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This article is about the city. For the tehsil, see Gojra Tehsil.
Gojra is located in Pakistan
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


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District Toba Tek Singh District
Established 1896
No. of Towns 1
 • Union Councils 6
 • 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 the city of Toba Tek Singh District in the Punjab in the 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 as it was the centre of 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.


Gojra city was established in 1896, when the 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 to a 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, bides 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 a 2nd class Municipal Committee in 1960.

Tehsil status[edit]

The city 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 the Devolution of Powers Plan, the Tehsil Municipal Administration Gojra came into being on 12.08.2001.[4] The Canal rest house is the oldest building constructed during British government in 1898.


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


The city has two institutions dedicated to further education: the Government Degree College for Boys and the Government Degree College for Girls (Women). This Government Degree College has now been upgraded as Government Postgraduate College. The city also has a number of Higher Education schools, two prominent schools are Government M. C. High School and Government Islamia High School. M. C High School is one of the oldest schools and has produced some of the most prominent hockey players for the national hockey team.The non profit private school ( Allama Iqbal public school Gojra) was established in 1994. The first private college(Shiblee College Gojra) of the district T.T.Singh was established in Gojra in 1995.


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 the 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 established 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.

Prof.Rana Mahmood Ahmad khan. A leading educationist. He served in different position as Associate and Full Professor. His last appointment was as a Principal of Govt College Samanabad Faisalabad. He promoted the cause of education.

Notable people[edit]

Dr.Subha Seemi Cheema Owner of the hospital: Al-Rasheed Surgical Hospital opposite Shaheen CNG


  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" Check |url= value (help). 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 Archived 9 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  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. ^ "Threats at the Speed of Light: Fraz Wahlah | CIOPakistan.com – Business Technology Leadership". CIOPakistan.com. 13 July 2009. 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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Daily Pakistan

Daily Pakistan
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:08:00 -0800

Fog blanket has reduced the visibility on Lahore Islamabad, Islamabad-Peshawar, Pindi Bhattian Faisalabad and Faisalabad -Gojra Motorways. The Sheikhupura-Pindi Bhatian section of M-2 has been closed for traffic. Motorway Police has said that ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 00:32:48 -0800

The M4 motorway is divided into four segments: the 58km Faisalabad-Gojra section, which has already been opened for traffic; the 62km Gojra-Shorkot section; the 64km Shorkot-Dinpur section and the 45km Khanewal-Multan section. The work on four-lane ...
The News International
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:30:00 -0800

Moreover, the two judicial enquiries conducted after the mass violence cases of Shantinagar (1997) and Gojra (2009) entailed incredibly practical recommendations by Justice Tanvir Ahmad Khan and Justice Iqbal Hameed Uddin, respectively. These inquiry ...
Daily Times
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:11:15 -0700

According to press statement issued on Thursday, ADB would provide a project loan of $178 million and administer a $92 million equivalent grant from the Government of the United Kingdom to build a four-lane section of the motorway, linking Gojra to ...

The News on Sunday

The News on Sunday
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 13:11:15 -0800

Pakistan's junior national teams which appeared in the Junior Asia Cup and Sultan of Johor Cup a few months back had no less than six players from 'Gojra Sports'. This club, founded by late Ustad Aslam Roda, though not as resourceful as the Dar HA ...
Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:45:00 -0800

National Motorway M-4 Gojra Shorkot Section Project: ADB approved loan assistance of US $178.0 million to fund M-4 motorway connecting Gojra to Shorkot on September 30, 2015. At the same time, ADB would also manage US $92 million grant for the ...
The News International
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:12:41 -0800

CRUSHED TO DEATH: A 13-year-old boy was crushed to death in an accident at Gojra on Tuesday night. Usman Asghar of Chak 297/JB was on his way when a speeding truck hit his bike. As a result, he was killed on the spot. ROAD PROJECT INSPECTED: ...
The Nation
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:52:30 -0800

Meanwhile, a 13-year-old boy was crushed to death by a truck at Gojra. Police said deceased Usman Asghar of Chak 297 JB was passing through Hafeez Park locality of Gojra when a truck loaded with animals hit his motorcycle as a result he died instantly.

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