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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.


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.

  • 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.


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 Khokhar[Rajput],,Niazi, baloch,shahani baloch, DhudhiRajput, dhandla,china,choudhary,chohan,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:


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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Pakistan Today

Pakistan Today
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:33:52 -0700

A youngster gunned down his elder brother over domestic disputes on Sunday here and escaped the scene. Police said that accused residing near Piyala Chowk in Bhakkar exchanged hot words with elder brother over domestic issues and then opened fire ...
The News International
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 18:41:15 -0700

BHAKKAR: The Anti-Corruption Establishment circle on Saturday booked former EDO Health Bhakkar, DHO and ex-MS of the THQ Hospital on the charge of misappropriating Rs 37,500,000 during purchase of medicines in 2013-14. The ACE took action on ...

Pakistan Today

Pakistan Today
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 06:12:28 -0700

Bhakkar – Our Special PFA Correspondent: New Khan Chai Corner, a tea-stall seven kilometres away from the southern town of Bhakkar, is – of last night – the last remaining outlet not closed by the Punjab Food Authority (PFA). The stall's status emerged ...
The News International
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:03:45 -0700

They said supplies of dead animal meat from Chistian, DG Khan, Bhakkar and other cities of South Punjab were also intercepted in the past. Sources maintained big Havelies and cold storage in the outskirts of the city were also used to mix meat of dead ...
The News International
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:41:15 -0700

The top five districts with highest enrolment of boys (when compared with overall enrolment) are Bhakkar (59 pc, Bahawalpur (59 pc), Muzaffargarh (59 pc), Chakwal (58 pc) and Faisalabad (58 pc). The top five districts with highest enrolment of girls ...

The News Teller

The News Teller
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0700

... General Members in each Union Council and Ward in the Local Governments of Districts Lodhran, Vehari, Okara, Pakpattan, Bahawalnagar, Faisalabad, Bhakkar, Lahore, Kasur, Nankana Sahib, Gujrat, and Chakwal of the Punjab Province are included.

Business Recorder (press release) (blog)

Business Recorder (press release) (blog)
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:48:45 -0700

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Wednesday set aside decisions of district delimitation authorities on pleas challenging local government delimitations in several union councils (UCs) of Bhakkar, Gujrat, Gujranawala, Sargodha and Kasur. The court asked ...

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DunyaNews Pakistan
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:30:00 -0700

During case proceeding, suspects Azam, Javed and Ansar told court that Bhakkar police have filed false charges against them and the police have no evidence regarding their involvement in the cases. The suspects requested the court to approve their ...

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