History & Photos of Jhelum District

Photos of Jhelum. Jhelum is a district of Rawalpindi Division in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. It is one of the oldest districts of Punjab and was established on 23 March 1849. During British rule, Jhelum was much  larger than the current district. Chakwal and Talagang tehsils were also included in it. In 1914, the […]

History & Photos of Baddomalhi

Baddomalhi History and Photos. By Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema (Retd) Baddomalhi is a town at the right bank of River Ravi, located 35 miles northeast of Lahore. It was previously part of Sialkot District. On July 1, 1991, Narowal District was formed and Baddomalhi became a part of Narowal Tehsil and District. Baddomalhi town […]

Photos of Hafizabad

Photos of Hafizabad Punjab, Pakistan. Hafizabad is a district of Gujranwala Division in Punjab Province of Pakistan. It became a district in 1993; formerly, it was a tehsil of Gujranwala District. The city of Hafizabad is the capital of the district. The district is administratively divided into two tehsils (subdivisions); Hafizabad and Pindi Bhattian. It […]

Photos of Burewala

Photos of Burewala. Burewala is a city of Vehari District in southern Punjab. Burewala city is the headquarters of Burewala Tehsil (subdivision). Burewala was upgraded as a Tehsil in July 1976. The exact origin of Burewala’s name is unknown; however, there are different theories. One theory is that the city is named after a person named “Burha” […]

Photos of Bahawalpur

Photos of Bahawalpur. Brief History: The princely state of Bahawalpur was founded in 1802 by Nawab Mohammad Bahawal Khan II after the break up of Durrani Empire. The state acceded to Pakistan on 7 October 1947 when Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi V decided to join Pakistan. Bahawalpur became a province of Pakistan in 1952 […]

Photos of Dera Ghazi Khan

Photos of Dera Ghazi Khan. Brief History: Dera Ghazi Khan is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Its capital is Dera Ghazi Khan city. The city was founded in 15th century by Amar, a Tribal Sardar of Mirani and named after Nawab Ghazi Khan Mirani, son of Nawab Haji Khan Mirani, a Balochi chieftain, […]

Photos of Sialkot

Photos of Sialkot. Editor’s Note: Rare black & white photos of Sialkot dating back to 1880s are in the last portion of this Post. Sialkot is a district of Gujranwala Division in Punjab Province of Pakistan. The city of Sialkot is the capital of the district. The district is administratively divided into four tehsils (subdivisions); […]

Photos of Gujranwala

Editor’s Note: Rare black & white photos of Gujranwala dating back to 1865 are in the last portion of this page. Gujranwala is a Division in Punjab Province of Pakistan. It is administratively subdivided in to six districts; Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin and Narowal. The city of Gujranwala is the capital of the division and […]

Photos of Sargodha

Photos of Sargodha. Sargodha is administrative center of Sargodha District. The name Sargodha has its origins in the words Sar (meaning pond) and Godha (meaning sadhu). It is an agricultural trade centre with various industries. It is Pakistan’s best citrus-producing area. Sargodha is one of the few planned cities in Pakistan. Pakistan’s largest airbase, PAF Base Mushaf (formerly […]

Photos of Rawalpindi

Photos of Rawalpindi. Editor’s Note: Rare black & white photos of Rawalpindi dating back to 1880s are in the last portion of this page. Brief History: Rawalpindi, locally known as ‘Pindi’, is Pakistan’s prominent city located near the capital, Islamabad. Rawalpindi and Islamabad are called Twin Cities. The name ‘Rawalpindi’ means the abode of Rawals. The Rawals, […]

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