Thursday, August 5, 2010

Chronology of Chiniot

(Saeed Mashaal Bhatti)

1003 Jevan Tanda was ruler of the state of Chiniot

1206 Jakh was Governor of the region

1290 Urkali was ruler of Multan

1296 Nusrat Khan was governor of Multan

1298 Alla-ud-din Khilji first time measurement of the land of sub-continent

1298 Qatlakh Khawja attacked the area and massacre of people

1307 Fight between Sardar Tartak and Sultan Taghluq Baig

1326 fort was constructed in Chiniot by Sultan Muhammad Taghlaq

1389 Sardar Mughali ruler of Chiniot attacked state of Khushab

1391 ‘Chani’ attacked the city and set the city on fire

1398 Mughal Sardar Tartar attacked the city during the rule of ‘Chani’

1400 The tradition of displaying Tazia as a replica of the Imam's shrine was introduced to India by Amir Timur

1430 Mirza Shahrukh attacked the area during the regime of Sultan Shah Lodhi

1519 Babar marched through Attock and crossed the Soan on his way to Khushab, Bhera and Chiniot.

1526 Younas Ali governor of Lahore ruled the area

1540 Kamran Mirza Governor of Lahore ruled the city

1605 Birth of Nawab Wazir Khan

1609 Birth of Nawab Sa’adullah khan in Patraki a near by town

1634 Mosque Wazir Khan was built by Aleem-ud-din Insari, Nawab Wazir khan

1641 Death of Nawab Wazir khan due to , buried in Akbarabad

1646 Construction of Badshahi Mosque in the city

1655 Masons of the town are said to have been employed during the construction of Taj Mahal Agra and Golden Temple Amritsar. An architectural masterpiece Shahi Mosque Chiniot, built during Shah Jehan era by Nawab Saad Ullah Khan in 1655 resembles the Shahi Mosque ...Masons of the town are said to have been employed during the construction of Taj Mahal Agra and Golden Temple Amritsar

1655 Death of Nawab Sa’adullah Khan due to

1671 Main Khan died in 1671 during the reign of Aurangzeb and was buried inside this baradari. Since he hailed from Chiniot in Punjab, and Chiniot was famous for having black stone, he used the same black stone in all of his constructions. At the time of its ...Main Khan during the reign of Aurangzeb and was buried inside this baradari.

1762 Hari Singh He also led his expeditions to Chiniot and Jhang. In 1762, he attacked Kot Khwaja Saeed, two miles from Lahore, where Khwaja Ubaid, the Afghan Governor of Lahore, had kept his large magazine containing ordance, arms and munitions of war, the whole of which was ...hari singhalso led his expeditions to Chiniot and Jhang

1765 On his way back home, Hari Singh reduced Jharig, Chiniot and Sialkot

1772 Lalian was found by Hafiz Muhammad Sadeeq Lali

1782 Desu Singh marched to reduce Chiniot and had many skirmishes with the Sukarchakia chief, Mahan Singh

1803 Ranjit Singh marched against that fort and captured it

1852 Village and Chack Demarcation in Chiniot

1855 The regular settlement was begun. Government land was demarcated, a process simplified by the readiness of the people to part with their land

1856 Chiniot was given status of Tehsil (District Jhang and Multan Division)

1860 Registration of the land (incomplete)

1868 Total Population of Tehsil Chiniot was 1, 09, 472 souls according to census

1868 Population of town of Chiniot was 11, 477 souls according to census

1870 Police station was established in the city

1870 Municipality Welfare Committee (3rd class)

1871 First census in Punjab

1875 Population of town of Chiniot was 11,999 souls according to census

1877 Chiniot Railway / Road Bridge constructed by Britishers

1878 Total Cultivated area of Tehsil was 73, 753 actrs

1878 Establishment of Dispensary (1st class) in Chiniot

1879 Railway track was laid down in the area from Salarwala to Eidalwala

1880 Establishment of telegraph office in Chiniot and Aminpur Bungalow

1880 Registration of the land in Chiniot

1881 2nd census in the Punjab by Lord Rippon

1881 Population of tehsil Chiniot was 128, 241 souls according to census

1882 Total Population 1, 28, 241 according to Census

1886 Instances of Assistant-Surgeon Jai Sing, in a very interesting contribution w^hich he made in March 1886 to the Indian Medical Gazette, states that the disease is most prevalent in the lowest lying and dampest part of the inundated tract. The people on the higher level suffer ...incitances local development of goitre in the town of Chiniot

1887 Municipal committee (1st class) was established

1889 The movement – named for its founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (located in the Indian Punjab) – broke away from mainstream Islam in 1889. The slogans, etched out in the flowing Urdu script, call on Muslims to 'Kill Ahmadi non-believers'. Rabwah, a town of ...It is on the peeling, yellow-plastered walls of Chiniot that the first signs of the hatred directed against the Ahmadi community appear.

1892 Excavation of Lower Chenab (Jhang Branch) from Head Khanki

1896 Excavation of Upper Chenab (Karana Canal) from Head Faqirian

1898 First weekly Al-munir was launched by Ghulan Hussain Joya

1901 Construction of Green Palace by Abdul Raheem Wohra

1901 Population of tehsil Chiniot was 200, 676 souls according to census

1901 Population of town of Chiniot was 15, 685 souls according to census

1904 A portion of the tahsil was incorporated in the new District of Lyallpur

1904 Kashmir Palace was constructed by Hussain Khan Durrani

1908 Excavation of santo-wali canal (distributary of Lower Chenab)

1924 Foundation of Umer Hayat Palace was laid down

1927 Chiniot station was Established and once a big attraction for furniture traders and commuters because of trains' cheap fare and less travelling time.

1928 Construction of bungalow of Irrigation Department on canals

1932 Construction of two-storeyed bridge on river Chenab

1933 The Marh-Chiniot main drain and Rechna Extension drain were constructed as outfalls

1934 Railway track was laid down which connects city with Sargodha

1942 Austerlitia Bank (changed to Allied Bank in 1972)

1948 National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) was established

1948 Excise and Taxation Office was established

1948 Rabwah (Chack Dhagian) was found near the river Chenab

1952 66/Kv electricity line was installed

1954 He founded his own seminary Jamia Arabiya in Chiniot

1955 Telephone was introduced in the region

1955 The Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank was established

1956 Allama Mashraqi had addressed a public meeting under the auspices of the Islam League in Chiniot

1959 Establishment of Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB)

1959 United Bank Limited (UBL) was established

1960 Civil Hospital was established by upgrading the dispensary

1960 Chiniot Tehsil was affiliated with Sargodha Division

1966 Zarae Taraqiyati Bank (ZTB) was established

1968 Sui Gas pipe-line was installed in Chenabnagar

1976 introduction of Sui Gas in Chiniot city

1978 Post office was established in Chiniot

1978 Establishment of WAPDA office in the city (Division Status)

1978 Iqbal Rice Mill was established

1979 Civil Hospital was shifted in new building

1981 Total Population was 6, 94, 080 souls according to census

1981 Income and Wealth Tax Office was established

1982 Chiniot Tehsil was included in Faisalabad division

1983 Office of Mining and Minerals Department was established

1991 Establishment of Bank of Punjab (BoP)

1995 Establishment of PTCL office (Division status)

1998 Total Population was 9, 65, 124 souls according to census

1998 Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) structure was introduced

1998 Chiniot-Jhang road was constructed

1999 Rabwah (Chack Dhagian) was renamed as Chenabnagar

2006 In one incident, the government of Punjab Province banned a nearly-century-old newspaper, the Daily Al-Fazal, which was published by members of the Ahmadi sect and raided its office in Chenabnagar, Chiniot District, Punjab, on September 10, 2006. Chenab Nagar ...In one incident, the government of Punjab Province banned a nearly-century-old newspaper, the Daily Al-Fazal, which was published by members of the Ahmadi sect

2009 Feb 2, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has formally announced the upgradation of Chiniot tehsil as the 36th district of the province

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