Malakwal (Urdu: ملکوال ) is a city in Mandi Bahauddin District, Punjab, Pakistan.[1]

Malakwal
ملکوال
City and Tehsil
Malakwal is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Malakwal
Malakwal
Location of Malakwal
Malakwal is located in Pakistan
Malakwal
Malakwal
Malakwal (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 32°33′11″N 73°12′24″E / 32.55306°N 73.20667°E / 32.55306; 73.20667Coordinates: 32°33′11″N 73°12′24″E / 32.55306°N 73.20667°E / 32.55306; 73.20667
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
DistrictMandi Bahauddin
TehsilMalakwal
No. of Union councils17
Banks12
Government
 • LanguagePunjabi/Urdu/English
Elevation
205 m (673 ft)
Population
 • City and Tehsil371,869
 • Urban
43,000
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+6 (DST)
Postal Code
50530
Area code(s)0546

HistoryEdit

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 formation of the Sikh Empire in 1801, Malakwal was invaded and occupied by Sikhs. During the period of British rule, Malakwal increased in population and importance.

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 here.

City informationEdit

Malakwal lies on the south/east bank of river Jhelum and is sandwiched between River Jehlam and Lower Jehlam Canal. It is a tehsil and sub-divisional headquarter of Mandi Bahauddin District of province Punjab, Pakistan. It is located approximately 200  km far away from Islamabad in a southeast direction which is the country's capital and 35  km from its district headquarters Mandi Bahauddin. It has a moderate climate. During the peak of a summer day, the temperature rises to 40 °C, and falls to 2 °C in the months of December and January.

Malakwal is situated on Shahpur Mandi Bahauddin highway.

Malakwal has a railway station that is also a junction. There are boys' and girls' degree colleges available for both boys and girls.

Bar Musa, Gojra, Miana Gondal, Rukkan and Busal are the big towns of Malakwal Tehsil. Bar Musa is a famous town in this tehsil.

Malakwal is also known for the Daffer forest and Mona Depot, an Army remount for horses, this Mona Depot was named after the village Mona

BEAUTI OF THE MALAKWAL CITY

1.victoria Bridge almost 3 km on river jahlam between malakwal and kheorra 2.Damny khezar park on the bank of river jahlam 3.Nawaz sharif park on lower jahlam chanal on MANDI TO MALAKWAL ROAD 4.one of the biggest railway platform station 5 platform 10 trean stand at same time and demand crass railline on this station workshop of railways is famous also 5.Malakwal is link with drictley zela jhelam jela chakwal zela sargodha and M. B. Din 6.Famous Dargha Haji sekh Ahmad wali sarkar Malakwal city . Sheran wali sarkar Malakwal city. Syed MojAli shah sarkar 9 chak gurbaksh pora Malakwal. Anmol saharf Malakwal city. Bhegam sharif Malakwal city. Darbar baba berri ali sarkar daferjangal 7.one of the biggest forest of Pakistan name dafar jangal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2018-04-24.