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This article is about the city. For the tehsil, see Gojra Tehsil.
Gojra
گوجرہ
Gojra is located in Pakistan
Gojra
Gojra
Location within Pakistan
Coordinates: 31°9′N 72°41′E / 31.150°N 72.683°E / 31.150; 72.683Coordinates: 31°9′N 72°41′E / 31.150°N 72.683°E / 31.150; 72.683
Country  Pakistan
Province

Punjab

  • B
District Toba Tek Singh District
Established 1896
No. of Towns 1
Government
 • Union Councils 6
Area
 • Total 7 sq mi (17 km2)
Elevation 1,526 ft (465 m)
Population (1998)
 • Total 117,892
 • Density 17,000/sq mi (6,900/km2)
 • Estimate (2005) 143,369
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC+6)
Area code(s) 046 International +9246

Gojra (Punjabi, Urdu: گوجرہ‎), the administrative seat of Gojra Tehsil, is a city of Toba Tek Singh District in the Punjab province of Pakistan,[1] and is located 30  miles (50 km) from Faisalabad, 125 km from Burewala, 157 km from Vehari and 20 miles (32 km) north of Toba Tek Singh.[2] It has a history of more than hundred years, and being the centre of the cultivated lands, the village was known for its "Mandi" (market) for cash crops. The predominantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslim refugees from India settled in Gojra.

History[edit]

Gojra town was established in 1896 when colonisation of Faisalabad began. The railway line between Faisalabad and Gojra was laid in 1899. The town was given the status of notified area committee in 1904 and upgraded as B-Class Municipality in 1925. In 1906 the population was 2,589, according to The Imperial Gazetteer of India "The business done in this rising mart on the railway, which has sprung into existence in the last six years owing to the extension of the Chenab Canal to the surrounding country, bids fair to rival in importance that of Faisalabad itself".[2]

In 1919 following the Rowlatt Act, hartals broke out throughout Punjab, Gojra was affected by serious protests and a member of the Church Mission Society had to be escorted out of the town by loyal residents.[3]

Municipal committee status[edit]

After independence from Britain, in view of its increasing size, it was declared as 2nd class Municipal Committee in 1960.

Tehsil status[edit]

The town was raised to the status of Tehsil town and affiliated with the newly established district Toba Tek Singh on 01.07.1982. After the introduction of Devolution of Powers Plan, the Tehsil Municipal Administration Gojra came into being on 12.08.2001.[4] Canal rest house is the oldest building constructed during British government in 1898.

Motorway[edit]

Gojra was connected to motorways of Pakistan in 2015. On 16th March 2015, Governor Punjab Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan inaugurated Faisalabad to Gojra motorway M4. [5]

Education[edit]

The city has two dedicated further education institutions, Government Degree College for Boys and Government Degree College for Girls (Women),Government Degree College is now upgraded as Government Postgraduate College. The city also has number of Higher Education school, two prominent schools are Government M. C. High School and Government Islamia High School. M. C High School is one of the oldest school and has produced some of the most prominent hockey players for the national hockey team.

Hockey[edit]

Gojra contributed a number of players to the Pakistan Hockey team, including Iqbal Bali and Muhammad Aslam .[6] When they returned to Gojra they established their own hockey teams, and provided free training to the youth of the city and created a nursery for the Pakistan hockey team and many of the Pakistan hockey team players.

The Gojra Hockey Club (a local club, has won this year's Jat Tar Singh memorial U19 (Under 19) hockey tournament, this high profile tournament was held in India, where Gojra city team competed again best of Indian U19 hockey teams and won this championship.[7] The Gojra team won this title by defeating Amritsar Academy 4–2 at Ludhiana hockey stadium.

The Manzoor-ul-Hassan and Rasheed-ul-Hasan brothers were the main source of inspiration for hockey and establishing it in their native town. They brought Gojra to be recognised in the hockey playing nations of the world. Manzoor-ul-Hassan (1972–1982) played 154  games and scored 101  goals for Pakistan. He was given the name "Wall of China" because he was so hard to beat as he was a defender (full back). Rashid-ul-Hassan played 199 matches and scored 9  goals. He was the backbone of the Pakistan Hockey team from 1979 to 1987.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ T. Singh$d_home&group_type=dist&group_id=332&group_name=T. T. Singh&js_pane=P-1004ba76975-10000&pview=true "Punjab Portal". Pportal. punjab.gov.pk. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Gojra – Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 12, p. 306". Dsal. uchicago.edu. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Punjab disturbances, April 1919; compiled from the Civil and military gazette (1919)
  4. ^ Tehsil Administration of Gojra[dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.dawn.com/news/1170052
  6. ^ "Hockey players honoured – Dawn Pakistan". Dawn.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Gojra club wins hockey final in India". App.com.pk. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Sardar Fraz Wahlah, Provincial Vice President Pakistan Peoples Party Youth (PYO) Punjab". Pakistanileaders.com.pk. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "I’m in the Cloud and It’s Really Foggy Up here!" (in German). CIO.de. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Threats at the speed of light ( – Legal )". News.idg.no. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  11. ^ 13 July 2009 (13 July 2009). "Threats at the Speed of Light: Fraz Wahlah | CIOPakistan.com – Business Technology Leadership". CIOPakistan.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "CureMD bags the Merit Award in the E-Health category « In the Line of Wire". Jehanara. wordpress.com. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  13. ^ ictadmin (15 October 2010). "Pakistan bags seven at APICTA! | PASHA ICT Awards 2010". Pashaictawards.org. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Pakistan sweep the Oscars with seven Merits! « In the Line of Wire". Jehanara. wordpress.com. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 

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Pakistan Today

DAWN.com
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:56:15 -0700

FAISALABAD: Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif could not visit Faisalabad to inaugurate a motorway on Monday because of demonstrations by members of the Christian community in Lahore and other cities over Sunday's suicide attacks on churches.

Radio Pakistan (press release)

Radio Pakistan (press release)
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 03:18:24 -0700

The first phase of Faisalabad-Gojra Motorway has already been completed while work on the rest three phases is going on. He said Overlay and Modernization of 357 KM Islamabad-Lahore Motorway will be completed in 24 months. To a question regarding ...
 
Pakistan Today
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:45:00 -0700

I'm sorry my country couldn't make you feel at home even after 67 long years. I'm sorry for what happened in Kot Radha Krishn, I'm sorry for Gojra, for Youhanabad and I'm sorry for this too. Here I'd like to ask a few questions. Why? What was Nouman's ...

dunyanews.tv (press release) (blog)

dunyanews.tv (press release) (blog)
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:11:15 -0800

GOJRA (Dunya News) – The Government Boys Primary School on Wednesday has been reported to be in custody of some influential people of the village who have turned the school into a sewer. According to the details, the play ground of the school is ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:56:39 -0700

Prosecution said a Gojra City police team had raided a house on January 5 to arrest Shehbaz, Farhan and Imran, wanted for several robberies. They said the men attacked the police team, injuring a constable. Shehbaz and Farhan were arrested but Imran ...
 
Times of India
Sat, 04 Apr 2015 11:56:15 -0700

A farmer from Gojra village near Manali, Suresh Kumar, said that in April people were experiencing the weather of January. "Cold weather has severely affected the apple produce this season and growers are set to get little from their orchards compared ...
 
The Nation
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:41:15 -0700

TOBA TEK SINGH - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will arrive in Gojra on March 16 where he is likely to inaugurate Motorway M-4 project's Faisalabad-Gojra section which was completed in December 2014. According to an officer of the National Highway ...

SAMAA TV

SAMAA TV
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:07:30 -0700

Another convict Muhammed Hussain assassinated a person in Gojra in the same year. In Gujranwala's Central Jail, two condemned prisoners were hanged. Aijaz murdered his neighbor over exchange of heated words in 1995. The other death row convict, ...
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