Waheer

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Waheer
Town and union council
Country Pakistan
Region Punjab Province
District Khushab District
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Waheer (Urdu: وہِير‎), is a small village and one of the 51 Union Councils (administrative subdivisions) of Khushab District in the Punjab Province of Pakistan.[1]

Location[edit]

The village is located on both banks of a canal (Muhajir Branch) at a distance of 18 kilometers from [Khushab] city.

Population[edit]

Population of Waheer is about 10,000. Most are farmers, others are in government forces. It is a major contributor in the Armed forces, PAKISTAN AIR FORCE. irrigation AND Electronic Media. Youth of the Village takes pride in forming part of the armed forces.

Educational facilities[edit]

It has a Government Boys High School with a capacity of 800 Students. The school is situated in the North West at about 500 meters from the outer fringes of the village. Owing to the non availability of any academic setup in the nearby villages, Government High School Waheer serves as the only education facility for the boys of these villages and that is why it always remains overcrowded. Govt. High school waheer have a computer lab. In spite of the repeated efforts of the people of Waheer and promises made by the political leaders, village is still denied of any academic facility for the girls. Consequently, the girls of the village have to travel daily to get education from the nearest Girls High School in Khaliq Abad which is about 5 km from the village.

Achievements[edit]

Despite its poor infrastructure and lack of basic facilities, village has produced quality people who have excelled in different fields of life, both at home and abroad. The students completing their studies from Government High School Waheer have competed at all levels and have come through with flying colours. One of the former student of the School (Mr. Aman Ullah) presently serving as a commissioned officer in Pak Army, won a Gold Medal in National level Essay Writing Competition held in 1997. Another student 'Khuda Bakhsh, got Gold Medal in MSc Physics from Sargodha University. Tariq Aziz Awan serving in the best regiment of Pakistan army Armour corps "THE GUIDES CAVALRY(FF).

Another valiant son of Soil, Mian Muhammad Umer (Shaheed) added yet another chapter to the achievements of the village by sacrificing his life while protecting his comrades from a potential suicide bomber in North Waziristan. Mian Muhammad Umer was posthumously awarded the Medal of Good Conduct Tamgha-e-Basalat for his valour and heroics.

(Mr. Liaqat raza) presently serving in Pakistan Air force in meteorological dept. Mr. Imran Zafar Malik is the first person from Waheer to have done Masters in Economics from Government College Lahore & Master's in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration- Karachi University.

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