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Dadhocha

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Country  Pakistan
Time zone  PST (UTC+5)
District  Rawalpindi
Province  Punjab, Pakistan
Dadhocha

Dadhocha is a small village near Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Gakhars (Kayanis) are a majority clan but village also houses a large number from Rajput (Janjua) family. The area is semi mountainous and part of the Pothohar Plateau. Dadhocha Dam lies in the area.

Map of Dadochha, Pakistan

It is worth mentioning here that the famous Raja Bazaar of Rawalpindi is named after Raja Khudadad Khan of Dadochha(a pious man, whose shrine is located in Dadochha too). It has schools (spared for girls) and its own mosque with a minaret of height more than 110 feet. The population is around 2000 with 150+ well constructed homes. Majority of Dadochha population has valuable contributions for the defense of Pakistan. The village produced soldiers of almost all ranks of Pakistan Army. Captain Shahjahan Khan of Sapers and Miners (current core of engineers) earned great reputation in Indian Army. During his era, almost all the Dadochha family was in Indian army service. Dadochha family, under his noble command and guidance, brought 1 train full of immunation from India and handed it to the Government of Pakistan. Maj General Khudadad Khan (died in 1973) was another brave son of Dadochha. He changed the definitions of people's lives. Dadochha is known as "Village of army officers" among the old timers the great names include, Brigadier Riaz ul Haq, Brig Anjum Zaman, Brig Shabbir Ahmed are other notable army officers from this village. The village today has the honour to have a senior serving General Officer in Pakistan Army. Brig Riaz ul Haq also served as chairman CDA (1973-1975) during Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto' s tenure. Raja Zafar ul Haq was a prominent man in West Pakistan's Muslim League. His son, Raja Shahid Zafar earned great reputation as Mr. Clean. He was elected member of parliament in 1985,1988,1990.He remained Minister for Production from 1988 - 1990. Being the largest village in the area, Dadochha is known for the great values and traditions of the Kayani family. The youth has huge potential and they are performing well in almost all dimensions.

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Dadhocha Wikipedia


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