Monday, December 21, 2009

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Literacy Rate of District Jhelum

Punjab Education Department’s annual literacy statistics for 2006:

Lahore trails Rawalpindi by 5.8%

By Afnan Khan

LAHORE: The second largest city in the country was ranked the second most literate district in Punjab with a literacy rate of 64.7 percent. According to the annual statistics issued by the Punjab Education Department, Rawalpindi beat Lahore to the top spot with a literacy rate of 70.5 percent. Jhelum, surprisingly, beat bigger urban centres to claim third place in the rankings with a literacy of 63.9 percent, while Rajanpur district came in last with a poor showing of 20.7 percent.

The rankings also boded well for smaller cities such as Toba Tek Singh, Chakwal, Narowal and Mandi Bahauddin, which ranked higher than larger urban centres with better educational facilities and easier access to higher education, such as Bahawalpur, Jhang, Multan and Mianwali.

Daily Times learnt that the Education Department had marked the province’s 15 least literate districts and will work to fully facilitate education there and take measures such as providing a monthly stipend to female students to give the families an incentive to send them to school. In these statistics, the yardstick for literacy was indicated as a person above the age of 10 who could read or write in the language he/she is being instructed in.

Lahore Executive District Officer (Education) Zahid Hussain Khan said that several variables were at play in determining Lahore’s literacy rate, including diversity of population, a larger land mass and the city’s rapid expansion.

He said that Rawalpindi had multiple advantages since it was a twin city with Islamabad, the federal capital, and was less populated than Lahore. In addition, he said that most residents of Rawalpindi were more well-to-do when compared with the average Lahori family.

However, he said that the Education Department was working to increase literacy in the provincial capital and said that, “the minor gap between Rawalpindi and Lahore would soon be closed”.

He said that a rise in literacy was directly proportional to increased enrolment and a decrease in the number of dropouts from public schools. The EDO said that the department has developed a more efficient system to collect data from the schools and offices in different parts of the city. He said further that district officers had been asked to conduct frequent visits to the schools and keep the department abreast of different developments. The department was also planning to encourage the parents, especially remote areas to enrol their children in schools.

“We are planning to effectively engage school councils, union council members and social welfare organisations to help the department cope with the problems it is facing in a bid to increase literacy,” the EDO said.

Renowned educationist and Idara-e-Taleem-o-Agahi chairperson, Dr Baela Raza Jamil, told Daily Times that the government needed to go all out in its commitment to the cause of education to increase the literacy rate, especially in the less-literate areas where social and economic exploitation, feudalism and lack of efficient government machinery was hampering educational development.

Baela said further that the government needed to depute its best people to handle educational affairs and start joint ventures with civil society organisations to initiate capacity-building in remote districts.

Districts Literacy Ratio
Rawalpindi 70.5%
Lahore 64.7%
Jhelum 63.9%
Gujrat 62.2%
Sialkot 58.9%
Chakwal 56.7%
Gujranwala 56.6%
Narowal 52.7%
Faisalabad 51.9%
T.T. Singh 50.5%
Attock 49.3%
M. B. Din 47.4%
Sargodha 46.3%
Sahiwal 43.9%
Sheikhupura 43.8%
Multan 43.4%
Mianwali 42.8%
Hafizabad 40.7%
Khushab 40.5%
Khenewal 39.9%
Layyah 38.7%
Okara 37.8%
Jhang 37.1%
Vehari 36.8%
Kasur 36.2%
Bahawalnagar 35.1%
Bahawalpur 35.0%
Pakpattan 34.7%
Bhakkar 34.2%
R.Y. Khan 33.1%
D.G. Khan 30.6%
Lodhran 29.9%
Muzaffar Garh 28.5%
Rajanpur 20.7%

Tehsil and Union of Dist Jhelum

TehsilUnionsTotal Unions
Total Number of Tehsils = 3 and Total Unions = 53

Tilla Jogian

Cricket Stadium

Mangla Dam

Rohtas Fort

Masjid Afghan

River Jhelum

KFC Jhelum

Railway Road Jhelum

Machine Mohalla Road

Jhelum Railway Station

A Fort in Jhelum City

Notable people

Notable people

People with origins in Jhelum[44] are listed below:



DHQ Jhelum
AlKhadim Memorial Hospital

Jhelum has some of the largest hospitals[35] in the area which include the hospital in cantonment area of the city managed by the Pakistan Army or sub organisations[36].

  • District Headquarter Hospital, Jada
  • Combined Military Hospital Jhelum
  • Fauji Foundation Hospital, GT Road[37]
  • Khadam Ali Memorial Hospital, Machine Mohalla No. 1
  • Khan Muhammad Hospital, AlAsria Road.
  • Sughra Hospital, Jhelum Cantt
  • Shahid memorial trust hospital Jhelum
  • AlKaram Hospital, Civil Lines
  • Afzal Hospital, Machine Mohalla No.3
  • Noor-un-Nisa Hospital
  • Fazal Hospital, Civil Lines
  • Azeem Hospital, Jhelum Cantt
  • Umair Children Hospital, Machine Mohalla No.3
  • Capt.Moazzam Shaheed Hospital
  • Mirza Hospital, Shandar Chowk



DHQ Jhelum
AlKhadim Memorial Hospital

Jhelum has some of the largest hospitals[35] in the area which include the hospital in cantonment area of the city managed by the Pakistan Army or sub organisations[36].

  • District Headquarter Hospital, Jada
  • Combined Military Hospital Jhelum
  • Fauji Foundation Hospital, GT Road[37]
  • Khadam Ali Memorial Hospital, Machine Mohalla No. 1
  • Khan Muhammad Hospital, AlAsria Road.
  • Sughra Hospital, Jhelum Cantt
  • Shahid memorial trust hospital Jhelum
  • AlKaram Hospital, Civil Lines
  • Afzal Hospital, Machine Mohalla No.3
  • Noor-un-Nisa Hospital
  • Fazal Hospital, Civil Lines
  • Azeem Hospital, Jhelum Cantt
  • Umair Children Hospital, Machine Mohalla No.3
  • Capt.Moazzam Shaheed Hospital
  • Mirza Hospital, Shandar Chowk



FG College

Some of the important colleges of Jhelum are:[32]

  • Army Public School and College Jhelum Cantt.
  • FG Intermediat College Jhelum Cantt.
  • Fauji Foundation Model School & College, Jhelum Cantt.
  • Bahria Foundation College, GT Road, Jhelum.
  • Govt. Degree College, Jhelum.[33]
  • Govt. College. G.T. Road, Jhelum.[34]
  • Govt. College for Women, Jhelum.
  • Govt. College of Commerce, Bilal Town, Jhelum.
  • National Foundation School and College, Jhelum.
  • Govt. Islamia Girls Higher Secondary School and College, Jhelum.
  • Jinnah Law College Near Kutcheri, Jhelum.
  • M.A. Jinnah College of Commerce & Computer Science, Jhelum.
  • PICS, Bilal town Jhelum.
  • City College for Girls, Jhelum
  • UIML College



Govt. College GT Road Jhelum

Jhelum has a fairly well-developed educational infrastructure. The overall literacy rate for Jhelum is 63.9 percent, somewhat a higher literacy in Punjab province (46.6 percent)[27].

Jhelum has 6 Degree Colleges for Women, 6 Degree Colleges for Men, 6 Co-education Colleges, 6 Commerece Colleges, one Law College, with numerous Higher Secondary Schools and over 150 High Schools[28].

Higher/technical education

In technical education there are two technical colleges, the Government Institute of Technology, Chak Daulat and the Government Technical Training Institute.[29] Jhelum also has two sub-campuses of the Virtual University of Pakistan namely Wings Institute of Learning and Punjab College For Women.[30] University of the Punjab is also establishing a sub-campus at Jhelum. Governament of Punjab has allocated 65 kanals of land for this purpose.[31]

History of Jhelum

History of Jhelum

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Sohail Gate, Rohtas Fort.

The recorded history of Jhelum, a district of modern-day Pakistan, covers thousands of years. It has since its creation changed hands from Greek, Persian, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and British rule to present day Pakistan.

Jhelum is near the site of the famous Battle of the Hydaspes between the armies of Alexander the Great and Raja Porus This battle took place a few miles downstream from the city centre, along the river banks. The city was founded to commemorate the death of Alexander's horse, Bucephalus, and was originally called Bucephala. Nearby there is also the historic 16th century Rohtas Fort, another historic fort since Sikh era located at the backside of main Bus stand near Railway Phatak Jhelum City now being used as stores under Railway Authorities and also Tilla Jogian; a centuries-long history of the area.



[edit] Early history

The history of the district dates back to the semi-mythical period of the Mahabharata. Hindu tradition represents the Salt Range as the refuge of the five Pandava brethren during the period of their exile, and every salient point in its scenery is connected with some legend of the national heroes. Modern research has fixed the site of the conflict between Alexander and Porus as within Jhelum district, though the exact spot at which the Macedonian king effected the passage of the Jhelum (or Hydespes) has been hotly disputed.

[edit] Greek Period

Ancient graveyard of Alexander's period

Alexander moved from Taxila of Raja Ambhi, whom he subdued without fight, to Kalar Kahar. From there he moved over the Salt Range, turning left, along the western bank of River Jhelum, which he called Hydaspes.Opposite him on the other bank was a Raja Porus. They fought Alexander's biggest Indian battle which Alexander won, achieving a masterly surprise against the valiant Rajput. Before moving further, along the river Alexander established a village on west bank of the River and ordered construction of 2000 boats. Greek Admiral Nearches was to arrange wood from nearby higher hills which would be floated down the River and hauled up at this point. He called this village as Boucephila (Present Jhelum City). The Jhelum River passes vying with the residential areas of the city. The mosque inside the river is a famous landmark most commuters on the Grand Trunk Road see even today. Alexander's Naval Chief was assigned the task of boats building on a very large scale. Therefore, the craftsmen on a large scale were gathered, hence the modern colonies in the city were named as Machine Mohallahs (Number1, 2 and 3), because of saw mills. Jhelum became timber market for whole of Punjab over the millenniums. It was only after construction of Mangla Dam that log wood does not float down the River and the city has lost this privilege. There is a plywood factory also, which is flourishing. Greeks left marks of their chivalry and martial spirit which mixed up well with the races and clans dwelling in the area.[1]

Early Muslim Period

After this event, we have little information with regard to the condition of the district until the Muslim conquest brought back literature and history to Upper India. The Janjuas and Jats, who now hold the Salt Range and its northern plateau respectively, appear to have been the earliest inhabitants[2]

The Gakhars, who appear to represent an early wave of conquest from the west, and who still inhabit a large tract in the east of the District; while the Awans, who now cluster in the western plain, are apparently later invaders, the Gakhars were the dominant race during the early Muslim era and they long continued to retain their independence, both in Jhelum itself and in the neighbouring District of Rawalpindi[2].

Mughal era

During the flourishing period of the Mughal dynasty, the Gakhar chieftains were among the most prosperous and loyal vassals of the house of Babar. But after the collapse of the Delhi empire, Jhelum fell, like its neighbours, under the sway of the Sikhs.[2]

Sikh era

A Fort in Jhelum City, built during Sikh era.

In 1765 Gujar Singh defeated the last independent Gakhars Chief, Muqarrrab Khan, and reduced the wild mountaineers of the Salt Range and the Murree Hills to subjection. His son succeeded to his dominions until 1810, when it fell to Ranjit Singh. Under the Lahore government the dominant classes of Jhelum suffered much from fiscal actions; and the Janjua, Gakhars, and Awan families gradually lost their landed estates, which passed into the hands of their Jat dependents.[2]

British Era

In 1849 Jhelum passed with the rest of the Sikh territories into the power of the British. Ranjit Singh, however, had so thoroughly subjected the wild mountain tribes who inhabited the District that little difficulty was experienced in reducing it to working order. In 1857 the 14th Native Infantry stationed at Jhelum town mutinied, and made a vigorous defence against a force sent from Rawalpindi to disarm them, but decamped on the night following the action, the main body. being subsequently arrested by the Kashmir authorities, into whose territory they had escaped. British established administration at district level and Jhelum District, which originally was covering large area including Pindigheb and territory up to River Indus, was delimited later to include tehsils of Jhelum, Chakwal and Pind Dadan Khan, with District Head Quarters shifting from Pind Dadan Khan to Jhelum. During the 20th Century, this city has a proud history of chivalry and achievements.[3]

An old photo

During British rule Jhelum was a district of Rawalpindi Division, and was larger than the current district of Jhelum. On April 1, 1914, the tehsil of Talagang was detached from the District and incorporated with the new District of Attock. The old Jhelum district (minus Talagang) covered an area of 2,813 square miles (7285 km2) and included Chakwal tehsil - it was bounded by Shahpur and Attock to the west, and by Rawalpindi to the north - the Jhelum River separated it from Kashmir to the north-east and from Gujrat and Shahpur to the south-east and south[2].

During British rule Jhelum was connected by the North-Western Railway to other cities in the Indian empire, 1,367 miles from Calcutta, 1,413 from Bombay, and 849 from Karachi. The population according to the 1901 census of India was 14,951[2].

According to the Imperial Gazetteer of India "The present town is of modern origin, the old town, which may have been the Bucephala of Alexander having been, on the left or opposite bank of the river. Under Sikh rule the place was quite unimportant, being mainly occupied by a settlement of boatmen, and at the time of annexation contained about 500 houses.

It was then chosen as the site of a cantonment and as the head-quarters of the civil administration. For some years it was the seat of the Commissioner of the Division, but in 1859 his head-quarters were transferred to Rawalpindi. Under British rule Jhelum has steadily advanced in prosperity; and it is the entrepôt for most of the trade of the District, though, since the completion of the Sind-Sāgar branch of the North-Western Railway; the salt trade no longer passes through it. It is an important timber dépôt, the timber from the Kashmir forests which is floated down the river being collected here. A good deal of boat-building is carried on. The cantonment, which is 3 miles from the civil station, contains the church and post office. The normal strength of the garrison is one Native cavalry and four Native infantry regiments. The municipality was founded 1867. During the ten years ending 1902-3 the receipts averaged Rs. 32,100, and the expenditure Rs, 31,900. Receipts and expenditure from cantonment funds in the same period averaged Rs. 31,900 and Rs. 6,100 respectively. The chief income of the municipality in 1903-4 was Rs.34,200 chiefly from octroi; and the expenditure was Rs. 41,000. The town has two Anglo vernacular schools, a municipal high school, and a middle school maintained by the American Presbyterian Mission. Besides the civil hospital, the mission also maintains a hospital."[2]

Marble Lectern in memory of 35 British soldiers

During the Indian Rebellion of 1857 35 British soldiers of HM XXIV regiment were killed by the local resistance. A lectern inside St. John's Church Jhelum the church shows the names of those 35 soldiers. St. John's Church is located in Jhelum Cantonment Pakistan beside the river Jhelum. It was built in 1860 and is a landmark of the city. It is a Protestant church and was in use during the British period. For forty years it remained closed. Now it has been renovated and opened and almost in good condition.

British soldier William Connolly won a Victoria Cross in this battle. Mirza Dildar Baig took part in the struggle of 1857 in Jhelum, arrested and hanged near the river Jhelum. His shrine is there and he is also known as .shahid nasir . The railway bridge on the river Jhelum was built in 1873 by the British engineer William St. John Galwey. He also made the great Empress Bridge over the river Sutlej.

Military History

Jhelum is known for providing a large number of soldiers to the British and later to the Pakistan armed forces due to which it is also known as city of soldiers or land of martyrs and warriors. During World War I, Jhelum provided maximum number of soldiers as a result of which the British recruited very extensively from Jhelum, till their last days of rule. First Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry was earned by Subedar Khuda Dad Khan during World War I. Later its equivalent (Nishan-e-Haider) of Pakistan has been won by Major (Shaheed) Raja Muhammad Akram during our war of 1971. At the time of partition of the subcontinent, three out of four senior major generals of Pakistan Army were from Jhelum: Major General Muhammad Akbar, Major General Nazir Ahmed and Major General Muhammad Iftekhar. Senior most Pakistan Air Force officer was Air Commodore Muhammad Khan Janjua, also from Jhelum. Later rose up two service chiefs with four star rank, General Asif Nawaz Janjua and Admiral Tariq Kamal Khan. Colonel Muhammad Khan, the author of Bajang Amad and Bazam Araian.

During Pakistan-India wars, officers and other ranks excelled in their performances and a very large number of gallantry awards were won. One has to read Citations of such acts of valour. Then pre World War II and during that war, the number of Junior commissioned officers (earlier-Viceroy Commissioned) who rose to honorary ranks of lieutenants and captains would run into hundreds. Predominance in Defence Services continues and so is service to country[4].


Tareekh-e-Jhelum Book Cover

Anjum Sultan Shahbaz records some stories of the name Jhelum in his book Tareekh-e-Jhelum as[5]:

Many writers have different opinions about the name of Jhelum. One reason is that in ancient days Jhelum was known as Jalham. The word Jhelum is reportedly derived from the words Jal(pure water) and Ham (snow). The name thus refers to the waters of a river (flowing besides the City) which has its origin in the snow-capped Himalayas.[6]

However some writers says when “Dara-e-Azam” reached a certain place on the river bank by winning the many battles, he fixed his flag on that place and called that place “Ja-e-Alam” which mean “Place of Flag”. With the passage of time it became Jhelum from “Ja-e-Alam”.

According to a traditional story, Hazrat Saeed Bin Abi Waqas, brother of Hazrat Saad Bin Abi Waqas, was sent to China for preaching Islam, during his journey he reached at city of Jhelum, he saw the shadow of city in water of the river and said “هذا جهيلم” (this is jheelum), Which means “City besides river, in full moon night”

Here a notable point is that in English its spellings are Jhelum or Jheelum, not Jehlum.

Ahmed Shah Abdali also used “Jheelum” in place of Jhelum and “Harian” for Kharian in his Diary.

(Shahbaz, Anjum Sultan (september 2003) (urdu). Tareekh-e-Jhelum. history of jhelum (2nd ed.). Book Corner, Main Bazar, Jhelum. p. 92. )


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Journalism in Jhelum

Journalism in Jhelum

  • First Newspaper from Jhelum was published in 1885 by scholer Molvi Faqir Mohammad from maidan-e-Pakistan under name of SIRAJ UL AKHBAR.He was Baba-e-Sahafat of Jhelum and this newspaper ceased publication in in 1920.He was author of many books. [24]
  • Weekly NAI ZINDGI started its publication prior to independence under editor ship of maulana Ghulam Azam of Gharmala. Later Khadim Hussain Hyderi took editorship till his death in 1960. He was a spokesman of Muslim League.
  • Weekly Khudi started publication in 1958 and after few years it disappeared.
  • Mohammad Ehsan Butt who was neighbourer of Sraj ul Akhbar in Chappa khana Mohalla played a vital role in promotion of journalism in Jhelum.He was affiliated to Zamidar,Kohistan and Jang Rawalpindi. In 1951 he started fortnightly AMMAL which is being published till now by his sons Pervez Butt and javed Butt.
  • In 1952 Ishaq Naqashbandi started weekly NASEEM. This first ABC weekly is being published till now under editorship of Mohammad Hanif Rai.
  • Voice of Muslim a weekly started publication in 1970 under editorship of Mahmood Mirza Jhelumi and later became spokesman of Pakistan Peoples Party.
  • In 1971 Abdul Rahman Muslim from Jamaat-e-Islami started publication of AWAZ till 1998.After 1998 Mr.A.R. Saleem started KHAIR UL AMUR which is being published till now.
  • From 1989 to 1994 fortnightly SAFAT was issued and Mr.Ijaz Choudhary, Sajid Moodi and Pervez Asim were its editors.
  • Riaz Nizami started GUREZ in 1990 and is being published till now.
  • HARAMAIN a spokeman of Ahel-e-Hadith started publication since 1990 by maulana Madni & Hafiz Abdul hameed Ammer.
  • A tri-monthly mag under the name USHA started in 1996 from Kala Gujran and was closed after a few issues.
  • Since 1997 Jhelum POST is being published by Sajid Moodi[25].
  • Weekly ISLAMI NOOR was published in 1996 by Arshad Minhas.
  • Since 1997 fortnightly PRESS GALARY is being published by Raja Nobahar.
  • Leopards International a spokeman of Homeo physicians ceased publication in 1999 after 2 years of his life.
  • In 1998 AKHBAR-e-Jhelum started and after departure of its editor Hawe Nizami to USA it ceased publication. Mr.Nizami also published monthly HAZOOR HAQ for sometimes.
  • Weekly JIRGA started publication from Dina by Hakim akbar Ali Rana for sometimes and now in Jhelum it is being Published by Yunus Badnam.
  • Business News a spokeman of Jhelum chamber of commerce and Industry[26] is being published under editorship of Qazi Habib ur Rehman.
  • Apnajhelum (Print Edition) is now published by Shahzad Khan, from Logic Computers Mohammadi Chowk Jhelum to increase number of Journalism professionals.

The Prominent Journalist worth mentioning from Jhelum are Khaliq Kamran, Jameel Hashmi, Hakim Mohammad Afghan, Riaz Mirza, Dr.Noor Mohammad Nafir, Hameed Jhelumi of daily Amroz, Saif ud Din Hussam of Ansari sara(Monthly GUBAR), Syed Hassan Jaffery, monthly Wasta by Gul Nawaz Ahmed, Crime and Law by Sheikh Khalid Pervez Akhbar Meherban by Haji Meher ban.

Three colleges are also issuing a yearly magazine while PTC has published a few books in name of SATHI which Fikar & fun is a magazine of National Hobby Friends Society.



[edit] Within city

Auto Rickshaws are very popular mode of transport for short routes within the city. Many of the new rickshaws in the city use Compressed natural gas (CNG) instead of the petrol engines as CNG is environmentally clean and cheaper compared to petrol. Rickshaws by QingQi are another important mode of transportation.

[edit] Out of city

Bus Stand Jhelum

There is a regular bus/Hiace service available running from early hours of the morning to late night. Daily routes includes Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Lahore, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin, Sargodha, Chakwal, Mirpur and Faisalabad.

Regular Bus/Van service is also available with in Jhelum District, It include some of the important towns and villages such as: Buses from Jhelum to Pind Dadan Khan, Dina, Sohawa, Lillah, Nakka Khurd, Pind Sawika, Nagyal, Sanghoi, Mangla Cantt, Nara, Domeli, Darapur, Jalalpur Sharif and many more, while Vans from Jhelum to sanghoi, Dina, Kharian, Sarai Alamgir, Chak Jamal. Chak Doulat, Mughalabad, Boken, Dhanyala and many other destinations as well.


Jhelum Railway Station

The Jhelum Railway Station was built in 1928 during British rule before the independence of Pakistan. It was connected by the North-Western Railway to other cities in the Indian empire. Jhelum is on main line of Pakistan Railways, and linked to whole country through Railway line across the Pakistan.

[edit] Air

The nearest airport is the Islamabad International Airport, which is approximately 110 km by road from Jhelum. A small airport called Mangla Airport, located near Dina, is in use of the aviation wing of the Pakistan Army.


Cricket Stadium Jhelum

The city also boasts a golf course called the River-View Golf Club[21], where national golf tournaments are held regularly.[22]

Also there is a Cricket Stadium named Zamir Jaffri Cricket Stadium where District level tournaments are held regularly. In October 2008, Pakistan Cricket Board has upraised this stadium for Regional events.[23]

There are variety of sports facilities available within the Jhelum Cantonment which include Cricket fields Hockey Fileds, Football fields, Tennis Courts, Squash courts and Swimming Pools.

Important sites

Important sites

Front view of Melange super Market

Rohtas Fort is a garrison fort built by the great Afghan king Sher Shah Suri. This fort is about 4 km in circumference and the first example of the successful amalgamation of Pukhtun and Hindu architecture in the sub-continent. Qila Rohtas is situated in a gorge approximately 16 km NW of Jhelum and 7 km from Dina.

Akram Shaheed Library

The old city has a fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and crowded bazaars. Opposite to the CMH Jhelum Cantt is located the beautiful mosque of the city, CMH Masjid Jhelum.

Located in the cantonment area is the St. John's Church Jhelum which was built in 1860. There was a local stadium near Gul Afshan Colony which is now transformed to a Cricket stadium named Zamir Jaffri Cricket Stadium. Close to Zamir Jaffri Cricket Stadium is located the Altaf Park which was constructed in 1994-95. Nearly at a distance of 100m from Shandar Chowk, in the center of city is located Major Akram Shaheed Memorial Park. Major Muhammad Akram Memorial Library is also present in this park. On the 6th of September at the occasion of Defence Day, Parade also took place over here.

Mangla Dam Water Reservoir

Lehri Nature Park is almost 30 kilometers from Jhelum and 90 kilometres on GT Road in the hilly Pothohar region from Islamabad. It is 10 kilometres from GT Road.

The Mangla Dam is located on the Jhelum River about 30 km (19 mi) from Jhelum, it is the twelfth largest dam in the world. It was constructed in 1967 across the Jhelum River. There is the Mangla View Resort[20] that is the first planned resort development in Pakistan to offer residences, villas, townhouses, hotels, serviced apartments & retail outlets. The resort is located on a 340-acre (1.4 km2) site on the Mangla Dam area.