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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
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.


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 and Main Castes[edit]

following are the demographicall sketch of castes in the District Bhakkar that it is a huge glumfe of the veriety of castes as;

  • khokhar{Rajput} ,Niazi, gourcha, Bhadwall, cheena clawns ,Dhandla,Nawani,Shahani,Baloach,Kohawar,Jatt,arain with punjabi dialact,Pathaan with pashtou dialact and tribal ,satti, awan ,Maibal,Joyaa,and Uttraa.

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 group of colonists from Dera Ismail Khan.[2]

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:



External links[edit]

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Business Recorder (press release) (blog)

Business Recorder (press release) (blog)
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 03:07:30 -0700

BHAKKAR: As many as 1820 candidates have submitted nomination papers for the seats of Chairmen, Vice Chairman and general councillors in district Bhakkar for local bodies election. Whereas 1539 candidates have submitted nomination papers for 684 ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:24:04 -0700

BHAKKAR: Two cases of sexual harassment were reported in Bhakkar on Tuesday. The Punjab ombudsperson has initiated an inquiry on one of the complaints. A woman employee of the Bhakkar Population Welfare Department has complained to the ...

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 Nation
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18:54:05 -0700

Three schoolchildren including two siblings yesterday were crushed to death by a speeding tractor-trolley on Bhakkar-Karor Road. The ill-fated students were on the way to school... Commander Public School... on foot early Friday morning. The ...

Business Recorder (press release) (blog)

Business Recorder (press release) (blog)
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 04:26:15 -0700

On the other hand, among the water sector projects, Rs 40 million each have been released for Gomal Zam Dam (17 MW) South Waziristan and Greater Thal Canal (Phase-I) Bhakkar, Layyah, Khushab and Jhang. The government released Rs 926.309 ...

Pakistan Today

Pakistan Today
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:03:45 -0700

The force will be deployed in districts of Punjab through which the Indus flows, including Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Muzaffargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah, Bhakkar, Mianwali and Attock. The Indus River is one of the longest rivers in Asia, flowing over ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Fri, 08 May 2015 16:31:14 -0700

A spokesman said farmers in desert areas of Ratri, Fazal, Gadai and Bardanga had reported that their camels had died overnight. He said Bhakkar DCO Zaman Wattoo had sent samples of the dead camels to Lahore for examination. He said a camp had ...
The News International
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:41:15 -0700

BHAKKAR: Residents of Darya Khan locality Thursday staged a protest demonstration against inappropriate behaviour of the MS and doctors of THQ hospital. The protesters said the THQ also lacks medicines. The staff of the hospital also snatched the ...

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