Dina Tehsil

About Tehsil

dina-mapDina Tehsil is an administrative subdivision of Jhelum District in Punjab province, Pakistan. It is about 16 km northwest of Jhelum City, where there is a junction with the road to the Mangla Dam and Rohtas Fort. The historic Grand Trunk Road passes through the centre of the town. A small industry exists in the city including wood, iron and marble industry outside the city.The tehsil is subdivided into 4 Union Councils and is headquartered at the city of Jhelum.

Tehsils Statistics

District Jhelum
Population 247,000.00 Approx.
Area 50 sq mi
Dialing Code 0544
Time Zone PKT (UTC+5)
Climate humid subtropical climate




Dina is a rapidly expanding commercial town in the Jhelum District of the province of Punjab, Pakistan. It is about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Jhelum City, where there is a junction with the road to the Mangla Dam and Rohtas Fort. The historic Grand Trunk Road passes through the centre of the town. A small industry exists in the city including wood industry, iron industry and marble industry outside from the city.
Jatts ,Gujjars, Arain, Syed, Mughals, are settled here in a large number. They are doing Governmental Jobs, Business and Jobs abroad. After descending of Mughalstate they came here from different parts of Mughal Sultanat, Kashmir and (Afghanistan), Awan and Sheikh. The principal tribes are sarwani, Arain, Abbasi, Gujjars, Butts, Bhatti, Chauhans,Bains Rajput Janjua Rajputs and Minhas Rajput. Kashmiri based tribes are also settled due to the close proximity to Mirpur.

Dina population is about 247,000 approx. The major profession of people is service in Armed Forces, hence they are generally disciplined and law abiding. A large number of people of dina are settled in foreign countries particularly Western Europe and Middle East. Main source of livelihood of the people is agriculture.

Majority of dina people lives in villages. Most of people live simple life.

Dina has a humid subtropical climate and is extremely hot and humid in summer, and cold and generally dry in winter.


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Dina in History

Dina is named after a saint Baba Dina Shaeed whose tomb lies near GT road in the Domeli Mohalla. There were Hindus and Sikhs before the partition. The city of Dina is the headquarters of the tehsil . In 1977, a municipal committee was established at Dina, but the town's status was changed to an administrative subdivision or tehsil of Jhelum District. This town is a birthplace of Sampooran Singh Kalra (born 18 August 1934), popularly known as Gulzar, an Indian poet, lyricist and film director, whose family moved to India after partition in 1947.

Unions

  • Dina I
  • Dina II
  • Badlot
  • Mughalabad
  • Ladhar

Villages

  • Malot
  • Dhanyala
  • Mughalabad
  • Chak Jaloo

Places

Rohtas Fort

Rohtas Fort is located near the city of Jhelum in Punjab, Pakistan. The fort lies on the historic GT road between the mountainous region of Afghanistan and the plains of Punjab. It was built under Afghan king Sher Shah Suri. This fort is about 4 km in circumference. The Rohtas fort was built to crush the local tribes of Potohar, who rebelled against the Sur dynasty after the Mughal emperor Humayun was ousted by the former.

It took eight years to built the fort, it was captured by Mughal emperor Humayun in 1555. Rohtas was also occasionally used for administrative purposes by the Sikh ruler Ranjit Singh after he captured it in 1825.

Baba Dina Shaeed Tomb

saint Baba Dina Shaeed tomb lies in domeli mohalla near GT road.

Mangla Dam

The Mangla Dam is located on the Jhelum River about 30 km from Jhelum, it is the twelfth largest dam in the world. The project was designed and supervised by Binnie & Partners of London and it was built by Mangla Dam Contractors. It was constructed in 1967 across the Jhelum River.

Mahar Muhammad Fayyaz

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He is a member of provisional assembly (MPA). A honorable, loyal, and sincere person, who has devoted his life for dina tehsil people. His aim is to make dina tehsil a peaceful and corruption free for people of dina tehsil.


Education Facilities

There are a number of primary, secondary and higher secondary schools, College and Academies established from both government and private sector. A large number of students come from surrounding villages to gain knowledge. Main government and private schools of the city are, Govt. Higher Secondary School for Boys Dina, Govt. Higher Secondary School for Girls Dina, Govt. Model High School for Boys Dina, Govt. High School for Girls Main Bazar Dina, Fouji Foundation School, Raheel Higher Secondary School for Boys & Girls, Allied School, Air Foundation School, PCS School System, The Educator, Dar-e-Arqam School, The knowledge School System, Farabi Foundation School, Innocent Angles School Chak Almas.Government College for women Dina, Govt. College for Boys Dina, Govt. Higher Secondary School for Boys Dina, Govt. Higher Secondary School for Girls Dina, Raheel College for Girls, Raheel College for Boys, ILM college for girls, Radiant College, Al-Anwar College and Modern Youth College.

Health Facilities

A Tehsil Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Dina for the people of dina and surrounding rural areas has been developed by the Government of Pakistan that provides only basic health facilities. For critical health problems peoples have to move to more advanced hospitals. Followings facilities are available, emergency services, labour room services, Operation theater facilities, dental surgery, ambulance services, indoor services lab, X-Rays, Ultra sonography facilities, ECG facilities,Blood Bank (Under Construction) 24 huors round the clock & OPD curative, preventive, promotive & rehabilitative services.


Main Places

Rohtas Fort is located near the city of Jhelum in Punjab, Pakistan. The fort lies on the historic GT road between the mountainous region of Afghanistan and the plains of Punjab. It was built under Afghan king Sher Shah Suri. This fort is about 4 km in circumference. The Mangla Dam is located on the Jhelum River about 30 km from Jhelum, it is the twelfth largest dam in the world. saint Baba Dina Shaeed tomb lies in domeli mohalla near GT road.

Main Attractions

     


    Tehsil Government Dina

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    The chief official in dina tehsil government is called Assistant Commissioner, then there is sub registrar, then there is revenue officer, then there is kanungos, at the end there is patwaris. Assistant commissioner controls, Revenue Administration, Price Control Magistracy, Coordination with different Departments, Monitoring of Devolved & Non-devolved Departments, Coordination with Police Department regarding maintenance of Law & Order, tasks.

    Assistant commissioner also performs, Anti-Encroachment Functions, Disposal of Judicial cases, Monitoring of the Progress of Rev. Officers, Periodically checking of Revenue Record maintained by the Patwaris, Hearing of Service Appeals, Recruitment of Lower Revenue Field Staff, Revenue Reporting to the Higher Authorities.

    Assistant commissioner has no authority to check police stations or to deal criminal issues properly.

    Every tehsil will have a tehsil municipal administration consisting of the tehsil council, tehsil municipal officer, municipal officers and other officials of the local council service. The Executive Authority of tehsil municipal administration shall vest in the Nazim Tehsil Council who is responsible to ensure that the business of tehsil municipal administration is carried out in accordance with the Punjab Local Government Act. A brief of the key roles and functions of a tehsil municipal administration includes:
    • Monitoring and supervising the performance of government offices located in the tehsil and hold them accountable by reporting to the district government
    • Preparing spatial plans for the tehsil including plans for land use and disseminate these plans for public enquiry
    • Executing and managing development plans for improvement of municipal and infrastructure services
    • Exercising control over land development by public and private sectors for agriculture, industry, commerce, residence, recreation, entertainment, transport, etc
    • Enforcing laws, rules and bye-laws to ensure efficient and quality delivery of municipal services (anti-encroachment drives, affixing of sign-boards, etc)
    • Maintaining data base and information system on services in the tehsil and provide public access to it on nominal charges
    • Collecting taxes, fines and penalties provided under the Punjab Local Government Act
    • Organising sports events, cultural fairs, recreational carnivals, leisure activities, cattle markets
    • Coordinating and supporting municipal functions amongst village and neighbourhood councils
    • Regulating markets, issuing licenses, granting permissions as well as imposing penalties against violations
    • Developing and managing schemes, including site development, in collaboration with district government
    • Formulating strategies for infrastructure development, improvement in delivery of services and implementation of laws
    • Preparing and presenting reports on the performance of municipal administration in tehsil council at least twice a year
    • Calling for quarterly reports from tehsil based offices of government, presenting them to tehsil council and forwarding
    A Union council in Pakistan is an elected local government body consisting of 21 councillors, and headed by a nazim and a naib nazim. Union councils are the fifth tier of government in Pakistan and are often known as village councils in rural areas, the territory represented by a village council usually comprises a large village and surrounding areas, often including nearby small villages. The term "union council" may be used for localities that are part of cities.
    Headed by a union nazim, each union council has 13 elected members or councillors. In addition to four male and two female members elected directly, there are two male and two female representatives of the labour, a minority member, a union nazim and his deputy known as union naib nazim. Beside elected members, there are several government employees and functionaries in every union council, who report to the secretary of the union council. The latter is a civil servant appointed by the state.
    The territory of a union council or village council is usually part of a tehsil (a district subdivision).
    To keep law & order within dina tehsil, there is model police station, police station provides following facilities,
    Receipt of complaints in Gender Sensitive Reporting Room
    Public Friendly atmosphere
    Aims at immediate resolution of problems
    Availability of brochures
    A concept of facilitator
    Registration of FIR in case cognizable offence
    Disposal of Non-Cog issues through CPC and Masalihati Committees.

    1 AC, Dina Asma Ghazanfer Butt 636432 0333-5619606
    2 TMO, Dina Gulraiz Afzal waraich 630684/636550
    3 TO, I&S Dina Khawaja Alla Rakha 630684 0333-8001150
    4 Police Station Dina - 0544630945 -
    5 RHC Dina - 0544630944 -

     

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