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Dhoke Budhal

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Country  Pakistan
District  Rawalpindi District
Union Council  Narali
Local time  Monday 11:33 PM
Area code  0513
Region  Punjab
Tehsil  Gujar Khan Tehsil
Time zone  PST (UTC+5)
Postal code  47761
Weather  16°C, Wind N at 8 km/h, 41% Humidity

Dhoke budhal dautala mujeeb ahmed awan


Dhoke Budhal (Urdu:ڈھوک بدہال) (U.C Narali) is a village in Rawalpindi District.

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Maa ke shan by shahid mehmood dhoke budhal gujar khan


Etymology

In the Pothohari dialect of Punjabi, "Dhoke" means a small chunk of people or houses, while Budhal is the title given to a specified group of "Awan" Tribe. As most of the inhabitants (about 98%) of this village are "Budhal" descents of "Awan" tribe so the name is given to depict the peoples as "Group of Budhals".

Geography

The village is located at 33° 08' 00.60" N and 73° 09' 48.60" E in the northern part of Union Council Narali. Dhoke Manna is bordering North East side of village, Miana Mohra touches the boundary of Dhoke Budhal to South-East, Narali is located in south, while north west side is covered by PPL oil fields and Village Mastala.

History

It is believed that Qadi Khan قادى خان (Awan tribal leader), moved to Narali from Dora Budhal ڈوره بدھال during 18th century. When, how and why Budhals moved to current location of Dhoke Budhal is not known. The presence of only one tribe (i.e. Awan) and all Sunni Muslims indicates that either this community never accepted outsiders or other communities not tried to move in this village.

References

Dhoke Budhal Wikipedia


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