The first city of Jhang was built in 1288 by Rai Sial with the advice of Hazrat Shah Jalal Bukhari (his peer). The first ruler of Jhang was Mal Khan in 1462. Sial tribe ruled this city for 360 years and the last ruler of the Sial Tribe was Ahmad Khan from 1812 to 1822 and then Sikh took over. And from the rule of the Sikh, Jhang was taken over by the British.
The dress of the locals comprises a Majhla, a Kurta or Chola, a Chadar and a Turban or Pugri. It is completed by shoes, Chappli or Kherri. The women also wear Majhla (Lungi) besides Chola and Dopatta but many women wear Shalwar Qameez. The people live in the plains and therefore are plain and straight-forward people – broad minded, hospitable and progressive. Jhang is the centre of a purely agricultural based feudalistic society. Agriculture is the chief source of income and employment in Jhang. About 85% of the Jhang’s cultivable land is irrigated. Wheat and cotton are the principal crops. Other crops grown include rice, sugarcane, corn (maize), oilseeds, fruits, and vegetables. Livestock and poultry are also raised in large numbers in district Jhang.
Jhang is characterised by extreme climate – the temperature is generally hot, with marked variations between summer and winter. In the plain the mean June temperature is 95 F (35 C), while the mean January temperature is 55 F (12 C). The monsoon reaches the area exhausted and therefore the rainfall is quite meagre. There is also occasional rain during the winters. The average annual rainfall is 7-10 inches (180 mm) in district Jhang. Occasionally there are dust storms. The summer may be somehow discomforting, but for the greater part of the year, the climate is ideal and invigorating. The best part of the year is from the middle of February to the middle of April, which is the spring in the Jhang. It is neither cold nor hot but simply pleasant and enjoyable. The entire district-side becomes a vast stretch of greenery. The mustard fields are covered with yellow flowers, trees put on new leaves, fruits begin to blossom and there are flowers everywhere. This is also the time for several spring festivals, including Jhang Committee Show.
Jhang is located about 210 km from Lahore, about 100km from Chiniot, 70 km from Faisalabad and some 35 km from Gojra. This large city is well connected by road. Jhang Faisalabad Road leads to Jhang from Chiniot or Faisalabad. Jhang is connected by road or railway to some main cities of the country, but not no air service is provided by the government yet.
Jhang’s 19th-century railway station is one of the oldest in Pakistan. Jhang is connected by rail to many major cities including Lahore, Karachi.
- Virtual University of Pakistan (Jhang Campus)
- Lahore College for Women University (Jhang Campus)
- The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (Jhang Campus)
- Government Post Graduate College
- Chenab College Jhang
- University of Jhang
- Punjab Group of Colleges
- Superior Group of Colleges
- Dar-e-Arqam Schools
Must Visit Places in Jhang
Shrine of Sufi Saint Sultan Bahoo
Head Tareemo or Trimmu Barrage
Head Tareemo, likewise called Trimmu Barrage, is situated on the Chenab River close to the town Atharan Hazari in Jhang at the separation of 290 km from Lahore on Lahore-Islamabad M-2, divert on left from Pindi Bhattian exchange on Motorway M-4. Turn left for Jhang-Gojra Road lastly drive on Noorpur Thal-Shergarh Road to get to the Head Treemmo. There is a conjunction of the River Jhelum and River Chenab before this torrent. The reason for this flood is to control the progression of water in the River Chenab for water system utilization.
It is finished in 1939 and its length is 3025 feet. There are 37 entryway weir bits to control the progression of water from the torrent. There are three channels released from the Trimmu Barrage, Haveli Main Line, Trimmu Sidhnai Link Canal, and Rang Pur trench.
Tomb of Heer Ranjha
Heer and Ranjha were among the most well-known individuals of Punjab. Their romantic tale is extremely popular among the individuals yet it was a disastrous romantic tale. The folktale on the narrative of Heer-Ranjha was displayed by Waris Shah. Tomb of heer is arranged in Jhang.
Heer and Ranjha both were covered in Jhang and their sweethearts visit the tomb. Heer’s genuine name was Izzat Bibi and she was a daring little youngster of the town. Structure of the tomb On the facade of the tomb there is a burial ground and next to the tomb there is a mosque.
Shrine of Mehboob Alam (also known as Shah Jewna)
Shah Jewna, the most popular and profoundly improved town of Sadaat Bukhari, is arranged at a separation of 30km towards North from Jhang city. It is tribal town of Makhdoom Faisal Saleh Hayat, the Sajjada Nasheen of the blessed hallowed place. Towards south from this town, a Faqeer of Allah is resting in his grave throughout the previous five centuries, situated in the thickest and huge woodland of Jal tress.
The blessed grave is made of customary mud and is of phenomenal size. This grave is inside a Haveli, made of mud, under the open sky. Regardless of this modest predicament, this grave is the consistent wellspring of “Faqeerana”dignity and Qalandarana beauty. This Faqeer II-Allah is known as Hazrat Pir Shah Jewna (RA). Be that as it may, his genuine name is Syed Mahboob Alam (RA). The sacred tomb and the place of worship ooze profound favour to its large number of fans.
Shah Sadiq Nehang Mosque, Jhang
Ayub Chowk Jhang
It is The Middle Point Of The Traffic Flow Form Karachi To Peshwar Or Other Cities. Before 2019 The Heavy Traffic Passes Through It. Jhang Is Very Old City With Different Cultures With It. There Are numerous Famous Personalities Belongs To Jhang Sadar In Which Doctor Adbul Salam Belongs To Jhang And Famous Cricket Umpire Aleem Dar Belongs To Jhang And Many Other Personalities Also Belongs To The Jhang Sadar.