A brief introduction to Jampur
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.