Dewal

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Dewal Sharif
Union council
Dewal Sharif is located in the north of Murree Tehsil
Dewal Sharif is located in the north of Murree Tehsil
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Rawalpindi
Tehsil Murree
Government
 • MNA Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Population
 • Total 11,052

Dewal also known as Dewal Sharif is a Union council of Murree Tehsil (a sub division), of Rawalpindi District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.[1] Dewal Sharif has the distinction of having the highest literacy rate out of all the Union Councils of Pakistan.[citation needed] According to the 1998 census of Pakistan it had a population of 11,052.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Dewal is renowned all over the Rawalpindi District in general and Tehsil Murree in particular for producing various people of notable decree, who have served the country in their respective fields of work.

Dewal and Dewal Shareef[edit]

Dewal is a Sanskrit word means a small temple, but Pir Abdul Majid (Pir Sahib Dewal Shareef) who migrated to Rawalpindi in mid fifties last century and established a shrine with the support of Ex-President of Pakistan General Ayub Khan,[3] in Faizabad between Islamabad and Rawalpindi translated and Islamized Hindu small temple common noun Dewal into Dewal Shareef.[4]

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