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Gujar Khan
Map Gujar Khan1.png
Coordinates: 33°15′11″N 73°18′14″E / 33.253°N 73.304°E / 33.253; 73.304Coordinates: 33°15′11″N 73°18′14″E / 33.253°N 73.304°E / 33.253; 73.304
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Rawalpindi
Area
 • Total 1,466 km2 (566 sq mi)
Elevation 461 m (1,512 ft)
Population (1998[1])
 • Total 57,152
 • Estimate (2007[1]) 72,957
 • Density 49.7/km2 (129/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Calling code 0513
Number of Union councils 36[2]
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Gujar Khan (Punjabi/Urdu: گوجرخان‎) is a city in Rawalpindi District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is the headquarters of Gujar Khan Tehsil, the largest tehsil of Punjab by land area.[3] It is approximately 55 kilometres southeast of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan and 220 km to the north west of Lahore, capital of Punjab. Gujar Khan is bounded on the north by Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Attock, on the south by Jhelum, Lahore and Gujrat, on the east by Azad Kashmir and Kahuta and on the west by Chakwal and Khushab. The city has a population of approximately 72,947 as of 2007.[1] Gujar Khan lies at the heart of the Pothohar cultural region. The area has considerable natural resources in the form of petroleum and natural gas.

History[edit]

The place was named after the Gujar.[4]

Administration[edit]

Administrative subdivisions of Rawalpindi District

Gujar Khan is administratively subdivided into 36 Union Councils; whereas City Gujar Khan is administered by Municipal Corporation :[5]

According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the city had a population of 57,099.[6]

Natural resources[edit]

Large reserves of oil and gas were discovered in February 2002 at Tobra, about ten kilometres from Gujar Khan. The field is being developed by the Oil and Gas Development Company. The field could produce 1,600 barrels of crude oil daily.[7]

2008 election results[edit]

On 18 February 2008, parliamentary elections were held, the results in Gujar Khan are as follows:[8]

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf NA-51 Pakistan Peoples Party 80,221 39%
Raja Tariq Kiani PP-3 Pakistan Peoples Party 33,757 34%
Raja Shoukat Aziz Bhatti PP-4 Pakistan Muslim League (Q) 38,437 36%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Stefan Helders. "World Gazzeteer". Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
  2. ^ Election Commission of Pakistan. "Zila, Tehsil & Town Councils Membership for Punjab". Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
  3. ^ Population Census Organization, Government of Pakistan. "List of Administrative Units of Pakistan (Tehsil/Taluka)". Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
  4. ^ Ramesh Chandra Majumdar; Bhāratīya Itihāsa Samiti (1954). The History and Culture of the Indian People: The classical age. G. Allen & Unwin. p. 64. 
  5. ^ Towns & Unions in the City District of Rawalpindi
  6. ^ "Rawalpindi City District". 
  7. ^ Asia Times Online (Holdings) Ltd. "Business in Asia". Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
  8. ^ "Election Commission of Pakistan". 

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978 news items

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 13:11:15 -0800

Gujar Khan Tehsil Headquarters Hospital (THQ) is faced with a severe shortage of medical and paramedical staff and funds to cater to thousands of visitors every day. The hospital, which caters to a population of around 0.9 million in the tehsil, has ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sun, 10 Jan 2016 16:22:30 -0800

GUJAR KHAN: The year 2015 has seen a decrease in crime in Gujar Khan, compared with the previous year. According to a handout provided by the Gujar Khan police station, a total of 686 cases were registered in city in 2015, including 11 murders, ...
 
The Nation
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:41:15 -0800

rawalpindi - Police found a mutilated dead body of a woman packed in an iron box in Gujar Khan yesterday. The killer disfigured the face of the body by throwing acid over it, apparently to hide her identity after killing her, police sources told The ...
 
DAWN.com
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:26:15 -0800

GUJAR KHAN: A man was killed, allegedly by his father in law, in the Bhai Khan village on Thursday. The victim, a resident of Dhoke Mohazam Ali, had been residing with his family in his in laws' home in Bhai Khan. His brother Qazi Mohammad Mushtaq told ...
 
The Express Tribune
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:03:45 -0800

GUJAR KHAN: A man allegedly shot and killed his son-in-law over a family dispute in Gujar Khan on Thursday. According to the police, Qazi Mushtaq's wife had moved back to her father Muhammad Yasin's house in Dhoke Muazzam Din due to marital ...
 
The Express Tribune
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:45:00 -0800

GUJAR KHAN: Two persons were injured when a trailer skidded off the GT Road and hit a private hospital across the service road in Gujar Khan. Trailer drivers Ashfaq and Inayat suffered injuries. Published in The Express Tribune, February 2nd, 2016.

DunyaNews Pakistan

DunyaNews Pakistan
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 04:56:15 -0800

He said Rescue 1122 and the Civil Defence department had started training teaching staff in Rawalpindi, Gujar Khan and Taxila to deal with any untoward situation. They would attend training sessions in their schools and colleges, adding that similar ...
 
The Nation
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:39:35 -0800

Qari Amir Saghir s/o Muhammad Saghir wanted by PS Aabpara is resident of Tehsil Gujar Khan, Rawalpindi. Waqas Ahmed alias Iran s/o Abdul Sattar wanted by PS Koral is a resident of district Sargodha; Niaz Raheem wanted by PS Aabpara, PS Kohsar ...
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