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Hurnamaira is a village in the Sudhan tribal belt of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It is located five miles east of the Capital city of Poonch District, Rawalakot.

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Hurnamaira: Hurnamaira is a Union Council of District Poonch, Tehsil Rawalakot. Its distance from Rawalakot city is 12 km. Its distance from Islamabad is 140 km. It is 5700 feet above from sea level. Its population is 25 to 30 thousand. Union Council Hurnamaira consists of following wards/villages. Proper Hurnamaira Numb Sangur Kotaira Raant Gheri Chapraban Ternuti Kalar Pak Gali Dhandi Bhanakha Kayat Kalan Morifurman shah UC Hurnamaira is surrounded by following Union Councils. UC Pachiot UC Bangoien

UC  Tien

UC Thorar

UC  Rehara

In the east of UC Hurnamaira there is Rawalakot city, in the west UC Pachiot and in the south Uc Rehara and Uc Thorar are situated. Two roads lead us from Hurnamaira bazar to Mujahad abad main road which goes to Rawalakot city. To approach Rawalpindi following routs are available. 1st Hurnamaira, Baireen, Thala. 2nd Hurnamaira, Panyola, Jandala. 3rd Hurnamaira, Rawalakot city, azad Patan. 4th Hurnamaira, Chapri, Rehara. 5th Hurnamaira, Chapri, Thorar. Different tribes in the UC Hurnamaira are “Sodhun, Rajpoot, Sadaat, Qureshi, Phatan, Mughal, Kayani, Qazi etc. The sodozai are in majority. The construction style is unique and peculiar to the area. Mosques and Houses are beautifully constructed. In the lower belt of UC Hurnamaira the weather remains much hot (40 to 45 degree) in Kayat Kalan and Morifurmanshah.

But in upper belt of UC Hurnamaira including Numb, Sangur, Kotaira the weather remains cool. Heavy snow falls in upper areas of UC Hurnamaira.

Language: People use Pahari language for communication, English and Urdu is also understand.

Education: Literacy rate of UC Hurnamaira is approximately 95%. There is tough competition in education sector.

Tourist Spots: Gah, Baroota, devi, Tangi hail, Koola and many others.

Foods: People eat standardised food .But cultural dishes are also eaten.Typical foods are “Mani, Qalari, Shakar chawal, Daise gee, Pneer, Boli, Dhabla, Kari, Sagh, Baat etc. Fruits: Apple, Peer, Apricot, Fig etc. Typical (Regional) fruits are “Tangi, Soombloo, Baghnaroo ,Arwarey, Amlook.

Banks: HBL Mujahad abad NBP Chapri HBL Mori Furman Shah Jamiah Masajid:

Jamiah Masjid Hurnamaira, Jamiah Masjid Pak Gali, Jamiah Masjid Doongri Kotaira, Jamiah Masjid Khmbi Kotaira, Jamiah Masjid Chapri Kotaira, Jamiah Masjid Morifurmanshah. School & Colleges: Pimary Schools for Girls: Numb, Kotaira Dana, Holdar Kotaira, Doongri, Thaire Rant, Sangur, Bandi Kotaira Primary School for Boys: Chapraban, Chooanar, Tarnuti, Naryola Kotaira, Holdar Kotaira, Arnal. Middle School for Girls Numb, Rant, Chapraban, Pak Gali, Binakha. Middle School for Boys Tarnuti, Raant, Gheri High School for Girls Kotaira, Tarnuti, Gheri, Morifurman shah, Kayat Kalan High School for Boys Hurnamaira, Kotaira, Pak Gali, Binakha Colleges in Union Council Hurnamaira: Girls Inter College Hurnamaira Girls Inter College Morifurman shah.

Famous Businessman of Hurnamaira: Sardar shabir khan & Brothers (Gulf Group) are the distinguished businessman from the region. Gulf Group have a wide spectrum of business in Kashmir as well as in Pakistan & international level.

Saeed Aziz and Brothers are also distinguished businessman from the area. Abid Sadeeq is a well known journalist of the region and chief editor of Dharti news. Dharti News now have become very popular in locally as well as in the abroad in Kashmir community.

Sardar Ibrahim Khan:

    Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan (April 10, 1915 – July 31, 2003) also known as Bani-e-Kashmir "Father of Kashmir" and Ghazi-e-Millat, is the founder of Azad Kashmir. 
    Born in Hurnamaira a village of District Poonch of Kashmir, Sardar Ibrahim obtained his LLB from theUniversity of London in 1943, and began his practice as a prosecutor in 1943 at Mirpur. 

He did his BVC from Lincoln's Inn and became the first Barrister of Kashmir. He was appointed as assistant advocate general in 1944 by the then Maharaja of Kashmir. He left the government job in line with the liberation of Kashmir movement, and contested the 1946 election with sweeping victory that made him the Member of Rajiha Sabha.

    He led an army of Kashmiri freedom fighters against the Maharaja of Kashmir, after passing the resolution for Kashmir's accession to Pakistan in 1947. Khan and his army were unable to capture the whole Kashmiri Territory due to the resolution passed by United Nations on August 13, 1948. However, the captured area was named as Azad Kashmir and Khan was elected as its first President at the age of 32. He represented Kashmir in different capacities in the United Nations from 1948 to 1971.

Early life:

    Sardar Khan was born in the Sadozai (ethnic pathans) family of Azad Kashmir in Hurnamaira, district Poonch. He was raised as a normal Kashmiri child with a simple rural lifestyle. Sardar's father was a landlord and a hard working man and his mother was a pious and humble lady. Sardar was the second last child of his parents amongst the siblings of eight (three brothers and five sisters).      Sardar was very much inspired by the Armed Forces. As a young boy he wanted to join the Army and become a soldier, but fate had different plans for him. As a child, he always took interest in house duties and was very energetic. Like every other child, Sardar was very much inspired by his parents and because of that he developed a dominant personality with a touch of love and affection for poor and needy.


    Sardar was very fond of learning new things about the world. As a child he always took interest in house duties. He acquired his religious education from his elder brother but didn't attend any school up to the age of 10. Sardar quotes this matter in his book, Mata-e-Zindagi, As a child I was always interested in the house duties. It didn't occur to anyone in my family that I should be attending a school. When the other boys of my village started going to the school, nobody thought that I should go too. I was 10 years old when I started going to a school...."
    Sardar was an intelligent young man. Where other students finished their primary education in 5 years, Sardar completed his in 3. He passed his Matric exams in 1933 from a school in District Poonch. After matriculation he went to Lahore and joined Islamia College Lahore for his Intermediate and Bachelors studies. In 1935 he passed his Intermediate (F.A.) exams and in 1937, he attained his Bachelors degree (B.A.). After graduation he decided to become a lawyer and left for Britain in 1940. In 1943 he obtained the LLB Degree from the University of London.

After independence: After the independence of Pakistan from Britain, Khan became the special representative of Kashmir to the United Nations. He was elected President of Azad Kashmir on five separate occasions. He died during 2003 at his son's home in Islamabad, Pakistan.