Zafarwal

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ظفروال
City
Zafarwal
Coordinates: 32°13′N 74°32′E / 32.21°N 74.54°E / 32.21; 74.54Coordinates: 32°13′N 74°32′E / 32.21°N 74.54°E / 32.21; 74.54
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
Government
 • MNA Mian Rasheed
Elevation 268 m (879 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 1,342,75
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Zip/Postal Code 51670
Calling code 0542

Zafarwal (Urdu: ظفروال‎), (Punjabi: ظفروال) is a city and capital of Zafarwal Tehsil situated in the Narowal District of Punjab, Pakistan.

Geography[edit]

It is located at 32°21'0N 74°54'0E with an altitude of 268 metres (882 feet).[1] It is 7 km away from Indian-administered Kashmir. It is situated in center of Narowal, Shakargarh and Sialkot.

History[edit]

In 997 CE, Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi, took over the Ghaznavid dynasty empire established by his father, Sultan Sebuktegin, In 1005 he conquered the Shahis in Kabul in 1005, and followed it by the conquests of Punjab region. The Delhi Sultanate and later Mughal Empire ruled the region. The Punjab region became predominantly Muslim due to missionary Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of Punjab region.

After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Sikhs conquered Mianwali District. The predominantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslim refugees from India settled in the Zafarwal Tehsil. It is a famous city of Dist. Narowal.[2]

Famous personalities[edit]

  • Sir Shahab ul deen virk
  • First speaker of Punjab Assembly
  • Shaikh Abdul Gafar Rehan
  • Ex minister of education resources Fahid Amanat
  • Awais Qasim MPA
  • Mian Muhammed Rasheed
  • Shiv kumar Batalvi
  • Peer Syed Syed ul hassan Shah sahib
  • Village Matter Sharief
  • Engineer Hadimudassar

References[edit]

Important village Matter Sharief Engineer Hadimudassar