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Gehlan Hithar

Gehlan Hithar

Gehlan Hithar is a town and Union Council of Kasur District, situated some 65 miles south west of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It is located at 30°52’0N 74°1’60E with an altitude of 174 metres (574 feet) and lies on the main Kasur-Okara road. In its vicinity is a self-planted forest named Changa Manga.

It lies in the boundaries of National Assembly consistency NA 140 and Provincial consistency PP 180. Ex foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri has won from this area in 2002. Presently Aseff Ahmad Ali is the national assembly member from this area. He is also an ex-foreign minister of Pakistan.

The livelihood of the peoples is based on agriculture with a big share of flower growing beside wheat, rice and vegetables including potatoes and maize. The flower market recently established on the main Depalpur road is hub of fresh flower business in Punjab particularly and Pakistan as well.

The history of Gehlan is well-described in a book titled ” Gehlan Hithar -A Historic Town” by Muhammad Saddique Javed. It worth mentioning that almost 600 peoples from this town are in the teaching profession, 200 peoples are serving in armed forces and around 50 peoples are in police department. In another book titled “History of Arian” by Asghhar Ali Chaudhary page 129 also contains some description of Gehlan.

In India a village Gehlan exists near Bhawanigarh, Punjab .

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