Lalamusa (لالہ موسی) is a
town in Gujrat
District, Punjab, Pakistan.
is located at latitude (32.70 degrees) 32° 42' 0" North of the
Equator and longitude (73.96 degrees) 73° 57' 35" East of the Prime
Meridian. It lies at an altitude of about 250 meters and has a
population of around 100,000 (estimate 2009).
The town is named after a person with the name of Musa, with the
meaning elder brother. Lalamusa has recreational
areas including Barkat Park, Qasim Park, and Hassan Park. Lalamusa
has many retail establishments including Ahmad Samosa House, Mian
da kulfa, and Mian dee dal.
Pakistan Railways Islamabad to Lahore line has a
station at Lalamusa.
The station is at a junction, with a
line also leading to Sargodha district.
Islamabad to Lahore section of
the Grand Trunk Road (N5) passes
through the town.
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There are private and government schools in Lalamusa, providing
education from primary level upwards. There are many private
colleges, and two government colleges.
A local government training academy is situated in Lalamusa.
A well known Lalamusa educationalist is Muhammad Arif Khatana,
former Head Master of the Railway School. Dr Muhammad Amin (late)
was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Islamia High School
(before this school was nationalized) and made tremendous efforts
for high standards of education in this establishment. A former
headmaster of Islamia High School Sh Abdul Hameed (late) is still
remembered by his students for his high moral values and
dedication. Another name in the memory of local people is Head
Master Muhammad Iqbal (late)of Model High School. Other notable
educationalists are Syed Mushtaq Hussain Shah of Dhama who was Head
Master of Model as well as Islamia High Schools, Head Master R
Sabir sb of Pakistan High School, Syed Shoaib Shah former
Principal, Government College Lalamusa.Ch Inayat Ullah (Ex Senior
Head Master and Renowned Education Expert specially in Science
Subjects) , Muhammad Bilal Sialvi, Head of Alkuliyat-ul-Gosiya
institue Camping Ground, Molana Muhammad Fazal, Abdul Wahid Salfi
of the Model High School, and Javed Iqbal a former teacher at the
Dar-Ul-Shafqat Khaliqia Razzaqia is situated at Lalamusa, where
orphaned children are cared for. This orphanage runs without
government support. The orphanage's managers rely on the goodness
of Allah and His Prophet Mohammad to ensure adequate income, and
have been the beneficiary of donations e.g. from Zakat, Sadqa,
Fatrana and the Eid-Ul-Azha collection of animal skins.
In Sadiqabad, part of Lalamusa just one mile from the centre of
Lalamusa, another home is being constructed for orphans. The person
in charge of this project is ezat ma'aub Khawajah Noor Ahmad Khan
Razzaqi (mad zila'a Ta'alah).
Faizan e Madinah near Shakhan Wala qabrastan (grave yard) is a
place where children get an education in the Quran and Sunnah.
Faizan e Madinah is a branch of Dawat-e-Islami's Network.
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Historically, Dhama village was the most influential village in
Lalamusa as Ch Sher Ali Zaildar and then Ch Muhammad Zaman Ch
Sohail Arshad (ETO Gujrat), Ch Azwar (Executive Officer Sui GAS),
and Syed Ali Imran (Add Session Judge) belong to Dhama.
Javed Iqbal is a businessman and a journalist. Mian Imam Din Janjua
is the founder of the First Women's Degree College in Lalamusa
named Mian Imam Din Junjua Degree College Lalamusa. The folk singer
and the classical singer
Roshan Ara Begum
Lalamusa. Mr Razzaq Aslam Janjua, who worked as the Chief Protocol
Officer to the President of Pakistan, is from this town. Mr Javed
Chaudhry, a journalist, also belongs to this city. Another singer
Arif Lohar, son of Alam Lohar, is from Lalamusa. Mr Ali Rehmet, the
son of Mr Sardar Khan, was the richest person in the city in the
A scientist and scholar, Dr Adnan Ali Chaudhry, is from Lalamusa
and is currently employed by the Federal Government of Canada in
the Public Service Commission, Ottawa. Zafar Khokhar the scientist
and Faisal Janjua the social worker and businessman are from
Lalamusa as well. Lalamusa is also the home of Mirza Amer
Samarqandi, the anti-establishment social revolutionary who leads a
movement against Darwinian thought in the 21st century. The poet
Muhammad Ishaq Aashufta is from Lalamusa.
Ch Glulam Ahmad (late) of Kaira, was president of the Pakistan
Muslim League Lalamusa before and after the creation of Pakistan.
He was imprisoned by the British for his actions during the
struggle for independence. He was also a Mayor of Lalamusa. His son
Ch Iftikhar Ahmad was thrice elected Councillor for MC Lalamusa. Ch
Muhammad Zaman of Kaira, father of Ch Qamar Zaman Kaira, was
elected MPA in 1977 and was also Vice Chairman MC Lalamusa in 1964.
His younger brother Haji Muhammad Asghar Kaira (late) was twice
elected as an MNA (1988 and 1993), was Chairman of the Municipal
Committee Lalamusa in 1983, and was elected MPA in 1985. His son Ch
Nadeem Asghar Kaira is Tehsil Nazim Kharian. Mr Qamar Zaman Kaira
MNA is Federal Minister for Kashmiri Affairs. Ch Muhammad Aslam
(late) of Kaira was elected MPA in 1990. His nephew Tanveer Ashraf
Kaira MPA is from Lalamusa and is Provincial Minister of Finance in
Punjab. Chaudhry Muhammed Zaman Dhama was the
Mayor of Lalamusa for almost 25 years and was elected a Member of
the Legislative Assembly in 1951.
He was also a member of
the District Board. His son Ch Tahir Zaman Dhama LLB, who has a
degree in Environmental Law from the United Kingdom, has served as
Vice Chairman Municipal Committee Lalamusa.
The Political and Social History of Lalamusa is not complete
without mentioning Syed Manzoor Hussain Shah of Kulewal Syedian,
because of his influence in the political and social life of
Lalamusa for almost 35 years. He was an impressive personality and
a leader for the oppressed classes of the area. He was also an
excellent public speaker. He was elected councillor from this city
in 1964, 1979 and in 1983. Later he was elected as a MNA in
1985,and 1990. His brother Syed Noor ul Hussan Shah is a
politician. He has been Chairman Markaz Council, Vice Chairman
District Council Gujrat, Naib Nazim District Gujrat, Chairman
Municipal Committee Lalamusa, and a Member of the Muslim League
Punjab Council. Sh Hafeez ullah Saddiqi is another personality of
Lalamusa who was elected Chairman Municipal Committee Lalamusa for
three times in 1979, 1988 and in 1990. He is known as (Quaid e
Lalamusa) and is a noted orator. Another personality, Mirza
Jamshaid Ali Shamas, Advocate (late) who was elected Chairman MC
Lalamusa in 1981, was also a poet, and was famous for his thought
provoking political speeches. Another person who was a Chairmam of
the Municipal Committee of this city was Sayth Ibrahim.Muhammad
shafi Bhatti (Late), a name of renound politician of city, was Vice
Chairman of Municipal Committee and General seretary of Muslim
League. He was supporter of Mohterma Fatima Jinnah during
presidental election against Muhammad Ayyub Khan.He was activily
involved in settlement of refugees at the time of independace.Other
persons who were elected as Vice Chairman Municipal Committee
include Malik Abdul Shakoor and Sh Abdul Khalil Sufi Muhammad Iqbal
(late). Other persons elected for Municipal office in the history
of this city include: Mr Nazeer Janjua (late), Dr Muhammad Amin, Sh
Muhammad Azeem (late) known as (Raise Azam Lalamusa), Syed Nazir
Hussain Shah of Karimpura, Ch Muhammad Ashraf Kaira (late),
Tehekedar Ghulam Qadir (late), Mian Fazal Din, Ch Tahir Zaman
Kaira, Ch Tahir Zaman Dhama, Mr Muhammad Shafiq Quereshi, Advocate,
Malik Naeem, Abdul Rehman Quershi, Sh Ghulam Nabi, Mian Abdullah
(late), Ghulam Muhammad Pahlwan (late), Master Zahoor(late), Syed
Talat Hussain Dhama, Mirza Muhammad Hussain of Hajipura, Mirza
Khaliq, Muhammad Sadeeq Topa, Tehkedar Muhammad Yaqoob, Mr Sadeeq
Scooter, Sadiq Butt Karimpura, Haji Allah Ditta of Verowal, Miza
Muhammad Aslam, Dr Muhammad Rafiq, Mehr Muhammad Shafi (late) of
Purana Lalamusa, Muhammad Shafi Khokar, Captain Nazir, Mirza
Khaliq, Mirza Zubair of Karimpura, Sh Nawazish Ali, Advocate, Mr
Liaqat Ali Shafqat, and Malik Muhammad Attique, Advocate.
Sh Ghulam Sarwar (late) and Ch Muhammad Din (late) of Saida Goal
were Chairmen of the Union Committee during the Ayub Khan era.
Other political office bearers include Dr Muhammad Rafiq who was
President of the Pakistan Muslim League and Dr Nawab Sharqi (late)
who was General Secretary of the PML. Sh Hafeez ullah Siddiqi was
Chairman of the Peoples Party for almost 20 years. Ch Talib Hussain
(late) of Dhama was also Chairman of the Peoples Party. Sh Taj Din
Bhandari (late) was Amir Jamaite Islami.
Ch Inayat Ullah (Ex Senior Head Master and Renowned Education
Expert specially in Science Subjects)
Dr Syed Ihsan Ullah Shah is another personality of Lalamusa. He is
a member of the Central Executive Committee of Jamaat-e-Islami
Pakistan, and Deputy Secretary General Jamat-e-Islami Punjab.
Nawazish Ali, Sheikh Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Lalamusa, Irfan Ahmed
Safi, and Mirza Muhamamd Amjad (Qasba) are other political figures
of Lalamusa. Sh Tariq Mahmood is Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party
Lalamusa. Malik Akhtar Ali (Lehri) is a well known person of Ghalla
Mandi Lalamusa. Ch Muhammad Tariq of Badhokalas is a
politician.Javed Iqbal is also a nobal personality of
Notable Workers for the People of Lalamusa
These include, past and present, Mian Imam Din Janjua (late)
founder of Women's Degree College, Faryad Hussain Butt a business
man, Saif-ur-Rehman Bhatti, Advocate of PML(N), Sh Mohsin Saddiqi
(late) who owned an electronic business, Aslam Pahlwan, Master
Jaleel, Shahid Khusnood ownwer of a sweet shop in Main Bazzar, Dr
Younis who is also a poet,Malik Muhammad Latif Dina Chakian Bazar,
Mehr Muhammad Malik of Purana Lalamusa, Dr Usman Ghani, Muhammad
Iqbal Bhatti, Malik Muhammad Bashir (Rt) Family Planning official,
and Ch Sarfraz Khan Jakhar. Sohail Irfan Chaudhary is an ex
president of Islami Jamiat Talba Lalamusa, and is now working as a
software engineer in Lahore http://www.sohailirfan.com. Hamid Saeed
Javed (HVAC) is an engineer with an interest in the welfare of the
people of Lalamusa.Dr Ansar Hayat is another important figure of
Lalamusa area who is equally influential abroad and at home. He
studied at Islamia School Lalamus and got first position in final
exams of 1992. He is a graduate of Rawalpindi Medical College where
he was the leader of the Student Union and a popular person of his
time. He is currently working in Britain as trainee doctor for
National Health Services (NHS) of the United Kingdom (UK). He is
active member and office bearer of British Medical Assocation (BMA)
of the UK.
Some notable journalists are:Meeya Kamran Asharfi is correspondent
of metro news.Hakim Nisar Ahmad Quareshi, Kawish Butt (late) who
was also a poet, and Colonel EAS Bukhari (late) of Dhama a military
journalist. Liaqat Ali Shafqat is another journalist of this town.
In the past he represented various national daily newspapers
including Nawiwaqt. He was elected a councillor in 1988, presently
runs a business in Italy, and still writes in various newspapers
including Jazba International Gujrat. Malik Muhammad Attique,
Advocate, founder of the Daily Fateh Lalamusa, Gulzar Noshi,
founder of the Daily Thandi Aag, Attah ullah Cheema, who represents
the English Press,Farrukh Inayat Ch(Columnist and Writer) wrote
columns in Weekly Fakhar-e-Lalamusa and Ch Javed Iqbal one of
Pakistan's best known journalists (Apna News),is also from
National Assembly of Pakistan list of members
Punjab Assembly list of legislators 1951,1985,1990,2008.
Municipal Committee Lalamusa record of elected Members from 1947 to
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