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Map of Jhelum City

Jhelum /ˈləm/ (Urdu: جِہلم‎, Punjabi: جہلم) is a city on the right bank of the Jhelum River, in the district of the same name in the north of Punjab province, Pakistan. Jhelum is known for providing a large number of soldiers to the British Army before independence, and later to the Pakistan armed forces - due to which it is also known as City of Soldiers or Land of Martyrs and Warriors.

Jhelum is a few miles upstream from the site of the ancient Battle of the Hydaspes between the armies of Alexander and King Porus. A city called Bucephala was founded nearby to commemorate the death of Alexander's horse, Bucephalus. Other notable sites nearby include the 16th-century Rohtas Fort, the Tilla Jogian complex of ancient temples, and the 16th-century Grand Trunk Road which passes through the city. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the population of Jhelum was 145,647 and in 2012 its population is 188,803. The name of the city is derived from the words Jal (pure water) and Ham (snow), as the river that flows through the river originates in the Himalayas. There are a number of industries in and around Jhelum city, including a tobacco factory, wood, marble, glass and flour mills.

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Military College Jhelum or MCJ, is a military high school, located around Jhelum. It is considered and labelled as one of the most important and vital youth institutions of the Military of Pakistan. Hafeez Jalandhri, the composer of the National Anthem of Pakistan, termed the academy as the Den of Lions. The military college was originally founded on March 3, 1922, by the British King George, who was in addition, the Emperor of India and Prince of Wales at the time. Some prominent Pakistani military personnel, such as former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff General Muhammad Iqbal Khan (Late), former Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zulfiqar Ali Khan (Late), former Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Abdul Aziz Mirza, former Vice Chief of Army Staff General Yusaf Khan, and the current Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, are all alumni of the college.

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Today is September 21, 2018
  • September 19, 2009
Jhelum:Five hundred cadets of the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) including 22 female commissioned officers participated in a full-fledged military exercise held at Tilla Ranges of Jhelum District. Jet fighters, tanks and artillery were participating in the exercise. The exercise began in the mountainous terrain of Jhelum early in the morning with majority of the participating cadets, officers and jawans with fasting. No refreshment, water or food was provided during the tough training respecting the holy month of Ramazan. Name of the exercise was Fire Power Demonstration and Battle Inoculation summer Session 2009. Special feature of the exercise was engagement and destruction of targets by Artillery followed by destruction of fortified positions of the ‘enemy by jet fighters of Pakistan Air Force. (AAP Videos)
  • August 9, 2009
Jhelum:Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on his visit to Jhelum announced funds of one Billion rupees for different development projects of schools, colleges, health, roads and for Rescue 1122. (Daily Express)
  • August 7, 2009
Jhelum:MPA Ch.Nadeem Khadim has said that we have completed our homework for creating a new division of Punjab, Jhelum Division. He also said that it will be properly announced on the occasion of Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif's visit to Jhelum. (JhelumNews)
  • August 1, 2009
Jhelum:Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif's special grant of 2.3 million for DHQ Hospital Jhelum for instalment of 76 Air Conditioners. (JhelumNews)


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Dina City Panorama

Dina City (Urdu: دینہ‎) is a rapidly expanding commercial town in the Jhelum District of the province of Punjab, Pakistan. It is about 10 miles northwest of Jhelum City, where there is a junction with the road to the Mangla Dam and Rohtas Fort. The historic Grand Trunk Road passes through the centre of the town.

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Administrative divisions of Jhelum

  1. Jhelum
  2. Dina
  3. Sohawa
  4. Pind Dadan Khan
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