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Kakrali is located approximately 25 Kilometers from Kharian and 35 Kilometers from Gujrat. The name of the village is derived from the Punjabi word kikar a tree. The majority of inhabitants of village are Jatt common called as Chauhdry.
In the early 20th century, the majority of men from Kakrali worked for the British army.
The land surrounding the village is arid, production of crops is totally dependent on seasonal rainfall. As a result, agriculture has not been the main source of income for the local population. Many of the villagers have gone overseas to find work; they have their own business in France, Greece, USA, UK, UAE, Kuwait, Canada, Iraq, Italy, Spain, Dubai, Sharja.
Kakrali has a Hindu temple, located in main bazaar kakrali.
The central mosque of Kakrali is Jamia Masjid, built by Mian Ghulam Hussain father of Mian Muhammad Sharif.
There is a boys high school in Kakrali which was established before the Partition. The first graduates of this school completed their studies in 1948.
The great jobs of three class mates.
Dr. Abdul Mujeed Zafar, Muhammad Aslam (Rtd. S.D.O. Civil) and Dr. Muhammad Munir started their initial schooling together from class 1 in the village school of Kakrali. After this tremendous work was done by them in their lives.
• Abdul Mujeed, (1933 – 2010)
o Dr. Abdul Mujeed Zafar,
o The first doctor of the village.
o His father Mien Amir Hussain was a teacher.
o His early schooling was in Kakrali.
o He received his M.B.B.S degree from Nishtar Medical College, Multan.
o He was also a nice poet.
o He established a hospital, in Kakrali.
• Muhammad Aslam, (1933 – 2014)
o Ch. Muhammad Aslam (Rtd. S.D.O. Civil, WAPDA)
o His early schooling was in Kakrali, with Dr, Mujeed and Dr. Munir.
o Then he completed his civil engineering from G.C.T Rasul in 1953.
o He is the 2nd Civil Engineer of the village.
o He joined Wapda in 1954 when he was appointed to Head Punjnad.
o He did great deeds during his services to public sector organization, Wapda.
o When Tarbela Dam started to construct, He was the first civil engineer appointed in construction. Later he was awarded the letter of appreciation by the Chairman of WAPDA, on his tremendous work.
o Under his engineering supervision soil material test lab in Tarbela was constructed.
o Under his engineering supervision L.J.C. (Lower Jhelum Canal) was built. This is one of the largest Canals by water discharge in Pakistan, starts from Rasul barrage.
o His build head regulator at BS-Link. Under his engineering supervision bifurcation of Baloki Sulemanki Link was completed. And two canals BS-1 and BS-2 were started from one canal BS-Link.
o In 1979, President of Pakistan, General Zia visited Quetta. He was told about the poor irrigation system in Baluchistan. At the order of President, Chairman WAPDA appointed Muhammad Aslam to build irrigation system. Then, he completed finest irrigation system at Mastug and Kuchlag in very short time till 1981, near Quetta.
• Muhammad Munir, (1932 –)
o Dr. Muhammad Munir.
o He is now in America.
o He and Muhammad Mujeed were medical in the same session.
o His father Munshi Rahmat Ullah was a teacher.
o His early schooling was in Kakrali.
o He received his M.B.B.S degree from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore.
There was also an inventor who lived in this village, his name was Haji Allah Ditta.
• Haji Allah Ditta, (1929–2002)
o Son of Muhammad Din (best of blacksmiths in the whole region in his time).
o He also had very talented brothers (Muhammad Sharif, Muhammad Bashir, Mohammad Siddique and Muhammad Sadiq) who have all died now.
o He invented several machines including electric Toka Machine called Rizwan Toka. he also invented worm gear, electric domestic Chucky (domestic electric machine which turns grains into flour), and another kind of water suction pump.
o He was a very gentle and humble person.
o He left his Rizwan Toka business (Rizwan is his eldest grandson who lives in England) to his sons who are still running this business in Kotla Arab Ali Khan and in an industrial estate in Jehlum.
o Kakrali Village is near the Indian border.