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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:

  • Majhi (Standard Punjabi spoken by 60%, Specially spoken in newly cultivated and city areas)

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

  • 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

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, 25 Oct 2014 20:45:00 -0700

BHAKKAR: DCO Muhammad Zaman Wattoo has asked the officers concerned to take necessary steps to maintain peace during the Muharram. He said this while addressing a meeting held to review Muharram security arrangements here on Saturday.
The News International
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:03:45 -0700

He condemned the ban on MWM secretary general Raja Nasir Abbas Jafri on entering Bhakkar and Chiniot, and said he would defy the ban and address a public meeting at Bhakkar on November 23. He said it was Raja Nasir Abbas Jafri's constitutional right ...


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:18:45 -0700

For admission against 61 seats reserved for the students of six under-developed districts -- Muzzafargarh, Rajanpur, Lodhran, Bhakkar, Layyah and DG Khan, a total of 604 applications were received. The last merit for MBBS in this category is as follows ...
The News International
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:03:45 -0700

... art mechanical department at GCTs at Faisalabad, Gujrat, Layyah, Multan, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Sialkot, Bahawalpur, Attock, Rahim Yar Khan, Taxila, Bhakkar, DG Khan, Jhelum, Mianwali, Sangla Hill, Gujranwala and Govt Staff Training College Faisalabad.
Business Recorder
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:18:45 -0700

Protection of Bhakkar Flood Bund from Erosive Action between RD 0+000 to 76+000 to save Abadies agriculture land and other infrastructures of Bhakkar City at the cost of Rs 892.218 million. Feasibility Study for Rehabilitation of Haveli Main Line (PC ...

Daily Times

Daily Times
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:33:45 -0700

The official said that the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has proposed to introduce three regions in actual GCU prevailing in the said regions, which are as follows: Region I- Sindh (excluding Potohar regions, Bhakkar, Daud Khel & Kalabagh and ...

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Frontier Post
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:37:30 -0700

Seats of NA-153 and PS-22 Naushero Feroze were vacated after Deewan Ashiq Hussain of Pakistan Mulslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) and Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Abdul Sattar got disqualified whereas PP-48 Bhakkar seat was empty after the ...

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Headlines & Global News
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:41:15 -0700

According to the Daily Mail, 35-year-old Mohammad Arif Ali and his brother Mohammad Farman Ali, 30, were re-arrested in April after police allegedly discovered the head of a 3-year-old boy in their home in the small town of Darya Khan in Bhakkar ...

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