My City Burewala

Posted on 10:39 AM by Naeem Sohail

Burewala (Urdu: بورے والا) is a city of Vehari District in southern Punjab , Pakistan . It is located at 30°10'0N 72°39'0E and has an altitude of 133 metres (439 feet). According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, Burewala had about 150,000 people. However according to estimates it have increased to 200,000 in 2004. It is the 30th biggest city in Pakistan by population. The city of Burewala is the headquarters of Burewala Tehsil , an administrative subdivision of the district. It is located 1035 km away from Karachi , 187 km from Faisalabad, 208 km from Lahore , 135 km from Multan, 35 km from Vehari. 40 km from Arifwala,75 km from Pakpattan and 103 km from Bahawalpur.

History

Posted on 10:35 AM by Naeem Sohail

Burewala is situated on the Delhi-Multan Road.Sutlej River crosses Burewala near the towns Jamlera and Sahuka. Shrine of Hazrat Baba Haji Sher Dewan Chawli Mashaikh is also situated in Dewan Sahib at a distance of 18 km. from Burewala. In the very beginning it was just a jungle which was 'humanized' by local tribes called "Langrial". When the Pakpattan canal operating in this area people started to settle in villages as agriculture developed, resulting in jungles being cut to make way for cultivation fields. As this area was in 'Eastern Canal Division' so it was named village no. 279/EB (EB = Eastern Bar). In the northern side of Burewala, there are still signs of an old water canal which is now called Sukh Bias. It is 35 km east of District Capital Vehari on main Multan-Delhi Road. Burewala is the second biggest tehsil of Punjab

Etymology

Posted on 10:34 AM by Naeem Sohail

The exact origin of Burewala's name is unknown; however, there are different theories. One theory is that the city is named after a person named "Burha." He was, according to some people, 'Sikh'. The village is also called "Old Bura" or "Purana Boora." The people of this villages constructed a well with a diameter of 8 feet and named it after their ancestor so it was called "Chah Boorhay wala" (Well of Burha). This well is now included in the P.I. Link canal. Due to this well the new city was named Burewala. In July 1976, Burewala was upgraded as a subdivision. The areas of Gaggoo, Jamlera, Sahuka and Sheikh Fazal were included in the subdivision.