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Gulyana, Cheena, Mardyal, Patt, Dhoke Khokar are a few villages located in the neighbourhood of Chakri Vakilan.
The name Chakri comes from chakr or panchiat 'meaning circle sitting . Vakilan comes from Vakil meaning a man who helps someone in arguing his case '. So combination of both words Chakri Vakilan would mean a panchiat or jury of Lords . This village is also famous for the shrine of Sufi saint Baba Sahib Subhan.
Bhatti Rajpoot, Gakhar Rajpoot, Kalyal Rajpoot are the main castes living in the village. There are several martyrs from this village who laid their lives in the service of the country, namely:
- Raja Tariq Kiyani(martyred in 1971 war), an army jawan;
- Raja Mubashar Khalid (shaheed), a police officer(fighting against terrorist) on 27th feb 1999 at RA bazaar Rawalpindi
- ASI Raja Imran Khalid also embraced shahahat on 25 March 2013 in dhoke khaba police station rawalpindi during the process of arresting wanted criminal Raheel s/o Naseer .
The village dwellers take particular interest in sports. Cricket, volleyball (shoot ball), football, hockey and tent pegging are particularly followed.
The village has produced some fine players in the game. Raja Abdul Razzaq Abbas introduced cricket in village in 1970. The game has since evolved and Waheed Akmal, Nasir Subhani, Raja Asim zia Kiyani, Raja Aamir zia Kiyani (famous as " the Zia brothers), Ihsan-ul-Haq, Raja Zulfiqar Ali ( known as Zulaf), Raja Imran Hussain, Raja Wajid Ali and Raja Nazam Faraz were arguably the finest players of the local village level cricket.
There are some notable performances in football under captaincy of Abdullah famous by nick name of "TT". The village has benefited from its Dutch link through some families living in the Netherlands. Junaid Ahmed Raja, a Dutch national from the Kalyal clan has raised the village profile in the sport.
Raja Azad was a famous weight lifter of locality.
Although the village has always had some connection with some form of equestrian activity, Raja Abdullah Abbas is the first man to introduce the tent-pegging sport in a competitive form in mid 90s. Since, the village saw a sharp rise in this sport and the village has produced some renowned experts. Raja Haider Abbas Kalyal is the Punjab-level horse rider, trainer, and talent spotter. He has won several titles for the village. Ch Shahbaz has emerged as a critically acclaimed rider with winning the third position among a field of over 750 competitors at Faisalabad Agricultural University in 2016. Other riders include Ch Ali Raza, Bhatti Shahzad and Hassan Akhtar.
Pak Army Athletes
Adnan Shafait is the finest basket ball player that represents Pakistan Army team at the national level. Muhammad Hassan s /o Muhammad Shafi is also an athlete of Pakistan Army.
Volleyball (Shoot ball)
Shootball, locally referred to as volleyball, has a long history in the village. In the decade of 1970, Raja Abdul Razaq Abbas, Raja Ishtiaq from Kalyal clan, Raja Asalat, Raja Aslam, Raja Jameel from Kheengar clan, Raja Fida and Raja Azad from Kayani clan have represented the village. These players played as a team and enjoyed some fierce rivalry with neighbouring villages of Kanyat Khalil and Cheena. In contemporary times, Raja Husnain, another Dutch national, is the key volleyball player of the village.
The village actively takes part in politics in the form of local election. Although various parties have won elections from the village, the village has not become a permanent stronghold of any particular party. The individual election results have also reflected the villagers' different taste. For example in 2002 general election PML-N managed less than 20 votes whereas Pakistan Peoples' Party won by mere 1 vote in an election in mid 90s.
Prominent Political Personalities
The village has produced some fine names in politics. The most prominent names include Chowdhary Ghulam Hussain, Raja Sajawal, Captain Lal Hussain, Chowdhary Khadim Hussain, Master Abu Zar, Raja Muhammad Khan, Raja Zulfiqar, Raja Mushtaq (Bhatti clan) and Raja Mushtaq (Kayani clan). Raja Muhammad Khan is the most successful and prominent names among the political class. He is the only man to have won back-to-back elections.