Dewal also known as Dewal Sharif is a Union council of Murree Tehsil, a sub division of Murree District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.[1]

Dewal Sharif
Dewal Sharif is located in the north of Murree Tehsil
Dewal Sharif is located in the north of Murree Tehsil
Country Pakistan
 • MNASardar Noor Khan
 • Total11,052

According to the 1998 census of Pakistan it had a population of 11,052.[2]

Dewal and Dewal ShareefEdit

Dewal is a Sanskrit word means a small temple, but Pir Abdul Majid (Pir Sahib Dewal Shareef) who migrated to Rawalpindi in mid fifties last century and established a shrine with the support of Ex-President of Pakistan General Ayub Khan,[3] in Faizabad between Islamabad and Rawalpindi translated and Islamized Hindu small temple common noun Dewal into Dewal Shareef.[4]


  1. ^ Official Website of City District Government of Rawalpindi Archived December 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ 1998 Census of Pakistan
  3. ^ "Political History of Murree".
  4. ^ "Murree Hills". Archived from the original on 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2011-09-28.