Kallar Kahar Tehsil (Urdu: تحصِيل كلّر كہار), is an administrative subdivision (tehsil) of Chakwal District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Tehsil headqauters are in Kallar Kahar city. Theis place is also famous for its free roaming peacocks and a salt water natural lake. One of the reputed cadet colleges is also stationed in this picturesque town.
Malik Lal Khan of Sarkalan, the 1st Coal Lease owner of the Wanhar region was a personality with hundreds of attributes unveiled. Revered as a mentor, he was an authoritative chieftain of his Jhurwal and Phulial clans of Awan tribe. Stories of his dictates with his 11 nephews are still of stimulus interest in Wanhar region. Passed away in 1983, still his native land, his village Sarkalan, is branded by his name. Cited as an exemplar for children now-a-days,stories of his moral stature, selflessness and metal-like hardened leadership of his whole clan, puts him forward as a personality venerated by elders and youngsters alike. A custodian of the rural ethics, his life has become a tale, still serving as a lode-star for the generations to come.
Pir Fazal Shah, who was the Raees-e-Azam of Wanhar, was awarded the title of Khan Sahab by the then British government. He was also the Zaildar (chief) of Wanhar. More than 22 villages were under his jurisdiction.
Malik Shahbaz of Buchal Kalan is still venerated as the strong leader who played an important role in shielding the region against the onslaught of boorishness by resisting the unchecked opening of cinemas in the rural areas.