Kakrali

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Kakrali

Kakrali is a village located in Kharian Tehsil, in the Gujrat District of Pakistan.

Kakrali is located approximately 25 Kilometers from Kharian and 35 Kilometers from Gujrat. The name of the village is derived from the Punjabi word for kikar tree. The majority of inhabitants of village are Jatt common called as Chauhdry.

In the early 20th century, the majority of men from Kakrali worked for the British army.

The land surrounding the village is arid, production of crops is totally dependent on seasonal rainfall. As a result, agriculture has not been the main source of income for the local population. Many of the villagers have gone overseas to find work; they have their own business in France, Greece, USA, UK, UAE, Kuwait, Canada, Iraq, Italy, Spain, Dubai, Sharja.

Kakrali has a Hindu temple, located in main bazar kakrali near the ¨Bhandar¨, a seasonal nullah (stream). The Bhandar starts in the high mountains in northern Pakistan, so its water remains cold even in summer. Near the Bhander, there is a sports field. This field is used by both children and adults in the summer and winter.

The central mosque of Kakrali is Jamia Masjid, built by Mian Ghulam Hussain father of Mian Muhammad Sharif.

There is a boys high school in Kakrali which was established before the Partition. The first graduates of this school completed their studies in 1948.

Kakrali is also known as the location of the invention of the 'Rizwan Tokha', a machine for shredding hay.

People[edit]

The great jobs of three class mates.

Dr. Abdul Mujeed Zafar, Muhammad Aslam (Rtd. S.D.O. Civil) and Dr. Muhammad Munir started their initial schooling together from class 1 in the village school of Kakrali. After this tremendous work was done by them in their lives.


• Abdul Mujeed, (1933 – 2010)

o Dr. Abdul Mujeed Zafar,

o The first doctor of the village.

o His father Mien Amir Hussain was a teacher.

o His early schooling was in Kakrali.

o He received his M.B.B.S degree from Nishtar Medical Collage, Multan.

o He was also a nice poet.

o He established a hospital, in Kakrali.


• Muhammad Aslam, (1933 – 2014)

o Ch. Muhammad Aslam (Rtd. S.D.O. Civil, WAPDA)

o His early schooling was in Kakrali, with Dr, Mujeed and Dr. Munir.

o Then he completed his civil engineering from G.C.T Rasul in 1953.

o He is the 2nd Civil Engineer of the village.

o He joined Wapda in 1954 when he was appointed to Head Punjnad.

o He did great deeds during his services to public sector organization, Wapda.

o When Tarbela Dam started to construct, He was the first civil engineer appointed in construction. Later he was awarded the letter of appreciation by the Chairman of WAPDA, on his tremendous work.

o Under his engineering supervision soil material test lab in Tarbela was constructed.

o Under his engineering supervision L.J.C. (Lower Jhelum Canal) was build. This is one of the largest Canals by water discharge in Pakistan, starts from Rasul barrage.

o His build head regulator at BS-Link. Under his engineering supervision bifurcation of Baloki Sulemanki Link was completed. And two canals BS-1 and BS-2 were started from one canal BS-Link.

o In 1979, President of Pakistan, General Zia visited Quetta. He was told about the poor irrigation system in Baluchistan. At the order of President, Chairman WAPDA appointed Muhammad Aslam to build irrigation system. Then, he completed finest irrigation system at Mastug and Kuchlag in very short time till 1981, near Quetta.


• Muhammad Munir, (1932 –)

o Dr. Muhammad Munir.

o He is now in America.

o He and Muhammad Mujeed were medical in the same session.

o His father Munshi Rahmat Ullah was a teacher.

o His early schooling was in Kakrali.

o He received his M.B.B.S degree from Allama Iqbal Medical Collage, Lahore.

Neighbouring villages[edit]

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