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Bhakkar, Punjab, Pakistan
بهكّر is located in Pakistan
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.


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]


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

Inhabitants of Bhakar district speak a great variety of Punjabi dialects, although few of these dialects are called as a separate language “Saraiki”, but because of good and loving nature of people there is no distinction or hate among different dialects and have a mix culture of Great (East and West) Punjab.

  • Thalochi (Local Desert Punjabi dialect spoken by 60%)
  • Majhi (Standard Punjabi spoken by 30%, Specially spoken in newly cultivated and city areas)
  • Jandali/Rohi (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.
  • Pashto which is spoken by minority population in the KPK province border areas and in the cities.


Bhakkar was founded probably towards the close of the fifteenth century by a body of colonists from Dera Ismail Khan

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:


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.


Thal Canal

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


External links[edit]

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The News International
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:26:15 -0700

BHAKKAR: The IGP Police Tuesday issued a directive for DPOs to fix head money on criminals after categorising them according to seriousness of their crimes. The DPOs have been asked to submit lists of all such criminals after categorising them on the ...
Daily Times
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:22:30 -0700

Jhang was cut off from Faisalabad, Bhakkar, Layyah and Multan after the dyke breach by explosives. The army continues its rescue and relief operation and more than 7000 people from flood affected areas have been moved to safer places. Seven army ...
The News International
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:35:43 -0700

... Faisalabad administration to Jhang and Chiniot districts. He said the teams of health and livestock departments had also been sent to the flood-hit areas whereas flood control and relief centre of district Faisalabad was also working near Aliabad ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:37:30 -0700

Road links from Jhang city to Chiniot, Sargodha, Shorkot, Multan, Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ismail Khan, Khushab and Mianwali have been destroyed. Ahmad Kamal, the spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:33:47 -0700

... Sattian road in the District Rawalpindi, Jhang, Chiniot road, Jhang-Sahiwal- Sargodha road, Faisalabad-Sargodha road via Chiniot, Link Road Sargodha road to Chiniot road via Pakkaywalay road, and Lahore-Jaranwala-Faisalabad-Jhang- Bhakkar road.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:56:15 -0700

The river earlier eroded a protective dyke near village Vijhlana on the Jhang-Multan-Bhakkar highway which was immediately submerged. The floodwater also entered villages around the Jhang-Shorkot railway line and Jhang-Multan road. Irrigation officials ...


Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:16:43 -0700

The other important dyke protecting the Jhang city starts from Jhang-Sargodha railway line and covers the northern part of city, Jhang-Sargodha Road, the western part of the city and Jhang-Bhakkar Road before ending up near the Trimmu head works.


Daily Times
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:33:45 -0700

Exposing the poll rigging and match fixing of last general elections Khan said in Bhakkar, Majeed Khan a candidate of PML-N bagged 98,000 votes and his opponent received 92,000 votes but after a delay of 40 hours in result announcement about 13,000 ...

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