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Khushab

Khushab District is a rural district located in Punjab, Pakistan. According to the 1998 census, the population was 905,711 with 24.76% living in urban areas. The district consists of 3 tehsils: Khushab, Nurpur, and Quaidabad, as well as a sub-tehsil Noshehra. Khushab is home to the Heavy Water and Natural Uranium Research Reactor, a critical part of the Pakistan's Special Weapons Program, which has come under much heated scrutiny.

Location:

Khushab is situated between the cities of Sargodha and Mianwali, near the river Jhelum. The district is headquartered at Jauharabad (founded 1953, pop. 39,477).

Khushab is one of the most important cities especially from a defensive (atomic) point of view. The district is full of natural beauty containing Jhelum River, Fields, Mountains(Skaisar) and Thal desert. Its main towns included Quaida-bad, Jauhara-bad, Mitha Tiwana and Nowshera. Jauharabad (atomic city) is beautiful city for residence having wide roads and streets. Nearby cities include Sargodha, Mianwali, Bhakher, Jhelum and Jhang.

Administration

The district is divided into two tehsils, Khushab and Noorpur Thal.

Notable places

The Soon valley Sakasir is one of the most beautiful areas of the district.

There are three beautiful lakes(Ochali, Khabbaki and Sodhi Jay Wali) and a beautiful Garden Kanhatti Garden near Khabbaki village, located here in the Soon valley area is the largest forest in Khushab district. Pail-Piran a gate way to Soon Valley represents a scenic view as you enter the valley via Kalar Kahar from Islamabad-Lahore MotorWay. On your left on the hill top you see shrine of Hazrat pir Khawja Noori,descendent of Hazrat Baha ud din Zakkariyya of Multan(a saint descendent of Habbari Arab rulers of Sindh).Few leading personalities of Pail Piran includeLate Late Pir Nowbahar Shah,Late Pir Kalu Shah,Late Pir Walayat Shah(Dr.Wali Pir) and lately his sons Syed Sajid Hussain Shah, Dr.Syed Wajid H.Pirzada,Syed MaJid Hussain Shah ansd Syed Zahid Hussain Shah(Zaidi Peer).

Katha Saghral - is semi-hilly and mineral area. Dozens of minerals including coal and salt are being mined in the surrounding area of this village.

Khabikki Lake is a salt water lake in the southern Salt Range area in Pakistan. This lake is formed due to the absence of drainage in the range. Earlier its water was brackish. Now the water is sweet and a Chinese breed of fish is introduced in it.

The lake is one kilometre wide and two kilometres long. Khabikki is also the name of a neighbouring village. Boats are also available and there is a rest house beside the lake. A hill gently ascended on the right side of the lake. The lake and the green area around provide a good scenery.

Sakaser is the highest mountain in the Salt Range area in Pothohar in Pakistan. It is 1522 metre / 4946 feet high. It is situated in Khushab District but it can be seen from adjoining districts of Mianwali and Chakwal.

Uchhali Lake is just below the Sakaser mountain, it is a salt water lake in the southern Salt Range area in Pakistan. This lake is formed due to the absence of drainage in the range. Sakaser (1522 metre / 4946 feet), the highest mountain in the Salt Range, looms over the lake. Due to its brackish water the lake is lifeless. But it offers a picturesque scenery.

It is a good picnic spot and moderately tough walking point. At its top there is a radar.

SATH SHAHANI- It is stuated near river Jehlum . Sath Shahani is to the west of Jehlum and every year it's flooded giving surkh mutti its forms which is very important for forming.

Jalalpur Syedan Hamdani- It is stuated near river Jehlum.

peelo wains. peelo wainse is a renowned village of khushab district. the village is famous for its natural beauty, high literacy rate and hospitality. although it is completely ignored by the authorities as the developmental work is concerned but the progress it has made is commendable. it is located in thal desert and its name was given after great Punjabi poet peelo. jasra is the tribe of the village. added by '''javed sarwar Bili''' Syed Associates owned by Major (r)Syed Mustafa Zaidi is currently busy in the renovation of Girls High School at Peelo Vaince and Primary School at Zahid Jasra.Major Sb is well liked in the area for his dedication and love of the people.

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