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 Mianwali is a District in the north-west of Punjab, Pakistan. It borders Lakki Marwat district in the west, Kohat and Kark districts in the North west and D.I Khan in the southwest. Attok lies in the north, Chakwal in the north east, Khushab in the east and Bhakkar in the south. In November 1901, the NWFP was carved out of Punjab and present day towns of Mianwali, Isa Khel, Kalabagh, and Kundian were separated from Bannu District (NWFP) and hence a new district was made with the headquarters in Mianwali city and placed in Punjab.
Demography <<Back to gulemianwali Home>>
The majority of the population is of Hindko origin similar to the people of Attock.Niazi Tribe is The Most Famouse Tribe of this District. Niazi Tribe is Mostly Living in The Mianwali City, Shahbaz Khel, Mosa Khel, Mochh,Utra Kalaan, Sawans. The Tribes who known as Jats are living in the Kacha and Thal speak a Hindko Seraiki, lived in all parts of the district but mostly in Waan Bacharaan, Kundian, Ding Khola, Khanqah Sirrajia, Saeed Abad, Bakharra/Kacha Kalo, Kacha paar,khita-e-Atlas, Kacha Gujrat, Kacha Shahnawaz Wala, Phaati, Hurnoli, Alluwali, Duaba, Jaal, Piplan, Wichveen Bala, Moosa Khel, Shadia and many others villages which are parts of the district. There are small minority of Pashtuns and Punajbis. Mostly people speak a unique dialect of Seraiki which borrows many words from Hindko and Pashto. However the Khattak tribes living in the suburbs of Isakhel, Chapri, Bhangi Khel, Sultan Khel, Makarwal and Bani Afghan are bilingual, Pashto being their primary language but can fairly communicate in Seraiki as well. Awans living in the Salt range of Mianwali speak a dialect of Potohari which is called "Uttraadi"(pertaining to the highlanders).
According to the 1998 census of Pakistan the district had a population of 1,056,620 of which 20.39%2 of which 85,000 inhabit the district capital.
Administration  <<Back to gulemianwali Home>>
Mianwali used to be the part of Bannu district but on November the 9th,1901 a new district was made with headquarters at Mianwali city.Deputy commissioner used to be the head of the district.The first deputy commissioner was Captain A.J.OBrainThe first district judge was Sardar Balwant Singh.It is worth mentioning that Capt.O'Brian served Mianwali not once but thrice.He was again given the charge of D.C.Mianwali in 1906 and then in 1914. This time he was promoted to the rank of Major.
The system continued even after the creation of Pakistan as a sovereign nation.It was not until year 2000 when the new local government system was introduced by the President of Pakistan Perves Musharaf.Three basic changes were made Divisions which used to be third tier of the government were abolished and more autonomy was given to the districts under the motive of devolution of power
With this new status of the districts Nazims were to become the administrators of the district with more authoritative powers.
The post of D.C. was abolished with the aim to put an end to the bureaucratic rule however the bureaucracy was offered an olive branch by creating a new post of District Co-ordinating Officer.However the Nazim remains the main elected representative and administrator while the D.C.Os serve as representatives of the government And now nazim are make their term complete and Govt of Punjab hold this system and Authorized DCO to get administration control till next new elections.
a The district is administratively divided into three Tehsils and 56 Union Counsels.
Name of Tehsil
Isa khel tehsil  <<Back to gulemianwali Home>>
Isakhel Tehsil is an administrative subdivision Tehsil of Mianwali District in the Punjab province of Pakistan The city of Isakhel is the headquarters of the tehsil which is administratively subdivided into 14 Union Council It is located between 32° 30′ and 33° 14′ N. and 71° 7′ and 71° 44′ E., with an area of 678 square miles (1,760 km2) and contains the towns of Isakhel, Kammar Mushani and Kalabagh
Mianwali Tehsil  <<Back to gulemianwali Home>>
Mianwali Tehsil is an administrative subdivision (tehsill) of Mianwali District in the Punjab province of Pakistan The tehsil is subdivided into 28 Union Councils - four of which form the capital Mianwali.
According to the 1901 census, compiled during British rule the population of the tehsil was 111,883 and contained 69 villages.
Piplan Tehsil  <<Back to gulemianwali Home>>
Piplan Tehsil is an administrative subdivision Tehsil of Mianwali  in the Punjab province of Pakistan The tehsil is subdivided into 14 Union Councils - one of which forms the capital Piplan
Mianwali district covers an area of 5,840 square kilometres. The area in north is a continuation of the Pothar plateou and the Kohistan Namak.                            The district consists of various towns, including Kalabagh Isa khel,Ding Khola (Khanqah Sirrajia), Kundian Pai Khel Piplan Kamar mushani Mouch Rokhri Harnoli Musa Khel Gul Miri Wan Bhachran Daud Khel and the district capital - Mianwali city.
Kalabagh is famous for the Kalabagh Dam and the Nawab Of Kalabaghand for the red hills of the salt range and scenic view of mighty Indus River  Kundian is the second largest town at a distance of 15 km from the city of Mianwali.There is a Chashma Nuclear power plant(Chashnupp)Ding Khola (PAEC),Kundian(Chashma)Barrage,K.J(Kundian Jehlum)Chashma Jehlum)Link Canal
Thal is a large area which is mostly desert and semi-arid. It is located between Jhelum and Indus river (The Sindh-Saagar Doab).                                The boundaries of the old district established in 1901 included almost 70 % of this great area, but after the separation of Layyah and then  Bhakkar Tehsils, only about20% remains in this district. First deputy commissioner Mr. A J O'Brian wrote in his memoirs, In 1901 the District of Mianwali was formed out of the two Punjab halves of two older districts, and I had the good fortune to be put in charge. It was a lonely District with, as my Assistant Mr. Bolster called it, 'three white men in a wilderness of sand.'"
Nammal (Namal) Lake is a place of interest for the hikers and holiday-makers in Chakrala Amongst fine views should be included that of the Indus and the eastern valley from a little conical hill at Mari, where the "Kalabagh diamonds" (quartz crystals) are found and which is crowned by an old Hindu ruin. Amongst picturesque spots may be mentioned Nammal, just beyond the Dhak Pass in Mianwali, also Kalabagh and Mari on the Indus, and Kotki in the throat of Chichali Pass. The average rainfall in the district is about 250 mm Isa Khel is another important town located in the west of Mianwali. It is a historical town named after Isa Khan a famous Niazi chief. Kamar Mushani is famous for its trade and minerals
The city is an economic and commercial hub in the district. There are several educational institutions up to post-graduate level, affiliated with the  University of Punjab

Independent colleges & Universities in Mianwali 

Govt. Technical Training Institute, Mianwali
Talagang Road Near Govt Degree College Wandhi Arayanwali, Mianwali
Govt. Vocational Training Institute (W), Mianwali
Dr. Azeem Street Near Inamullah Khan House Mianwali
Govt. Technical Training Centre, (ABAD), Isakhel, Mianwali
Mianwali Road Isakhel, District Mianwali
Govt. Vocational Training Institute (W), Isakhel, Mianwali
Mohallah Alam Khan, Isakhel, District Mianwali
Govt. College of Commerce, Mianwali
Near Govt.Poultry Form Mianwali
Govt. Institute of Commerce (W), Mianwali
Near Miana Antha Muslim Bazar Mianwali
Govt. Institute of Commerce, Isakhel, Mianwali
Mianwali Banu Road Isakhel

Whole of the district has extreme weather, summer last from May to September, June is the hottest month average temperature of month rise up to 42°C and maximum could go to 50°C whereas in winter, December and January temperature is as low as 3 to 4°C average per month
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Rainfall in. (Cm)

History  <<Back to gulemianwali Home>>

(Urdu: میانوالی

Mianwali (Urdu: میانوالی) is the capital city of Mianwali District and situated in the north-west of Punjab province, Pakistan. The city is located on the eastern bank of the Indus River. Thal canal traverses the city and makes the surroundings a picturesque place.


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Thal Canal
Mianwali is located in Pakistan
Coordinates: 32°21′N 71°20′E / 32.35°N 71.33°E / 32.35; 71.33Coordinates: 32°21′N 71°20′E / 32.35°N 71.33°E / 32.35; 71.33
DistrictMianwali District
 - NazimUbaidullah Khan
Elevation210 m (689 ft)
 - Total110,359 (2,009 estimated)
Time zonePST (UTC+5)
Calling code(+92)0459
Punjab Government Website
Mianwali (Urdu: میانوالی) is the capital city of Mianwali District and situated in the north-west of Punjab province, Pakistan. The city is located on the eastern bank of the Indus River. Thal canal traverses the city and makes the surroundings a picturesque place.
According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the Mianwali city had a population of 85,000 inhabitants.[citation needed]
In November 1901, present day towns of Mianwali, Bhakkar, Isa Khel, Kalabagh, and Kundian were separated from Bannu District and hence a new district named as Mianwali District was created with the headquarters in Mianwali city. The municipal committee was founded in December 1903 and has remained operational since then.



[edit] Infrastructure

Mianwali city is the economic and commercial hub of the Mianwali district. The city has a FM Radio Station, municipal library, sports complex, and hockey stadium. There are several educational institutions from elementary to post-graduate level.
The city has an airport built near the old World War II aerodrome and known as PAF Base Mianwali. It is one of the major operational bases of the country. The No.1 Fighter Conversion Unit of the PAF is stationed here.
There is also a railway connecting the city with Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi.
The main highways connecting the city to the other parts of the country include the SargodhaLahore road [N–60], MM Road (Mianwali–Muzaffargarh road), TalagangRawalpindi road, and the KalabaghBannu road [N–60].

[edit] History

Early history of the city is unknown. The city is famous for the shrine of Mian Sultan Zakria (RA) whose father Mian Ali founded Mianwali village in the 16th century. The son is said to have exhibited supernatural powers from an early age and many miraculous deeds are ascribed to him. His name is frequently taken as an oath and his shrine is not uncommonly the scene of settlement of civil disputes.
Before the British rule, the area formed an integral portion of the Graeco–Bactrian Empire of Kabul and the Punjab.[1] During British rule, the Indian empire was subdivided into provinces, divisions and districts; afterward, the independence of Pakistan divisions remained the third tier of government until 2000. The British had made the town of Mianwali as tehsil headquarters of Bannu District then part of Dera Ismail Khan Division of Punjab province. The population of Mianwali, according to the 1901 census of India, was 3,591.[2]
In November 1901, the North-West Frontier Province was carved out of Punjab and the towns of Mianwali, Isa Khel, Kalabagh, and Kundian were separated from Bannu District (Bannu became part of NWFP) and hence a new district was made with the headquarters in Mianwali city and placed in Punjab. The district became a part of Multan Division. There were four tehsils namely Mianwali, Isa Khel, Bhakkar, and Layyah. Layyah was included in the Muzaffargarh District in 1909. The district became a part of Sargodha Division in 1961. Bhakkar Tehsil was carved out of Mianwali District and was made a separate district inside Sargodha Division w.e.f. 01-07-1982.

[edit] Languages and ethnicity

Saraiki language is widely spoken by the people of Mianwali while Urdu, Punjabi and Pashto languages are also spoken by Muhajir , Punjabi and Pushtun communities respectively. Mianwali is famoused (before 14th auguest 1947) for three things 1.Mianwali di andhaari(wind)2. Mianwali di katchahri(court)3. Mianwali di dhaari(the name from Dhari Shah)

[edit] Saints

[dada shermohammad gazi mochh ]