Pind Dadan Khan
|Pind Dadan Khan|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
|Number of Union councils||1|
It is located at 32°34'60N 73°2'60E on the bank of River Jhelum, about 28 kilometres towards east from the M2 motorway Pind Dadan Khan 6km south of Khewra salt mine & 28km east of Lillah-Toba interchange of M2 motorway.
During British rule, it became the headquarters of the subdivision and tehsil of the same name in the Jhelum District of the British Punjab. It was on the Sind-Sagar branch of the North-Western Railway.
The population according to the 1901 census was 13,770. It was formerly the dépot to which salt was brought from the Mayo Mine, and from which it was carried across the river to the railway; but the bridging of the Jhelum at Haranpur and the extension of the railway to Khewra have ruined this trade. Brass vessels are made in the town (No more. The skilled labor either migrated or changed their profession), which also has a considerable weaving industry (No more. The skilled labor either migrated or changed their profession), while its embroidered luugis are often sold at high prices (No more. The skilled labor either migrated or changed their profession). Boat-building is largely carried on, and river boats of Pind Dadan Khan make are in request throughout the whole course of the Jhelum. (No more as after Mangla Dam construction, there is hardly any water flow in the river Jhelum except flooded season. Therefore the Boat-Building industry has been vanished forever). Unglazed pottery of a deep red color, ornamented with black patterns and remarkably strong and good in quality (No more. The skilled labor either migrated or changed their profession), is a speciality of the town, as are stout leathern riding-whips made after English patterns (No more. The skilled labor either migrated or changed their profession).
The municipality was created in 1867 and most of the income collected by the British authorities was by octroi. During the colonial era the town had a high school (Now within city limits of Pind Dadan Khan, there are one government degree college for boys and one government degree college for girls already established and running. There is also one College of Technology under construction in the government sector. Furthermore, University of Engineering and Technology Texla has acquired a big chunk of land, on nominal price, from the local farmers but yet no class has been started. There is also one small campus started running under Punjab Schools and Colleges in private sector. There are many high schools running both in government and private sector. Raj Baksh Trust high School delivered excellent results by outstanding performance since her establishment by Brigadier Muhammad Ashraf Retired, a living legend. Fauji Foundation School and Educators School are also worth mentioning in private sector), maintained by the municipality as well as a Government dispensary (Now Tehsil Headquarter Hospital but worst than a dispensary.) .
Dominant source of income
Approximately 20,000 people are inhabited in this town.
Punjabi in spoken by most of the families. Urdu is also spoken but not as frequent as Punjabi.
There is a small railway station, which facilitates people to travel to at a low cost.