Kāmoke

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Kamoke
کامونکی
Kāmoke, Kamoki
Tehsil
Nickname(s): The City of Rice & The City of Mosques
Kamoke is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Kamoke
Kamoke
Kamoke is located in Pakistan
Kamoke
Kamoke
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 31°58′25″N 74°13′22″E / 31.97361°N 74.22278°E / 31.97361; 74.22278Coordinates: 31°58′25″N 74°13′22″E / 31.97361°N 74.22278°E / 31.97361; 74.22278
Country Pakistan
Region Punjab
District Gujranwala District
Tehsil Kamoke Tehsil
Government
 • MNA (NA-99) [Haji Muhammad Sadiq Dar ]] (PML-N)[1]
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC+6)
Area code(s) 055

Kāmoke (Urdu: كاموكى‎), is a town of Gujranwala District located in Punjab, Pakistan, it has a population of 167,300.[2] The city is the capital of Kamoke Tehsil which is an administrative subdivision of the district, the city is itself subdivided into 8 Union Councils.[3] The city is located on the Grand Trunk Road 21 km from Gujranwala and 44 km from Lahore.

History[edit]

Administration[edit]

Kamonki is administered by Town Municipal Administration under City District Government Gujranwala. It has Tehsil Civil Courts, its own circle of police, and a tehsil headquarters hospital.

Education[edit]

Kamoke has many leading educational institutes like Govt. post graduate college for girls, Govt. degree college for Boys,Govt. Commerce Instt., Govt. Vocational training instt. for girls, Punjab Group of colleges, The Educators, United College, Webster college, The Sheraz Pilot School serving since 1973 (principal: Khalid Mehmood Alvi) the New Science Foundation High School (NSFHS), (pre school to Matric. principal: Sidra Bilal D/O Muhammad Bilal Ashraf, The Foster School System (pre-School to 8th class .principal: Sir Muhammad Imtiaz 03338111730) The Muslim Model Girls High School (Nursery to Matric. Principal : Sir Muhammad Safdar Baig and Vice Principal Sir Muhammad Imran safdar Baig) First in Pakistan history (Govt High School No:2 the Most honorable teacher Rana Muhammad Saddiq class 10th In Gujranwala board got first three positions in arts subjects.

Entertainment[edit]

A Cinema by the name of "New Gulistan" is operational though at one point in the past Kamonki had six. A Municipal Stadium , Ladies and Children Park are situated in the city.

Communication[edit]

Kamoke is situated at the Grand Trunk (G.T.) Road, about 50 Kilometer in the North from Lahore. It is almost at equal distances from Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore and Sialkot International Airport . Air passenger can choose anyone from these both airports. Kamoki is also located at the main Lahore Rawalpindi Railway Line. G.T. Road is the 1st and the best option to get there. At the telecommunication side, it is connected to the whole world via Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) and other five cellular networks i.e. Mobilink, Telenor, Zong, Ufone and Warid for the voice as well as data transmission. All telecommunication is 4G enabled nowadays.

Trade and Industry[edit]

Kamoke is famous for its supreme quality rice which are grown in its surrounding areas. Kamoke is also the largest rice market in the Sub-continent where almost all delicious and aromatic kinds of rice, which include, Basmati, Super Basmati, Karnal etc. are grown, processed and exported to the whole world. Native as well as foreign businessmen in the rice industry are earning good profits out of this business. The Master tiles Industry is very big Industry of kamoki. Which are giving living hood for many families of this city. Kamoki is also famous for its "BARFI" which is a milk product obtained by boiling milk on at a moderate flame for longer periods to get the milk in semi-solid form and then sugar is mixed to get the product ready for marketing. "Sheikhan di Barfi" had been very famous since long which had been eaten and even couriered to friends and loved ones overseas.

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