|History of District Lodhran|
Raja Lodhra was the son of Sikh Raja Raam
Dyo Minhas and his family was called the decendants of Sooraj Hansi Rajput. Lodhra
family was lived in prior state
During August, 1873, Sadar Police Station
and in 1885, the Railway Station was founded. On 1st April, 1909, the British Government
spread a railway line from Lodhran to
In 1924, the areas of Kehror Pacca and Dunyapur was seperated from tehsil Mailsi and included in tehsil Lodhran.To educate the young generation and to spread the knowledge, there are uncountable institutions, schools and colleges working in Lodhran. Many Government, Semi-Government and Non-Government girls and boys primary and high schools, Inter Commercial Institute, Vocational Institute and colleges are working to educate the people. Many hospitals are also here.
In 1981, M. Arshad Khan, advocate and Ch. M. Ali Gohar, advocate founded the "Make Lodhran District" movement to get the degree of district for Lodhran. A great struggle was started under the leadership of Dr. Sher Mohammad Aawan. At the end public struggle succeeded and Former Federal Minister for Foriegn Affairs Mr. Muhammad Siddique Khan Kanju Shaheed tried his best and Mr. Ghulam Haidar Va-een, former Chief Minister of Punjab granted Lodhran the degree of ditrict on 30th June, 1991.
While Kehror Pacca and Dunyapur became tehsils and 14 villages were cut from Jalalpur Peer wala and included in tehsil Lodhran. Shoukat Hayat Khan Durrani became the first deputy commissioner of Lodhran district and M. Akhtar Khan Kanju was selected as the first chairman of District Council, Lodhran.
It is 32nd district of Punjab which is
situated between the rivers
Lodhran city was first devloped by English rulers in 18th century in the north side of sutlaj rivers.The foundation of Lodhran was laid in 1830 when in 1849, the British Rule extended to Punjab . District Multan including the area of Lodhran also came under the sway of the British Rule.It is a famous railway junction, situated on the main route in the south Punjab.According go Punjab Gazetteer Multan 1901-02, there were five tehsils (Parganas) in Multan District.
2. Shuja Abad
5. Sarai Siddhu
Then a settlement operation was started in 1873, which concluded in April, 1875. At that time tehsil Lodhran comprised of following 19 villages.
Omer Pur. Mochi Mohana. Beli. Lahori. Fateh Pur. Khan Pur. Khan Wah Ghalwan. Gogran. Motha. Kot Lal Shah. Karam Ali Wala. Lutaf Pur. Wighamal. Thath Ghalwan. Lodhran.
Then in 1881, a series of changes were made with the object of enlarging the Shujabad and decreasing the Mailsi charge: Under these arrangements 60 villages in the neighbourhood of Kahror Pakka were transferred from the Mailsi to Lodhrantehsil and further alterations were made in 1897, by which 46 villages were transferred from Lodhran to Shuja Abad while 104 villages to the East of Kahror Pakka were taken over from Mailsi in compensation.
Whereas Kahror Pakka and Dunya Pur were a part of tehsil Mailsi which were annexed with Lodhran in 1924. Lodhran was a desolate place but cultivatable level tract of land . In 1920, the British Government made a plan to populte the region. Therefore, different landed estates were divided in to the people of other areas.Besides this, the Fauji grant and Tube well scheme increased the population of the region too. Hence, the population of this region was stretched swiftly.
Lodhran was made District Headquarter on 1st July 1991 by the Government of Punjab under the Notification No.(30-06-91) 565-91/490 Ros-SO-II while its town committee wdas upgraded 1992 under the Notification No. SO-V/LG 535/91.
District Lodhran was created on 1.7.1991 The District was home to Siddique Khan Kanju, minister of state for foreign affairs during Nawaz Sharif’s government in 1990. It was due to his initiative that Lodhran was made a District in 1991
In 1991, when Tehsil Lodhran was upgraded as a District, it had 436 villages or Mauzas, 14 more were included in the district in 1992 by detaching them from Tehsil Jalal Pur Pirwala (District Multan), according to an order of Punjab Government No. 180-92/C-65/703 SO-II dated 25-06-1992.Bding a District Headquarter it was divided into three tehsils.
Lodhran comprises of 3 tehsils and 73 union councils, of which 11 are urban and 62 are rural UCs. The District has 4 urban settlements, one each in Tehsils Lodhran and Dunyapur, and two in Tehsil Kahror Pucca (Kahror Pucca and Dhanote).
2. Kehror Pakka
3. Dunya Pur
The height of the District Lodhran form the sea level is about 380 feet.
The District Lodhran is lying between the river Sutluj and the Bias.
The city's location makes it the important city in Southern Punjab. It is one of the important city which connect Punjab to Sindh. Railway double track is only started from Lodhran to Karachi.
Tehsils & Unions in the District of Lodhran
LODHRAN( There are 28 Union Councils)
|1||Raja Pur||2||Kamal Pur Jattial|
|3||Danwarn||4||Havaili Naseer Khan|
|5||Dera Jand||6||Adam Wahin|
|11||Khanwan Ghalwan||12||Qurashi Wala|
|13||Saadullah Pur||14||Wahi Amam Bakhsh|
|19||Wahi Salamat Roy||20||Chak 49/M|
|25||Railway Station||26||Muncipal Committee|
|27||Ghulab Pura||28||Gangay wala|
Dunya Pur (There are 22 Union Councils)
|29||Jallah Arain||30||Makhdoom Aali|
|31||Chak No. 386/WB||32||Chak No. 384/WB|
|33||Chak No. 353/WB||34||Chak No. 360/WB|
|35||Chak No. 357/WB||36||Chak No. 355/WB|
|37||Qutab Pur||38||Chak No. 342/WB|
|39||Sultan Ayub Qatal||40||Jhandir Wah|
|41||Maqbool Wah||42||Chak No. 231/WB|
|43||Ladha Bohar||44||Chak No. 237/WB|
|45||Chak No. 11/M||46||Dunya Pur Rural|
|47||Chak No. 35/M||48||Siraj Wala|
|49||Housing Scheme||50||Eid Gah Wali|
Kehror Pakka (There are 23 Union Councils)
|51||Ali Pur Kanju||52||Gahi Mummer|
|53||Burhan Pur||54||Choki Masti Khan|
|55||Amir Pur Saadat||56||Noor Shah Gilani|
|59||Bahawal Garh||60||Shah Pur Phull|
|61||Naseer-ud-Din Wahin||62||Tibbi Waddan|
|63||Farid Abad||64||Dakhna Gharoo|
|65||Massa Kotha||66||Noqabal Wah|
|67||Rana Wahin||68||Challay Wahin|
|71||Patwarian Wala||72||Zaffra Abad|
Infrastructure The district has a total metalled road-length of 853 kilometres. The district is linked with Multan, Bahawalpur, Vehari and Khanewal districts through metalled roads. It also connects to jalal pur pir wala. The main Peshawar-Karachi railway line passes through Lodhran district. The district is linked with Khanewal, Bahawalpur and Vehari districts through railway network.
There are 3 grid stations in the district (ranging in capacity from 66 KV to 132 KV).
There are 8 telephone exchanges operating in the district (ranging in capacity from 300 lines to 2,132 lines). Cellular phone services are also available in the district.
Lodhran Tehsil - There are 325 schools, 9 colleges, 30 hospitals, 10 police stations, 11 railway stations, 52 post offices, one radio station and 20 banks in Lodhran
There are 199 schools, 1 college, no hopital, 3 police stations, 1 railway station, 16 post offices and 10 banks in Kahror Pakka Tehsil.
There are 354 schools, 1 college, no hospital, 3 police stations, 1 railway station, 18 post offices and 6 banks in Dunyapur Tehsil.
District Lodhran lies between North Latitude 29.32 and East Longitude 71.41.
It is located on the North side of river Sutluj. This city is situated on the main Multan - Bahawalpur highway and 17 Km in the north of Bahawalur. It is bounded to the north by the districts of Multan, Khanewal and Vehari, to the south by Bahawalpur District, to the east lie the districts of Vehari and Bahawalpur. while district Multan lies on the western side.
District Lodhranis spread over an area of 1,790 square kilometres comprising of followingthree tehsils Lodhran. The total Area in Acres of District Lodhran in 715889 which contains on plane ares. Now there are 450 revenue estates in the District.
The district is a smooth plain, almost whole under cultivation through canals and tube wells.Soil is found in shape of sand and clay, while the weather remains dehydrated. The sub-soil water in Dunya Pur Sub-Division is brackish, while Kahror Pakka and Lodhran Sub-Divisions fall in the sweet sub-soil water zone.
Climate and Rainfall
The climate of the District Lodhran is hot and dry in summer and cold in winter. The summer season begins in April and continues till October.
The hottest months are May, June and July. The maximum and minimum temperature is recorded between 48.5 C and 28 C respectively.
The coldest months are December, January and February. During this period, sometimes the temperature flluctuates lbetween 22 C and 8 C in the winter respectively.
The average rainfall in the district is 71mm.
District Lodhran in served by two canals.
1. Qutab Pur Canal ( Perennial )
2.Mailsi Canal ( Non-Perennial )
There are four canal Sub-Divisions.
1. Qutab Pur Sub-Division at Qutab Pur.
2. Lodhran Sub-Division at Lodhran.
3. Mahmood Sub-Division at Lodhran.
4. Manjha Kotla Sub-Division at Kahror Pakka.
Lodhran produce the 20% cotton of the Country.
Lodhran produce the 4% cotton of the World
Agriculture Major crops are Cotton and Wheat. Others includes Rice, Sun Flower, and Sugar Cane, Oil Seeds, Maize, Jawar, Bajra and Til.