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Bhaun is a town in Chakwal District in the Punjab province of Pakistan 12 kilometres away from the district capital Chakwal. In 2007 Pakistan Railways announced the resumption of the Bhaun to Chakwal service. However, no progress has been made to this effect as of February 2009. The importance of resumption of this service and extending it to salt range in Kallar Kahar area will bring significant commercial advantages for the region as the cement factories in the area can use rail for their merchandise. The population in 2006 was estimated to be over 35,000.
- 1 History
- 2 Location
- 3 Agriculture
- 4 Sports
- 5 Health
- 6 Education
- 7 Employment and professions
- 8 Writers
- 9 Government print and electronic media
- 10 British civil servant
- 11 Law
- 12 Science & technology
- 13 Finance and banking
- 14 Multinational and prominent organisations
- 15 Politics
- 16 Police force
- 17 Punjab prisons police
- 18 Armed forces
- 19 Shaheeds of Bhaun
- 20 Pioneers of cultural change
- 21 References
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Bhaun is one of old places in the Punjab just like Uch Sharif, Bhers (Old) and Multan. It is a matter of great surprise that the Historians has not given it due importance. The Chakwal City which is a capital of the present District, it came into existence during the period of Mughal kings Akbar and Jehangir. Even the Tallagang City was founded in the same period which is a now headquarters of a tehsil. Two other Tehsil headquarters of the district are Choa Saiden Shah and Kallar Kahar which are small in population size and Choa Saiden Shah is also not so old more than two hundred years. Kallar Kahar may be second from Bhaun in oldness but it was so minor that it remained a part of Union Council Bhaun with representation of two members when Bhaun had eight members. Without taking into consideration, the needs and importance of the Bhaun Town, the problems and requirements of its population, history that it remained the capital of Dhanni country for many centuries, here was a fort and many places of the interest for history researchers. Its beauty and source of fertility has been damaged with construction of a small dam on NALA SAUJ but name has been given to it Khai Dam. Its railway line and station have been closed and there is no progress for its re-construction despite the instructions of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Present Political leadership of the Town is weak having no vision and planning. Immediate needs of the historical Town are to built here sewerage system, transfer of Tehsil Headquarters from Kallar Kahar to Bhaun, reconstruction of Railway Line/Station and renaming Khai Dam to Bhaun Dam or Sauj Dam. If Tehsil Headquarters from Kallar Kahar are not being transferred to Bhaun then Chakwal City boundaries are to be extended up to Bhaun Town and it should be given the name of Chakwal II as it has better connections with the Chakwal City than the Kallar Kahar which itself a neglected place.
Malik Muhammad Safdar Faizi, advocate, writes in his booklet, "An Historical Introduction of the Bhaun Town", that General Cunningam visited Bhaun in the 1870-1980s during the compilation of his book Archaeological Survey of India. During the visit he recovered 285 old coins which provided clues to Bhaun's ancient historical roots. It has been claimed by some Researchers that there are references found about this place in Greek Historian i.e Herodottus writings where he refers to Greek Army acquiring horses and oxen for their military support.
In the vicinity of Bhaun, a place still exists which is recognised as Sapanwali. It may be Aspanwali at that time. If we go into more details, then it will be observed that both words "Aspanwali" and "Sapanwali" were being used in their own meanings. Reason for use of Asapanwali has been explained that Greek Army acquired horses from here. In Persian language the word Asap means Horse.In history, the Dhanni ie Chakwal area remained famous for its horses and cattles. In Hindu mythology, bhaun is name of a devi, i.e., Bhaun Devi and its second name was Nag Damni and Nag Damni means Sapanwali, i.e., snakes place. It seems that in the past, one name of this place of Bhaun was Nag Damni. It is a matter of interest to note that as yet snakes of many kinds are found in the area.
Some historians claim that this place is referred in writings of an Arab Muslim Historian Al-Blazri's book Fatuh Ul Baldan as Asifan and this Asifan is Aspan in Persian.
In an article titled "The Bhaun losing its architectural heritage", published in Daily Dawn dated 29 July 2003, Mr Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro writes "About 12 km south of Chakwal lies the historical town of Bhaun, formerly known as Bhavan, famous for its splendid temples, highly-revered shrines and Havelis with exquisitely carved doors and remarkably built wooden balconies indicating the owners" affluence and aesthetic.
It was a very important trade centre and the Hindus ruled the roots in this town. They left behind a host of temples and Havelis, having a simple architecture, which was a blend of local and Kashmiri style, with very little ornamentation. These temples are different from those at Ketas and Malot that have Kashmiri style of architecture and are lavishly ornamented. Some of the temples at Bhaun are adorned with paintings, while some are immensely towering and conspicuous from a distance. However, there is an urgent need by the local community and regional authorities to preserve this heritage to prevent the breaking of the cord with history.
Apart from the temple of Madho Sain Kalan, two temples are located in Madho Wali Ban (Talaab). Although badly damaged, traces of the paintings can still be found on both temples. In addition to these, there are more than four temples in and around Bhaun.
The authorities concerned should make concerted efforts to save these pieces of architecture from further decay. They should immediately restore these temples and Havelis’ past glory. This village has the potential to be an interesting stopover for tourists heading towards Kallar Kahar and Katas. By turning this place into a tourist sojourn, the socio-economic conditions of the people would improve significantly.
Author who researched the historical religious buildings of this town was one, a Staff Anthropologist at PIDE and PhD Scholar at Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He may be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com who published details in Dawn Newspaper 27 September 2009
According to an historical book named Chach Nama originally written in Arabic language and then translated into English, Sindhi and Urdu languages, it is believed that this town is named after Raja Bhaun, who was the grandson of Raja Dahir,who came here after the defeat from Muhammad Bin Qasim in Sindh. Name of son of Raja Dahir was Jai Sina. After death and defeat of his father he fled to Kashmir with his family. He was a relative of Raja Kashmir whose name was muktaped or lulta Datt and it is proved by a book Raj Tirnjni on Kashmir History. There Jai Sina complained to the King of Kashmir about severe cold which was unbearable for Sindhis, then the King given him a Jagir in area of Dhanni which was called at that time as lower Kashmir. At that time lower Kashmir meant for present Rawalpindi Division in Punjab Pakistan. From Kashmir Jai Sina, son of Raja Dahir came in Dhanni area with his family and other relatives in which one of them was Raja Bhaun. He may be son or nephew of the Jai Sina. The book "Ratta Romal" compiled by Safdar Faizi in Punjabi language in poetry form and published in the year of 2013 by Punjabiat Research Centre, Multan, gives the hints of whole details of that event which also include the other important historical facts of the Town i.e. about the reigns of Mehmood Ghaznavi, Jalal Ud Din Khawarzam Shah, Shamas ud Din Altamash and Saif Ud Din Hassan Qarlugh.
Bhaun remained the capital of seven kings of Qarlagh line. We can say, at that time status of the Bhaun was a large and an independent state. Its area was comprising from Salt Range to Ghazni. A native of Bhaun Mr Iqbal Malik son of Nawaz Mlik residing at Farooqpura (Dhuk Malikan) in western side of Bhaun has traced and collected several coins of the Qarlugh Kings. Qarlagh Sultans(Kings) also built here a strong fort. Until the end of Sikh regime that fort was remained functioning and till date traces of the fort walls can be found.
During the period of Qarlugh Kings a great Sufi Hazrat Shah Mir Gillani the grand father of hazrat Shah Muhammad Ghaus buried at Uch Sharif in Bahawalpur District who was the ancestor of present Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Yousaf Raza Gillani, visited and stayed here. His stay site is called now-a-days as Pir Sahaba situated near the old railway line running between Chakwal and Bhaun. He stayed there for over than three years and then returned to his native country Syria (Halb City). For reference see Urdu book "Punjab Ki Sufiana Tehriken" Written By Dr Abdul Majeed Sindhi. It is told that he married with a newly Muslim lady here and on return to his native country Syria he left his wife behind and she died and buried at Bhaun. Her name was Bibi Hazoori which is called nowadays as Bibi Hajoori. God knows better about this tradition. However people still visit her grave and pray for their purpose.
This village, according to a District Gazetteer, also remained centre of revenue collectors during Mughal period. It was just capital of Dhani Area. The Mair Minhas Rajput tribe became dominant here since later Mughal kings. Name of Mair Minhas Chaudhry Budha Khan is preserved in an Persian Book of the history of the Ghakhar tribe that he was hanged by the orders of Ghakhar Ruler Sultan Muqarab Khan with a tree of 'Bair' during the kingship of Ahmed Shah Abdali. This tree was in the courtyard of the house of Chaudhry Budha Khan. That tree is still existed in Mohallah Kote. This incident happened during the year of 1761. Bakhshi Ajaib(A Sheikh of a Qanoongo family of Gadhok tribe at Bhaun) was murdered by Chaudhry Budha Khan who thrown a heavy stone on the head of Bakhshi Ajaib who was doing the work of Revenue Collection(Malguzari) while sitting in the Fort. Due to this incident Sultan Muqarab Khan attacked the Bhaun, Chakwal and Kahoon Velly to chastise the Chaudry Budha Khan Minhas as well to teach lesson to the personnel of the area.
The great Sikh ruler Ranjeet Sing himself came at Bhaun in 1810. Here he made some arrangements for collection of Revenue from Dhani area's Chaudhries.
During the Sikh period, several names of the Muslim Ulema are found who had the domicile of Bhaun. One of them was the great Muffassir of the Holy Quran but unfortunately his book could not be preserved. In an incident of fire burning caused by the Sikh Dacoits, the holy book in Persian language was burnt. His name was Qazi Mohzam.
When the Sikhs and then British governments chosen the Chakwal as Tehsil Headquarters, the Bhaun village has lost his due importance.
During the British Rule
During the British rule, Bhaun was part of Tehsil of Chakwal & District of Jhelum. The population of Bhaun, according to the 1901 census of India, was 5,340 habitants. It was among the biggest towns of the Chakwal Tehsil. Majority of the population were Muslims but economic and social power was with those of Hindu faith till creation of Pakistan in 1947 when non-Muslims had to migrate to India. There are still Ten Hindu temples in Bhaun. The town was the largest regional wholesale market (referred as Mandi). It was the centre for Dhan, Vanhar and Soon areas. A special judge with the powers of Magistrate used to hold his court in Bhaun.
In British era, Raja Ghulam Hussain born during 1885 was a great freedom fighter. He was son of Mufti Muhammad Shah who was the founder and first Head Master of the Village Primary School. Raja Ghulam Hussain studied at Aligarh College during 1903–07. In those days Chaudhry Jahan Khan alias Baba Jhana was quite young. He was a farmer and fond of oxen. During 1907 Baba jahana visited Aligarh with his couple of oxen. Actually he was invited by the then UP Government to attend the exhibition. He informed the Raja Ghulam Hussain who was his Mohallah Fellow and also the best friend of childhood. Raja Ghulam Hussain attended the exhibition with his several friends out of students to show them the beautiful breed of the Dhani cattle. Here when Raja Ghulam Hussain jumped from a wall of the exhibition ground, a police man shouted on him but Raja Ghulam Hussain could not tolerate and beaten him with his stick. It became a burning issue and the Deputy Commissioner wrote a letter to the Principal of the Aligarh College and in consequence Raja was expelled from the College. But matter could not be stopped here and the Students at Aligarh gone at strike. In short, the Raja was permitted to sit in the annual examination and passed his B.A from there. This incident is very famous in the Aligarh history as it was first strike in Aligarh College and it was purely led by Raja Ghulam Hussain. He became the member of Old Students Association of Aligarh College and visited there afterward with Mohammad Ali Johar and Shoukat Ali. He was married with the daughter of Maulana Ahmed Din Chakwali and a son born named Anwar Ul Haq Nasim but due family differences he divorced his wife. He was again remarried in Sir Syed Ahmed Khan at Dhali and a daughter born named Munawar Jahan. Raja Ghulam Hussain is not only the prominent son of the village but he was an important figure of the Muslims struggle movement for the independence of the India. He was best friend of Sir Muhammad Iqbal the great poet of Urdu and Persian. Both were admirer of each other. He attended with Sir Iqbal the first annual meeting of the All India Muslim league held at Karachi during December 1907. There he worked for integration of the Primary Muslim Leagues from Punjab separately headed by Sir Muhammad Shafi and Sir Fazal Hussain. Sir Fazal Hussain described this story in his Diary published by Punjab University. Raja Ghulam Hussain and Allama Iqbal had delivered lectures during 1908 at Lahore through the platform of the Ahmedia Anjuman on Islamic topics. Allama Iqbal was regular contributor of a column under the heading of Stray Thoughts in the Raja Ghulam Hussain News paper named New Era, Lucknow started during 1916. Raja Ghulam Hussain was also a good fried of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Mr jinnah successfully brought together the Muslim League and Congress and got signed the Lucknow Pact during 1916.This all success was due to the hard work of Raja Ghulam Hussain. Chaudhry Khaliq Uz Zaman, an Muslim league's leader wrote in his book, Path way to Pakistan that the speech delivered by Mr Jinnah was actually drafted by Raja Ghulam Hussain. Once, Raja planned to found a Sultania College with the help of his friends. Remember,he was an admirer of the Turki Sultanate/Khilafat. Once, the Lord Cirson, the Viceroy of India had visited the Aligarh College and hostel rooms. There he found the Portrate of Sultan of Turkey hanging with the wall and it annoyed him badly. It was the room of Raja Ghulam Hussain. His other romate was Mr Ghuma Muhammad Malik who afterward became the third Governor General of Pakistan. Raja Ghulam Hussain often call him with his nickname of Nose Bury due to his special type of nose. However, it is a long story, Insha Allah you will read it in my book 'THE COMRADE'. Raja Ghulam Hussain died at Lucknow on 25 August 1917. The death was caused in a road accident. We should celebrate his death at village. The second great son of the village was Mohan Sing Obroe. He born in 1898 in Sikh family at Bhaun. After matriculation he started private service and then purchased a Hotel. It was beginning of his business. He became the owner of Ciccel Hotel Rawalpindi and then Flatties at Lahore. During 1947 he migrated to the India but remained in the same business. He established world wide a chane of seven and five stars hotel. Oberoi hotel Bombay was of him bombed by Ajmal Qasab. He became the member of Lok Sabha and Rajia Sabha. Died during 2003. The third great daughter of the village was Rehmat Khatoon as known as Rehmat Bayji. She was born in beighbouring village Thoa Hamayun in 1897 and was married in Bhaun. She and her husband, a well known and educated personality founded the first primary school for Muslims in the village and used to provide free education. Her husband Shamsuddin was murdered in 1923 and she had to close down her school.
During British rule, Chakwal was a tehsil of Jhelum District, the population of Bhaun according to the 1901 census of India was 5,340.Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 10, p. 126 It was biggest town of the Chakwal Tehsil, population as well as area wise. During British rule and prior to the creation of Pakistan in 1947, the majority of the population were Muslims but economic and social hold was in the hands of Hindus. There are still many Hindu temples in Bhaun. Pre-partition it was centre of economic activities and though not declared yet it was a Mandi. It was centre for Dhan, Vanhar and Soon. A special judge with the powers of Magistrate used to hold his court in Bhaun. Bhaun is one of the largest villages in Chakwal District having all type of modern facilities.
Bhaun is situated between Chakwal and Kallar Kahar. The road connecting Chakwal and Kallar Kahar passes through it. Bhaun lies in the Tehsil Kallar Kahar and in the District Chakwal. It is amongst the most populous and developing villages in District Chakwal. Chakwal district borders the districts of Rawalpindi and Attock in the north, Jhelum in the east, Khushab in the south and Mianwali in the west. The total area of Chakwal district is 6,609 square kilometres, which is equivalent to 1,652,443 acres (6,687.20 km2).
The land of village is fertile and has mild weather and temperature conditions. The major crops which are grown there are Wheat, Jowar, Bajra, Gram and Mustard etc. There is a small Dam in Khai near Bhaun to irrigate agricultural land of Bhaun, Thoa, Khai. In Bhaun Land is irrigated by wells and underground water system. Prominent farms of the area consist of Raja feroz hussain Kiani,Chaudhary Fazal hussain,Raja Zahoor's farm and Chaudhry Tanveer's Dera or Farm.
There are many sports played in Bhaun, including Cricket, Football, Badminton, Hockey and Karate but the prominent of all is "Chath" (briefed below).
There is a badminton club headed by Syed Muhammad Usman Ali in Govt. Primary School Bhaun for boys. The name of club is Dr. A.Q. Khan Badminton club.
Salim Sherwani who was goal keeper of Pakistan National Hockey Team during 1970s. And won many international gold medals and remained Team Captain of All Pakistan Hockey Team.
Awais Zia is most famous left handed Batsman of Bhaun. Also played three T20 International against England from Pakistan side (recently score 43 against Karachi Dolphns in Faisal Bank T20 2011 and in Super Over also hit 16 to Sohail Khan) in Bhaun and represented Rawalpindi Rams, PTV, KRL. He has represented Pakistan at international Twenty Twenty matches.
- Mr Ghulam Abbas Pehlwan (Late) of Mohallah Maidan was National Champion of Weight Lifting in 1972, and also participated in Asian Games for Pakistan in Weight-Lifting.
- A popular game of weight lifting (Chatt) is show of man power Khurshid Pehlwan, Sajid, Aamir, Ameer, Sher Zaman, Fateh Khan (Mallut) and Mazhar are great Chaati of Bhaun.
- Famous Karaha OX (DAAND) Of Bhaun.
The ever famous OX (Daand) not only of bhaun and chakwal District, but in whole Pakistan was known as Babay wala Daand of Ch.Ghulam Rasool (Late) a very famous & richest personality of Bhaun,the Ox was purchased in rupees 1 lac in 1980–82. Recently Ox (daand) of Mr.Shaukat Cheema nephew of Ch.Ghulam Rasool are very Famous (Daand 75riya and Sawa Daand).
- OX RACE (KARAHA or JALSA) being an agricultural area has led to development of some local cultural sports involving animals one popular sport is Oxen race where the owners specially race their animals at special festivals and the winners are judged based on the animals health, walk and speed to pull a weight of earth in style.
The Elementary health unit was established about 100 years ago by the British Government. That building, nowadays, is being used as Union Council Office and the basic health unit (Primary health care) is shifted to new building on railway road near Dak Banglo. Nowadays this unit is run by (P.R.S.P) Punjab Rural support programme This unit is headed by a male Medical Officer Dr. ch. Jabran Javed assisted by a lady Doctor Nouren kausar. There is also a Fauji Foundation Day care centre Hospital which is contributing a lot in the field of HealthCare headed by Dr. Javed. It was established in Bhaun by the efforts of Brig(R) Muhammad Iqbal. Nazeeran BiBi Welfare Dispensary has recently been established by Maj (Rtd) Amin Minhas, Amir Tehreek Feham ul Quran.
Chaudary Masood Safdar (DHQ Rawalpindi), Chaudary Masood Ali Khan (England), Brigadier Dr Muhammad Iqbal, Majar Snam Majeed CMH, Dr Javed Hussain (although not originally from Bhaun but has now settled here and is part of the community). Lady Doctor Colonel (R) Azra is a remarkable doctor from the village, has served in Pak Army as a gynaecologist and running her own hospital in Rawalpindi.
Dr. Touqeer Hussain Minhas is another renowned doctor from Bhaun, he has served as DHO and M.S of DHQ chakwal, he is an eye surgeon.
- Fauji Foundation School Bhaun "Fauji Foundation education system aims to provide quality education to the children of ex armed forces personnel as well as civilians, Fauji Foundation School Bhaun providing quality education in the local community. Lt.Col (R) Sajjad Akbar Mughal is the principal and Mr. Muhammad Asif Saghir(Computer Science), Mr. Zahoor Ijaz(Mathematics) are the teachers of this school.
CMG Girls College is the most prominent educational institution in village Bhaun which is an opportunity for the girls of village to achieve higher education up to degree level at their doorstep. This College is being supervised by Ch. Asif Ali Khan.
- There are two Higher Secondary Schools, one for boys and other for girls. Pre-partition there were also two High Schools, Sanatum Dharum Middle School and Khalsa primary School, both for boys. Govt. High School Bhaun was under control of District Council Jhelum and was named "D.C High School" in early seventies it was taken over by Punjab Govt. Many old students of GHS Bhaun are in Pakistan Armed Forces, telecom and IT companies and a no. of other fields. Before partition this School was founded by Jemadar Rehmat Khan with the name of Muslim High School for Muslim students.
- Nexus School System is one of the most known school of Bhaun. It aims to provide quality education to both boys and girls at Bhaun. Nexus School Website.
- Alnoor Scholar Academy Bhaun. This institution is administered by Tassawar Hussain Khokhar M.SC. Mass Com (AIOU) . Nazar Hussain M.A English with M.Ed.and good English Skills is a senior principal. Its goal is to provide better education in friendly atmosphere.
- Community Model Boys Higher Secondary School Bhaun institution was established in 2002. It is an evening shift school for higher secondary classes. Masood Anwar Khokhar M.Sc. M.Ed. is a principal. This institution works hard for the education of male students of the community.
- Shaheen Computer College Bhaun. Nazar Hussin is a principal. This institution works in the field of computer since 2000. It is situated near Astana Qudsi Sahb. It has been educating both male and female students. Beautiful environment with easy chair for computer student. It is a pioneer institution in the field of computer in union council Bhaun. It produce many names in the field of education. This institution always provide friendly environment to the students. New Prime Model School Bhaun. This institution is run by Saadat Amir Malik. A renowned personality in the history of education sector of Bhaun.
Employment and professions
Due to limited local opportunities, majority of the professionals and educated young people are employed in larger cities and range from professions in health care, law, IT, tel other government and private sector industries. There is a significantcousin.
Professor Anwer Baig, who died on 12 Mar 2011, was most famous writer of Bhaun. Other authors, who wrote on a variety of topics of regional & national issues included Malik Muhammad Safdar Faizi, Ch Yasar Abbas Khokhar MA History (P.U), M.Sc Mass Communication (AIOU) and L.L.B (S.U) wrote a book on Army Shaheed Faheem Zafar.Book named "Shaeed Watan aur Tarekhe Bhaun"), Ghulam Akbar ("Dastan-e-Bhaun"). Malik Asad Hussain, apart from being an experienced journalist who has worked for various national dailies, is also author of a book on Pakistan Army. Malik Younus Shad is well known poet and writer of the town serving in a Telecomm Company in Saudi Arabia
Government print and electronic media
Another respected personnel from the family of Late Malik Sadiq Hussain (DSP) is his eldest son Imtiaz Hussain Malik, who was an additional Director General in the Press Information Department Government of Punjab. He has also remained as Principal of Pakistan Broadcasting Academy Government of Pakistan Islamabad.
British civil servant
Mr. Abdul Ghaffar Minhas was the first person from Bhaun who worked as a Civil Servant in the British Government during the 1970s and 1980s. He is now retired in the UK.
Raja Inayat Ullah Director Anti corruption, Raja Jaffar Hussain Kiani, Chaudary Mazhar Hussian Minhas and Chaudhary Ameer Muhammad Khan are respected members of Pakistan's judiciary. In services matter the name of Raja Jaffar Hussain Kiyani is very prominent in Rawalpindi & Islamabad. Mohammad Iqbal Minhas (late) retired as Additional commissioner of Rawalpindi. Chaudhry Gulam Abbas Khokhar (late) is a famous lawyer of Pakistan Shariat Court and Chairman of student union of Pakistan Shariat Law Academy in 1992. Lawyers include Malik Muhammad Safdar Faizi, practising at Multan, Chaudary Hasnain Shaukat, Chaudary Zulfiqar Ali Khan, and Chaudhry Imran are amongst many others. Raja Inayat Ullah is a very popular lawyer of Bhaun.He is a 19 grade officer
Science & technology
Bhaun Youth is representing the village in various national and international scientific and technological organisations all over the world. Several Engineers and Scientists from Bhaun are contributing in development and progress of nation and the world.
Finance and banking
Some of the prominent names in this profession include Raja Khalid Mehmood ul Hassan, Choudhary Muhammad Kashif Saghir(Manager Foreign Trade, MCB Bank Lahore), Chaudary (Late) Mohammad Iqbal, Chaudary Kamal Khan, Malik Manzoor Hussain, Shabbir Hussain Awan, Tassadaq Hussain Awan, Malik Jahan Khan, Malik Ghulam Haider, Ashraf Awan,Raja Ejaz hussain Kiani, Raja Moazzam Sajjad Kiyani, Malik Naveed Haider, Malik Sumair Hassan (CA,APFA) and Adeel Akhtar who is a CIA and doing job in Internl Audit Department of Tamer Group, Saudi Arabia. Khurram Shahzad Malik cSAP,CA is a Director of Finance with an International company in Canada and Mr. Sohail Ikram is the Financial Controller of Arabian Drilling Company in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
Multinational and prominent organisations
Late Meer sahib worked for the German engineering conglomerate Siemens.
Waqar Hussain, Moeen Khan, Farhat Abbass, Zafar Abbass Minhas are all prominent Pharma managers and facilitated entry of many youngsters to this field.
Qasim Ali Khan is a Director at General Motors Company (GM) Korea Office and previously worked for company's Middle East, Africa, Latin America, USA, Russia/ CIS operations. Other automotive professionals include Mahmood Al Hasan and Khalid Hussain who are respected engineers working for Ford Motor Company in the USA.
Malik Basir Hasnain Awan son of Malik Mohammed Akbar Awan (late) is working with a multinational company in Saudi Arabia since 1999 Deputy Spare parts and logistic Manager prior to his experience with many other global companies, such as DAEWOO, SUEDROHRBAU (German based) and LIEBHERR (German based world wide.
When it comes to transport, the most prominent name taken not only in Bhaun but in the Province is Chaudhry Tanveer Khan. He started his career at an early age; hence moved to Lahore and made his name in the world of Transport over the years. He is a part of Asia's one of the major transport companies; "New Khan" and owns "Chaudhry Brothers" running nationwide.
Malik Yasir Hussain Awan (MCS,MBA,OCA,OCP,CCNA)S/O Malik Madad Hussain Awan is working in National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) as a Manager Database and ERP.
Malik Sumair Hassan (CA,APFA) S/O Malik Madad Hussain is working in the Riyadh office of KPMG. KPMG is one of the largest professional services companies in the world and one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Its global headquarters is in Amstelveen, Netherlands. KPMG employs 150,000 people and operates in 156 countries.
Saqlain Abbas Kiyani S/O Nazar Hussain Kiyani is working as senior purser in Pakistan International Airline and has been serving devotedly. He is also a prominent figure of Air League. Raja Zaigham Abbas Kiani S/O Raja Sajjad Hussain Kiani is working in Pakistan International Airline,and also he is a vice president of Air league.
Raja Nazar Hussain Kiyani(late) was the only figure of this village who was elected to a national and provisional assembly seat and he was with Pakistan people's party(PPP). He acted as Chief Whip of National Assembly. One of his contributions to the village is approval of adjacent village connecting roads and connection of village to the national Sui Gas grid.
Late Malik Sadiq Hussain (DSP) joined Police Service during the British Era in the Subcontinent and was the first person from Bhaun to reach the position of DSP.He received Medal & Certificates from Queen Elizabeth-II for his excellent performance. BHAUN includes great men who showed their great responsibilities for nation they includeDSP.CH GHULAM ABBAS(late),and his elder son SHO.CH RIFFAT ABBAS(late) also followed the same path of his father and spend his great time in Punjab police, RAJA Hayat Muhammad Kiani and his brother Raja Ghullam Muhammad Kiani was a great man of dignity, Malik Ameer Ahmed Awan of Mohallah Maidan (D.S.P) Faisalabad. Raja Jaffar Hussain Kiyani was also a prominent figure in Police Department and he was the In charge of Administration Department in Islamabad and played important role in development of Islamabad Police.Ch Mazhar Hussain Mihas also served in Balochistan Province and retired as DSP in 2010.
Punjab prisons police
Bhaun have not too much representation in this department. Chaudhary Yasar Abbas Khan Khokhar grand son of EX SHO (R) Haji Fateh Khan is a single employer of this department. Nowadays appointed in Central Jail Rawalpindi. He passed ATS commando course from Artillery Center Attock ( Home of Gunners ).
Bhaun has contributed many sons to the Armed Forces of both India and Pakistan.. PTA OFFICER.Raja Ghulam MURTAZA Shaheed was a great man of power who was marteryed in the war of 1971 against India .He was great man of dignity served his life in NAVAL CORPORATION KARACHI. Lt Gen Ijaz Ahmed Bakhshi a Corp Commander was the highest ranking army officer. His younger brother is Brigadier Sajjad Ahmed Bakhshi whose son Flt Lt Jawad Ahmed Bakhshi is serving in the Pakistan Air Force. Their father, Haji Maqbool Ahmed Bakhshi, also served in 5 Punjab ( Sherdils) Regiment from 1939 to 1963. Their uncle Major Mushtaq Ahmed Bakhshi died in 1967. His son Colonel Manzoor Ahmed Bakhshi. Other prominent names include Brig (R) Mohammad Iqbal Minhas, Brig (R) Dr. Muhammad Iqbal (FRCP), an eminent physician of Army medical corps, Brig Muhammad Khan, Brig (R) Tasadduq Hussain, Brig Asif Ali Khan, Col (Late) Anwer Khan, Col Arif Mehmood Aalam Shaheed (FWO), Col Syed Waqar Hussain, Col Tauqeer Hussain, Col (R) Iftikhar Ali Malik psc, ptsc SI (M) is another eminent son of the soil. His brother Lt Col (R) Zafar Ali Malik is a med spec running a clinic at Chakwal.Lt.COl Mushtaq Ahmed is also from bhoun Col Iftikhar's son Maj Dr Asim Iftikhar. Major (R) Muhammad Aslam Raja, Lt Col (R) Dr. Azra Kausar, Major Hussnain Anwer (Shaheed), Major Snam Majeed Jhut, Major Hassan Akhtar, Major Saeed Iqbal Minhas (Bloch Regment), Major (R) Soba Khan, Major(R) Mohammad Nawaz Raja who has done his Master in Mechanical Engineering and Master in Criminal Justice from USA has served in Corps of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering from 1976–1991.At present he is living with his family in Virginia United States of America.
Shaheeds of Bhaun
FWO Commanding Officer Col Arif Mehmood Aalam Shaheed (At Attaabbad Jheel), Maj Hussnain Anwer Shaheed (UN Mission at Africa), Naik Safdar Abbas Shaheed (At Dera Ismayil Khan), Siphai Faheem Zafar Shaheed (At Siacheen, a book also published on Faheem Zafar Shaheed written by his first cousin Yasar Abbas), Siphai Ghulam Abbas Shaheed (At Sialkot, he is father of Safdar Shaheed),
Pioneers of cultural change
Bhaun got few people who contributed in many good works and helped the poor people by providing facilities like education and social sport. Syed Khalid mehmood shah is a big name who really helped the poor people of Bhaun and represented the Bhaun in many big events and forums. Jemadar Rahmat Khan was the founder of Muslim High School (Now Govt High School) before partition of India. Bhaun was known for its contributions towards the Armed Forces and local business activities. People of Bhaun due to lesser education opportunities used to serve mostly in the ranks, barring a few, who during British Regime availed opportunity to become officers despite less education. However the young generation in early sixties gave a new dimension to the culture of the village.Ch Ghulam Rasool (late),Adnan Shah, Ch. Zahoor, Imtiaz Bakhshi, Manzoor Bakhshi (later Colonel), Iqbal Minhas (later Brigadier), Raja Ameer, Malik Muhammad Safdar Faizi and many others, brought a revolutionary change in the thinking of younger generation by attaining higher education and adopting promising careers. They were the people who introduced kabadi and other sports in Bhaun. Rather than abandoning the education at an early stage and accepting the minimum they opted to pursue higher education and venture into new jobs like banks, PIA, CSS and revenue department. Hazrat Qudsi sahib was a great wali Allah from Bhaun, helped many Muslims.
A book "Tarek Bhaun aur Shaeed-e-Watan" by Ch Yasar Abbas Khokhar