PD Khan Tehsil

About Tehsil

pd khan map-newPD Khan Tehsil is an administrative subdivision of Jhelum District in Punjab province, Pakistan. It is located on bank of river jhelum. The area is well known for Khewra Salt Mines, Asia's largest salt mine.Khewra is a second populated City of Jhelum and the neighbor City of Pind Dadan Khan Tehsil in Jhelum District, Punjab, Pakistan. The area has a long history going back to the time of Alexander the Great's invasion. The small town of Jalalpur Sharif is located in Pind Dadan Khan and is said to be where Alexander the Great's famous horse, Bucephalus is buried .This pind, is named after Dadan Khan a devoted Sufi saint from Awan tribe.

Tehsils Statistics

District Jhelum
Population 53,770 Approx.
Area 57 sq mi. Approx
Dialing Code 0544
Time Zone PKT (UTC+5)
Climate humid subtropical climate




PD Khan Tehsil is an administrative subdivision of Jhelum District in Punjab province, Pakistan. It is located on bank of river jhelum. The area is well known for Khewra Salt Mines, Asia's largest salt mine.

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.

PD Khan population is about 327,000 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 pd khan are settled in foreign countries particularly Western Europe and Middle East. Main source of livelihood of the people is agriculture.

Majority of PD khan people lives in villages. Most of people live simple life.

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


Apr 29, 2017 - Sat
Pind Dadan Khan, Pakistan
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31°C clear sky
Wind 3 m/s, ENE
Humidity 45%
Pressure 744.25 mmHg


PD Khan in History

The history of the region dates back to 326 BC when Alexander the Great and his troops camped at Jalalpur Sharif, located on the right bank of Jhelum River, prior to the historic Battle of Jhelum against Raja Porus. During this battle, which was fought across the river, Alexander’s horse Bucephalus was killed but his remains were brought back and buried close to Jalalpur Sharif where subsequently Alexander built a city named after his horse.The Khewra Salt Mine is located in Khewra, north of Pind Dadan Khan an administrative subdivision ofJhelum District, Punjab Region, Pakistan, which rises from the Indo-Gangetic Plain. It is Pakistan's largest and oldest salt mine and the world's second largest.A notable landmark of the town is the Shrine of Pir Syed Ghulam Haidar Ali Shah, a prominent leader of the Punjab, Pakistan,(d. 1908).

Unions

  • Jalalpur Sharif
  • Chak Shadi
  • Golepur
  • Lilla Bharwana
  • Pindi Sahgerpur

Villages

  • Pinanwal
  • Jalalpur Sharif
  • Haranpur
  • Kandal

Places

Khewra Salt Mine

The Khewra Salt Mine is located in Khewra, north of Pind Dadan Khan an administrative subdivision ofJhelum District, Punjab Region, Pakistan, which rises from the Indo-Gangetic Plain. It is Pakistan's largest and oldest salt mine and the world's second largest. It is a major tourist attraction. Its history dates back to its discovery by Alexander's troops in 320 BC, but it started trading in the Mughal era. The main tunnel at ground level was developed by Dr. H. Warth, a mining engineer, in 1872 during British rule. After independence, the Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation took over the mine, which still remains the largest source of salt in the country, producing more than 350,000 tons per annum of about 99% pure halite. Estimates of the reserves of salt in the mine vary from 82 million tons to 600 million tons.

Alexander Monument

The history of the region dates back to 326 BC when Alexander the Great and his troops camped at Jalalpur Sharif, located on the right bank of Jhelum River, prior to the historic Battle of Jhelum against Raja Porus. During this battle, which was fought across the river, Alexander’s horse Bucephalus was killed but his remains were brought back and buried close to Jalalpur Sharif where subsequently Alexander built a city named after his horse. The ruins of an ancient city are spread across the hills towards the east of Jalalpur Sharif.

Shrine Pir Syed Ali Shah

A notable landmark of the town is the Shrine of Pir Syed Ghulam Haidar Ali Shah, a prominent leader of the Punjab, Pakistan,(d. 1908). It is this association with the shrine of one of the most well known Chishti spiritual leaders of the sub continent that the title of Sharif is pronounced together with Jalalpur. Pir Syed Ghulam Haidar Ali Shah and his descendants, notably including his grandson, who was given the title Amir-e-Hizbullah, Pir Syed Muhammad Fazal Shah were extremely influential in the spiritual development of the Muslims of Punjab, and also in the political movement that eventually led to the creation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Ch. Nazar Hussain

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

Health Facilities

A Tehsil Head Quarter Hospital (THQ) PD Khan for the people of pd khan 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.


Main Places

The area is well known for Khewra Salt Mines, Asia's largest salt mine, in use for over 2000 years, and which features an underground mosque. The area has a long history going back to the time of Alexander the Great's invasion. The small town of Jalalpur Sharif is located in Pind Dadan Khan and is said to be where Alexander the Great's famous horse, Bucephalus is buried.A notable landmark of the town is the Shrine of Pir Syed Ghulam Haidar Ali Shah, a prominent leader of the Punjab, Pakistan,(d. 1908).

Main Attractions


Tehsil Government PD Khan

The chief official in pd khan 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 pd khan tehsil, there is a 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, PD Khan Ch Ashraf 210503 0300-4400097
2 TMO, PD Khan Malik Sajid Mahmood 210211/212811
3 TO, I&S, PD Khan Mushtaq Saab 213122 0335-7756262

 

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