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Kahuta Tehsil
Location of Kahuta Tehsil
Country Pakistan
Region Punjab
District Rawalpindi District
Capital Kahuta
Towns 1
Union councils 13
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC+6)

Kahuta Tehsil (Urdu: تحصیل کہوٹہ‎) is one of the seven tehsils (subdivisions) of Rawalpindi District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The neighbouring tehsil of Kotli Sattian used to be part of Kahuta, but was later created as a separate tehsil.


In 997 CE, Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi, took over the Ghaznavid dynasty empire established by his father, Sultan Sebuktegin, In 1005 he conquered the Shahis in Kabul in 1005, and followed it by the conquests of Punjab region. The Delhi Sultanate and later Mughal Empire ruled the region. The Punjab region became predominantly Muslim due to missionary Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of Punjab region.

After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Sikh Empire invaded and occupied Rawalpindi District. The Muslims faced restrictions during the Sikh rule.[citation needed] During the period of British rule, Kahuta Tehsil increased in population and importance.

The tehsil of Gujar Khan was described in the Imperial Gazetteer of India, compiled during the first decade of the twentieth century, as follows:[1]

"Southern tahsil of Rawalpindi District, Punjab, lying between 33°4′ and 33°26′ N. and 72°56′ and 73°37′ E., with an area of 567 square miles. It is bounded on the east by the Jhelum river, which cuts it off from Kashmir territory. Except for a low ridge of sandstone hills along the Jhelum, the tahsil consists of a plain intersected by numerous ravines. The population in 1901 was 150,566,compared with 152,455 in 1891. It contains 381 villages, of which Gujar Khan is the headquarters. The land revenue and cesses in 1903-4 amounted to 2-7 lakhs."

Sangni Fort

In the 18th century, Kahuta along with much of the South Asia became part of British India, the undivided tehsil (which includes what is now Kallar Syedan Tehsil) is described in the "Imperial Gazetteer of India" as follows:

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 Muslims refugees from India settled down in the Rawalpindi District.


The tehsil is administratively divided into 13 Union Councils, two of which form the city of Kahuta; these are:[3]

UC Name of Union
Uc-30 Narh
Uc-31 Punjar
Uc-32 Khadiot
Uc-33 Doberan Khurd
Uc-34 Mowara
Uc-35 Beor
Uc-36 Matore
Uc-37 Nara
Uc-38 Dakhali
Uc-39 Hothla
Uc-47 Kahuta I
Uc-48 Kahuta II
Uc-116 Khalol
Uc-117 Lehri


According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, Kahuta has a total population of 153,000.[3] Many clans are living in Kahuta like Janjua, Abbasis, Siddiquis, Satti, Awan, Malik, Arain,Gakhars, Narma,mughals and many more castes are also present now because city expands day by day but they are smaller in numbers.

See also[edit]


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10 news items

The Express Tribune
Sat, 07 Nov 2015 13:57:31 -0800

The union councils where the polls have been postponed are: Dhar Java, Tret, Murree City, Ghora Gali, Charhan (Murree tehsil); Mallot Sattian, Bhattian, Karor, Lehtrar, Chajana (Kotli Sattian tehsil); Khalol, Beor (Kahuta tehsil); Beran Kalan and ...


Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:14:20 -0800

RAWALPINDI: The Environmental Protection Agency-Punjab (Punjab-EPA) has approved the 720 megawatt (MW) Karot Hydropower Project worth $1.4 billion. The project is proposed to be built on the Jhelum River near village Karot in Kahuta tehsil in ...
Business Standard
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:26:15 -0700

The project is proposed to be built on the Jhelum River near village Karot in Kahuta tehsil in Rawalpindi district. The project, with its main sponsor being an investment arm of China Three Gorges Corporation, is expected to alleviate the energy ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:04:28 -0700

Of the total injured, 13 were discharged from Kahuta Tehsil Headquarters Hospital (THQ) after providing first aid and 30 others were shifted to different hospitals in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The dead were identified as Tariq Hussain, Junaid Zareef ...

The Nation

The Nation
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:53:27 -0800

Dr Usman belonged to Kahuta tehsil of Rawalpindi. He was also involved in the February 2008 assassination of Lt-Gen Mushtaq Ahmed Baig of Army Medical Corps. Dr Usman was also involved in the Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing in September 2008.

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:09:22 -0700

The counsel informed the court that 60 teachers from Taxila Tehsil, 89 from Kallar Syedan, 90 from Kotli Sattian, 85 from Kahuta Tehsil and 200 from Gujar Khan were transferred under the policy. Khan argued that in primary schools in the country, on ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 22:02:04 -0700

The surviving passengers, 58 in number, were shifted to Benazir Bhutto and Rawalpindi district headquarters hospitals from Kahuta's tehsil headquarters hospital and KRL hospital. “Although the police are investigating the incident from different angles ...

News Tribe

News Tribe
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:22:30 -0800

Kahuta: A woman was killed and three others including two children injured when an explosion occurred in house due to gas leakage in Kahuta Tehsil of Rawalpindi on Friday. Rescue sources said that the incident took place in Gule Aga area when a woman ...

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