Khaglan Wala

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Khaglanwala
village and union council
Country Pakistan
Region Punjab
District Mianwali District
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Khaglanwala[ڪھگلانواله] is a village and union council, an administrative subdivision, of Mianwali District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.[1] It is part of Isakhel Tehsil and is located at 32°37'60N 71°16'0E.[2]It is located on the northern bank of Kurram River. It is one of the villages situated on the western borders of Punjab province adjacent to KPK province. It is a large village of about 3000 population. It is a comparatively developed village. The facilities like electricity, telephone, road, internet, schools, water supply system and sewerage system are provided in the village.

Etymology[edit]

The name “Khaglanwala” was given due to the tree “Khagal”[ English: Tamarisk, Other local languages: Ghaz] which were found in a large number, in this village. But, at present, hardly a few old Khagal trees can be found in the village.

History[edit]

Present Khaglanwala was rehabilitated on a new nearby land after destruction (due to erosion) of old Khaglanwala some 110 years ago by the River Kurram. This Village was founded by Mammun Khel clan of Isa Khel Niazies after defeat in their battle with Khan Zaman Zako Khel and Sardar Jehan Khan Popalzai, the commander of Ahmad Shah Abdali, in 1748. It is a center of Ahmad Khel, Khizar Khel,Azeem Khel and Naurang Khel branches of Mammun Khel Tribe. The village became a Union Council in the sixties due to its central position in the area.

Language[edit]

Local people speak Saraiki(سرائكى) Language.

Inhabitants[edit]

Majority of residents of the village are Niazies and Awan (Alvi Syyed).The notable Niazi sub-trabes are Ahmad Khels, Khizar Khels and Azeem Khels. The later hailed from Ghazi Khel clan of Mammun Khel tribe. The Khushhalay Khel and Hassu Khel are major Jat sub-clans of Uttar Khel Jat tribe. A few houses of Qureshies, Syeds, Kaneras (Weavers), Tarkhans (Carpenters), Lohars (Blacksmiths) and other craftsmen like Mirasies (drummers) and Kumhars (Pot makers) are also present there.Some Hindu families also lived in this village in the pre-partition era and migrated to India in 1946.

Prominent Persons[edit]

1. Moazzam ud Din Khan (Late) 2. Haji Faiz Muhammad Khan Azeem Khel (Late) 3. Amir Abdullah Khan (Late) 4. Cap. Muhammad Amin Khan (Late) 5. Thaikadar Ubaid Ullah Khan Azeem Khel (Late) 6. Ghulam Qadir Khan Dukandar (Late) 7. Raza Muhammad Khan Azeem Khel (Late) 8. Ustad Karam Shah (Late) 9. Hakim Faiz Muhammad Qureshi (Late) 10. Hidayat Ullah Khan Azeem Khel 11. Dr. Muhammad Zaheer-ud-Din Khan Azeem Khel (Ph.D) 12. Faqir Hussain Shah (Kabaddi Player) 13. Ismat Ullah Niazi PTV Producer 14. Haji Muhmmad Rafique Khan Ahmad Khel 15. Nemat Ullah Khan Advocate. 16. Ghulam Muhammad Khan S/O Wazir Khan Khizar Khel

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Coordinates: 32°38′0″N 71°16′0″E / 32.63333°N 71.26667°E / 32.63333; 71.26667