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Shakargarh, the headquarters of Shakargarh Tehsil, is a city in the north-east of Pakistan in Narowal District of Punjab province.The city is located at 32°16'0N 75°10'0E and is situated at the west bank of the Ravi River.


The district is bounded on the northwest by Sialkot District, on the north by Kashmir, on the east by Gurdaspur district (India) which contains the Pathankot tehsil contiguous to Pakistan; and internationalised on the south by Amritsar district (India).


The total area of the Shakargarh is approximately 1,272 square kilometres. According to the 1998 census, Narowal District's population was 1,256,097 of which only 12.11% were urban. It is an agricultural city, wheat, and rice being its main crops.

Hazrat Khawaja Abdul Salam Chisti Bara Bhai

The town contains the tomb of Hazrat Khawaja Abdul Salam Chisti he converted a large number of Hindus and Sikhs to Islam before independence. His tomb is situated west bank of River Ravi that is a historical place the distance of Jummu is only 2 km from there. In the result of his prayer there appeared many fountains which now converted into tube wells, water that land without any engine.


Before the independence of Pakistan, Shakargarh town was the headquarters of Shakargarh Tehsil, which formed part of Gurdaspur
district (Now in India). Under the Radcliffe Award, Shakargarh tehsil was transferred to Pakistan and attached with Sialkot District. However with the creation of Narowal District on 1 July 1991, Shakargarh became tehsil headquarters was included as one of its tehsils. Shakargarh was the gateway of Mughals entering Gordaspur and going to Delhi. Shakargarh is also was the gateway to Kashmir and regarded as the rest point for travellers. One of the main reason for its popularity was and still is its rich and fertile land for wheat and top quality rice cultivation. One of the superior land for rice cultivation in world. During British Rule Shakargarh Tehsil was an administrative subdivision of Gurdaspur District, in 1947 the majority of the district went to India with Pakistan retaining the tehsil of Shakargarh which then became a subdivision of Sialkot District.
The Imperial Gazetteer of India, written over a hundred years ago during British rule, describes Shakargarh as follows:
Shakargarh.-Tahsīl of Gurdāspur District, Punjab, lying between 32°2' and 32° 30' N. and 74° 57' and 75° 23' E., with an area of 485 square miles. The Ravi divides it from the rest of the District to the south, while on the north it touches Jammu territory. West of the narrow lowlands along the Ravi, the country is an arid expanse of rolling downs intersected by torrent beds. The population in 1901 was 234,465, compared with 250,336 in 1891. It contains 703 villages, of which Shakargarh is the head-quarters. The land revenue and cesses in 1903-4 amounted to Rs. 4,29,000.

Govt. Degree College Shakargarh

Govt. Degree College Shakargarh is ranked among the best institutions of higher education in Punjab (Pakistan), as measured by the examination scores of the regional education board (Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education,Gujranwala. The history of this college along with its beautiful location, decent and graceful buildings, lush green grounds with big trees, and a friendly and respectable teaching staff have always mesmerized people and the students of Govt. Degree College Shakargarh have always been considered the best.Famous Urdu writer Asghar Nadeem Syed has also taught in the College.

Hospitals and Medical Centres

Khalid Eye Hospital and Meternity Home run by famous Dr. Khalid Mehmood Chaudhary an Eye Specialist and his wife Dr Shabana Khalid a gynecologist.
Sughra Shafi Hospital, built by Pakistani singer Abrar-Ul-Haq, founder of the charitable organization Sahara For Life Trust
Zuhra Surgical and Children Hospital run by Dr. Asad ullah Khan and Dr. Naeem ullah Khan


  • Akhlas Pur
  • Anayat Pur
  • Bara Munga
  • Barapind
  • Basra Jala
  • Bhabra Gujjran(old and new)
  • Chhorian
  • Dalla Boora
  • Fateh Pur
  • Gumtala
  • Kanwal
  • Khanpur
  • Latko Chak
  • Madda Kotli
  • Maingri
  • Malik Pur
  • Meeri Pur
  • Must Pur Salotra
  • Narang Abad
  • Odhara And Kasana
  • Phagwari
  • Phulwari
  • Raiba Klan
  • Ratan Pur
  • Sammoon
  • Sola 


  • Abid Chaudhry (Daily Awaz)
  • Amjad Usmani (Daily Aajkal)
  • Anwer Khan (Daily Jang)
  • Baba Muzammal (Daily Khabrain)
  • Faisal Yaqoob (Daily Aajkal)
  • Imran Nomi (Daily Express)
  • Mazhar Barlas (Tv Anchor)
  • Muhammad Abdullah(APP)
  • Muhammad Farooq
  • Muhammad Shafiq Sherazi (Gumtala)
  • Mushtaq Chaudhry
  • Sajid(Daily Nawai-e-Waqt)
  • Salahudin
  • Tanvir Bashir(Phulwari)
  • Tanvir Qaisar Shahid (Daily Express)


  1. Could u tell me , if there is any village named Malle or aulkhan in shakargarh or narowal tehsil( may be village aulkhan is situated near river basantar)... i am from india.. my grandfather belonged to this place before partition

    1. yes mhalla and aulkhan is near nadala sulehrian on the bank of basantar

    2. Can you tell me any village named chanial bodhla near river ravi...my grand parents belonged to that village

  2. could u tell me there is a villege name mir pour sania in narowal plz

    1. Yes, Now Mirpur Gujran
      See here https://barapindpk.blogspot.com/2012/03/villages-of-narowal.html

  3. can any one tell me names of main villages from where hindus and sikhs migrated to india in 1947

    1. Barapind any many more

  4. Hi, as you have mentioned that mhalla and aulkhan is near sulehrian on the banks of basantar. Can you please tell me in which tehsil they are and still have the same name. Mhalla is my ancestral village.

    1. https://barapindpk.blogspot.com/2012/03/villages-of-narowal.html

  5. Could you please tell me what is the nature of the people belong to this place.

  6. Can you tell about the 14 famous villages of shakargarh that exist in Faisalabad as well

  7. My father was born in badda chakk village in shakargarh tehsil.I hope if I have spelt rightly .I hope this village exists.This is as per my fathers book published recently.Though he passed away recently on Pakistan’s Independence Day .



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