Hazro, Punjab

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Hazro
حضرو
Hazro is located in Pakistan
Hazro
Hazro
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 33°54′35″N 72°29′34″E / 33.90972°N 72.49278°E / 33.90972; 72.49278Coordinates: 33°54′35″N 72°29′34″E / 33.90972°N 72.49278°E / 33.90972; 72.49278
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Attock District
Tehsil Hazro Tehsil
Elevation 1,184 ft (361 m)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) +6 (UTC)
Calling code 057
Union councils 14
Website http://www.hazrocity.com

Hazro (Punjabi, Urdu: حضرو‎) is a town located at north-west of Pakistan in Attock District of the Punjab province Pakistan. It is located approximately halfway between Peshawar and Islamabad, the federal capital. This town is the capital of Hazro Tehsil, an administrative subdivision of the district, and the central marketplace of the Chachh region, consisting of 82 villages located along the Indus River.

History and tribes[edit]

According to the Gazetteer of Rawalpindi, Hazro was the scene of the great battle in which, in AD 1008, Sultan Mahmud Ghaznawi defeated the united forces of the Rajas of Hindustan and the Hindus of the Punjab with a slaughter of 20,000 men, it was afterwards fixed upon by some of the Pathan followers of that chieftain to be the site of the colony.[1]

There were very famous personalities like Baziz Khan Police Chief and his sons Saeed Azam Khan Engineer, and Waheed azam Khan GD pilot and other personality of Mohallah Pirdad was Khan Sahib Muhammad Umar Khan. He was a Superintendent of Police in Sindh before the partition of British India. He was one of the few Muslim officers in British Indian Police. He also awarded Sword of Owner by the King George VI and conferred the title Khan Sahib by the British Empire.

During British Rule the town of Hazro became part of Attock Tehsil; the municipality of Attock was created in 1867 and the North-Western Railway connected the town to Lawrencepur. By the 20th century the town was surrounded by rich cultivation, and had a flourishing trade, chiefly in tobacco and sugar. The population according to the 1901 census of India was 9,799. According to the Gazetteer of Rawalpindi, Hazro had a significant Hindu population which was "half Pathan, half Hindu".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gazetteer of the Rawalpindi district 1893-94 published by Sang-E-Meel Publications and Page 259