashraf - MNA (2002-2007), Secretary-General of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPP-P)
  • Raja Javed Ashraf S/o Col. Raja Muhammad Ashraf Khan Chairman Distt. Baord - Deputy Prosecutor General Punjab
  • Dr Gulfaraz Ahmed Minhas (Kazian) - former Federal Secretary at the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources
  • Muhammad Ashraf - former Chief Secretary of Azad Kashmir
  • Raja Khan Zaman Janjua - Businessman & Politician of GujarKhan.
  • Raja Hameed Ahmed Saleem Janjua - Central Vice President Muslim Student Federation, Member Dist. Coucil, Ex-Nazim UC, Ex-Secretary Gen PML Dist. Rawalpindi.
  • Malik Khalid Mazhar Advocate - Ex-MPA (PPP).
  • Raja Tanveer Akhtar Advocate High Court- President PPP Tehsil Gujar Khan.
  • Muhammad Shahid Masood Qazi Advocate High Court.
  • Ch. Muhammad Yasir Bashir Advocate High Court.
  • Raja Ahmed Bilal Nasree Advocate High Court.
  • Ch. Tanveer Mehmood Advocate Dyputy District Public Prosecutor Rawalpindi.
  • Dr. Parvez Akhtar Awan - Cheif Executive of Parvez Nursing Home GujarKhan.
  • Malik Salman Khalid - Software Engineer @ NCR.
  • Raja Javed Ikhlas - Nazim (Mayor) of Rawalpindi District[8] and former MPA (Pakistan Muslim League) (1985-1997)
  • Haji Muhammad Munir Janjua - Nazim, Union Council Kuri Dolal
  • Raja Abdul Aziz Bhatti (late) - former MNA and former Justice of the High Court of Punjab
  • Raja Shoukat Aziz Bhatti - MPA Punjab Assembly Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
  • Raja Tariq Kayani - MPA Punjab Assembly PPPP
  • Raja Gullistan Khan
  • Alhaj Peer Muhammad Afsar Ratala
  • Chaudhary Niamat Ullah Advocate - Nazim Union Council Matwa
  • Haji Barkat Hussain - Businessman.
  • Haji Mohammed Amin Chughtahi - Rahura, Islampura Jabber.
  • Jamil Ahmed (DPDG) Pakistan Post Office.
  • Naeem Ahmed Chughtahi- Pandori
  • Mohsin Baig - IT Manager dubai
  • Tariq Shareef Bhatti--International Business Consultant

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Stefan Helders. World Gazzeteer. Retrieved on 2007-07-02.
  2. ^ Election Commission of Pakistan. Zila, Tehsil & Town Councils Membership for Punjab. Retrieved on 2007-07-02.
  3. ^ Population Census Organization, Government of Pakistan. List of Administrative Units of Pakistan (Tehsil/Taluka). Retrieved on 2007-07-02.
  4. ^ Election Commission of Pakistan.
  5. ^ Towns & Unions in the City District of Rawalpindi
  6. ^ 1998 Census details - Official website of Rawalpindi District
  7. ^ Asia Times Online (Holdings) Ltd. Business in Asia. Retrieved on 2007-07-02.
  8. ^ Saeed Ahmed, the Jang Group. District nazims and tehsil nazims elections. Retrieved on 2007-07-02.

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