Sargodha

Sargodha is the eleventh biggest city in Pakistan with a populace of 1.5 million.It is additionally an authoritative focus of Sargodha Division situated in the Punjab territory, Pakistan and one of the quickest developing urban areas in Pakistan.

Hill in Sardoghd district
Hill in Sardoghd district

History

The sources of this city are very old yet the correct town was set up by the British in 1903. Although it was a residential area in the first place, the British Royal Air Force constructed an airplane terminal here because of its key area.

Geography

Location

Sargodha is found 172 kilometers northwest of Lahore, in Sargodha District. It lies around 30 miles from the M-2 motorway, which associates Lahore and Islamabad. It is associated with the M-2 by a few trades at various areas. Sargodha is about 94 km from Faisalabad, due southeast. Straightforwardly east associated by the M-2 motorway are Lahore and the course to Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Due east is the city of Jhang; around the west are the city of Mianwali and the Chashma Barrage. Dera Ismail Khan is found 232 km southwest from the city.

Topography

Sargodha basically contains level, rich fields, albeit here are a couple of little slopes on the Sargodha-Faisalabad Road. The River Jhelum streams on the western and northern sides, and the River Chenab lies on the eastern side of the city.

Climate

Sargodha principally involves level, rich fields, albeit here are a couple of little slopes on the Sargodha-Faisalabad Road. The River Jhelum streams on the western and northern sides, and the River Chenab lies on the eastern side of the city.

Demographics

Add up to populace of the city was 458,440 according to the 1998 registration. Most of the general population in the city communicate in Punjabi.

Administration

Sargodha is the capital of Sargodha Tehsil. As of October 2012, the division framework in Punjab Province has been reestablished and Sargodha turned into the divisional central station of areas Sargodha, Khushab, Mianwali and Bhakkar. The city of Sargodha is authoritatively subdivided into 22 association gatherings.

Transportation

Road

Sargodha lies around 48 km from the M-2 motorway which associates Lahore and Islamabad. It is likewise associated with Faisalabad by a thruway. Daewoo Bus Service drives consistent courses from Sargodha to whatever remains of the nation.

Rail

Sargodha is likewise associated by whatever remains of the nation through the rail. Sargodha Junction railroad station is situated on Shorkot-Lala Musa branch rail line.

Sports

Sargodha is home to the Sargodha Cricket Stadium.Sargodha is likewise positioned as best orange trading city in Pakistan, with immense of its farmland comprise of organic product ranches and wheat fields.

Air Base

Pakistan’s biggest airbase, PAF Base Mushaf (in the past PAF Base Sargodha), is arranged in Sargodha and hosts the home office of the Pakistan Air Force’s Central Air Command. The airbase is additionally home to the Combat Commanders School , earlier the Fighter Leader’s School.

Educational institutions
  • University of Sargodha
  • Sargodha Medical College
  • Quaid-e-Azam Law College
  • Greenfield College Sargodha

    University of Sargodha
    University of Sargodha
  • Airbase Inter College
  • Sargodha Institute of Technology
  • PAF Public School, Sargodha
Notable people

Feroz Khan Noon, former Prime Minister Pakistan

  • Anwer Ali Noon, former Parliamentarian of Pakistan and army Officer
  • Amjad Ali Noon, former Ambassador/High Commissioner of Pakistan
  • Imtiaz Bhatti, former Ambassador / High Commissioner of Pakistan
  • Wazir Agha, Urdu Scholar
  • Hameed Gul, former ISI Chief
  • Ch. Anwar Ali Cheema, politician, PML-Q
  • Ch.Ghias Mela, politician, PML-Q
  • Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Amir Jama’at-ud-Da’wah
  • Mohammad Hafeez, cricketer
  • Aizaz Cheema, cricketer
  • Rafiq Anjum, actor
  • Jahanzeb Qamar, television writer

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