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Kahuta Tehsil
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.

History[edit]

n 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 invaded and occupied Rawalpindi District. The Muslims faced severe restrictions during the Sikh rule. 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.

Administration[edit]

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

Demography[edit]

According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, Kahuta has a total population of 153,000.[3] Janjuas Many clans are living in Kahuta like Janjuas,raja, Abbasis, Satti,Arain,Gakhars, Narma, Pathans and many more castes are also present now because city expands day by day but they are smaller in numbers. Satti's, Gakhars, Abbassis are resident of surroundings.

See also[edit]

References[edit]


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The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:07:30 -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
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 News International
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 15:10:35 -0800

When 'The News' contacted Rawalpindi Division Commissioner Imdadullah Bosal, he took an immediate notice of the situation and directed the additional commissioner to issue an office order asking officials of Tehsil Kahuta, Tehsil Kallar Syedan and ...
 
News Tribe
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:29:06 -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 ...
 
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 ...

Business Recorder (blog)

Business Recorder (blog)
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:18:45 -0700

With total 306,853 registered votes, NA 52 is a mix of rural and urban areas comprising Adwal, Banda, Sagri, Chakbili Khan, Rawat, Shakeryal, Dhamyal, Basal, Chaklala and Kalar Syedon of Kahuta Tehsil. PML-N's central leader and former leader of the ...
 
The News International
Sun, 05 Aug 2012 14:19:15 -0700

Along with local markets in town, the sale of substandard food items is going on unchecked in all open markets located in all tehsils of Rawalpindi including tehsil Taxila, tehsil Kahuta, tehsil Kallar Syedan, tehsil Gujar Khan, tehsil Kotli Satyan ...
 
PakistanToday.com.pk
Sun, 04 Dec 2011 08:59:03 -0800

Rawalpindi Tehsil Control Room with 051- 9270815, Gujar Khan Tehsil Control Room with 051-3510235, Kahuta Tehsil Control Room with phone no 051-3311232 and fax no 051-3311156, Tehsil Kalar Seydian Control Room with phone no 051-3571793 ...
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