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Country  Pakistan
Time zone  PST (UTC+5)
Elevation  210 m
Province  Punjab, Pakistan
District  Mianwali District
Calling code  (+92)0459
Local time  Monday 10:09 PM
University  Namal College
Weather  23°C, Wind SE at 6 km/h, 44% Humidity
Neighborhoods  Watta Khel, Daud Khail, Ibrahim Abad

History of mianwali in urdu tareekh e mianwali

Mianwali (Urdu: مِيانوالى‎) is the capital city of Mianwali District, Pakistan. In November 1901, present day tehsils of Mianwali, Isa Khel and Piplan [ now Liaqat Abad] wwere separated from Bannu District[ KPK] and Bhakkar and Layyah from Dera Ismail Khan District and clubbed together to form a new district named' Mianwal'i with its headquarters in Mianwali city. The municipal committee was founded in December 1993 and has remained operational since then Mianwali is border district between KPK and Punjab..


Map of Mianwali, Pakistan

Mianwali city at jahaz chok


The city has an FM radio station (FM 93), Feroz Shah Memorial Library, Sports Complex, Hockey Stadium and a Football Stadium. There are several educational institutions from elementary to post-graduate level.

The city has an airport built near the old World War II aerodrome and known as M.M.Alam Base Mianwali. It is one of the major operational and training air bases of the country. The No. 1 Fighter Conversion Unit of the PAF is stationed here.

There is a railway connecting the city with Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi.

The main highways connecting to the other parts of the country include: the Sargodha–Lahore road [N–60], MM Road (Mianwali–Muzaffargarh road), Talagang–Rawalpindi road, and the Kalabagh–Bannu road [N–60].


Mianwali District was an agricultural region with forests during the Indus Valley Civilization. The Vedic period is characterized by Indo-Aryan culture that invaded from Central Asia and settled in Punjab region. In 997 CE, Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi took over the Ghaznavid dynasty empire established by his father, Sultan Sebuktegin. In 1005 he conquered the Shahis in Kabul, and followed it by the conquests of Punjab region. The Delhi Sultanate and later Mughal Empire ruled the region. The Punjab region became predominantly Muslim due to missionary Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of Punjab region.

Before the British rule, the area formed an integral portion of the Graeco-Bactrian Empire of Kabul and the Punjab. During British rule, the Indian empire was subdivided into provinces, divisions and districts; afterward, the independence of Pakistan divisions remained the third tier of government until 2000. The British had made the town of Mianwali as tehsil headquarters of Bannu District then part of Dera Ismail Khan Division of Punjab province. The population of Mianwali, according to the 1901 census of India, was 3,591.

In November 1901, the North-West Frontier Province was carved out of Punjab and the tehsils of Mianwali and Isa Khel, and were separated from Bannu District (Bannu became part of NWFP). A new district was made with the headquarters in Mianwali city and placed in Punjab. The district became a part of Rawalpindi Division. There were four tehsils: Mianwali, Isa Khel, Bhakkar, and Layyah. Layyah was included in the Muzaffargarh District in 1909. The district became a part of Sargodha Division in 1961. Bhakkar Tehsil was separated from Mianwali and was made a separate district inside Sargodha Division w.e.f. 01-07-1982.

The predominantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslim refugees from India settled in the Mianwali district.

Notable people

  • Mian Mohammad Akbar Shah PEER SAAB GHUND WALY
  • Amir Mohammad Khan
  • Imran Khan Niazi
  • Misbah-ul-Haq (Cricketer)
  • Maulana Kausar Niazi
  • Amir Abdullah Khan Rokhri
  • Abdul Sattar Khan Niazi
  • Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi
  • Sher Afgan Niazi
  • Lt. General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi
  • Humair Hayat Khan Rokhri
  • Jagan Nath Azad
  • Mansoor Afaq
  • References

    Mianwali Wikipedia

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