Pasrur

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pasrur
پسرُور
City
Pasrur is located in Pakistan
Pasrur
Pasrur
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
ProvincePunjab
DistrictSialkot
Government
 • Assistant CommissionerUmer Iftikhar Sherazi
 • M N AZahid Hamid Khan
Elevation238 m (781 ft)
Population 82485
 • Total840,881
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of wards26

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 26 wards of municipal committee Pasrur.[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. It contains a village called Nawan Sohawa.

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]

References[edit]

External links[edit]