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Dinga is a city of Gujrat Districtmarker in the Punjabmarker province of Pakistanmarker. It is located at 31°57'34N 74°28'57E at an elevation of 218 metres and lies between the rivers Jhelummarker and Chenabmarker. The main highway that runs from Lahoremarker to Rawalpindimarker is about 25 km northeast of Dinga. Dinga is about 100 km from the border that separates Pakistan and Indiamarker, the city is famous in Pakistan for meethi saunf (sugar coated aniseeds).

History

Dinga is an old city. There is evidence that this town was established in the 16th century. Before the partition in 1947, Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs used to live here in harmony. There was a Gurdwara for the Sikhs called NanakSar. There are still the ruins of pre partition buildings here. The population of Dinga in 2008 was about 80,000.Dinga was settled by the Khattana Clan of Gujjars,they came from the nearby village of bhalesrawala and settled here.They have been a family of prominence eversince.

Administration

The city of Dinga is part of Kharian Tehsil (a subdivision of Gujrat District) and is administratively subdivided into two Union councils, Dinga-I and Dinga-II.

Transport

The easiest way to reach Dinga from abroad is to fly in to the airport at Islamabad, and then take a bus or some other means of transport to Dinga. Dinga is about 135 km from Islamabad. It takes 2 hours to reach Dinga from Islamabad by road and 3 hours from Lahore. Dinga is connected to Islamabad by the Grand Trunk Road - the main highway that runs from Rawalpindi to Lahore. At the city of Kharianmarker on the highway, you will take a right turn onto Rasul road towards Dinga. Dinga is about 25 km from this point, which would take about half an hour to reach. The condition of the GT road from Rawalpindi/Islamabad to Kharian is excellent, and the road from Kharian to Dinga is reasonably good for travel. An alternate way to reach Dinga from India is to fly in to the airport at Sargodhamarker (which is due southwest of Dinga), and then take a train or some other means of transport to Dinga.

Education Institutes

  • One of the oldest High School ,namely, Sardar Hakam Singh High School was an important school.
  • Then in 1926, a world level rich man of India Rai Bahadar Sundardas established another high school which is still in the same building with few new infrastructure.
  • Govt. Degree College for Boys Dinga.
  • Govt. Degree College for Women Dinga.
  • There is a religious institute, 'Darul-uloom-Jamia-Rizvia'.





Important Personality/Politicians.http://www.dawn.com/2004/08/31/local42.htm
  • Mian Muhammad Alam of Bajar Wala
  • Mian Tariq Mehmood Ex Minister Punjab and Ex MPA Punjab


*Haji Muhammad Sadiq Butt ( Nazim Union Council Dinga 1 . President Haji Brothers Welfare Trust )
  • Peer Mussawar Hussain ( Amra Kalan )
  • Chaudhary Jaffar Iqbal(Candidate for MPA,ML Nawaz group)
  • Mian Mohammad Asghar of Khunnan(General Secretary PML Nawaz,District Gujrat)
  • Mian Jaffar Iqbal of Khunnan(Founding member of ALi Hajveri tnt Pegging club of Pakistan and a column writer,staying in Holland.Also a PML Nawaz group promoter)
  • Chaudhary Mohammad Irfan Malwana (Ex Member of District council)
  • General Ch. Sajjad Akram of Khunnan(Core Commander and a reformer for the Model City of Khunnan with new revolutionary projects).
  • Ch. Muhammad Hussain Toppa
  • Barrister Syed Tajamal Hussain Shah, Legal Director of Pakistan Tobacco Company Ltd and Area General Counsel for South Asia Area for BAT plc.
  • Major (r) Muhammad Hanif; Veteran 1971 Indo Pak War (Miana Chuck)
  • Dr. Safdar Mahmood, retd. Federal Secretary/Scholar.
  • Mirza Muhammed Naeem. General Manager of Awaz Group [597814] of Radio.
  • Ch. Akhtar Hussain, retd. Provincial Secretary.
  • Liaqat Ali Ch., retd. IT officer/consultant, Wafaqi Mohtasib.
  • Afzaal Ahmad Chuadhry, Deputy Secretary to Govt. of the Punjab.Ch Qasim Ellahi (Buisnessman) Manchester,UK
  • Chaudhary Khalid Sohail Gujjar of Dinga, Pakistan International Kabadi player.
  • Chaudhary Shoaib Raza Gujjar of Dhakkar, Pakistan domestic Kabadi player.
  • Basharat Mukhtar 2nd international voleball player
  • Chaudhary Farrakh Riaz, Amra Kalaan
mian akhtar sahib mian mohammed hosain mian anwar sahib)
  • Qazi Naem(Government contractor)


Main Markets

  • Ghalla Mandi(Market of Rice & Wheat)
  • Sabzi Mandi(Fruit & vegetable Market)


Press Media

  • Weekly Deehat Times
  • Weekly Nai Haiqiq
  • Weekly Times of Dinga
  • Weekly Nawa-e-Dinga
  • Weekly Muqabil
  • Monthly Nawa-e-Mashhood
  • Monthly Mata-e-ilam(For Children)
  • weekly gohar guzashat


Online Media



Places of Interest

    • Mian House(Khunnan)
  • Khunnan(The Model Village)
  • Toppa House
  • Markzi Jamia Masjid (Eid Gah)
  • Sundar Das Palace
  • Mandar Wala Mohallah
  • Fatima Jannah Children Park
  • Govt Higher Secondary School Eidgah Chowk
  • Wisdom House Channan
  • Androon Bazar


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