Nowshera Virkan

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Nowshehra Virkan
Big City
Country Pakistan
Region Punjab
District Gujranwala District
Population 64,000
Towns 1
Union councils 47
 • Member National Assembly NA-100 MNA Azhar Qayyum Nahra (PML-N)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC+6)
Area code(s) 055

Nowshera Virkan (Urdu: نوشہره وِركاں‎), is a tehsil and large town west of the industrial city of Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan.


This town is believed to have been established before when Pathans attacked Punjab. Initially, it was known as Nowshera; but, the presence of Virk dominance in the area and for its unique identity this become Nowshera Virkan soon after its establishment.


Nowshehra Virkan has govt. owned degree colleges for boys and girls while there are number of privately owned educational institutes in the city.


Nowshehra Virkan is linked with Lahore and Kamonki via Tatlay Aali, while another highways connects it with Gujranwala, Rawalpindi/Islamabad which is known as Gujranwala road. Another road connects the city with Farooqabad. City has no rail link, the nearest railways stations are Gujranwala and Kamonki.

Major clans[edit]

Important clans in this area are as under and the distribution of the population by clan: