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بهكّر
City
Bhakkar, Punjab, Pakistan
بهكّر is located in Pakistan
بهكّر
بهكّر
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 31°38′N 71°04′E / 31.633°N 71.067°E / 31.633; 71.067Coordinates: 31°38′N 71°04′E / 31.633°N 71.067°E / 31.633; 71.067
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Bhakkar District
Tehsil Bhakkar Tehsil
Elevation 522 ft (159 m)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) +6 (UTC)
Calling code 0453
Union councils 42

Bhakkar (Urdu: بهكّر‎), is the principal city of Bhakkar District, Punjab, Pakistan. It lies on the left bank of the Indus river. It has a population of almost 300,000.

Administration[edit]

Bhakkar city is also the administrative centre of Bhakkar Tehsil one of the four tehsils of the district. Bhakkar Tehsil is sudivided into 17 Union Councils, three of which form the city of Bhakkar.[1]

Language[edit]

Following are the demographics of the Bhakar district, by spoken language:

Inhabitants of Bhakar district speak a great variety of Punjabi dialects.

  • Majhi (Standard Punjabi spoken by 60%, Specially spoken in newly cultivated and city areas)
  • Thalochi (Local Desert Punjabi dialect spoken by 30%)
  • Jandali (Northern border area near Mianwali district)
  • Shapuri (North Eastern border area near Khushab district)
  • Jhangvi (South Eastern border area near Jhang district)

Other Languages include:

  • Urdu is mother tongue of few people but being national language is spoken and understood by the sizeable population.
  • English is also understood and spoken by few, mainly educated elite.


History[edit]

Bhakkar was founded probably towards the close of the fifteenth century by a body of colonists from Dera Ismail Khan In Bhakkar lives many castes,niwani baloch,shahani baloch,dhandla,china,choudhary,chohan,rana,aulakh,bhati,samtia,khoawar,raan,awan,sandi baloch,sirgani baloch,mumdani baloch,sheikh,warraich,ghuloo,chughtai

British rule[edit]

Map of Sargodha Division.jpg

During British rule Bhakkar Town was headquarters of Bhakkar tahsil (now Bhakkar District) in Mianwali District, and was on the North-Western Railway line. The municipality was created in 1874. Its income and expenditure during the ten years ending 1902–3 averaged Rs. 7,700. The income in 1903-4 was Rs. 7,500, chiefly derived from octroi; and the expenditure was Rs. 8,600. The population according to the 1901 census of India was 5,312, at that time the town contained a dispensary and a municipal vernacular middle school.[2]

The Imperial Gazetteer of India described the town as follows:

Relics[edit]

The town has some historical places like the Dilkusha Bagh which is believed by some to be a Mughal garden built by Humayun, however Humayun never visited the area, on his retreat to Iran, he went to another place called Bakhar (in Sindh) to seek help from Mahmood Khan, which was however denied by historian Henry Raverty[citation needed]. This garden is ruined now and no signs of history are present, only stories about the garden can be heard around.

The old town was walled and had the Tavela, Imamanwala and King Gates, of the three the King Gate, which was built during the British period and was named after Mr King the then Deputy Commissioner of the Mianwali District, survives – since the end of colonial rule it has been renamed as the Jinnah Gate

This is a very scarce silver coin belonging to the reign of Nadir Shah 1148–1160 AH (1735–1747) of the Afsharid dynasty. It is an Indian type minted during his post-occupation of. It is listed by type as Album #2744.2 (Type D). It weighs 11.3 gr. (18 mm.) and minted in the city of Bhakkar in the state of Punjab in India, dated 1157AH.

Demography[edit]

Thal Canal

Bhakkar is now a bustling town, with population of more than three hundred thousand.

References[edit]

choudhary uzair rafique jutt Chak no 36/T.D.A (president of bhakkar youth wing pakistan muslim league Q) choudhary nasir chattha .bussines man.....

External links[edit]


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The Sen Live

The Sen Live
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Bhakkar: A young man was sprayed with petrol and burnt alive on Friday over personal feud in a far plunge area of district Bhakkar, thesenlive reported. bhakkar-burntalive-feud-pakistan_7-24-2015_192040_l. According to police reports, the victim named ...

SAMAA TV (press release) (blog)

SAMAA TV (press release) (blog)
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:30:00 -0700

Rainfall in mm: Dhaleli 64, Khanpur 39, Bahawalnagar 25, Parachinar 20, Barkhan 19, R.Y.Khan 18, Kot Addu 15, Nagarparkar 14, Layyah 10, Dadu, Kotli 09, Zhob 08, Jhelum, Bahawalpur(City) 06, Larkana, D.G.Khan 04, Khuzdar 03, Multan 02, Bhakkar, ...

SAMAA TV (press release) (blog)

SAMAA TV (press release) (blog)
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:03:45 -0700

As a result of flood peaks of high flood stage at Taunsa, Guddu and Sukkur Barrage, the low lying/ riverine areas along River Indus in Punjab (Mianwali, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, D.G. Khan and Rahimyar Khan Districts) and Sindh ...
 
Business Recorder (press release) (blog)
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:03:45 -0700

Rainfall (MM): Dhaleli 64, Khanpur 39, Bahawalnagar 25, Parachinar 20, Barkhan 19, R Y Khan 18, Kot Addu 15, Nagarparkar 14, Layyah 10, Dadu & Kotli 09, Zhob 08, Jhelum & Bahawalpur (City) 06, Larkana & D G Khan 04, Khuzdar 03, Multan 02, Bhakkar ...

Pakistan Today

Pakistan Today
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:00:00 -0700

As a result of flood peaks of high flood stage at Taunsa, Guddu and Sukkur Barrage, the low lying/ riverine areas along River Indus in Punjab (Mianwali, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, D.G. Khan and Rahimyar Khan Districts) and Sindh ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:19:57 -0700

According to the circular, areas were being allocated in four provinces for 11 dignitaries from Qatar. They would have hunted in Khushab, Jhang, Bhakkar, Bahawalnagar and Layyah in Punjab; Jacobabad, in Sindh; Turbat, Loralai Muskhel, Mushkel Kalat and ...

Daily Times

Daily Times
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:00:00 -0700

... Multan, Muzaffargarh, Bhakkar, Kasur, Sialkot, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Chiniot, Sheikhupura, Hafizabad, Bahawalpur, Narowal, Mandi Bahauddin, Mianwali, Gujranwala, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Attock attended the meeting through video link.

The News International

The News International
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:53:12 -0700

They say the LeJ has active cells in south Punjab, especially in Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan and Bahawalpur with autonomous chiefs for each sub unit. Ishaq was the chief of all the LeJ units in Faisalabad, Bahawalpur division and district ...
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