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A brief introduction to Jampur


Jampur is a small city in Rajanpur District, south of Dera Ghazi Khan, in the centre of Pakistan. It comprises an area of about 8-10 square kilometres and has a population of almost 1,20,000.

History

Jampur is believed to have a long history. Evidence includes ‘Dalo Ra-oy Ka Theer’ from which antiques for more than 5000 years old were found. When the great Alexander the Greek decided to conquer the whole world, he came tot this region and was greatly impressed and inspired by the beauty of Queen Rukhsana, then according to the legend, he married her. A well-known soap (Raxona) by a multi-national company “Unilever” is named after her.

The main market of tobacco is situated here. The main crops of jampur are cotton, wheat, sugarcane and tobacco. Jampur is also famous for its wood work.

When Halaku Khan and Chengez Khan arrived here to conquer here, then Bhuds and other clans e.g., Arain, called “JAM” settled here as its land was famous for its fertility. Centuries ago, Jampur was known as “Jadampur”, when the population increased it became known as Jampur.

Most people of Jampur are related to agriculture directly or indirectly. Main market/City centre of Jampur is called ” SADAR BAZAR” which is very old market, while old city is situated at 15-20 Feet height then new city in order to save it from water flood rising from Indus river in old days when it use to flow near Jampur. Main road of old city is know as “Circular Road” that us to have 10 Daras (Gates) to collect tax from peasants and merchants while they use to bring their goods and commodities inside the Jampur. Part of that money was to go in the government’s treasury while rest of the money was spent on the welfare of Jampur like construction and re-construction of roads/streets and the sanitary system.

Jampur is becoming the “Information technology Hub” in the southern Punjab, it has a very big computer market and majority of people including male and female are computer literate. The city is also famous for its beautiful engraved wooden work. Local language of Jampur is Saraiki, however new generations prefer to talk in Urdu, English or in a mixture of Urdu and English.

Jampur is a small, beautiful and clean city. People are modern, peaceful and friendly. Jampur has very nice environment. Now-a-days Jampur is progressing by leaps and bounds. Jampur is well developed city with Highly Equipped Hospitals, Banks, Schools, and mobile/Telecom System. The city is connected by internet to the whole world. The city is decorated by two parks.

Language

Saraiki is the local Language of the city. However Urdu is Also spoken in the region. Most popular Saraiki poets of Jampur is Mr. Malik Ghulam Rasool Deda(Late), Abdul Hameed Zaok (Late), Abdul Hafeez Bhashani (Late) and Mr.Abdul Qayyum Amil.The typical (theeth) saraiki is also spoken in the village areas of jampur.

Educational institutions

Jampur is rather sparsely populated and has little industry, though the land is very fertile. One of its most famous educational institutions is the Govt. Boys High School, Jampur which was founded in 1935, as a consequence of the introduction of the British Government system in 1857. Jampur has two public girls high schools for education up to 10th class. The city has one public college for boys and one for Girls.
Jampur has set a trend of producing best Doctors, Engineers, Chartered accountants and other professionals every year. This land is considered to be very rich by educational perspective. Jampur has a commerce college playing an important role in the developement of professional education in Jampur. The college is located a bit far from the city in the eastern site. It has many private schools and academies for education. jampur has several acadmeys for f.sc classes. Alkamal academy is the best one .

Medical facilities

Jampur has Tehsil Headquarter Hospital and many private clinics where specialised doctors serve.In T.H.Q hospital all medical facilities are available. An ambulance is also avialable for Emergency measures.

Popularity

Jampur city is mostly famous for carvings on pens. People like to give the carved writing pens as gift to others in the country and abroad as well. It is a classic art invented in jampur for the very first time.
Wodden work of jampur is also famous. Jampuri chaarpai is famous for its thick and designed pillers.

Jampuri Cotton and tobacco crops are also famous through out Pakistan.

Jampur has a large Pesticides markete which is considered to be the biggest net online markete in Pakistan.

Agriculture

The land of jampur is very fertile in this regard. Cotton, maize, sorghum, bajra, wheat & tobacco are generally produced here in Jampur. There are a lot of Cotton factories in Jampur. Tobacco is generally exported to NWFP. Different Vegetables are also grown here. Mangoes and dates are famous fruits of this region.

References

  1. ^ Location of Jampur – Falling Rain Genomics
  2. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Rajanpur – Government of Pakistan
  3. Apna Jampur
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  1. June 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm

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  2. June 23, 2010 at 3:39 pm

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  3. June 24, 2010 at 7:52 am

    bhai jan neri sardar logoo se eltejaa he k thul ali muhmmad ko deakhey peeney ka panu bhi nahi h

  4. Qari Muhammad Afzal
    February 16, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    What a nice work and information about Jampur . Great Work ,I liked it Very much . I am proud to be a Pakistnai and Jampurian.

  5. Seema Gandhi
    July 24, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Thanx for the useful information. My grand parents lived here and my father and mother were born here. I was very curious to know about Jampur,as they always say we are jampurian. Wish one day I could visit the place as it was my grandfather’s last wish. He worked as doctor at time of partition here. SeemaGandhi india

  6. March 5, 2013 at 10:11 am

    so nice…its a great information about our beautiful city jampur, i like it very much.

  7. Mani Awa
    April 12, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    sir thnx for inform us to our city.you work very good.may Allah bless you.

  8. GOPAL KRISHAN POPLI
    May 14, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    My parents (mother & father) were born in Jampur & they have got very vivid and lively memories of the same. After partition they migrated and settled in Bhiwani (Haryana-India) but not a single day passes without remembering gali-kuchas or mohallas of jampur. They have taught us ‘Saraiyiki’ as our mother tongue. Asan ghar vhich heen boli vihch hee gaalin karande haan. Ih boli saanko bahun achhi lagdi hai te asan heenkoo kaafi pasand karende hain. When I showed them some of the photographs of jampur and also progress made in the field of I.T. and other areas, they were very happy. They intend to visit jampur very shortly

    • June 25, 2013 at 8:48 am

      GOPAL KRISHAN POPLI :
      My parents (mother & father) were born in Jampur & they have got very vivid and lively memories of the same. After partition they migrated and settled in Bhiwani (Haryana-India) but not a single day passes without remembering gali-kuchas or mohallas of jampur. They have taught us ‘Saraiyiki’ as our mother tongue. Asan ghar vhich heen boli vihch hee gaalin karande haan. Ih boli saanko bahun achhi lagdi hai te asan heenkoo kaafi pasand karende hain. When I showed them some of the photographs of jampur and also progress made in the field of I.T. and other areas, they were very happy. They intend to visit jampur very shortly

      we are warmly welkm to you and your parents,that is your jampur,My grandmother used to tell us that we had a great time with hindu,s,my parents still missing you people,
      “”” tusan langhh aaso saanku khushi theese””
      proud to b a pakistani and proud to be a Jampurian.

    • zahid sharif
      September 26, 2014 at 5:59 am

      happy to 9 this…that ur parents remembr jampur till now.

  9. July 26, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    my city jampur

  10. humaa
    September 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    i was born in jampur.My childhood was spent in jampur.My father (late) was also born in jampur.Although i m multan after my marriage yet i love jampur with whole heartedly.I never forget the glorious memories of jampur.salam,to all jampurians

    • zahid sharif
      September 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

      w.salam…

  11. October 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    DR. QAZI AZIZ-UD-DIN UMAR a seasone and experienced Homoeo Physician of Jampur, an Urdu Columinst, composes poetry in four languages i.e. Seraki, Urdu, English & Punjabi, his calligraphic paintings were displayed at Multan Art Council 19 1985, he has innovated english poetry by introducing quartrains using Urdu/ Arabic prosody. his sample quart is hereunder:-

    Dr. Qazi Aziz
    08 October, 2013
    taakshaakdrqaziaziz@Yahoo.com
    THE TRAMPLED LOWERS

    Trampled lowers, since the British Empire, are surviving under uppers’ duress

    Who all the times press, repress, suppress, compress, if deem it fit, also aggress

    Privileges are their birthright, while the lowers wait for the residues to munch

    High built houses on state pillars, parroting lowers’ sobs to boost their distress

    (WORDS COMPSED USING URDU /ARABIC PROSODY )

  12. Umad-Uddin Farooqi
    December 6, 2013 at 5:36 am

    It is informative and is helpful for my thesis.

  13. Abu Bakar Khan Leghari
    December 18, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Nice information regarding Jampur history.

  14. March 8, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Like page

  15. Muhammad Ali khan
    August 3, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Respected you are hereby welcome whenever you want, I am a resident of Basti Hajana jampur, Chah geedar wala, this village is constructed on an ancient civilization because many many ancient things were discovered during cultivating land, excavation for constricting homes or taking soil from land like pottry, ceramics, ancient type wells and above all houses like mohinjo daro….

  16. zahid sharif
    September 26, 2014 at 5:53 am

    i lives in jampur till now….i m happy to 9 the history of my sweet city jampur…i proud to be a saraiki….also feeling happy to 9 that people who r migrated to india ‘ remembr this city jampur &loves it till now …salam to all jampurian people who r here in pakistan r migrated to india or other countries…
    “mykoon apny shahaar naal bahoon piyar hy”
    “i love my sweet city jampur”

  17. sehrish ali
    September 26, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    this is my city.i love my city ,this is my home town.. i was born in jampur and my parents also was born..i love u jampur

    • Hafiz m husSain
      April 16, 2015 at 11:01 am

      SaLam to alL. . .
      Very happy to knOw abOut jampur my hOmeland. . . .lkn jampurion se ak shikwa bha ha brahe mehrbani ap sb logon se guzarish ha k ab in waderOn se jaAn churaen r apni city se kisi ko apna numaenda bnae national n provincil assembly k lia me to abh studnt hn vote nh de skta albata ap sb jampur k bashaoOr awam hn to ap numaenda khud chune r us se hisab len k tm kia kr rhe ho jampur k lia tb ja kr jampur taraqi kre ga nhe to ye sardar loOg kbi taraqi nh krne dn ge fOr God sake ab ap log khud mature hn r jampur ko zilla bhe bnae r taraqi pe laen

  18. Abul Imtiaz Malik
    June 6, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    World’s Well known IT Company Hajana-One Pakistan is belongs to Jampur. Owner of this company Mr. Javed Hajana is a well known personality of Basti Hajana, Chah Gidar Wala, Jampur. Hajana-One has very large sale achievements in IT re;ated products. and Web development.

  19. Riaz Ahmad Joiya (Jampur)
    September 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Its True, Really Hajana-One is well known IT service provider of Pakistan, Ye JAmpur jaisy Choty se City se start ki gai company ka nam hai, Jampur city k aik IT expert Javed Hajana ne isy 2007 me start kia tha jo abhi tak chal rahi hai.
    In ki website ka link ye hai http://www.hajanaone.com

    Ye Javed Hajana ne apni Qoum Hajana k Nam se IT company registered karai thi “Hajana One”

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