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The Deen Muhammad Khan Mosque in Jampur
|Division||Dera Ghazi Khan|
|Elevation||103 m (338 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PST)|
Jampur (جام پور) is a city in Rajanpur District, in Pakistan's Punjab province. It comprises an area of about 8–10 square kilometers and has a population of almost 120,000. It is the headquarters of Jampur Tehsil.
The word Jampur has two parts: "JAM" and "PUR". "jamshed" faded into "jam" with the passage of time and jamshed was Jam by caste (the largest and oldest caste of Jampur). "Pur" is a suffix used in local language which means "vivified by" or "populated by".
It is written in the High School Building that it is combination of "jam" and "Pur", And with time it became Jampur.
Jampur is believed to have a long history. Evidence includes Dalo Ra-oy ka theer from which antiques for more than 2340 years old were found.
Most people of Jampur are related to agriculture directly or indirectly. Main market/City center of Jampur is called Sadar Bazar which is very old market,[vague] while old city is situated at 15–20 Feet height then new city in order to save it from water flood rising from Indus river in old days when it used to flow near Jampur. Its main hub of Qureshi Brothers.this area consisted of 'Muhallaws', Like," Muhallaw Siddiqi", Loharan wali gali. Main road of old city is known as "Circular Road" that us to have 10 Darraas (Gates) to collect tax from peasants and merchants while they used to bring their goods and commodities inside the Jampur. Part of that money was to go in the government's treasury while rest of the money was spent on the welfare of Jampur like construction and re-construction of roads/streets and the sanitary system.
The old gate is situated in the jampur called "Damis Gate" was built in year 1895.
Jampur is becoming the "Information technology Hub" in the southern Punjab, it has a big computer market and majority of people including male and female are computer literate. The city is also known for its engraved wooden work was started by Qazi shams-ud-Din with name of KARKHANA SHAMSI, situated at north east of Alipur Chaok which was later renamed as PAKISTAN WOOD WORKS after 1947. & Pen writing. The Famous Wooden Karkhana named Farooqi Karkhana Owner name was Late Abdul Qaddir Farooqi made excellent antiques which is still place in Lahore museum. The scholar Ubaidullah Sindhi grew up and was educated in Jampur. Dr Abdullah Khan who was the First VC of Quaid Azam University was from Jampur
Jampur is not a much populated city with some lack of industries, though the land is much fertile. One of the main local educational institutes is Govt. Boys High School Jampur which was founded in 1885, as a consequence of the introduction of the British Government system in 1857. Jampur has two public girls high schools for education up to 10th class. The city has one public college for boys and one for Girls.
Jampur has set a trend of producing best Teachers, Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Entrepreneurs, Chartered Accountants and other professionals every year. The local literacy rate is up to 82%.
Jinnah College of Engineering is also a good institute in Jampur.
Jampur has one Government Commerce College and Poly Technical College playing an important role in the development of professional education in Jampur. Govt. Vocational Training Institute for Women Jampur also playing an important role in the Professional education and to make technical hand girls and women's & this institute is offered Matric Vocational Course from 2012-13 session (equal to Matric class) affiliated from Punjab Board of Technical Education Lahore. The college is located a bit far from the city in the eastern site. It has many private schools and Colleges for education. Jampur has VTI (vocational training institute) which give the free technical education. Al-Kamal Boys High School, Al-Mumtaaz School Millat public middle school and Hira School are famous schools in private sector. City has also a government school for special children .
- Jampur has a Tehsil Headquarter Hospital (T.H.Q) and many private clinics where specialized doctors serve. In T.H.Q hospital all medical facilities are available. Two ambulances are also available for emergency measures. There is only one Dental Surgeon working in THQ Hospital Jampur.
Tehsil Headquarter Hospital is also facilitated with Emergency Department which is working 24 hours a day. All the minor emergencies are being handled in this emergency Department. Emergency rescue 1122.
Jampur is one of Punjab's most accessible cities and the only city in the country where one can find public and private transportation 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. This includes public buses, as well as thousands of rickshaws and Taxis. About 75% of residents have their own conveyances mostly bikes. The roads in the city are well maintained and are broadened when needed to meet increasing demand. Jampur have two bypass East bypass and west bypass which are connected with Dera Ghazi khan and Rajanpur via N-55 There is a railway station and railway is connected with Dera Ghazi khan and Rajanpur
Tehsil Jampur has 19 Union Councils namely: Allahabad, Basti Rindan, Bokhara, Burrerywala, Dajal, Hajipur, Harrand, Jampur East, Jampur Gharbi, Kot Tahir, Kotla Dewan, Kotla Mughlan, Muhammad Pur, Noorpur Manjuwala, Noshahera, Tal Shumali, Tatarwala, Tibbi Lundan, Wah Leshari
Jampur city is famous for carvings on pens. People like to give the carved writing pens as gifts to others in the country and abroad as well. It is a classic art invented in Jampur.
Wooden artwork of Jampur is also famous. Jampuri chaarpai is famous for its thick and designed pillars. Jampuri cotton and tobacco crops are also famous throughout Pakistan. Jampur has a large pesticides market which is considered to be the biggest such market in Pakistan. City is also one of the cities of Punjab which got model city project under chief Minister Model city project.
Nasrullah Khan Pitafi is also known as an Insafian.
Dr, Qazi Aziz-ud-Din Umar a known Homoeopathic Doctor with a clinical credit of more than 4 decades belongs to Jampur. District: reporter, Rajanpur, Daily THE NATION, Lahore,a freelance columnist, multilingual poet composes words in English, Urdu, Punjabi & Seraiki, has introduced a unique style of English QUARTRAINS using URDU Prosody
In August 2010, the half of the Jampur city was flooded away with Indus River. Though the city is about 25 km away from the river, but heavy rainfalls in July 2010 caused the high water level in river which destroyed the half of the city and many nearby villages. After one month, in September, the flood water dried but it took many lives with it. Pakistan Army and some NGOs helped the native people of Jampur. In August 2010, Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Shareef surveyed the location and it was said that the current population of just the Jampur city is above 400000 and that of Jampur Tehsil is above 750000. It was designated as the biggest Tehsil of Punjab Province by Area and third biggest Tehsil by Union Councils following Gujjar Khan of Rawalpindi and Kabirwala of Khanewal District. There was no progressive measurement in the city after that which is the result of Land Lord system in the District.
The land of Jampur is fertile. In regard to agriculture, cotton, and tobacco are the main corps here whereas maize, wheat are also produced in Jampur. Tobacco is generally exported to NWFP to make finest quality of naswar. Most of vegetables are also grown here. Mangoes and dates are common fruits grown in this region.
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