Saturday, January 29, 2011

Famous people

  • AL- Haaj Sheikh Muhammad Akram– Bussiness man and politition
  • Shiekh Waqas Akram S/O Sheikh akram– Present M N A
  • Abdus Salam – Nobel laureate in physics
  • Syeda Abida Hussain – politician (former federal minister and Pakistani ambassador to the United States)
  • Dr Abul Hasan Ansari – politician
  • Nazeer Naji – journalist
  • Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada – leading Islamic scholar and mufassir
  • Tahir-ul-Qadri – Islamic scholar and politician
  • Faisal Saleh Hayat – politician
  • Gulshan Esther, a Christian writer and evangelist now residing in England
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  • Haris Sajjad, & 03444430500 Pakistan
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  • AL-Haaj Ghulam Ahmad Khan– politician
  • Dr. Muhammad Ajaz Hussain Sial Assistant Professor Sargodha University, Sargodha

Most Famous Darbar's in Jhang

  • Darbar Hazrat Shah Sheikhan (RA) – Sheikhan Shehar, Tehsil Chiniot, Jhang Lalian
    Lalian is a city in the Chiniot District of Punjab province, in Pakistan. It is located at 31°49'21N 72°47'50E with an altitude of 171 metres and is situated on the Faisalabad-to-Sargodha road. It is named after Mian Muhammad Siddiq Lali, a Muslim saint. According to the census of 1998, Lalian...
  • Darbar Hazrat Sultan Bahoo (RA) – Tehsil Shorkot
  • Darbar Hazrat Hafiz Faiz Sultan (RA) – Tehsil Shorkot
  • Darbar Hazrat Manzoor Sultan (RA)– Tehsil Shorkot
  • Darbar Hazrat Dr. Mujeeb Sultan (RA) – Tehsil Shorkot
  • Darbar Hazrat Sultan Noor Muhammad, Sultan Muhammad Nawaz and Sultan ul Asr Hazrat Ghulam Dastgir Al-Qadiri near Darbar Hazrat Sultan Bahoo
  • Darbar Hazarat Peer Maharaj Syed Shabbar Raza of Pubbarwalla Sharif
  • Darbar Hazrat Sultan Noor Hassan and Sultan Abdul Majeed near Darbar Hazrat Sultan Bahoo
  • Hazrat Peer Jabbo Shaheed (RA), Mouza Uch Noori Gul Imam
  • Darbar Hazrat Sultan Muhammad Azeez near Darbar Hazrat Sultan Bahoo
  • Darbar Hazrat Sultan Dost Muhmmad near Darbar Hazrat Sultan Bahoo
  • Darbar Hazrat Sultan Ahmad Bakhsh near Darbar Hazrat Sultan Bahoo
  • Darbar Hazrat Sultan Muhammad Hassan near Darbar Hazrat Sultan Bahoo
  • Darbar Sultan Shah Sakhira At Mari Shah Sakhira
  • Darbar Mahni Sharif – Kot Lakhnana, 6th Mile, Gojra Road, Jhang
  • Darbar Mangani Sharif Hazrat Pir Karam Hussain
  • Hazrat Shah Jewana (RA) – Shah Jewana, Tehsil
  • Sial Sharif – Sial Sharif, Sargodha Road, Jhang
  • Maai Heer – Faisalabad Road, Jhang Saddar
  • Peer Hathy Wan – Jhang City
  • Darbar Shah Kabir – Jhang City
  • Shrine of Athara Hazari – Athara Hazari Jhang
  • Peer Hazrat Syed Dargahi Shah
  • Peer Uch Gul Imam
  • Baloki Shareef – Mochi Wala, Faisalabad Road, Jhang
  • Hazrat Shah Sadiq Nahang – Shorkot Multan road, Jhang
  • Darber Rodoo Sultan – Garrh MahaRaja road, Jhang
  • Darbar Peer Gohar Shah
  • Darbar Peer Mohammad Shah Bukhari
  • Darbar Peer Noor Ahmad Hashmi kot sai singh jhang
  • Darbar Mian Murad
  • Peer Mirak Sial
  • Darbar Mae Bap – Shorkot, Jhang. (Bahoo Sultan)
  • Peer Abdr Rehman
  • Peer Hasu Balail
  • Darbar Noori Nahra
  • Dhaji Peer
  • Peer Durki Shah
  • Darbar Hazarat Farid-e-Millat Dr. Farid-ud-Din Qadri (RA) Basti Saleh Shah, Jhang
  • Peer Hafiz Abdulkarim Yousaf Shah Road, Jhang
  • Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Ji – This sacred shrine of Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Ji is on Toba road outside Jhang. Buses or mini buses going to this place from Jhang are easily available. Its bus stop is on the bridge after Bagha Wala. From the bus stop one has to walk upstream along the canal. A Gurdwara was built by the followers on the mound where Sat Gur Dev Ji had stayed. A primary school is housed in the Gurdwara now.
  • Mazar Hazrat Shah Balail in Hassu Balail
  • Mazar Hazrat Noor Ashab Near Hassu Balail
  • Mazar Hafiz Abdur Razzaq in Imam Kot Hassu Balalil
  • Darbar Peer Chiragh Shah Bokhari at Thana Mason Taseil Jhang
  • Darbar Baba Ghareeb Ali in chak no. 211 J.B. Titraanwala
  • Darbar Baba Haji Ahmad Darvesh Baghdadi – Shaheed road Jhang
  • Darbar Noor Muhammad Awan Marhoom – Mai heer Jhang
  • Derbar peer fatah Shah Chak Hundlan Bhowan Painsra Road Chiniot
  • Darbar Peer Muhammad Shah Chak Ramana (Khushal Ka) Bhowana Painsra Road Chiniot
  • Darbar Peer Hazrat Shah Sharief Chund Jhang City
  • Darbar Lal Shah Wara Thatta Mohammad Shah, Chiniot Road, Jhang
  • A Mandar (name unknown) at Wara Suleman, Chiniot Road, Jhang
  • Darbar Mian Bakha Sharif Moza Balo Shahbal, Chiniot Road, Jhang
  • Darbar Hazarat Peer Shahbal Shah Moza Balo Shahbal Jhang (by Malik Aman Ullah) Karodia Autos Jhang
  • Derbar Tiban Piran Shrif, Hazrat Pir Muhammad Hussain Shah Hamdani, Purana Khushab Road, Via 18 Hazari, Near Kurhianwala
  • Darbar Sultan Pakra(Syed Johdi Jamal ud Din) Chak No.259/JB Te.& District Jhang.
  • Darbar Hazrat Hafiz Jamal (Mian Wadda) Barana tehsil Lalian, Distt. Chiniot

Friday, January 21, 2011


Jhang is the principal city of Jhang District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is situated on the Chenab river at latitude 31.15° N and longitude 72.22°E. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan it had a population of 387,418

jhang history

My great and historical city Jhang was built in 1288 by Rai Sial with the advice of Hazrat Shah Jalal Bukhari (his peer). The first ruler of Jhang was Mal Khan in 1462. Sial tribe ruled this city for 360 years and the last ruler of the Sial Tribe was Ahmad Khan from 1812 to 1822 and then Sikh took over. And from the rule of the Sikh, Jhang was taken over by the British.Jhang is more famous for its men than for its products.Jhang is said to have been founded in the fifteenth century, and to have been destroyed by the river and refounded in the reign of Aurangzeb. Under Central Asian Mughal rule, the city flourished and was notable for commerce and trade. In the late 18th century it was added to Afghanistan and became part of the Afghan Empire. With disarray and chaos falling internal strife in western Afghanistan and the gradual decline of the Mughal Empire, the city was briefly taken by Ranjit Singh in 1805. Later in 1849, The British made inroads into the Panjab and added Jhang to their expanding South Asian empire.
During British Rule the towns of Jhang and Maghiana, lying two miles apart, became a joint municipality, then known as Jhang-Maghiana.
Jhang-Maghiana became a municipality in 1867. The income during the ten years ending 1902-3 averaged Rs.46,800 and the expenditure Rs. 44,200, in 1903-4 the income was Rs. 49,700 mainly derived from octroi. Maghiana lies on the edge of the highlands, overlooking the alluvial valley of the Chenab, while the older town of Jhang occupies the lowlands at its foot.
The Government offices and establishments had been removed to the higher site, and commerce declined in Jhang, which was no longer considered a place of importance. Maghiana, however, had a considerable trade in grain and country cloth, and manufactured leather, soap, locks and other brass-work. Maghiana also contained a civil hospital, whilst Jhang had a high school and a dispensary.
The population in 1901, according to the 1901 census of India, was 24,381 of whom 12,189 were Hindus and 11,684 were Muslims.
Jhang is the burial place of Heer and Ranjha, of Punjabi folklore.
A number of well known people, including doctors and engineers, have come from Jhang. The Nobel Prize winner in physics, Dr.Abdus Salam belonged to Jhang. The former of Sipah-e-Sahaba Allama Haq Nawaz Jhangvi Shaheed also belonged to Jhang. And other personailities of jhang are Tahir-ul-Qadri, Abida Hussain

Jhang – Land of Heer

The city of Jhang was built in 1288 by Rai Sial with the advice of Hazrat Shah Jalal Bukhari (his peer). The first ruler of Jhang was Mal Khan in 1462. Sial tribe ruled this city for 360 years and the last ruler of the Sial Tribe was Ahmad Khan from 1812 to 1822 before the Sikhs took over. And from the rule of the Sikh, Jhang was taken over by the British.
Jhang is more famous for its people than for its products. The Jhangvis are hardy peasants, healthy, tall, strong and of whitish complexion. The people live in the plains and therefore are plain and straight-forward, broad minded, hospitable and progressive. Jhang is the centre of a purely agricultural based society. Agriculture is the chief source of income and employment in Jhang. About 85 percent of the Jhang’s cultivable land is irrigated. Wheat and cotton are the principal crops. Other crops grown include rice, sugarcane, corn (maize), oilseeds, fruits, and vegetables. Livestock and poultry are also raised in large numbers in district Jhang.
Jhang is characterised by extreme climate – the temperature is generally hot, with marked variations between summer and winter. The monsoon reaches the area exhausted and therefore the rainfall is quite meager. There is also occasional rain during the winters. The summer may be somehow discomforting, but for the greater part of the year the climate is ideal and invigorating. The best part of the year is from the middle of February to the middle of April, which is the spring in the Jhang. It is neither cold nor hot but simply pleasant and enjoyable. The entire district-side becomes a vast stretch of greenery. The mustard fields are covered with yellow flowers, trees put on new leaves, fruits begin to blossom and there are flowers every where.
Jhang is connected by road or railway to some main cities of the country. Multan Sargodha road passes through the centre of the city. It is on this road that I used to travel from Multan to come to Mandi Bahauddin during my long stay in Multan. And, that is when I got acquainted with the place.
Every time I passed through the city, I was reminded of Heer Ranjha – the story performed in the form of an opera as well as a ballet and sung by youth and vocalists. This is a part of our literature heritage. Heer was the daughter of a feudal landlord Chuchak Sial who lived in a village in the suburbs of Jhang. Before Heer’s sacrifice for Ranjha, she proved herself to be a very courageous and daring young girl. It is said that Sardar Noora from the Sambal clan, had a really beautiful boat made and appointed a boatman called Luddan. Noora was very ruthless with his employees. Due to the ill treatment one day Luddan ran away with the boat and begged Heer for refuge. Heer gave him moral support as well as shelter. Sardar Noora was enraged at this incident. He summoned his friends and set off to catch Luddan. Heer collected an army of her friends and confronted Sardar Noora. When Heer’s brothers learnt of this incident they told her, “If a mishap had befallen you why did not you send for us?” To which Heer replied, “What was the need to send for all of you? Emperor Akbar had not attacked us.” It is the same Heer who, when she in love with Ranjha, sacrifices her life for him and says, “Rangha Rangha kardi ni mein aape Rangha hoi, menu Heer na aakhe koi (Ranjha, Ranjha all time I myself have become Ranjha. No one should call me Heer, call me Dheedho Ranjha.)
Heer Ranjha is the most famous true love story of the South Asian history. Similar to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet it tells a story of two lovers “Heer” and “Ranjah”; whose families were in conflict with one another and became separated for many years. Heer is known to have been an extremely beautiful woman with a wealthy father named “Chuchak.” Ranjha was the youngest of four brothers, all of which were married except him. In his late teens he set of to find work in a distant village where he found Chuchak who offered him a job to take care of his cattle. Having met Ranjha, Heer became mesmerised by the way he played the flute and eventually fell in love with him. They would meet each other secretly for many years until they were caught by her parents and found who Dido really was. Heer was married against her will to another man, while Ranjha was left broken hearted and left to walk the quiet villages on his own until eventually met Gorak, a Jogi (devoted believer in God). Having entering Gorak’s Tilla (Shrine), Dido could only see his departed lover and being emotionally scared he voluntarily became a Yogi. Reciting the name of the lord on his travels around the Punjab he found the village of “Kher” where he was reunited with his devoted lover. They both escaped and came back to Heer’s Village, where her parents agreed to their marriage and end the conflict between the two families. The marriage preparations went well but on the wedding day, Heer’s jealous uncle, “Kedoh” (who was a limp having been beaten by Ranjha’s brothers many years earlier) poisoned her so the wedding wouldn’t take place. Having heard the news Dido rushed to aid Heer but was too late as she died in his arms, but tragically becoming broken hearted once again, Dido also died holding Heer to his chest. Now only the poet’s poetry remains in everlasting remembrance for no one has written such a beautiful Heer as Waris Shah.
But there is no “romance” left in the sleepy and dusty district headquarters Jhang. Those who take chance through the rustic city have to muscle their way to the city through waves of Tongas, rickshaws, donkey and bullock carts and lines of vendors selling gandeerian. And that is the first taste (and smell) of the city. Jhang is so full of animal transport that its avenues are like roads of respiratory illness and fatal accidents. Over crowding, population increase, litter, power outages and water shortages have all played a part in turning small hamlet, founded by the Sials in early thirteenth century, into a teeming sprawling slum. Rai Sial would not be able to recognize the city if he comes back. A short walk in the city reveals the neglect of all concerned. First thing a city needs is a By Pass.
Lalamusa-Sargodha-Khanewal railway is a profitable rout that passes through Jhang. At present only one Peshawar-Karachi train – Chenab Express – runs on this route. It could be useful to introduce at least one more Peshawar-Karachi express train for passengers, agricultural products produced in the area. Moreover, this track is strategically important in case of any threat to Peshawar-Lahore-Karachi main railway track. In that case, Lalamusa-Sargodha-Khanewal rail route could take all the rail traffic.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gyne Hospital Jhang Pakistan

Gyne Hospital Jhang Pakistan

Gyne Hospital Jhang is situated at Cote Sai Singh, Ghazi Cotton Link Road, Satellite Town, Jhang Sadar, District Jhang, Pakistan.
The Jhang District is amongst the poorest areas of Pakistan.  Statistics show that in Pakistan, every 20 minutes at the time of birth either the mother, the child or both mother and child die due to lack of medical facilities.  That amounts to over 26,000 unnecessary deaths a year!  We decided that we will not let that continue.Realising the dire need of this under-developed and impoverished area of Pakistan, Muslim Charity responded positively.  In October 2003, the land for the proposed Gyne Hospital Jhang was acquired.  Immediately thereafter, construction of the hospital began.  After a short span of 20 months, on 6th July 2005, the Gyne Hospital Jhang opened its doors to the much anticipating and joyous faces of the public.
Since its initiation the Gyne Hospital Jhang has become a serving centre of remarkable repute. Gyne Hospital Jhang provides free medical facilities and healthcare to those who are unable to afford it. Equipped with the latest medical equipment and machinery, Gyne Hospital Jhang’s reputation has grown rapidly as the Jhang District is amongst the poorest areas of Pakistan.
Before Gyne Hospital Jhang first opened many women used to give birth at home in their villages or, if they could afford it, in small underdeveloped clinics. As medical resources were limited and staff was unqualified, many women would lose their children at birth. All praise is due to Allah (most high) after the inauguration of Gyne Hospital Jhang the lives of the people of Jhang have dramatically changed for the better, as the following testimony of a lady in Jhang illustrates:
"We used to travel on the rickshaws, on horse-carriages, women would even ride on bicycles due to the desperate need. Previously it would take us 2-3 hours to go to Faisalabad, 1-2 hours to go to the civil hospital. A pregnant woman cannot even survive for five minutes in her condition. My sister’s child died in this way, we had to make three journeys to and from the hospital and we sometimes couldn’t find nurses and doctors, due to the going and coming from the hospital the child died before birth.Here we have a great facility now, we thank those who built the hospital and provided for us free equipment, free treatment; we have a very good doctor and a brilliant team."
Two qualified doctors and a team of dedicated nurses work round the clock to ensure that as many poor and needy patients as possible are seen to on a daily basis. The beauty of Muslim Charity’s hospitals concept is that doctors and nurses have their living quarters directly behind the hospital and so they are always on site and more than willing to see to patients as and when needed. Dr. Nazia Tariq (FCPS, Gynaecologist at the Gyne Hospital Jhang) explains:
"All the equipment that is required in order to run a successful Gyne Hospital is all present here.  We have all the necessary equipment and qualified personnel to operate them.  When we first started the hospital, on the first day 30 to 40 patients were attended to.  On the very next day there were over a hundred patients at the hospital. And we expect the numbers will increase as people become more and more aware of the hospital."

Hazrat Sultan Bahu(R.A)

Hazrat Sultan Bahu(R.A)
He died in 1691 A.D., at Shorkot where he was buried close to the bank of the river. His body had, however, to be transfered twice to other nearby places due to the floods. Now the place he lies buried under a beautiful tomb is called Darbar Hadrat Sultan Bahu (District Jhang, Punjab).
I quote the verse written on the wall of the mosque adjoining his tomb.
0 noble Sultan Bahu! in the realm of reality, you are perfect;
Help me in all the spiritual states _ in interiority as well as
in exteriority.