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Bhakkar
بهكّر
City
Bhakkarبهكّر is located in Pakistan
Bhakkarبهكّر
Bhakkar
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
Tehsil Bhakkar
Elevation 522 ft (159 m)
Time zone PKT (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.

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 group of colonists from Dera Ismail Khan.[2]

There is another view that Bhakkar was established by Jiskani Balochs and was named after Sardar Bakhoo Jiskani. During Mughal era Baloch tribes especially Jiskani tribe came from Kabul and started living here on the banks of Indus River. Jiskani Balochs still live in Bhakkar.

British rule[edit]

Map of Sargodha Division.jpg

During British rule Bhakkar Town was part of Bhakkar tehsil of Mianwali District. It was located on the left bank of Indus River and was on the North-Western Railway line.[2]

The Imperial Gazetteer of India described the town as follows:

lions of bhakkar choudhary uzair jatt, choudhary nasir chattha,

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Geo News, Pakistan
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 00:41:15 -0700

BHAKKAR: At least 14 people were killed and 33 others injured in a head-on collision between a passenger bus and trailer truck at M.M Road in district Bhakkar early on Wednesday. According to details, eight people died on the spot and around 40 others ...
 
Pakistan Today
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 13:26:15 -0700

Rescue sources said that six members of a family including a woman and three children fell unconscious after taking tea which has turned poisonous due to unknown reasons in Mohallah Jamia Rasheedia of Bhakkar. The affectees were shifted to District ...

DAWN.com

DAWN.com
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:48:31 -0700

Around that time, the other victims of the mass poisoning were also brought to this hospital and other medical facilities in Fatehpur, Bhakkar and Karor. Doctors referred those in critical condition to the well-equipped Nishtar Hospital, Multan ...

The News International

The News International
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:47:21 -0700

243 kanals 16 marlas land at Mauza Dingiyan Mankera, Bhakkar is also owned by Imran Khan according to his assets declaration before the ECP and this land is worth Rs8 million as per the PTI chief. He also owns 6 kanals 16 marlas land at Mohra Noor, ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:33:12 -0700

BHAKKAR/LAHORE: The death toll of patients who had consumed sweets laced with toxic material in Layyah last week, has risen to 28. On Monday, 12 patients who had consumed the sweets were brought to Jinnah Hospital. Doctors treating them said the ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:44:28 -0700

He said that Daanish Schools were being set up in Vehari, Bhakkar and Taunsa. “The schools will promote quality education,” he said. Planning and Development Board Chairman Jehanzeb Khan briefed the meeting about development projects underway in ...

The Nation

The Nation
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:26:15 -0700

More than 26 affectees are still under-treatment at different hospitals in Layyah, Multan, Bhakkar and Faisalabad. According to police sources, the initial investigation has established that during making of the sweets, agricultural pesticide ...

DunyaNews Pakistan

DunyaNews Pakistan
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 06:52:30 -0700

BHAKKAR: (Dunya News) – An over-speeding bus, going from Multan to Dera Ismail Khan, overturned in Bhakkar on Jhang road near Jahan Khan while trying to save a motorbike coming from the opposite direction, causing 5 to lose their lives and injuring 34 ...
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