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Korey Kot
Korey Kotکوڑے کوٹ
Korey Kot
Korey Kot is located in Pakistan
Korey Kot
Korey Kot
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 32°11′18″N 73°01′43″E / 32.18833°N 73.02861°E / 32.18833; 73.02861
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
DistrictSargodha

Korey Kot is a village of Pakistan in district Sargodha near Tehsil Kot Momin. Its population is about ten thousand. Korey and Koot were two ancient tribes who lived in this village centuries ago. Legend has it that the village was inundated by river Chenab as it used to flow by the village then. The ancestors of village came from village naseerpur, a nearby settlement known to be existing since 1150 AD.

Ranjha رانجھا, Tarars, Dahar ڈار, Haral, and Gondal are the main tribes but Ranjha is the dominant and the most numerous landowning tribe in the village. Village has a number of educated people who are serving the nation as army officers, teachers, lawyers, bureaucrats and progressive farmers etc.The village has seen massive transformation in agriculture and infrastructural projects and is now considered one of the best developed villages served with five roads, a rural hospital, a boys high school and a girls high school. Korey Kot has fertile land and is well known for its Kinno (orange) orchards. Majority of the population belongs to Sunni Muslim sect. Though this village has a large number of educated people yet they are still engaged in medieval-era-like turf wars but the situation is improving on fast rate due to heavy investment by people in education of their children . Demographically, the village comprises three major social classes, i.e. landowning class, landless peasants and Kamwalas ---- those who do minor jobs. In fact, this village is a microcosm of the wider class based Pakistani culture. Moreover, shrine of Baba Shah Manzoor, a famous mystic who is said to have gone under the earth alive along with a female follower, is also located in this village. Shah Muhammad Muslim Sheikh, a famous folk singer, was also born in this village. Allahyarkay, Numberdars,Molu_Kay ,Shahukay, SukheKay, Rajaykay, Ghulamkay, SalihonKay and Amirkay are renowned families who own vast tracts of agricultural lands. Village's history based on local series of fights between Allayarka and Nambardar families was penned down by a local poet named Ahmed Wadhan. Until recently this Punjabi waar (epic poetry)used to be sung in local gatherings but due to busy pace of life nobody finds time to organise such events any longer. Jeweana family (all ranjha families in the village can be categorised under three main tribes, i.e Khariyana clan, Jeweana clan and Bhaikhanana clan) believes that their ancestor Dhaan Muhammad was the first settler in the village while Bhaikhanana family believes that the first settlers belonged to their clan. Nambardar family,on the other hand, claim that the village was registered through the efforts of their forefather named Hassan. Apart from these details, the village is just five Kilometers away from Takht Hazara, a village, where "Dheedhu Ranjha" the most famous character of "Heer Ranjha" story was born. Likewise, Bhehra, the first line of defence of Mughal and Sultanate dynasties of India against foreign invaders such as Greek and Persians, is also a few kilometres away from the village. So, "Alexander the Great" and Nadir Shah of Iran must have passed by the village when they invaded India but no claim to the resistance of locals to foreign invaders can be made due to unavailability of historical record. The Famous Personalities of this village are Ustad Yaqoob (Late), Nazar Muhammad Ranjha (DG Audit&Accouts), Brig (R) Muzzafar Ranjha, khalid Ranjha ( Adv High Court, human rights activist and an Op-ed writer) C Aman Ullah Ranjha (Late), Zafar Iqbal Ranjha MOLU_KA (Ex_Chairman of Zakat Committee, EX_President of Public Accounts Committee), Mukhtar Ranjha (Civil Judge), Umair Ranjha (Director Anti_Crrouption), Rabnawaz Ranjha (Director NAB), Adil Ranjha (CO MC_Jhang), Azmat Bajwa (Director FIA), Major Faisal Kamal Haral, Capt. Nawazish Ranjha, Lt.Anees Sheryar Ranjha, Bashir Ranjha (Vice Chairman of UC Mela)