Municipal Committee Lodhran
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

About Tehsil Lodhran

Raja Lodhra was the son of Sikh Raja Raam Dyo Minhas and his family claimed to be descendants of Sooraj Hansi Rajput. Lodhra’s family lived in Bahawalpur which later in the starting of 1743, populated in the valley of Sutlej and Bias rivers. This is why this area was known as Lodhar Wah. Malik Ghulam Hussain Lodhra ‘zaildar’ suggested the name “Lodhran” for this area. At that time, there were only 19 villages in Lodhran and it was a tehsil of District Multan. In 1924, the areas of Kehror Pacca and Dunyapur were separated from tehsil Mailsi and included in tehsil Lodhran. It is 32nd district of Punjab which is situated between the rivers Sutlej and Bias.Lodhran being District came into existence on 01.7.1991.

Lodhran Tehsil: There are 325 schools, 9 colleges, 30 hospitals, 10 police stations, 1 railway stations, 52 post offices, one radio station and 20 banks in Lodhran Tehsil. There are two parks the district. There is also a famous "Darbar Syed Raffique Shah Bukhari"(Gadi Nasheen "Muhammad Awais Rizwani") and "Bright Home" building.

Villages of Lodhran:

Then a settlement operation was started in 1873, which concluded in April 1875. At that time Tehsil Lodhran comprised the following villages: Omer Pur, Mochi Mohana, Beli, Lahori, Fateh Pur, Khan Pur, Khan Wah Ghalwan, Gogran, Motha, Kot Lal Shah, Karam Ali Wala, Lutaf Pur, Wighamal, Thath Ghalwan, Bahamni Wala and Lodhran.

Union councils of Lodhran:

 

ADAM WAHIN, BHOTEJI, CHAK HIMTA, CHAK NO 49/M, CHAMB KALYAR, DANWARAN, DERA JAND, DORAN WALA, GANGAYWALA, GOGRAN, GULAB PURA, HAVELI NASEER KHAN, KAMAL PUR JATIAL, KHAN WAH GHALWAN, KUNDI, LAHORI, LODHRAN, M.C (U), QURESHIWALA, RAILWAY STATION (U), RAJA PUR, RAWANI, SAADULLAH PUR, SAGWAN, SALSADAR, SUMMRA, WAHI IMAM BUX0, WAHI SALAMAT RAI

Transport:

In August 1873, Sadar Police Station was founded  in 1885, the Railway Station was founded. On 1 April 1909, the British Government constructed a railway line from Lodhran to Karachi.

Education:

To educate the young generation and to spread the knowledge, there are uncountable institutions, schools and colleges in Lodhran. Many Government, Semi-Government and Non-Government girls and boys primary and high schools, Inter Commercial Institute, Vocational Institute and colleges are working to educate the people. Many hospitals are also here.

 

Special Education :

There also one Special Education School and One Special Education Center in Lodhran to educate the special students. There is also slow learner’s school in Lodhran. The Special Education also provides their own transport to pick the special students and drop also, very far from the city Lodhran.

 Notable people:

Sidique Khan Bloch

Asghar Shah Gillani

Jahangir Khan Tareen

Syed Rafi ul Din Shah

Ahmed Khan Bloch

Nazir Khan Bloch

Irshad Khan Ghallo

Rana Muhammad Aslam

Cpt. R Izat Javed Khan

Dr. Sher Muhammad Awan

Mian Muhammad Amir Jhandeer

Syed Zafar Ali Shah

Mian Muhammad

CLIMATE AND GENERAL SOIL CONDITIONS.

The climate of the district is hot and dry in summer and cold in winter. The maximum and minimum temperature ranges between 42C and 28C in summer. During winter, the temperature fluctuates between 21C and 5C. The entire Tehsil Lodhran is smooth plain. The sub-soil water in the villages of Tehsil Lodhran are Moza Kath Garh, Chak # 49/M, 50/M, 52/M, Basti Loni, Chak Gujran, Manglay Wala, Kaloo Wala, Rawani, 53/M, 54/M, Mujahid Abad and Gelay Wal is brackish, while other than subscribed Lodhran is sweet. The average rainfall in the Tehsil Lodhran is 71mm.

Map of Tehsil Lodhran

 

 

History of District Lodhran

Raja Lodhran was the son of Sikh Raja Raam Dyo Minhas and his family was called the descendants of Sooraj Hansi Rajput. Lodhra family was lived in prior state Bahawalpur which later in the starting of 1743, populated in the valley of Sutluj and Bias rivers. This is why this area was known as Lodhar Wah.

In 1849, Multan joined together with East India Company which made Lodhran a tehsil on 5th May, 1883. Malik Ghulam Hussain Lodhra 'zaildar' suggested the name "Lodhran" for this area. At that time, there were only 19 villages in Lodhran and it was a tehsil of district Multan . This area was situated in Kot Peer Sa-aadat at that time and the tehsil office had also been working there for three years. Later on tehsil office was built within the city Lodhran. Munshi Abdul Wahid was the first superintendent of Lodhran.

During August, 1873, Sadar Police Station and in 1885, the Railway Station was founded. On 1st April, 1909, the British Government spread a railway line from Lodhran to Karachi .

In 1924, the areas of Kehror Pacca and Dunyapur was seperated from tehsil Mailsi and included in tehsil Lodhran.To educate the young generation and to spread the knowledge, there are uncountable institutions, schools and colleges working in Lodhran. Many Government, Semi-Government and Non-Government girls and boys primary and high schools, Inter Commercial Institute, Vocational Institute and colleges are working to educate the people. Many hospitals are also here.

In 1981, M. Arshad Khan, advocate and Ch. M. Ali Gohar, advocate founded the "Make Lodhran District" movement to get the degree of district for Lodhran. A great struggle was started under the leadership of Dr. Sher Mohammad Aawan. At the end public struggle succeeded and Former Federal Minister for Foriegn Affairs Mr. Muhammad Siddique Khan Kanju Shaheed tried his best and Mr. Ghulam Haidar Va-een, former Chief Minister of Punjab granted Lodhran the degree of ditrict on 30th June, 1991.

While Kehror Pacca and Dunyapur became tehsils and 14 villages were cut from Jalalpur Peer wala and included in tehsil Lodhran. Shoukat Hayat Khan Durrani became the first deputy commissioner of Lodhran district and M. Akhtar Khan Kanju was selected as the first chairman of District Council, Lodhran.

It is 32nd district of Punjab which is situated between the rivers Sutlej and Bias. These rivers make its borders. River Bias has now became a part of past but Sutlej river still flows.

Lodhran city was first devloped by English rulers in 18th century in the north side of sutlaj rivers.The foundation of Lodhran was laid in 1830 when in 1849, the British Rule extended to Punjab . District Multan including the area of Lodhran also came under the sway of the British Rule.It is a famous railway junction, situated on the main route in the south Punjab.According go Punjab Gazetteer Multan 1901-02, there were five tehsils (Parganas) in Multan District.

1. Multan

2. Shuja Abad

3. Lodhran

4. Mailsi

5. Sarai Siddhu 

Then a settlement operation was started in 1873, which concluded in April, 1875. At that time tehsil Lodhran comprised of following 19 villages.

Omer Pur. Mochi Mohana. Beli. Lahori. Fateh Pur. Khan Pur. Khan Wah Ghalwan. Gogran. Motha. Kot Lal Shah. Karam Ali Wala. Lutaf Pur. Wighamal. Thath Ghalwan. Lodhran.

 

Then in 1881, a series of changes were made with the object of enlarging the Shujabad and decreasing the Mailsi charge: Under these arrangements 60 villages in the neighborhoods of Kahror Pakka were transferred from the Mailsi to Lodhran tehsil and further alterations were made in 1897, by which 46 villages were transferred from Lodhran to Shuja Abad while 104 villages to the East of Kahror Pakka were taken over from Mailsi in compensation.

 

Whereas Kahror Pakka and Dunya Pur were a part of tehsil Mailsi which were annexed with Lodhran in 1924. Lodhran was a desolate place but cultivatable level tract of land . In 1920, the British Government made a plan to populte the region. Therefore, different landed estates were divided in to the people of other areas.Besides this, the Fauji grant and Tube well scheme increased the population of the region too. Hence, the population of this region was stretched swiftly.

 

 

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