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Narowal

Narowal (Urdu/Punjabi: نارووال) is a city in the north-east of the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city is the capital of Narowal District and tehsil,The city is situated at the bank of Ravi River about 4-5 km from the Indian border.

Etymology

There are several theories as to the origin of the name. The most famous of them quotes that it was named after a Sikh landlord Naro Singh who was the owner of this land before the partition of sub-continent in 1947.This city is situated about 50 km away from india-occupied kashmir. This city is Famous for the production of rice.

History

During British Rule Narowal was a town of the Raya Tehsil of Sialkot District, after independence from Britain in 1947 Narowal became tehsil headquarters - in 1991 the district of Sialkot was bifurcated, Narowal then became the capital of the newly formed Narowal District,
This is the historical place where Jagat Guru Nanak Ji departed from this world on 23rd Assu, Samvat 1596 (22nd Sept. 1529 AD). It is also called Dera Nanak Baba. Dera Sahib railway station, on Lahore-Narowal section, serves this place. The Shrine is located by the River Ravi within a distance of nine kilometers from the railway station. The present building was built at a cost of Rs.1,35,600, donated by Sardar Popindar Singh, the Maharaja of Patiala. It was repaired by the Govt of Pakistan in 1995 incurring expenditure in lacs of rupees. It has a spacious and beautiful building. Its location beside a forest and river Ravi makes its care difficult.

Administration

The MNA of Narowal is Mr. Ahsan Iqbal and MPA is Samina Waseem Butt. The city is subdivided into four Union Councils, these are:Kh. Muhammad Waseem Butt (Tehsil Nazim Narowal)
Narowal -1
Narowal -2
Narowal -3
Narowal -4

Educational institutions

  • FK middle school sankhatra.
  • Government College for Boys Narowal.
  • Government College for Elementary Teachers Narowal.
  • Government College of Commerce Narowal.
  • Government High School Narowal.
  • Government Muslim Girls College Narowal.
  • Government Muslim High School Narowal
  • Jamal-u-Din Trust High School Budden, Narowal.
  • Narowal Public School Narowal.
  • Shahid City Public school Narowal.
  • Sir Syed Joiner Model School Narowal.
  • St. John's High School Narowal.
  • Standard College of Commerce Narowal
  • Technical Institute Narowal.
  • The Punjab Public School Zafarwal Road Narowal. 


Tehsils

Narowal Tehsil
Shakargarh Tehsil
Zafarwal

Narowal Police

Police Strength: 902
Police Population Ratio: 1:1633
Police Stations: 12
Highway Patrolling Posts: 6

Hospitals and medical centres

Sughra Shafi Hospital, built by Pakistani singer Abrar-Ul-Haq, founder of the charitable organization Sahara For Life Trust.
District Headquarter Hospital
Tehsil Headquarter Hospital

Cellular phone Companies

telenor
ZONG
Ufone
Mobilink
Warid

Notable prople from Narowal

Pir Syed Jamaat Ali Shah Saint, Spiritual Figure,Companion of Quaid-e-Azam, Leader of Pakistan Monvement.
Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Urdu Poet, belongs to Narowal.
Chaudhry Naseer Ahmad Malhi, former law and education minister who played an instrumental role in hosting the famous Sialkot Convention hails from Narowal.
Ahsan Iqbal.Sulehria Politician, Educationist and Thinker. MNA. Secretary Information PMLN.
Abrar-ul-Haq Singer, Philanthropist.
Lieutenant (retd) Karam ud Din
Asadullah Siddiqui Senior Advocate Supreme court of Pakistan
Dr. Muhammad Nawaz,PhD Sussex. Mathematician, Educationist
Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar Khan.Sulehria former MNA and Chairman Parliamentary Special Committee on Kashmir.He was the longest serving Parliamentarian in the history of Pakistan from 1951-1999.
Nazeer Ahmad Veteran Educationist.
Qazi Buland Akhtar Qureshi Federal Joint Secretary
Ejaz Ahmad Siddiqui Retd. Tehsil Muncipal Officer
Naseer Khan Ex.Federal Minister for Health.
Sumaira Yasir MNA.
Ghulam Sarwar Qureshi Educationist and Journalist
Ikhtiarullah Qureshi Educationist, Retd. Head Master
Riffat Javaid Kahlon, Ex. MNA Narowal
Col.Retd. Shujaat Ahmed Khan MPA.
Ch.Ghulam Ahmed Ex.MPA
Mian Rasheed Ex.MPA
Syed Said ul Hassan Shah Ex.MPA
Ch.Muhammad Hanif Rana MPA

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