Pasrur

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Not to be confused with Pasur, Pakistan.
پسرُور
City
Pasrur
پسرُور is located in Pakistan
پسرُور
پسرُور
Coordinates: 32°10′N 74°24′E / 32.16°N 74.40°E / 32.16; 74.40Coordinates: 32°10′N 74°24′E / 32.16°N 74.40°E / 32.16; 74.40
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Sialkot
Government
 • Assistant Commissioner Aliyas Cheema
Elevation 238 m (781 ft)
Population
 • Total 54,771
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Union councils 2

Pasrur (Urdu: پسرُور‎), is a city of Sialkot District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city is the capital of Pasrur Tehsil and is administratively subdivided into two Union councils.[1]

It is located at 32°16'0N 74°40'0E with an altitude of 238 metres (784 feet).[2] The nearest big cities are Sialkot, Narowal and Gujranwala.

History[edit]

Pasrur was originally called kullay wali[3] after Paras Ram, Brahman, to whom the town was assigned by its founder. Pasrur is mentioned by Mughal Emperor Babar in Baburnama as a halting-place between Sialkot and Kalanaur, and seems to have once been of considerable importance. It possesses a large tank, constructed in the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir. To feed this, Dara Shikoh dug a canal, traces of which are still extant. Nearby are the remains of a bridge built by Shah Daula.[4] The Rajput population and the former Rajput states are found spread through much of the subcontinent, particularly in north, west and central sailkot Punjab.

Ethnic makeup[edit]

The population is Punjabi speaking Punjabi language. Urdu is also widely spoken. The population is predominantly Muslim.

British era[edit]

During British rule, Pasrur became the headquarters of Pasrur Tehsil. The town (which lies 18 miles south of the district capital Sialkot) lies on the Sialkot to Amritsar road. The population in 1901 was 8,335. The trade of Pasrur has become very decayed, partly through the opening of the North-Western Railway and partly on account of the octroi duties which have diverted trade to the neighboring village of Saukin Wind. Hand-printed cotton stuffs were the only manufacture of importance.

The municipality was created in 1867. The income during the ten years ending 1902-3 averaged Rs. 7,900, and the expenditure Rs. 7,800. The income in 1903-4 was Rs. 8,000, chiefly from octroi ; and the expenditure was Rs. 6,900. The town had an Anglo-vernacular high school maintained by the District board, and a Government dispensary.[4]

Independence of Pakistan[edit]

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 many Muslim refugees from India settled in the Pasrur.

Indo-Pakistani War of 1965[edit]

During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965,[5] an Indian Aircraft by mistake landed at the small Pasrur Airport at village Chand under pressure from Pakistani Aircraft following it. The Sikh pilot was captured and his GNAT aircraft was taken into custody of the Pakistan Air Force. Battle of Chawinda took place near Pasrur. On the 1st day of this war many Indian tanks reached near the Sialkot-Zafarwal road near village Dugri Harian. Suddenly few Pakistani Aircraft came and destroyed all the Indian tanks.

Education[edit]

Pasrur has government colleges and schools for girls and boys, while many private sector institutes are also working here. Recently a Cadet College has been established in cantonment area.

Communication[edit]

Pasrur is located on Sialkot Narowal highway. A highway connects it to Gujranwala while another goes to Daska. A road connects Pasrur with Chawnida while the other road goes to Qila Kalar Wala. Railway station of Pasrur is located on Sialkot Narowal railway line.

Villages[edit]

  • sodiyan
  • jhaans
  • Sabaz Pir
  • Budhian
  • Dadu Bajwa
  • raamkey
  • dharkali
  • Kullay wali
  • Chicherwali
  • Chack Mattu
  • beni sulehrian
  • Nawan Sohawa
  • Talwandi Anyat Khan
  • Chand
  • Bhagh
  • Derh Peer Muhammad
  • Bhullar Meray Wala
  • Bab
  • Malopatyal
  • Harchandpur
  • Bhuler Bajwa
  • Kamal pur chishtian
  • Noshehra Kakay Zian
  • Taqi Pur
  • burakay
  • NANGAL mirsa
  • CHOBARA
  • Kalas Wala
  • khokhar

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