History & Photos of Jhelum District

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 tehsil of Talagang […]

History & Photos of Baddomalhi

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. Baddomalhi town was founded by a Malhi, Muhammad Jani, […]

Photos of Hafizabad

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 is famous for its rice […]

Photos of Burewala

Burewala is a city of Vehari District in southern Punjab. 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”  who was a ‘Sikh’. The village is also called “Old Bura” or “Purana Boora.” The people of this village […]

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 and was merged […]

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, who had declared independence from […]

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); Daska, Pasrur, Samrial […]

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

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 PAF Base Sargodha), […]

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, a jogi tribe, […]