Burhan, Pakistan

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This article is about the village. For other uses, see Burhan.

Coordinates: 33°48′58″N 72°34′59″E / 33.81611°N 72.58306°E / 33.81611; 72.58306

Burhan is a village in Attock District of Punjab, Pakistan. It is famous for the Asia's largest Motorway Interchange M1 motorway (Pakistan) located here. It also lies on the N-5 National Highway.

It is surrounded by Haro River in the North and green Loiset Mountains in the South. The population is approximately 25000. It is a typical agricultural village, however a number of people work for local transporters, glass factories, cotton factories and the ordnance factory in Wah Cantt. There is a pair of Punjab-government-run high schools for girls and boys, as well as a number of private schools.

Burhan Motorway M1 Interchange[edit]

Pakistan's M1 Motorway's first Interchange is situated at Village Burhan, Ilaqa Jallo. The interchange is said to be the largest in Asia.

M-1 Route information Maintained by NHA Length: 155 km (96 mi) Existed: 1997 – present History: Completed in 2007 Major junctions East end: Peshawar N5 West end: Rawalpindi Location Major cities: Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Attock, Burhan, Hasan Abdal Highway system National Highways of Pakistan Motorways of Pakistan The M1 is a motorway in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is 155 km long, with 67 km in Punjab and the remaining 108 km in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. It has become a vital link to Afghanistan and Central Asia and is expected to take much traffic off the highly used N5. It is part of Pakistan's Motorway Network.

The M1 begins northeast of Peshawar as it moves in an eastern direction, crossing over the Kabul River. From here it passes through Charsadda, Risalpur, Swabi and Rashakai before crossing the Indus River. It leaves Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and enters into Punjab, in which it passes through Attock, Burhan and Hasan Abdal. It ends as the continuation of the M2. The whole stretch of the M1 consists of 6 lanes with a number of rest areas along the route. M1 has 9 interchanges at Fatehjang, Bhatar, Burhan, Rashaki, Swabi, Chachh (under construction), Charsadda, Northern Bypass and Ring road on N-5. There are 3 major bridges on Haro, Indus and Kabul rivers, 18 flyovers, 27 other bridges, 137 underpasses and 571 culverts. 10 services areas— five on the each side of the motorway— would be provided out of which, four mini service areas at km-4 and km-106 have been completed. Six main service areas at Haro bridge, Indus River and Kabul River will start functioning after some time as they are still under constructions [edit]History

The M1 was conceived by deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his first term but was not inaugurated until 2004 by President Pervez Musharraf. On 30 October 2007, the remaining portion was inaugurated by President Musharraf and was opened to the public on 31 October 2007. [edit]Junctions and interchanges

M1 Motorway Northbound exits Junction Southbound exits Airport Link Road (West) 1 To Islamabad Link Road (East) To Hasan Abdal and N5 2 To Burhan, Attock and N5 To Swabi and Topi 3 To Rashakai and Mardan 4 To Nowshera 5 To Charsadda and Takht-e-Bhai and N5 6 To Peshawar, Torkham and N5

Darbaar Shareef Burhan[edit]

The most prominent building in Burhan village is the mosque of Darbaar Shareef Burhan [1] which stands out as a beacon built in white. It was completed in 1952 by Late Faqeer Muhammad Mushtaq who was a great sufi. ramani b ithy rehna hateh, ghum nakar