Nankana Sahib District
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|ضِلع ننكانہ صاحِب|
|Nankana Sahib District (Khairpur Bhattian)|
|• Total||2,960 km2 (1,140 sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
|District Council||3 seats|
|Number of Tehsils||3|
Nankana Sahib District (Urdu: ضِلع ننكانہ صاحِب), (Punjabi: Shahmukhi: ضلع ننکانہ صاحب) is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Nankana Sahib is the principal town of the district. The district of Nankana Sahib is located about 75 kilometres (47 mi) west of Lahore and about 55 kilometres (34 mi) east of Faisalabad.
The area around Nankana Sahib was formerly a tehsil of Sheikhupura District. In May 2005, the Punjab government decided to raise the status of Nankana Sahib to that of a district as a way of promoting development in the area, and investment from Indian Sikhs.
Nankana Sahib District is administratively subdivided into three tehsils. These are:
The state government as well as private entrepreneurs have planned to develop Nankana Sahib District with various projects, including:
- A rest house for Sikh pilgrims
- A new International Hotel for the people of the district
- A shopping mall
- A housing scheme
- A modern hospital
- A road-link to the Lahore and Faisalabad dual-carriageway
- District Complex Nankana Sahib
- The International Guru Nanak University
In addition, the possibility of the development of an airport has been raised.
The Punjab government decided to link Nankana Sahib District with the provincial capital, Lahore. With these plans the Punjab government is completing "Khanqah Dogran Interchange" (on the M-2) very swiftly, which is a helpful project to develop the newly created District of Nankana Sahib. This will also give access to the Grand Trunk Road, which leads to the Indian Punjab from the Wagah border. Recently, a Nankana Sahib-Amritsar bus was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India.
- District Education Department
- District Health care Department
- District Police Department
- District Law and Order Department
- District Agriculture Department
- District Finance Department
- District Development Department
- District Transportation Department
- District Infrastructure Department
- District Telecommunications Department
- District Human Right Department
- Deputy District Officers
- Religious Department
- Election Commission Department
- Nadra Department
- Tehsil Municipal Administration Department
- Wapda Department
- Industrial Department
District office fishers
Language and demography
As per the 1998 census of Pakistan, Punjabi language is spoken by 98%. Shahmukhi script is mostly used, but Nankana Sahib is one of the few places in the Pakistani Punjab where Gurmukhi script is also understood by some.Punjabi dialects spoken in the district are:
Other Languages include:
- Urdu being national language is spoken and understood.
- English is also understood and spoken by the sizable educated people.
Nankana Sahib District has a population of about 15,99,538. The majority of the population are Muslims (97%); the remainder (3%) are mainly Sikhs, with the latter concentrated in the town of Nankana Sahib itself.
During the Indus Valley Civilization Nankana District was an agricultural region with forests. The Vedic period is characterized by Indo-Aryan culture that invaded from Central Asia and settled in Punjab region. The Kambojas, Daradas, Kaikayas, Madras, Pauravas, Yaudheyas, Malavas, and Kurus invaded, settled and ruled ancient Punjab region. After overunning the Achaemenid Empire in 331 BCE, Alexander marched into present-day Punjab region with an army of 50,000. The Nankana was ruled by Maurya Empire, Indo-Greek kingdom, Kushan Empire, Gupta Empire, White Huns, Kushano-Hephthalites and Shahi kingdoms.
In 997 CE, Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi took over the Ghaznavid dynasty empire established by his father, Sultan Sebuktegin. In 1005 he conquered the Shahis in Kabul and the Punjab region. The Delhi Sultanate and later Mughal Empire ruled the region. The Punjab region became predominantly Muslim due to missionary Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of Punjab region.
The predominantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslim refugees from India settled in the Nankana district. In 1958 the great personality named Hadhrat Khawajah Muhammad Sardar Ahmad Naqshbandi Came in Bucheki (the small town of Nankana Sahib) and laid the foundation of an Islamic International Spirtual School Of Naqshbandi Sardaria, Which made the Nankana Sahib an international City because he has the several followers over the world.
Villages, towns and cities
Following is an incomplete list of villages, towns and cities:
- Walipurbura Chak No.175
- Walgon Sattar
- Walgon Azeem
- Nabi Pur Peeran
- Bara Ghar
- Said Pura
- Bakhtawar Kot
- Basedher Pur
- Bucheki (Rehmat Pur Shareef Darbar Peer Mitha)
- Thatta Soortan (Kot Muhammad Bakhsh)
- Adda Machi Wala Khala
- Bulaki Klan
- Burj Bibi
- Chack Number 14/66
- Chack Number 4
- Dhoor Kot
- Harbhan Shareef
- Chak Number 54/4 Kot Shanker Das
- Chak Number 54/4 Doctor Wala
- Kot Ameer Baz Khan (Khan Muhammad Ghias Khan)
- Kalanaur (Raisanwala 369GB)
- Kali Bair
- Khairpur Bhattian
- Imampur Chak No. 89 R/b
- Kot Hussain Khan Bhatti
- Mandi Faizabad
- Mangu Taru
- Martin Pur
- More Khunda
- Mora Khurd
- Mora Kalan
- Malik Abad
- Kot mola dad
- Nawan Kot
- Noor Mandi
- Rehan Wala
- Waseer Pur
- Wanotianwali Chak No. 39/rb
- Panwan Chak No. 176/rb
- Kot Namdar
- Kot Fazal
- Kot Dolat
- Thhotthian Klaan Chak 10
- Thhotthian Khurd Chak 10
- Dalla Chinda Sing Ch 85
- Ghandran Ch 86/rb
- Meer Pur Ch 87/rb
- Dharowali Ch 33/rb
- Kariwala Ch 49/rb
- Chak No 370 Parkar Abad Shahib Wala
- Kot Hussain
- Chahpaka Bhattian
- Mirpur Bhattian
- Qila Awanan WAla
- Shaheedi Kot
- Adumpur 589GB
- Jug Chak
- Jhallar Gujjaran
- Baqar Wala
- Fered Wala
- Das Muraba(stop)
- Muhammad Wala
Best Restaurant for Visitors
It is one of the best restaurant of Nankana Sahib.
Many schools and colleges are opened in District Nankana Sahib . These include International Islamic Spirtual School of Naqshbandia, Sardaria. Country Model School More Khunda( English Medium purpose-built campus on canal bank Head Baloki Road consists of 8 kanal land area)., G/H/S/School More Khunda.Dar-e-Arqam High Schools (An English Medium country-wide group), Al-Suffah Public High School (English Medium), Guru Nanak Ji Public Model High School, Pak. Garrison Higher Secondary School, The Educators, Al Falah school, Govt. M. C. High School (for boys and girls), Vocational Training Institute Tehsil More. Govt. Guru Nanak high school, Oxford Public High School and Govt. Guru Nanak colleges (separate for men and women). Hera Public High School and College. A Lahore-based reputable school, NovaQuest International School, has acquired over fifteen acres of land approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Nankana Sahib on Bucheki - Nankana Road for their next campus. Furthermore, Allied Schools Group has acquired land on Mangtanwala Road. Moreover, a great university named after saint Guru Nanak is proposed to be established in the city. All this rapidly growing educational setup is going to make education industry as the most prominent here.
Clans settled in District Nankana
Here is incomplete list of clans who are settled in this district.
Jutt (Pudhiar,Chader,Gill,Tarrar,Virk,Maan,Warraich,Jhedoo, Manhais,Dogar,Sandhu)
- District Profile: Central Punjab- Nankana Sahib - Dawn Pakistan
- "Pak govt to start work on Guru Nanak varsity at Nankana Sahib". Indian Express. 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2013-02-18.
- "Department of Transport, Punjab, India". Punjabroadways.gov.in. Retrieved 2013-02-18.