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نارووال is located in Pakistan
Coordinates: 32°6′26″N 74°52′7″E / 32.10722°N 74.86861°E / 32.10722; 74.86861Coordinates: 32°6′26″N 74°52′7″E / 32.10722°N 74.86861°E / 32.10722; 74.86861
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Established 1991
Incorporated 1991
 • Total 2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 429,876
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Postal code span 51600
Area code(s) 0542
Website A website about Narowal

Narowal (Urdu: نارووال‎), (Punjabi: نارووال) is a city in the northeast of the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city is the capital of Narowal District and Narowal Tehsil.[1][dead link] It is situated on the banks of Ravi River about 4–5 km from the Indian border.


There are several theories as to the origin of the name. The most famous of them is that it was named after a Sikh landlord, Naro Singh, who was the owner of the land before the Partition of India in 1947. The city is situated on the banks of River Ravi, about 4–5 km from Indian Border and about 50 km from the Indian-administered Kashmir. It is famous for the production of rice and cereals and for the local dish Dahi Barray.[citation needed]


In 1005 CE, Mahmud of Ghazni, the Turkic ruler of the Ghaznavid dynasty, established by his father, Sultan Sebuktegin, invaded and conquered the Shahis in Kabul, and followed it by the conquests of Punjab region. Later like rest of Punjab, Narowal passed on to the rule of the Delhi Sultanate and later Mughal Empire

After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Afghans, the Marathas and later the Sikhs conquered Narowal District. The Punjabi Muslims faced severe restrictions during the Sikh rule. During the period of British rule, Narowal District increased in population and importance.

The predominantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the Creation of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslim Punjabi refugees from India settled down in the Narowal District.

Narowal city has four union councils and its important colonies are Islam pura, Jilany colony, Jawad colony, Mumtaz colony and Mehmood colony near Railway station. Some of the prominent castes are Jats, Rajputs, Gujjars. Some old villages are also in it, like "Dodewali".


As per the 1998 census of Pakistan, Punjabi language is spoken by 95%. Punjabi dialects spoken in the city are

  • Majhi or Standard (Majority)
  • Dogri/Darhab (Jammu and Border area's people)

Other Languages include:

  • Urdu being national language is spoken and understood.
  • English is also understood and spoken by the sizable educated people.

Notable residents[edit]

Educational institutions[edit]

Government institutions
  • Government National Secondary School Narowal
  • Government High School Narowal
  • Government High School Domala
  • Government High School Sankhatrah
  • Government Muslim High School Narowal
  • Government College of Commerce Narowal
  • Government Islamia Degree College (for Boys) Narowal
  • Government Muslim Girls College Narowal
  • Government College for Elementary Teachers Narowal
  • Vocational Training Institute, Narowal
  • Technical Institute Narowal
  • Government Muslim Girls High School Narowal
  • Government Primary School BHOUDI MALHIAN NAROWAL.
Private institutions
  • Ahmad Model School Narowal
  • Oxford Grammar School Narowal
  • Narowal Public School Narowal
  • Hassan Scholars Public School For Boys(Dhabliwala)Narowal
  • Hassan Scholars Public School For Girls(Dhabliwala)Narowal
  • Massali cadet science secondary school narowal
  • C.M.S High School Narowal
  • Jandha public school narowal
  • Haroon public school narowal
  • asfand kalian da school narowal
  • Minhaj Ul Quran Model School & Tahfiz Ul Quran Institute Narowal
  • St. John's High School Narowal
  • Ali Foundation High School Narowal
  • The Punjab Public School Narowal
  • Jamal-u-Din Trust High School Narowal
  • Shahid City Public School Narowal
  • Sir Syed Joiner Model School Narowal
  • The Pakistan Foundation School Narowal
  • FK Middle School Sankhatra
  • The Nearest Learning School Mehlowala
  • The Educators Narowal Campus
  • Punjab group of college Narowal
  • Superior Group of Colleges Narowal
Private commerce colleges
  • Abdul Wahab Tarkait College of Technology & Sciences Narowal
  • Pakistan College of Commerce
  • National Colleg*Sialkot&College of commerce
  • Standard College of cee of Commerce
  • Lahore College of Comme
  • Leaders College of Commerce
  • Narowal College of Commerce
  • shaheryar college of commerce
  • ali quaid e azam college of commerce
  • kalay khan da college of commerce

Islamic Institution[edit]

Jamia Ghausia Rizvia Taleemul-banat (Darbar Chokhandi Shreef) Narowal


Municipal Public Library Narowal Raza-e-Habeeb Library (Mktaba Ghousia) Zafar Wal road Narowl


Hospitals and medical centres[edit]

  • Sughra Shafi Medical Complex – Established by Sahara for Life Trust
  • District Headquarters Hospital
  • Tehsil Headquarters Hospital
  • Al Musatafa Hospital Narowal
  • Salma Khalil Clinic
  • Sarwar Hospital narowal
  • Ali Clinic and ultrasonography centre
  • Safdar Medical Services Main Bazar Narowal

See also[edit]


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