|History of District LODHRAN
Raja Lodhra was the son of Sikh Raja Raam Dyo Minhas and his family
was called the decendants 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.
1Malik 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
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.
2. Shuja Abad
5. Sarai Siddhu
Then a settlementoperation 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 neighbourhood of Kahror Pakka were transferred
from the Mailsi to Lodhrantehsil 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
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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District Lodhranis spread over an area of 1,790 square kilometres
comprising of followingthree tehsils Lodhran.
The total Area in Acres of District Lodhran in 715889
which contains on plane ares. Now there are
450 revenue estates in the District.The district is a smooth
plain,almost whole under cultivation through canals and tube wells.
Soil is found in shape of sand and clay, while the weather
remains dehydrated. The sub-soil water in Dunya Pur Sub-Division
is brackish, while Kahror Pakka and Lodhran Sub-Divisions fall
in the sweet sub-soil water zone
There are 28 Union Councils
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