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History of District Lodhran


Introduction

  

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 Bahawalpur which later in the starting of 1743, populated in the valley of Sutluj and Bias rivers. This is why this area was known as Lodhar Wah.

In 1849, Multan joined together with East India Company which made Lodhran a tehsil on 5th May, 1883. Malik Ghulam Hussain Lodhra 'zaildar' suggested the name "Lodhran" for this area. At that time, there were only 19 villages in Lodhran and it was a tehsil of district Multan . This area was situated in Kot Peer Sa-aadat at that time and the tehsil office had also been working there for three years. Later on tehsil office was built within the city Lodhran. Munshi Abdul Wahid was the first superintendent of Lodhran.

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 Karachi .

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 Sutlej and Bias. These rivers make its borders. River Bias has now became a part of past but Sutlej river still flows.

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.

1. Multan

2. Shuja Abad

3. Lodhran

4. Mailsi

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.

District Lodhran

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).                                              

1. Lodhran

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)

 

No. Name No. Name
1 Raja Pur 2 Kamal Pur Jattial
3 Danwarn 4 Havaili Naseer Khan
5 Dera Jand 6 Adam Wahin
7 Lodhran 8 Chumb Kuliyar
9 Duran Wala 10 Bhutaeji
11 Khanwan Ghalwan 12 Qurashi Wala
13 Saadullah Pur 14 Wahi Amam Bakhsh
15 Gogran 16 Kundi
17 Sumra 18 Salsadar
19 Wahi Salamat Roy 20 Chak 49/M
21 Chak Himta 22 Sagwan
23 Rawani 24 Lahori
25 Railway Station 26 Muncipal Committee
27 Ghulab Pura 28 Gangay wala

 

Dunya Pur  (There are 22 Union Councils)


No. Name No. Name
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)

                           


No. Name No. Name
51 Ali Pur Kanju  52 Gahi Mummer
53 Burhan Pur 54 Choki Masti Khan
55 Amir Pur Saadat 56 Noor Shah Gilani
57 Rapper 58 Jamrani Wah
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
69 Dhanote 70 Bukhshi Wala
71 Patwarian Wala 72 Zaffra Abad
73 Diant Purra

  

 

Infrastructure

 

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.

Boundries

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.

 

Area

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.

Irrigation

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.

Agriculture

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.