Nowshera Virkan Tehsil

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Nowshehra Virkan
Big City
Country Pakistan
Region Punjab
District Gujranwala District
Population 64,000
Towns 1
Union councils 47
 • Member National Assembly NA-100 MNA Azhar Qayyum Nahra (PML-N)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC+6)
Area code(s) 055

Nowshera Virkan (Urdu: نوشہره وِركاں‎), is a tehsil and large city west of the industrial city of Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan.


Nowshera Virkan is a hub of rice-growing villages. It is one of the four tehsils of Gujranwala District and lies between three large cities: Gujranwala, Hafizabad and Sheikhupura. Nowshera virkhan is the most popular tehsil (subdivision) of Gujranwala district. The majority of the people are of the Jutt caste. It is the biggest tehsil in terms of area. Haji Mudassar Qayyum Nahra is one of the most influential and popular leader of this area. His elder brother Mazhar Qayyum Nahra is one of the most successful business of this area, and the biggest landlord and industrialist of this tehsil. Many of the development work are done by the Nahra family and when they came into politics they changed the trend of family politics and brought peace to the area. Nowshera has since developed a lot.


Nowshehra Virkan's educational institutions include Government Degree College for Girls, Government Degree College for Boys, Government Commerce Institute, Dar-e-Arqam School for Girls and Boys, The Educators School for Girls and Boys, Alied school for Girls and Boys, and Superior college for Girls and Boys.

Businesses and services[edit]

There is the famous Bismillah Market (garments and cosmetics shop).

There is a government department, police station, and head Qatar Hospital.


Nowshehra Virkan is linked with Lahore and Kamonki via Tatlay Aali, while another highway called Gujranwala Road connects it with Gujranwala and Rawalpindi/Islamabad. Another road connects the city with Farooqabad. Nowshehra Virkan has no railway stations; the nearest are in Gujranwala and Kamonki.