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Chiniot
Chiniot
District (Punjabi and Urdu: ضِلع چِنيوٹ‬‎), became the 36th district of the Punjab province of Pakistan
Pakistan
in February 2009.[2] At an earlier time it was a tehsil of Jhang District.

Contents

1 History 2 Language 3 Satellite town 4 Nalka Adda (Hussain Abad) 5 MOZA BARKHURDAR 6 Residents 7 Fauna
Fauna
and flora 8 Architecture 9 Transportation 10 Economy 11 Gallery 12 See also 13 References 14 External links

History[edit] Chiniot
Chiniot
region was agricultural region with forests during the Indus Valley Civilization. The Vedic period
Vedic period
is characterized by Indo-Aryan culture that invaded from Central Asia
Central Asia
and settled in Punjab region. The Kambojas, Daradas, Kaikayas, Madras, Pauravas, Yaudheyas, Malavas and Kurus invaded, settled and ruled ancient Punjab region. After overrunning the Achaemenid Empire in 331 BCE, Alexander marched into present-day Punjab region
Punjab region
with an army of 50,000. The Chiniot
Chiniot
region was ruled by Maurya Empire, Indo-Greek kingdom, Kushan Empire, Gupta Empire, White Huns, Kushano-Hephthalites
Kushano-Hephthalites
and Shahi
Shahi
kingdoms. In 997 CE, Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi, took over the Ghaznavid dynasty empire established by his father, Sultan Sebuktegin, In 1005 he conquered the Shahis in Kabul
Kabul
in 1005, and followed it by the conquests of Punjab region. The Delhi Sultanate
Delhi Sultanate
and later Mughal Empire ruled the region. The Punjab region
Punjab region
became predominantly Muslim due to missionary Sufi
Sufi
saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of Punjab region. After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Sikh Empire
Sikh Empire
invaded and occupied Narowal District. The Muslims faced restrictions during the Sikh
Sikh
rule.[citation needed] The British took over Chiniot
Chiniot
District in 1848. The predominantly Muslim
Muslim
population supported Muslim
Muslim
League and Pakistan
Pakistan
Movement. After the independence of Pakistan
Pakistan
in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India
India
while the Muslim
Muslim
refugees from India
India
settled in the Chiniot
Chiniot
District. "Chiniot" name is from Chandan Khan sister of Malik Machchhe Khan, Raja of Chiniot, a khokhar rajput clan. Mari tappa (founded raja badal khan khokhar rajput)was not then populated, but andheri was flourishing, and north of it lay the dhaular, or abode of Rani chandan, which was called chandniot, now chiniot. Or some say its name is based on as, literally "OT" (Behind/Across) of "CHIN-ab river", hence Chiniot. According to Sir Denzil Ibbetson. Panjab Castes, A glossary of tribes and caste of Punjab by H.D. ROSE. Chiniot
Chiniot
was known for its master crafted furniture, not only in Pakistan, but all over the world.[citation needed] Its highly special and master craft Jharokhas are known in the whole country.[3] On 2 February 2009, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif
Shahbaz Sharif
formally approved the creation of Chiniot
Chiniot
as the 36th district of Punjab province on the behaf of Molana Ilyas Ahmed Chinioti.[4] Calls for Chiniot
Chiniot
to be made a district date back to 2005, when a movement was a launched to elevate the former tehsil to district level. The movement died down when the public were assured the next Nazim
Nazim
would be from Chiniot
Chiniot
– however this was not to be the case.[5] Rana Tahir-the maiden DCO Chiniot
Chiniot
along with Mr Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, raised the flag of Pakistan
Pakistan
on DCO office on the fine morning of 1 July 2009. The efforts of Rana Tahir in giving a proper developed outlook to the infant district will find a place in history and cannot be over-emphasized. Mr Dilmeir Khan appointed as first district accounts officer and Mr Fayaz Sunbal was appointed as First DPO Chiniot. Language[edit] According to the 1998 census, 96.8% of the population of Chiniot tehsil had Punjabi as the first language,[6] and 2.4% had Urdu.[7] Satellite town[edit] Election commission office, Sui Gas office, Post Office, Passport Office, Hockey Ground, Excise and taxtation office, Zakat distribution office, Deaf & Dumb School are located in Satellite Town. Nalka Adda (Hussain Abad)[edit] This area is situated at about 47 km away from Chiniot
Chiniot
city and about 10 km from tehsil Bhowana and almost boundary town of Chiniot
Chiniot
district. This area is in moza Thatta Muhammad Shah. In Hussainabad there are two private schools and one bank which is mcb bank. On every Saturday, a cattle mandi take place. MOZA BARKHURDAR[edit] A village of Chiniot
Chiniot
District located near Jhang Bhowana road 5 km from Bhowana. It is the village of tribe Hanjra and DAHAR.The funeral of Islamic Scholar Hafiz Barkhurdar is located in. Residents[edit] Muhammad Saleem Dahar Islamabad Police Muhammad Ameen Asgher Islamabad Police Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Shifa International Hospital Islamabad Muhammad Tehseen Ul Hassan Fauna
Fauna
and flora[edit] The fauna and flora of the district include: Jand trees (Prosopis spicigera), Karir (Capparis aphylla), Beri (Ziziphus jujuba), Van (Salvadora abeoides), Kikar (Acacia arabica), Shisham ( Dalbergia
Dalbergia
) and Aak ( Calotropis
Calotropis
hamiltoni) are found within the district.[8] Architecture[edit] The Omar Hayat Mahal
Omar Hayat Mahal
(also known as Gulzar Manzil), is a 19th-century palace in Chiniot. (Badshahi Masjid) it was built by Nawab Saad Ullah Khan who was minister of Shah Jahan. It has same architecture as Shahi Masjid Lahore. Nawab Saad Ullah was minister in the cabinet of the Mughal Empire. Transportation[edit]

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See also[edit]

Chiniot Faisalabad Division Chiniot
Chiniot
railway station Chenab College, Chiniot Districts of Pakistan Punjab, Pakistan Sangla Hill–Kundian Branch Line

Punjab (Pakistan)
Punjab (Pakistan)
portal Geography portal

References[edit]

^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk.  ^ Archive Your Source of News on the World Wide Web. Dawn.Com. Retrieved on 2011-11-04. ^ TMA Chiniot
Chiniot
Website. Tmachiniot.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-04. ^ Chiniot
Chiniot
gets district status: Rs500m for infrastructure. Dawn. Retrieved on 2011-11-04. ^ Jhang nazim's choice sparks row in party. Dawn.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-04. ^ The census report has "mother tongue", defined as the language of communication between parents and children. ^ 1998 District Census report of Jhang. Census publication. 114. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. p. 95.  ^ Punjab Portal. Pportal.punjab.gov.pk (2008-08-26). Retrieved on 2011-11-04.

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Punjab (Pakistan).

Places adjacent to Chiniot
Chiniot
District

Sargodha District

Chiniot
Chiniot
district

Hafizabad District

Jhang District

Faisalabad District

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Neighbourhoods of Chiniot

Administration: Chiniot
Chiniot
District

Tehsils

Bhawana Chiniot Lalian

Cities

Bhawana Rabwah
Rabwah
(Chenab Nagar) Chiniot
Chiniot
(capital) Lalian

Towns & councils

Barana Chak no 145 JB Salaray Hakmey Wala Hussainabad (Nalka Adda) Jamia Abad Muhammadi Sharif Pathan Kot Rao Bagh Rajoa Sadat Satellite Town School Khanoana Sheikhan Tahli Mangeni Thatta Musa

Localities

Adlana Ahmeda Nagar Arbianwala Baloana, Chiniot Beriyanwala Chak 145 Salaray Chak No 226 Jb Darutta Fata Kot Taja Handlana Haveli Bata Kot Nijabat Mangoana Mauza Sulemaan Mouza Talib Nithar Ke Ramana Samunder Sherabad Taja Berwala Thatta Jhamb

Website: TMA Chiniot

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Districts of Punjab, Pakistan

Provincial capital: Lahore

Bahawalpur

Bahawalnagar Bahawalpur Rahim Yar Khan

Dera Ghazi Khan

Dera Ghazi Khan Layyah Muzaffargarh Rajanpur

Faisalabad

Chiniot Faisalabad Jhang Toba Tek Singh

Gujranwala

Gujranwala Gujrat Hafizabad Mandi Bahauddin Narowal Sialkot

Lahore

Kasur Lahore

Multan

Khanewal Lodhran Multan Vehari

Rawalpindi

Attock Chakwal Jhelum Rawalpindi

Sargodha

Bhakkar Khushab Mianwali Sargodha

Sahiwal

Sahiwal Okara Pakpattan

Sheikhupura

Sheikhupura Nankana Sahib

See also: Districts of Punjab, India

Coordinates: 31°43′12″N 72°58′48″E / 31.72000°N 72.98000°E / 31.720

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