Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pail-Piran on

Pail Piran is a Quiet, religious and historic town in the beautiful soon valley of Khushab District.It is situated along the top of mountain salt range that runs from east to west from Jehlum to Mianwali Pail Piran is most convenient and easy to reach as it has jointly highway from Chakwal, talagang and Khushab. Its territories extend to Padhrar in east and Jaba in the west. The people are mostly from Hashmi Sadat family, a decendant from Pir Khaja Noori, Pir Ali Qatal Shah, Bahauddin Zakria Multani and Asad bin Hashim an ancestor of Last Prophet Mohammad SAW. Pail -Piran was first setteled by tribe Called Raja's of Kattah and because of mircles (Mohjzaat) it was donated to Pir Khaja Noori (RUL) a grand father of Hashmies of Pail Piran. Pail Piran is very important and blessed village of Soon Valley in District Khushab having a Shrine of Pir Khaja Noori.

The family website link is:

Pail-Piran on Soon Valley,District Khushab,Punjab,Pakistan'sCanvas

The 'Soon Valley' (Urdu: [‎[‎وادئ سون)]] or Soon Sakesar is located in the northwest of Khushab District, Punjab, Pakistan. Eeastern border of Soon Valley starts from Poodhrar village and western border land mark is Sakesar. The Sakesar is the highest mountain peak in the region, 5010 feet highest peak of the Salt Range. The valley is 35 mile long and 9 mile wide.Important towns in the valley are Pail-Piran,Naushahra, Chitta, Sabhral, Khoora, Nowshera, Kufri, Anga, UGALISHARIF, Mardwal, Dhadhar, Uchali and Bagh Shams-ud-Din. Kanhatti Garden, Sodhi Garden, Da'ep and Sakesar are resorts located in the valley. The Awan tribe is settled in Soon Valley. Pail-Piran village is home to Hashmite Sadaats-descendents of Baha ud Din Zakkariyya Multani. Rajpoot Janjua resides in the villages of Katha Saghraal and Katha Misraal, on the foothill of Salt Range, outside the Soon valley.
Total villages = 31
Main villages = Padhrar, Pail-Piran, Naushahra,Ugalisharif,Mukrumi,Dhadhar, Mardwal, Kufri, Uchali, Khoora,Anga,Khabakki, kuradhi etc
Distance from Islamabad = 290 km
Distance from Sargodha = 110 km
Lakes =Ugalisharif& Uchali, Khabbaki, Jahlar, Khura Shrine=Baba Shikh Akbar din Of UgaliSharif = Roiza Mubarik Pir Khawaja Noori in Pail-Piran. source:

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The sons and grandsons of Pir Walayat Shah(Dr.Wali Pir)

Late Pir Walayat Shah was younger to his brother late Pir Ghulam Haider Shah.The former has four sons:
1. Syed Sajid Hussain Shah and one grandson- Pirzada Zakariyya Walayat Shah
2.Dr. Syed Wajid Pirzada and four grandsons-Late Pirzada Zulkifle Walayat Shah(Awwal),Pirzada Sheharyar Walayat Shah,Pirzada Aitizaz Walayat Shah and Pirzada Daniyal Walayat Shah.
3.Pirzada Majid Hussain Shah and one grandson Pirzada Zulkifle Walayat Shah(Sani)
4.Pirzada Zahid Hussain Shah and one grandson Pirzada Fahad Walayat Shah
Late Pir Walayat Shah has three daughters married to 1.Syed Abid Hussain Shah(Thoha Bahadur)- with three grandson: Syed Abbass Haider Shah,Syed qamar Abbass and Sbed Zain Ul Abidin;2. Pir Feroze Shah,with grandsons Pirzada Muddassar Feroze Shah,Pirzada Qasim Feroze Shah,Pirzada Asim Feroze Shah and Pirzada Jaffar tayyar Shah; and 3.Pir Munir Shah- with grandsons: Pirzada Mubbasshar Munir Shah and Pirzada Bassam Munir Shah.
Maternal grandfather of Syed Sajid Hussain Shah  and his brothers & sisters is late Pir Muhammad Shah (Doolah Badshah) father of Pir Mohammad Zafar Iqbal Shah. Pir Mohammad Shah belonged to Aazam Shahal (sub familly of Pir FatehShahall) and was son of Pir Nadir Shah.

Pir Sahib Acha(Pir Haccha)

Pir sahib Acha(Pir Haccha) was one of the reverened decendents of Pir Sahib Khawja Noori of Pail-Piran.He was Wali-E-Kamil and Sahib-E- Karamat. He is buried in Pail-Piran in the family graveyard of Pir family on the main Chakwal-Khushab Road.
A water well known as 'Pir Haccha daa Choha' is located close to Pail-Piran near village
Kutcher, and many visitors use the water of the well as cure for skin diseases.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Family Tree of Pir Walayat Shah(Dr.Wali Pir) of Pail-Piran

Pir Walayat Hussain Shah*>Pir Fateh Shah>Pir Farman Shah( sub Family Farman Shahall gets its name after him)>Pir Laal Shah>Pir Hassan Shah>Pir Ghulam Shah>Pir Mehboob Shah>Pir Fateh Shah( Family Fateh Shahaal gets its name after him)>Pir Ibn Shah>Pir Khawja Noori>Pir Ali Qattal Shah>Sheikh Sadar Ud Din>Sheikh Mohammad Yousaf(Pir Rukkan Ud Din)>Sheikh Imad Ud Din Mohammad>Sheikh Ruklkan Ud Din Ismail Samar Qandi>Sheikh Sadar Ud Din Mohammad Haji>Sheikh Imad Ud Din Ismail Shaheed>Sheikh Ul Islam Sadar Ud Din Arif Billah>Sheikh Ul Islam Hazrat Ghous Baha Ud Din Zakkariyya(Pir Baha Wul Haq)Multani>Sheikh Wajih Ud Din Shah Mohammad Ghous>Sheikh Kamal Ud Din Aba Bakar>Sultan Sheikh Jalal Ud Din>Sheikh Ali Qazi>Sheikh---Ud Din Shaeed >Sultan Hussain-Sultan Matrif>Sultan Hazeema>Sultan Abd Allah>Sultan Hazim>Amir Taj Ud Din El Matrif>Abd Ur rahman>Hazrat Habbar**[Habbaira Tul Assadi-The Habbari (the Habbarid Dynasty) get their name after him]>Hazrat Asad>Hazrat Hashim(Hashmite Dynasty gets their name after him).
*His elder brother Pir Ghulam Haider Shah left three sons Pir Asghar Hussain Shah,Pir Tanvir Hussain Shah and Syed Munir Hussain Shah. While Pir Walayat Shah left four sons Syed Sajid Hussain Shah,Dr.Syed Wajid Pirzada,Syed Majid Hussain Shah and Syed Zahid Hussain Shah.
**Yet other sources claim that Hazrat Habbar was son of Aswad>Matlib>Asad>Abd Ul Azza>Qussay>Kallab(Qureish-the Qureshi dynasty get their name after him) and not of Asad Bin Hazrat Hashim.They maintain that hazrat Asadf bin Hashim had no son.This was incorrect as an arabic account in book "Ansab ul Arab" shows Hanain as son of Asad.

وفاطمة بنت أسد بن هاشم بن عبد مناف، وهي من المهاجرات المبايعات؛ أم جميع ولد أبي طالب: علي، وجعفر وعقيل، وأم هانيء، وطالب، بني أبي طالب، وابن أخيها عبد الله بن
حنين بن أسد بن هاشم، لا عقب له.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Habbarid Dynasty introduced Coins with Arabic Script

Habbarid Dynasty(Amirs of Sind)
‘Abd al Rahman
c. 950 AD
AR Damma
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Arabic script
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Habbarid (Amirs of Sind)
The Habbarids ruled in Sind from the 9th century to the 11th. Sind is in the north-west of the Indian sub-continent and today is part of Pakistan. It represents the greatest extent of the initial Arab expansion into the Indian sub-continent.

Arrival and Rule (856-1026 CE) of Of Habbari Arab in Sindh

Habbari dynasty ruled Sindh from 841 to 1024 C.E. Sindh was a province of Abbasid Caliphate. During the stuggle of dominance of Islamic world betwen Abassid and Fatimid Caliphate, Sindh became semi-independent under Arab ruler Aziz al-Habbari in 841 CE, though nominally remaining part of Abbasid Caliphate [1] [2] [3] The Hubbari ruled Sindh, Makran, Turan, Khuzdar and Multan from their capital city of Mansura. In 854 CE Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil appointed Aziz al-Habbari governor of Sindh. Aziz al-Habbari was followed by his son Umar al-Habbari I. His son Abdullah al-Habbari succeded him and his grandson,Umar al-Habbari II was ruling when famous Arab historian Al-Masudi visited Sindh. Habbari dynasty ruled Sindh until 1024 (Khafif al-Habbari, last ruler of the Habbari dynasty).

News and Updates

Wedding of Pirzadas,
*Mazhar, Behram Shah, Mubassar Munir Shah and Muddassar Feroze Shah Insha Allah on 25th & 26th July,2009.

Silsala- E -Tarikat

Since the Piran E Pail are descendents of Hazrat Ba Ud din Zakkariyya- a disciple of Hazrat Shahab Ud Din Soharwardi,Baghdadi*, they follow Soharwardia,and from Fiqah school view point they are followers of Imam Abu Hanifah.
One of the able son of this family Late Pir Karam Shah El Azhari ,of Bhera Sharif,had been instrumental in promoting the Hanafi Fiqah through his teachings and writings.He authored volumes of Tafseer E Quran(Zia ul Quran) and Seerah Paak (way of Prohhet Mohammad PBUH)-Zia Un Nabi.
*Sheikh Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Suhrawardi son of Abu Najib, was born in Suhraward and died in Baghdad.

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Location

The village Pail-Piran is located off the Islamabad-Lahore Speed Way(Motor Way).From the Kalar Klahar- a scenic resort, interchange one o takes turn to Khushab- Sargodha road.
A 30- 45 minutes drive will take you to a the gate way of Soon Valley,as district Chakwal ends and the the District khushab starts.After crossing villages: Munnarah(Chakwal) and Padhrar(Khushab), and before you start climbing Katha Sagral(khushab) heights,on your left you will see a Mouselium(Mazar) of Hazrat Pir Khawja Noori on hilly terrain,and here you reach the villsage Pail-Piran.
The 2nd route is via Talagang(Chakwal).From Talagang as you proceed to Khushab-Sargodha you will come acroos Pail-Piran crossing,ahead of village Jabah, before you climb Katha Sagral heights.
Pail-Piran is itself a sub valley and is part of the salt range tract.Its relatively cooler place and has a very scenic look.
Before you enter the town ,a kilo meter before it is the family graveyard of Hashmite sadaats of Pail-Piran- Moqqam, in a compound wall setting,with Mazar of Pir Sahib Accha(Pir Haccha) inside.

Historical Perspective of Pail-Piran

One of the grand grandsons of Hazrat Bahaud Din Zakariyya(Also known as Pir Bahawal Ul Haq) Multani,namely Pir Ali Qatal got setllled at a place Pail-Ghazi,which is now known after the name of that great saint(wali ullah) as Pail-Piran.
As was the case with most of the subcontinent then,the area was inhabited with non-muslims mainly Rajgans,who later embraced Islam at the hands of his son Pir Khawja Noori.
Pir Ali Qatal according to some sources went back to Multan and is burried there.One of his sons Pir Mohammad Hussain got settled in Karuli -Piran district Chakwal.
Detailed account of the ancestory of Hazrat Bahaud Din Zakkariya can be found in books like "Anwar e Ghousia" written by one of Sahib E Sajjadah of DarGahe Baha ud Din Zakkariyya and also in Tazkara E Baha uddin Zakkariyya written by Maulna Noor Ahmad Afridi and published by Ulema Academy,Government of Punjab.
History of Hashmite Sadaat of Pail-Piran can be traced back to Habbari rule in Sindh(arrival of Habbarids in Sindh)-Habbari: the descendents of Habbar bin Asad
The Hashmite Saadat of Makkah,who ruled El Jabal in Ummaid(Ummayah) regime came to the subcontinent through El Khawarzum, and established 1st Muslim capital in the subcontinent-Mansoora( AD Mansura)*, near Shehzadkot Sindh.
They ruled El Khawarzum as Salaateen for many generations and then ruled from Mansoora again for geneartions. In 856 AD Habbarid rule in Sind founded by Arab Abbasid Governor Umar bin Abdul Aziz Habbar[856-886], a fifth descendant from Habbar bin Al Aswad, a Quraish from the family of Syedah Khadija (R A) -the first wife of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Umar Habbar and his father were born in Sind.(source:History of Muslim religion(
Hazrat Baha Ud Din was born to Hazrat Shah Wajih Ud Din Mohammad Ghous and his spirtual leader was Hazrat Shahab Ud Din Soharwardi.He visted Baghdad and was given 'Khilafat' by Hazrat Shahbudin Soharwardi.He and his successors ruled Multan as Walees(Governors) for generations.Among his descendents were sons: Hazrat Sadarudin Arif Billah(grandfather of Pir Khawja Noori of Pail-Piran) and grandson Harat Shah Rukan E Alam.
Pir of Bhera Sharif and Pirs of Khara are descendents of yet another grandson of Hazrat Sadar Ud Din arif Billah.
*A number of Arab tribes of Quraish, Kalb, Tameem, Saqeef, Harris, Ael-e-Utba, Aal-e-Jareema and Asad, and several prominent families of Yemen and Hejaz had settled in Sind. Masudi (915 A.D. - 302 A.H.) writes that he met many descendants of Hazrat Ali in Mansura who were in the line of Omar bin Ali and Mohammad Bin Ali(source:The people and the land of Sindh)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pir families of Pail-Piran

There are 3 main families of Hashmite Sadaat of Pail-Piran, all are descendents of Pir Khawja Noori- namely Fateh Shah-aal(Fatehshhaal), Daim Shah-aal(Daimshahhaal) and Kalay Shah-aal(Kalayal) with two sub families namely Sharaf Shah-aal(Sharafshhaal) and Sonay Shah-aal(Sonayshahhaal) who are closely related to the last two main families.
Some of Pir families of Pail-Piran have moved to places like Karuli-Piran,Thoha Bahadur,Pir Khanwaal etc in Chakwal district.While Pirs of Bhera Sharif (district Sargodha) and Pir Da Khara(district Chakwal) are closely related to these families.

Pirs of Pail-Piran are the decendents of Baha Ud Din Zakkariyya

Baha-ud-din Zakariya

Baha-ud-din Zakariya's Mausoleum in Multan

Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya (Persian: بہاؤ الدین زکریا) was a Sufi of Suhrawardiyya order (tariqa). His full name was Al-Sheikh Al-Kabir Sheikh-ul-Islam Baha-ud-Din Abu Muhammad Zakaria Al-Qureshi Al-Asadi Al Hashmi.

Sheikh Baha-ud-Din Zakariya known as Bahawal Haq was born at Kot Kehror, a town of Layyah District near Multan, Punjab, Pakistan, , around 1170.

His grand father Shah Kamaluddin Ali Shah Qureshi al Hashmi arrived Multan from Makkah en route to Khwarizm where he stayed for a short while. He was from the descendents of Asad Ibn Hashim the maternal grandfather of Hadhrat Ali ibn Abi Talib RA.

Arrival of Habbarids(the descendents of Habbar bin Asad in Sindh):

In Tariqat he was the disciple of Renowned Sufi Master Shaikh Shahab al-Din Suhrawardi who awarded him Khilafat only after 17 days of stay at his Khanqaah in Baghdaad.

For fifteen years he went from place to place to preach Islam and after his wanderings Bahawal Haq settled in Multan in 1222.



His Shrine

Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya died in 1267 and his mausoleum is located at Multan. The of mausoleum is a square of 51 feet 9 inches, measured internally. Above this is an octagon, about half the height of the square, which is surmounted by a hemispherical dome. The Mausoleum was almost completely ruined during the siege of 1848 by the British, but was soon afterwards restored by the Muslims.


Descendents of Hazrat Baha ud Din Zakkariyya are spread across Pakistan,and among them are Pirs of Pail-Piran(district Khushab),where descendents of one of his grandsons(Pir Ali Qatal) are settled,Bhera Sharif(district Sargodha),Pir da Khara & Karuli Piran(district Jhelum). Bahauddin Zakariya Multani was a Asadi Hashmi ( Descendent of Asad ibn Hashim) and he is truly called as Quraishi Asadi Hashmi.

External links

Pail-Piran on the Khusab.blogspot

Tuesday, January 29, 2008



The Villages of Khushab tehsil are are Anga, Balwal, Bansi, Bola, Daiwal(the hub of the Sanghas), Dhak, Girot, Hadali, Hassan Pur Tiwana (Hamoka), Jaba, Jalalpur Syedan Hamdania, Khabeki, Khatha, Khhotakka, Kufri, Kund, Mardwal, Mitha Tiwana, Mohib-Pur, Nali Nari, Nowshera, Padhrar, Pail-Piran, Parachagan, Rakh Rajar, Roda and Sabral

Villages in Noor Pur Thal Tehsil are: Adhi Kot, Adhi Sargil, Bambool, Billand, Boranawala, Chan, Dhamak, Jamali Balochan, Jara, Jatooi, Jharkil Kalwal, Katimar, Khai Majoka, Maiken, Mehmood Shaheed, Nawan Saggu, Nikro Shaheed, Noor Pur, Obhal, Palowan Pelovanis, Rahdari, Rangpur Baghoor, Shah Hussain, Shahwala and Sidha.

Villages in Quaidabad Tehsil are 14MB, Bandiyal, Choa, Goleywali, Gunjayal Jabbi Sharif (the main Village of Daman Mohar), Majoka, Mitha Kho, Namewali, Okhali Mohla and Warchcha

Pail-Piran on the Map of District Khushab,Punjab,Pakistan

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Khushab District is an important district located in Punjab, Pakistan. According to the 1998 census, the population was 9,05,711 with 24.76% living in urban areas. The district consists of 3 tehsils: Khushab, Nurpur, and Quaidabad, as well as a sub-tehsil Noshehra.

General Information
Calling Code
Time zone
No. of Towns
No. of Union Councils
51 (Khushab 33, NoorPur 10, Quaidabad 8)

Geographically this is quite unique district of Pakistan which has mountains, deserts, lush green harvesting land, lakes and river. SOON valley is one of the most beautiful hill stations of Pakistan. This district is quite rich in natural resources (salt & coal) etc.. People are very hardworking and most of them are associated with farming and agriculture. Khushab is also known for its delicious sweets specially DHODA and PATEESA. Name of this city "Khushab" was given by King Shar Shah Surry on arrival in area. Khushab means "Metha Pani" or Pure Water.

Jauharabad (District Khushab) is beautiful city for residence havind wide roads and streets. Education rate is increasing in Khushab District. Top Schools and colleges include Fauji Foundation Khushab, DPS Khushab & The educators Jauharabad. Now there is a campus of Arid University in Khushab.

Neighbour cities are Sargodha,Mianwali,Bhakher,Jhelum and Jhang. The soon valley sakasir is one of the beautiful area of District Khushab. There is three beautiful lakes(Ochali, Khabbaki, Sodhi Jay Wali) and a beautiful Garden called Kanhatti Garden near Khabbaki village. Here is a very bigest forest in Soon Valley area.

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Khabeki Lake

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Ochali Lake

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Irrigation in Soon Valley

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Soon Valley Ogali Village

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Jahlar Lake Soon Valley

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Cauliflower Field in Khotaka (Soon Valley)


Khushab is situated between Sargodha and Mianwali, near the river Jhelum. The district is headquartered at Jauharabad (founded 1953, pop. 39,477).

This distt. is full of natuaral beauty containing Jhelum River,Fields,Mountains(Skaisar) and Thal desert.Its important towns included Quaida-bad,Jauhara-bad,Mithtawana,Nowshera.

Jauharabad is beautiful city for residence having wide roads and rate is increasing in Khushab distt.Top Schools and colleges included are Fauji Foundation Khushab,DPS Khushab,The educators Jauharabad.Now there is a campus of Arid University in Khushab.

Neighbour cities are Sargodha,Mianwali,Bhakher,Jhelum and Jhang.

The soon valley sakasir is one of the beautiful area of Diss. Khushab.

There is three beautiful lakes(Ochali. Khabbaki. Sodhi jay wali) and a beautiful Garden Kanhatti Garden near Khabbaki village. Here is a very bigest forest in Disst. khushab soonvalley area.

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People and Culture

Places to visit Khabikki Lake Khabikki Lake is a salt water lake in the southern Salt Range area in Pakistan. This lake is formed due to the absence of drainage in the range. Earlier its water was brackish. Now the water is sweet and a Chinese breed of fish is introduced in it.

The lake is one kilometer wide and two kilometres long. Khabikki is also the name of a neighbouring village. Boats are also available and there is a rest house beside the lake. A hill gently ascended on the right side of the lake. The lake and the green area around provide a good scenery.

Uchhali is a salt water lake in the southern Salt Range area in Pakistan. This lake is formed due to the absence of drainage in the range. Sakaser (1522 metre / 4946 feet), the highest mountain in the Salt Range, looms over the lake. Due to its brackish water the lake is lifeless. But it offers a picturesque scenery.

Sakaser Sakaser is the highest mountain in the Salt Range area in Pothohar in Pakistan. It is 1522 metre / 4946 feet high. It is situated in Khushab District but it can be seen from adjoining districts of Mianwali and Chakwal.

Uchhali Lake is just below it. It is a good picnic spot and moderately tough walking point. At its top there is a radar.

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The Tribes

The population of the district is comprised of many tribes including:

  • Hashmi Sadat-Decendents of Bahauddin Zakariyya Multani(Syeds of Pail-Piran)
  • Awan
  • Sangha - [MALIKS]
  • Tiwana
  • Lilla (Malik)
  • Naichs (Maliks)
  • Baghoors
  • Parachas
  • Belals (Maliks)
  • Syeds (Hamdanis)
  • Baloachs
  • Janjauas
  • Mangat
  • Bandials
  • Utras
  • Saggus
  • Chheenas
  • Sheikhs
  • Maikens
  • Joyia (Malik)
  • Rahdaris
  • Jasras
  • Waghras
  • Kharas
  • Doodhas
  • Baggahs
  • Kalus
  • Boranas
  • Doohns
  • Majoka(Malik)

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Villages of Khushab tehsil are are Kund, Hadali, Daiwal(the hub of the Sanghas), Mitha Tiwana, Hassan Pur Tiwana (Hamoka), Bola, Roda, Parachagan, Jalalpur Syedan Hamdania, Mohib-Pur, Girot, Nali Nari, Khatha, Padhrar Dhak, Khhotakka, Bansi, Balwal, Pail-Piran,Jaba, Khabeki, Mardwal, Nowshera, Anga and Kufri. Villages in Tehsil Noor Pur Thal are Noor Pur, Adhi Sargil, Adhi Kot, Chan, Rangpur Baghoor, Jamali, Rahdari, Mehmood Shaheed, Shahwala, Shah Hussain, Boranawala, Palowan, Kalwal, Sidha, Maiken, Bambool, Jara, Jharkil, Nawan Saggu, Dhamak, Nikro Shaheed, Katimar, Obhal, Khai Majoka, Jatooi, Billand and Pelovanis. Villages in Tehsil Quaidabad are Choa, Warchcha, Okhali Mohla, Gunjayal, Mitha Kho, Bandiyal, Jabbi Sharif (the main Village of Daman Mohar), 14MB, Goleywali and Namewali, Majoka.

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Khushab consists of agricultural lowland plains, lakes, and hills. Parts of the Thal desert touch the district and the Jhelum runs alongside it making it highly fertile for agriculture. The district is rich in natural resources (salt & coal). Most people are associated with farming and agriculture.One third of the district is hilly and is dominated by Awans and other minor tribes. Since there is no agriculture in the area, this part of Khushab district has been favoured by governments since British times as being fertile ground for armed services recruitment - a majority of the population from this area goes into the armed forces. The other two parts are irrigated lands between Khushab and Quaiadabad and the desert area of tehsil noorpur thal. This desert area is the beginning of large Thal desert that continues into India's Rajhistan. In the 1980s the district was classified as a tax relief zone for new industries. This led to the establishment of many industries including cement, sugar, and textiles. But this exist only in the Headquarter (Jauharabad) so the benefits are getting the Elite ones. Masses have still a very hard life.

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The Thal Desert

The Thal desert is a dry desert with scarce vegetation — mostly thorny bushes — over a breadth of 70 miles and is situated between the Indus river and the Jhelum river. But in Thal the people are very poor because the whole land is arid and depends upon the weather condition. They cultivate grains only. Most illiterate area in Punjab Province. Noor Pur Thal has ten Union councils but you can hardly find good schools or other basic necessities of life there. Thal desert is basically is a triangle between the districts of Khushab, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Jhang, Leyiha and Muzzafargarh. Mostly the area is arid the people are very poor. Thal has very hot days and pleasant nights.

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The Soon Valley

The Soon Valley is the cultural hub of Awan tribe. The heirline of the Awan tribe reaches a common ancestor Qutab Shah who supposedly lived here, so the valley holds a special meaning to the tribe. One of the villages of the soon valley namely Pail_piran is inhabited by the decendents od Bahauddin Zakkarya Multani,and are Hashmite Sadats(Syeds),who's ancestor Pir Khawja Noori son of Pir Ali Qatal made many people of region embrace Islam.Pirs of Pail-Piran are closely related to Pirs of Bhera sharif and Pir the Khara.Few leading personalities of Pail-Piran included Pir Nowbahar Shah,dr.Pir Walayat Shah(Dr.Wali Pir),Pir Kalu Shah,and lately Dr.Syed Wajid H.Pirzada.Mazar of Pir Khawja Noori is located in Pail-piran.The Soon Valley is important as a hill station after Murree in the province of Punjab. The valley has beautiful lakes and gardens.

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Politics of the region

The Tiwana family has dominated politics in Khushab, mainly because they are scattered over most of the plains of the district while other tribes are more concentrated in the valleys and the mountains. In the Soon Valley politics centred Pir Nowbahar Shah of Pail-Piran during his life time.Hos other contemporaries were Malik Shahnawaz of Khabaki and Malik hayyat of Jabba.

The leader of Tiwana party, Malik Khuda Buksh Tiwana, was Chairman of Sargodha district before Khushab became a district. He then served as the first Chairman of Khushab. Later he became Provincial minister and was also elected as MNA. His younger brothers Malik Ghulam Mohammad Tiwana, Malik Ehsan Ullah Tiwana and Malik Saif Ullah Tiwana also are famous political figures.

Malik Ghulam Mohammad Tiwana is Zila Nazim of Khushab and has served Khushab as member, National Assembly and member, Provincial Assembly defeating Shakir Bashir Awan and Shuja Khan (candidate from PML-Q).

Malik Ghulam Rasool Sangha is the Thesil Nazim of Thesil Khushan. He belongs to the Awan family from Daiwal. He was elected Tehsil Nazim by defeating Haroon Bandial and Malik Mukhtar.

Malik Ehsan Ullah Tiwana was the first Zila Nazim of Khushab and is now the President of the Pakistan Muslim League in there. Saif Tiwana is the serving MNA.

The Tiwana party is widely known as the Awami group and have a very strong allegiance in the whole district unlike other political groups, whose popularity is confined to certain specific areas like Awans in Padhrar and the Maliks in Soon valley.

Malik Karam Bakhsh Awan of Padhrar was the famous person of the area. He founded Tanzeem-ul-Awan for the betterment of Awans. He provided his own land for the establishment of Government College Naushera.

Malik Naeem Khan was another important personality and an influential politician. He worked very hard for the development of Soon Valley.

Other famous people of the Khushab district include the sitting federal minister Sumaira Malik, Brigadier Muhammad Nazar Tiwana followed by his younger cousin brother Brigadier Muhammad Azam Tiwana and Major Ahmed Khan Tiwana (Shaheed - Kargil 1999), Tamgha-e-Basalat.

Malik Muhammad Waris Kalu is also a very important figure of the area he belongs to the desert area and very popular among the poor masses. He always love to do work for the people in Thal Desert. Malik Saleh Muhammad Gunjial MPA.(Ex Minister of Punjab).

One of the famous young political personalty is Malik Tahir Raza Baghoor , he is emerging leader of baghoor family in Tehsil Noor Poor Thal , this young person inherted politics from his family , in recent local body election , this young person lost his tehsil nazim election on toss .

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Prominent Politicians of Khushab

  • Ex Ministers
  • Malik Naeem Khan Awan:-Ex Federal Minister
  • Malik KhudaBuksh Tiwana Ex Provincial Minister
  • Present MNA's
  • Malik Shakir Bashir Awan -A young political leader- MNA NA -70
  • Miss Sumaira Malik MNA NA-69
  • Ex - MNA's
  • Malik Umar Aslam Awan:-Ex-MNA.
  • Sardar Shujah Khan Baloch:-Ex-MNA
  • Malik Saif Ullah Tiwana:-Ex-MNA
  • Present MPA's
  • Mailik Muhammad Asif Bha MPA PP-41
  • Malik Karam Ellahi Bandial MPA PP-40
  • Malik Muhammad Waris Kallu MPA PP-42
  • Malik Javid Iqbal Awan MPA PP-39
  • Ex - MPA's
  • Capt. Dr. Muhammad Rafiq Ex-MPA
  • Malik Muhammad Azam Advocat Ex-MPA (Sleeping permanently after that)
  • Malik Saleh Muhammad Gunjial:- Ex MPA
  • Malik Khuda Baksh Wadhal:- Ex MPA
  • Present District Nazim, Khushab
  • Malik Ghulam Muhammad Tiwana :-District Nazim
  • Ex - District Nazim, Khushab
  • Malik Ehsan Ullah Tiwana:- Ex - District Nazim
  • Ex - Chairman of District Khushab
  • Malik Ameer Mukhtar Sangha Awan:- Ex Chairman of District Khb.
  • Present Naib Zila Nazim, Khushab
  • Malik Atta Ullah Gunjial:- Naib Zila Nazim
  • Ex - Naib Zila Nazim, Khushab
  • Malik Shakir Bashir Awan:- Ex - Naib Zila Nazim
  • Present Tehsil Nazim, Khushab
  • Malik Ghulam Rasool Sangha Awan:- Tehsil Nazim Khushab
  • Ex - Tehsil Nazim, Khushab
  • Malik Ayub Bha, Ex- Tehsil Nazim Khushab
  • Present Tehsil Nazim, Noorpur Thal
  • Malik Said Rasool Salhal:- Tehsil Nazim, Noorpur Thal
  • Present Naib Tehsil Nazim, Khushab
  • Muhammad Yar:- Naib Tehsil Nazim Khushab
  • Present Naib Tehsil Nazim, Noorpur Thal
  • Muhammad Khan Borana:- Naib Tehsil Nazim, Noorpur Thal
  • Ex - Naib Tehsil Nazim, Noorpur Thal
  • Malik Tahir Raza Baghoor :Ex Naib Tehsil Nazim Noorpur Thal

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Education In Khushab

There are many schools in the area mostly Secondary or Higher Secondary Education institutions. Students have to go to the other cities for higher education and further education. The literacy rate of Khushab is about 65% and due to recent research projects in the area, the literacy rate is increasing.

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Main Villages

  • Jauhar Abad
  • Daiwal
  • Jabbi Sharif
  • Padhrar
  • Tiba Qaim Din
  • Hadali
  • Mitha Tiwana
  • Hamokah
  • Noor Pur Thal
  • Qaid Abad
  • Dhak Janjua
  • kufri
  • kalyal
  • Pail-Piran
  • Chanki
  • Rahdari
  • Shahwala
  • Mehmood Shaheed
  • Bambool
  • Jara
  • katimar
  • Shah Hussain
  • Adhi Kot
  • Rangpur Baghoor
  • Girot+Mohibpur
  • Billand
  • Pelovanis
  • Namewali
  • Majoka

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Main Towns

  • Satellite Town Khushab
  • Satellite Town Jauharabad
  • New Satellite Town Jauharabad
  • Model Town jauhurabad
  • civil lines jauharabad
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