Gujrat

Gujrat is a district of Punjab Province in Pakistan. It is an ancient district located in between two famous rivers, the Jhelum and Chenab. Because of its proximity with the rivers the land is good for cultivation with rice and sugar cane as main crops. It is bounded on the northeast by Mirpur, on the northwest by the River Jhelum which separates it from Jhelum District, on the east and southeast by the Chenab River, separating it from the districts of Gujranwala and Sialkot, and on the West by Mandi Bahauddin. District Gujrat is spread over an area of 3,192 square kilometres, and is divided into three tehsils, Gujrat, Kharian, and Sarai Alamgir. There are many historic villages and towns in the district such as Chakdina, Kunjah, Dinga.

Administration

The district is administratively subdivided into 3 tehsils, these are:

1. Gujrat
2. Kharian
3. Sarai Alamgir

Politics

The district has a wide political importance. It has produced many historic names like Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider), Maj. Shabbir Sharif Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider) and Majar M. Akram Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider).

A big name in the history of Gujrat is Nawab Sir Fazal Ali ,the head of the Nawabzada family of Gujrat and also the founder of the Zamendara College of Gujrat. Nawabzada Gazanfar Ali Gul, ex-MNA is from Nawab family.

Prominent leaders include Chaudhry Aitezaz Ahsan who is not only a famous polotician yet a world renowned lawyer. He is also ranked in the top ten intellectuals of the world this year (2008). , Chaudhary Ahmad Mukhtar, former Manister plus he defeated ch.Shujaat Hussain in election 2008.


A big Political name from rural Area of District Gujrat, Ch. Ghulam Mustafa Qamar from Tanda, Gujrat, he was three time member of District Council Gujrat, before he came in politics serve as D.I.G Police in Azad Kashmir. Now his son Ch. Zubair Ahmad Khan is in politics.

Demography

According to the 1998 census of Pakistan the total population of Gujrat district was 2,048,008 of which 1,026,000 are males and 1,022,000 are females, with a population density of 642 persons per square kilometre. Over 25.62% of the population was recorded as being urban.

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