Muzaffargarh

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Muzaffargarh (Hindi:मुज़फ्फरगढ़), Punjabi, Urdu: مظفر گڑھ) is a city and District in southwestern Punjab province, Pakistan. It is located on the bank of the Chenab River.

Tahsils in the District

Jat clans in Muzaffargarh District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans in Muzaffargarh District[1]:

Autrah (843), Babbar (2,363), Bhutta (2,803), Chatha (544), Chadhar (525), Daha (1,453), Ghallu (1,327), Hans (1,029), Janjua (778), Kalasra (1,281), Kalru (1,483), Khak (1,822), Kang (629), Lakaul (1,518), Langah (700), Lar (778), Mullana (1,797), Nonari (1,453), Parhar (2,610), Sahota (630), Sahu (870), Sandhel (2,477), Soomra or Soomro (611) and, Thaheem 1,748).

History

The Town of Muzaffargarh was founded in 1794 by the Governor of Mulran Nawab Muzaffar Khan.The Meaning of Muzaffargarh is "Fort of Muzaffar" because the old town lies inside the walls of a fort built by Nawab Muzaffar Khan of Multan.Prior to that the place was known by a shop called "Musan Hatti",on the road leading from Multan to Dera Ghazi Khan.In 1859 the headquartes were moved to Muzaffargarh.

Main towns

The district's towns include Khangarh, Shaher Sultan, Rangpur, Gujrat, Mehmood Kot, Sinawan, Thatta Gurmani, Daira Din Panah, Chowk Sawar Shaheed, Shah Jamal,Mahr pur, Baseera, Wasandaywali, Jalwala Pir Amir, Rohillanwali, Ehsan Pur, Bakaini, Seet Pur Murad Abad, Ghazi Ghaat and Karam Dad Qureshi.

Notable persons

External links

References

  1. Census Of India 1911 Volume xiv Punjab Part 2 by Pandit Narikishan Kaul

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