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PIND DADAN KHAN

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 621 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PIND DADAN KHAN, a town of British India, in the Jhelum district of the Punjab, situated near the right bank of the river Jhelum, on the Sind-Sagar branch of the North-Western railway. Pop. (1901), 13,770. It is an important centre of trade,. and its manufactures include boats, brass-ware, pottery, embroidered scarves and riding-whips.
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This city is near Jalapur sharif where sikandare azam go malakwal and also this city is near the bigest mine of salt khewra.
PIND DADAN KHAN IS THE PLACE WHICH GIVES TASTE TO THE WORLD FOODS FOR EATING . IT IS THE CITY WHICH GIVES THE BEST AND THE BEST SOLDIERS FOR ARMY AIRFORCE AND NAVY TO GAURD THE PAKISTANI INTERNATIONAL BORDERS EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY .THIS CITY BORN THE LIONS THOSE PROTECT THE COUNTRY BY THEIR BLOOD. I REALLY LOVE THE PIND DADAN KHAN
Another important feature of Pind Dadan Khan is its honour that Al-Bairuni,the famous mathematician determined the centre of earth around this town. He set up an observatory in the nearby salt-range. The boys college in Pind Dadan Khan is also named after Al-Bairuni. Revealed history also confirms that older name of this town was Shamsabad. It is perhaps after the arrival of Dadan Khan, a devout saint that the name changed to Pind Dadan Khan, i.e the town of Dadan Khan. Dadan Khan is buried near the Government Boys School. Pind Dadan Khan has also been famous for athletics. The famous "Kabadi" is a popular athletics game. The town has produced famous players of Kabadi for many decades. This portion is added by Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja, who hails from Pind Dadan Khan and has attended the famous Government Boys School.
Pind Dadan Khan has contributed a lot in the shape of human resource, specially to the armed forces. However, the area has been neglected since long. Condition of the town is deteriorating day by day. There is a need for a sincere leadership who can look after the village and bring it to a better shape. Arshad.
There are very talented players of many sports like cricket,football,hockey,kabbadi(a famous game of Subcontinent)etc but government is not giving any credit to these sportsmen.
I being the son of the soil extend my heatiest congratulations and heart felt gratitude to Prof. Gulzar Khawaja who has taken this initiative to put very vital facts of Pind Dadan Khan on this site for the benefit of readers.It is worth-mentioning that most of people of this small town have good brawn that's why they fit in uniform jobs like armed forces and police etc but the those few who become academics or other professionals always touch the top in their fields; Prof. Khawaja himself is the best example. The locals often leave the city and settle in the big towns and turn a deaf ear to the burning problems of the town. Establishement of Pind Dadan Khan Welfare Society in Islamabad by a few eminent sons of the soil working and living in the twin cities,is a great breakthrough. This organization is making great progress and has provided an excellent forum of meeting and resolving common issues. among its founders and members are the eminent professionals, executives, civil and military officers, lawyers and academics. Syed Munir Hussain Bukhari Director Finance Shifa International Hospital Islamabad is the greatest contributor and patron of this non-profit organization who may be contacted for any assistance and information in this regard. Prof. Afzal Awan Canada.
If now u visit the PD Khan, you will realise that no action, no effort, no attention and no interest have been shown to develop it. PD khan tehsil is producing cement, soda,coal, salt and raw materials for an industry but the need is to give funds for the betterment of this tehsil.
Pind Dadan khan has a great and enriched history, references can be taken from ancient history as Alexander The Great and his army stayed here (saed Abad) and crossed the River Jhelum near Jalalpur, a town near by P. D. Khan. There is also a Mughal history refence that Great Mughal King Babar also crossed this Jhelum River, at Ahmedabad, many times in the process of travelling between kallar kahar and Bhera. During the Rule of Ranjit Singh, P D Khan was the second most important town after Amritsar and was the largest market of western Punjab.. It was a district headquarter of Jhelum till 1849 and after this year Jhelum was declared district,86Km away from P D Khan and almost 120Km away from Kandwal, last village of Jhelum. Now Pind Dadan Khan is a Tehsil Headquarter with only one Union Council. Its backwardness still on and the representatives(MPA and MNA) of people of that Area are extending this backwardness. A large and resourceful area of this tehsil is delivered to District Chakwal and they remain silent. People of this area are wishing that P D Khan should be declared as a district, otherwise they would like to be the part of District Chakwal. Ali Irfan Malik London, United Kingdom
PIND DADAN KHAN IS ONE OF THE FAMOUS ANCIENT TOWNS OF PAKISTAN ACCORDING TO THE ANCIENT HISTORY OF SUBCONTINENT. IT HAS A BIG NAME IN HISTORY OF PAKISTAN, FIRST BIGGEST SALT MINE OF WORLD, ICI SODA ASH FACTORY IN KHEWRA, CEMENT FACTORY IN DANDOT & GHARIBWAL, COAL MINE NEAR KHEWRA, OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES LIKE MAJOR CROPS OF PAKISTAN (COTTON, TOBACCO ETC..) ARE THE PROOF OF THIS AREA. IT HAS CONTRIBUTED MANY EMINENTS TO OVERALL FIELDS OF PAKISTAN BUT I AM REALLY SORRY TO SAY THAT IT IS ALSO UNDER THE EFFECT OF NON DEVELOPMENT DUE TO ITS POOR AND ILLEGIBLE POLITIONS.AT THE END I AM THANKFUL TO MY FRIEND MALIK ALI IRFAN AWAN WHO SENT ME THIS OPTION ON FACE BOOK. MOHSIN SHAHZAD AWAN LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.
Although I was born elswhere in Punjab area of British India[now Pakistan ], pind Dadan Khan is my family home . I went to the Primary and Junior Schools there and most of my acestors are buried here. I have an great affection and affininty for Pind Dadan Khan and can still vividly recall my World War 2 childhood, floods. wedding processions[ "dolees "] over which money was showered ! My father died when I was 7 years old ; we used to run after the dolees to pick up pennies to buy sweets fresh fruits from street vendors. My heart breaks when on my visits to PDK I see the neglected State Hospitals and Schools,open sewage drains , unrepaired roads and poverty all around in my home town. I am now a British citizen ,having served in the National Health Service almost all of my working life. I am only 81 yer old boy [still a child of PDK in my heart }.
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