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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.


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The News International
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:11:15 -0700

BHAKKAR: A 28-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope in Mohallah Dhandla, Bhakkar on Saturday. Ahmed Saeed was ill for a long time and in a fit of desperation he hanged himself. DCO WARNS PROFITEERS: The DCO Saturday ...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:26:15 -0700

BHAKKAR: As many as 86 places in Sargodha division, including 37 in Bhakkar district, have been declared sensitive during Eidul Azha. In a circular issued by the Home Department, all the DCOs and DPOs have been directed to declare high alert at the ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:07:30 -0700

They confessed, according to Regional Police Officer (RPO) Umer Akhtar Lalika, of killing 13 members of the defunct Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan and injuring many in DI Khan and Bhakkar. Speaking at a press conference, the RPO said the suspects have also ...
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:41:15 -0700

He said the suspects had targeted several active leaders and activists of ASWJ during 2014. “Though the group members were active in D.I. Khan and Bhakkar, the arrest of the two suspects will help the police reach other members of the gang,” he said.
The Nation
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:01:51 -0700

Rawalpindi - The seminary student, who had sustained multiple bullet injuries during an armed attack on religious cleric of Darul Aloom Taleem-ul-Quran Mufti Amanullah at Dhamial Road, succumbed to his injuries at the District Headquarters (DHQ ...
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0700

... Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (1 from Tank, 1 from Peshawar and 2 from the previously uninfected district of Bunir); 1 from Kabdulah, Balochistan; 1 in the previously uninfected district of Bhakkar in Punjab; and 3 cases in Sindh (2 in Khigadap and 1 in ...


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:33:46 -0700

... KP; 13-month-old Sabeela, daughter of Tariq, a resident of Karyana Kalu Parrangi village, Tank district, KP; 18-month-old Kubra, daughter of Ghulam Yasin, a resident of Majoka village, Darya Khan tehsil, Bhakkar district, Punjab; eight-month-old ...

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.

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