Chak No. 147/148 NB is a village in Sillanwali of District Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan. It is situated 42 km away from Sargodha City and 9 km from its Tehsil Sillanwali at Lakhowana Road. It is also known as Lakhowana (Punjabi and Urdu: لکھوآنہ).

Chak No. 147/148 NB
(لکھوآنہ)
Village
Entrance to village from northern side
Chak No. 147/148 NB's Map
Chak No. 147/148 NB
Location in Pakistan
Chak No. 147/148 NB's Map
Chak No. 147/148 NB
Chak No. 147/148 NB (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 31°47′21″N 72°28′28.3″E / 31.78917°N 72.474528°E / 31.78917; 72.474528Coordinates: 31°47′21″N 72°28′28.3″E / 31.78917°N 72.474528°E / 31.78917; 72.474528
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
DistrictSargodha
TehsilSillanwali
Union Council121[1]
Government
 • TypeUnion Council
Area
 • Total10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation
175 m (574 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total4,578
Time zoneUTC+5:00 (PST)
Postal Code
40010
ISO 3166 codePK-PB
Post OfficeSillanwali

Overview

It is a Union Council No. 121 of the neighboring villages. It is surrounded by a canal, Rajbah Naurang.[2] The primary source of income in this village is agriculture but most of the people of the village have jobs in Public as well as in Private Sector.

History

This village came to existence in early 19th century. Before then, all of the area from Shahnikdar to Shaheenabad consists of bushes and other plants. It looked like pasture so people living in Sargodha and its neighboring villages went there to graze animals and they returned after weeks. Ancestors told that the place where the village is situated was a plain ground among those bushes and irregular topography of the land so this place was suitable to live so at night, they encamped there. But they had to face a big trouble there was no source of fresh water so they used to bring water with them but later on, they found a low-lying area on the south west of the today's village that had the capability of collecting rainwater so they brought their animals to this pond to drink water and initially they built temporary mud buildings to protect animals and themselves from harsh weather conditions like storms, rains and sun etc. Afterward some people permanently settled at that place and it is said that a person named Lakho (Urdu: لکھو) lived here and name of the village Lakhowana (Urdu: لکھوآنہ) made from his name. In this way the village came to existence and after the partition of British India, this village was properly registered.

Union Council

This village is the headquarters of Union Council 121, which consists on the following villages.

Facilities

Government of Punjab provided medical and educational facilities to this village

Medical Facilities

The Basic Health Unit Urdu: بنیادی مرکزِ صحت) is provided to village by the government. It provides all Primary Health Center (PHC) services along with integral services that include basic medical and surgical care, CDD, CDC, ARI, Malaria and TB control.

Educational Facilities

Government of Punjab has provided High School for Boys and Elementary School for Girls.

Notable Persons

References

  1. ^ Union Council Number is changed from "96" to "121" in Local Body Elections 2015
  2. ^ Rajbah Naurang is a Canal which is originated from the Northern Branch of "Lower Jhelum Canal (نہر لوئر جہلم)".
  3. ^ "GHS Chak No.147/148 Nb Sargodha - School Info & Teachers Profiles".
  4. ^ "GGES Chak No.147/148 Nb Sargodha - School Info & Teachers Profiles".