Pasrur

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پسرُور
City
Pasrur
پسرُور is located in Pakistan
پسرُور
پسرُور
Coordinates: 32°10′N 74°24′E / 32.16°N 74.40°E / 32.16; 74.40Coordinates: 32°10′N 74°24′E / 32.16°N 74.40°E / 32.16; 74.40
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Sialkot
Government
 • Assistant Commissioner Zaheer Liaqat
 • M N A Zahid Hamid Khan
Elevation 238 m (781 ft)
Population
 • Total 54,771
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Union councils 2

Pasrur (Urdu: پسرُور‎), is a city of Sialkot District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city is the capital of Pasrur Tehsil and is administratively subdivided into two Union councils.[1]

It is located at 32°16'0N 74°40'0E with an altitude of 238 metres (784 feet).[2] The nearest big cities are Sialkot, Narowal and Gujranwala.

Nearby are the remains of a bridge built by Shah Daula.[3]

British era[edit]

During British rule, Pasrur became the headquarters of Pasrur Tehsil. The town (which lies 18 miles south of the district capital Sialkot) lies on the Sialkot to Amritsar road. The population in 1901 was 8,335. The trade of Pasrur has become very decayed, partly through the opening of the North-Western Railway and partly on account of the octroi duties which have diverted trade to the neighboring village of Saukin Wind. Hand-printed cotton stuffs were the only manufacture of importance.

The municipality was created in 1867. The income during the ten years ending 1902-3 averaged Rs. 7,900, and the expenditure Rs. 7,800. The income in 1903-4 was Rs. 8,000, chiefly from octroi ; and the expenditure was Rs. 6,900. The town had an Anglo-vernacular high school maintained by the District board, and a Government dispensary.[3]

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