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Bahawalnagar District is a district
of Punjab province in Pakistan. The district is situated on the border,
before the independence of Pakistan, Bahawal Nagar was a part of Bahawalpur
state governed by the Nawab of Bahawalpur. The town of Bahawalnagar is the
capital of the district.
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Punjabi is main language of the people. Urdu is after Punjabi.Siraiki is
also a very well spoken language in maroot area.The Bahawalnagar city is
names as SHAHR-e-WAFA as people are very loving and caring here.Beautiful
grassy fields,ongoing canals and revir sutluj put the city into a marvellous
piece of earth where canal sings sweet songs and trees dancing with them.
And Imtsal Ahmad famous poet is also the citizen of bahawalnagar.
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The Nawab of Bahawalpur announced the affiliation with Pakistan because 99%
of the population was Muslim. Later on, the whole state became part of the
Punjab province. The city is known as Shaher-e-Wafa. The old name of
Bahawalnagar was Rojhan Waali". The people are very hospitable and friendly.
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The boundaries of Bahawalnagar District in the East and South shares
boundaries with Ferozpur district of Indian Punjab and Shriganaganagar
district of Rajsthan state of India.the river Sutlej flows on its Northern
side from the disputed claimed area of Ferozepur across which are situated
Okara, Pakpattan and Vehari districts.
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Tribes and Clans
Bahawal Nagar is an old district and even before partition it was the
biggest district areawise in South Asia. People living here are settled
since ages with rich culture and heritage. Basically people are
agriculturists and during Nawab Bahawalpur rule the irrigation system was
one of the largest fed by River Sutluj. Main tribes with various subtribes
are; WattooKhokhar,', Malik, MUSLAH (BRAVE TRIBE IN BWN )'Bhatti'
Mahar,Lodhi(Pathan),Rajput, Arain, and Mohal, Gorgani, Joyias, Sukheras,
Khakwani, Chishti and many other small clans. Most progressive are Arain,
Jatt, Wattoo and Gorgani.Famous political persons are Malik Qasim,Mian
Khadim Hussain Wattoo CH. Mushtaq Ahmed Khan Gujar and his brother Haji
Ikhlaaq Ahmed(BahawalNagar: Syed Mumtaz Gillani (MNA PPP), Mian Manzoor
Mohal(Deputy Speaker),Mian Mohd Khan Mohal(Deputy Commissioner), Abdul Qadir
Shaheen, S.D.Shad, Rana Abdul Rauf, (Haroon Abad: ...Afzal Sindhu (MNA PPP),
Abdul Sattar Lalaika, Shaukat Basra, (Chishtian: Chaudhary Abdul Ghaffoor,
Tahir Bashir Cheema, Mumtaz Maharvi, (Fortabas:Ijaz Ul Haq Ex. Fedral
Minister, Ch. Arshad Leader, Shahid Anjum MPA, Ch. Nazir Ahmad, M
bashir,Mian Iftikhar Ahmad, Rauf Khalid (Minchinabad: Main Sardar Khan
Wattoo, Shaukat Lalaika. Mian Muhammad Akram Sarhu(Minchin Abad). Mian
Maqbool Sarhu(Hasil Sarhu).
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Population and Literacy Rate
The population of Bahawalnagar, according to the 1998 Census of Pakistan, is
2,061,447 of which 18.80%. The sub-Campus of Islamia University is also
located here. The literacy rate of Bahawalnagar is LESS THAN 25% and
unemployment rate is much HIGHER THAN 25%.".
Presently the MBA, BBA, M.Com. B.Com. (Honors and IT), MA English, MA
Education, MA Urdu, MA Islamiyat, MA Economics, MSc Psychology, MA Punjabi,
M.Ed, B.Ed and much more programmes are provided by government owned
The Government College of Commerce Bahawalnagar offers M.Com, B.Com, D.Com,
and CCA programmes . The college normally occupies positions in Top 10
positions in IUB and Punjab Board of Technical Exams.
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Main Towns: Mecload Gunj ,Ratteka, shah kram ,Neza Jodheka, 240khokran wali,
Kharajpura, Donga Bonga, Takhat Mehal, Mandi Sadiq Gunj, Mandi Gorgan,
Faqirwali, Madrisa, Dahranwala, Yateemwala, Maroot, Qaziwala and Bukhshan
Khan, Bala Arain, Fateh Kot, Maharwali, Jenjeranwali and madina town.
- Mustard Seed
Forest Area in Acres: 24,195
- Cotton Ginning & Pressing
- Flour Mills
- Marble Industry
- Oil Mills
- Paper & Paper Board
- Rice Mills
- Tea Blending
- Textile Spinning.
In The Bahwalnagar New fm Channel Super
fm90.Its Working So Heard For Civlisation Of city. Town Meclod Gunj is very
progressive city of the BWN. There are lot of Educational Institution such
as The , Pakistan public school and Kargel public school.
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Now a days many projects like sewerage, gas, construction of roads e.t.c are
under process but due to paradox in the policies of the govt departments,
the whole system is in a state of debacle. No proper law and order is
present, traffic sargents standing on busy roads take bribes openly, they
enjoy tea with jalabian(a type of sweet)while teenagers perforM dangerous
stunts like onewheeling with silencers off,carts run parallel to cars n
trucks. nazim and other higher officials are busy in embezzlement, trying
their level best to push the area towardsdebacle.
Kawish Welfare Trust Projects
Kawish Welfare Trust has successfully established and running several
schools under the name of IQRA PROJECT in District Bahawalnagar. Students
are taken in for a period of three years, during which they are provided
free education under a structured and rigorous plan. Further support is made
available in the form of free books, stationary and uniforms. After the
completion of the period of three years the students appear in the board
level exams. Special care is taken in the case of Orphans and they are also
supported by a monthly stipend. Schools which complete tenure of 03 years,
appear in the primary board examination and considered as passed out. These
passed out schools are replaced with a new school. Alhamdulillah, IQRA
Schools have 100% results so far in primary board examination.
Kawish Welfare Trust has expanded its Education Project beyond the provision
of primary education with the name of IQRA PLUS MIDDLE SCHOOL. Students are
being taught courses upto Class 8th along with Computer Basic Education, so
that they become proficient in computer usage and data entry. In this way
the students will be able to get jobs based on their skills and thus,they
will be able to stand on their own feet.
Kawish Welfare Trust started its course of actions in the medical field by
establishing a dispensary twenty kilometers away from the Bahawalnagar city
in the Budhanwala Settlement, which is eight kilometers of the main highway.
Over time it has been upgraded to an extended dispensary or basic level
hospital. Till date it has treated twenty six thousand plus patients. Along
with this multiple eye camp have been held on the site during which over
three hundred surgeries were conducted for lens transplant and three times
as many patients were treated in OPD. All of these services are provided at
subsidized rates to the patients. Since 1st January 2006, keeping in mind
the need of local women Kawish Welfare Trust has established the Gynae
Section in the hospital. For this purpose arrangements have been made with
the Bahawalnagar CMH in case of any complication in delivery. To assist in
this an ambulance has also been recently procured. At present expansion of
the hospital is under progress and efforts are being made to acquire further
equipment and facilities for the hospital. In November, 2007 an operation
theater for Eye Surgeries with all necessary equipment has been established
to conduct eye surgeries on the last Sunday of every month.
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There are many enjoyment places in this city. For teenager boys most popular
amonst them are KASHIF FAMILY PARK and the road of EDUCARE SCIENCE ACADMEY
where they enjoy feminine beauty sitting on their bikes and showing off
trying to impress girls, throwing their mobile numbers in the hope for
friendship. For old people there is a Zoo(mostly monkies) where they take
their grand kids and spend a hell of a boring time.
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