Mirpur in District Form


Economic Life


First College of Mirpur


Drowning of Mirpur


Voyage of Mirpuries to UK


Mirpur before Independence


Mystics and Pieties


Games of Mirpur


Archaeological finds


Mirpur in Real form

Mirpur in District Form

In District Mirpur, It was very difficult for a person to get an official job if he is not a permanent resident of this city but some high level officer were appointed from outside of the state due to will of Maharaja. A famous educationalist Doctor Ghulam Ul Saydeen who was director of education department belonged to UP (INDIA). The Chief of Staff of Armed forces and Chief Conservative of Forest Department were British.

Similarly, Raja Afzal Khan of KASGUMMA had been appointed as revenue assistant (AFSAR-E-MAAL) who was an employee of Punjab Civil Service and at the Time of Partition of India and Pakistan; he was Deputy Commissioner at Sialkot. Infect, he was Permanent resident and feudal.

On Administrative level, Mirpur district was divided in three administrative divisions and one vicegerency as Mirpur, Kotli, Bhimber and vicegerency Noshehra. All the area of Mirpur is agricultural, so every division was categorised in village registrars (Patwar). The Superior officer of district was called Minister of Ministry (Wazeer-e-Wazarat) was also the collector of agricultural tax. Revenue Assistant was his subordinate, whose responsibility was to transfer registrations of land, accounts of two crops of the year and also to collect agriculture tax.

The senior officer of judicial was Session Judge. There was one magistrate of grade one or judge who was called MUNSIF. Other than these, there was a Government layer who was used to plead the case in district court. Barrister Sardar Mohammad Abrahim was appointed in Mirpur at the same position, who afterward became the first president of Azad Kashmir Government. The senior officer of police was called SP of Police Captain.

There is an amazing thing about the Mirpur, Kotli and Bhimber and that, there was no personal or inheritance house of any Muslim feudal and land-lord.

In advanced period, when it was easy to get education, medical facilities, and economical items in cities; the rich class, land lords started to make their own house, bangles, and villas in the neighbouring districts of Mirpur like Rawalpindi and Jhelum. These were Ghakhar, Janjua and Jaat families. But the others classes did not leave villages and didn’t move to city. The Reason could be as they wanted to live outside the city’s majority and wealthy Hindu’s to keep their culture and heritage. Through this they salved to mix up themselves in powered Hindus.

Convent and Shrines of Mirpur

is famous for shrines and convents. The resident trustee and Shrine superior has been extending the popularity of shrines by their services and good efforts.

The are famous shrines in Mirpur including

  • PEERE SHAH GHAZI (Khari Sharif)
  • Baba Shadi Shaheed (Samahni)
  • Khanyara Sharif (Andar Hal)

Other Shrines of Mirpur

Mohra Sher Shah Bal Peeran Khankah Naik Alam Shah Malot
Dular Shahab Peer Ghanoi Monda Goora Sayedan
Peer Naban Mohara Sharif Samwal Sharif Nogran
Fateh poor Sharif

District Bhimber includes the following shrines

Shrines of District Bhimber
Moonga Wali Sarkar Shah Shutar Sharif
Peer Taj Din Mazar Saien Sakhi Sarkar Panjeera

In Kotli City there are the following Shrines

Shrines of District Kotli
Mandi Sharif Tata Pani Mai Toti Darbar

Some of these shrines and convents are under the department of OKAF but in recent age none of quality is found in them which were in the forefathers. So it is not essential to describe each of them separately.

Hazrat Mian Mohammad Bakhsh

The trustee of Shrine of Syed Peere Shah Ghazi, Hazrat Mian Mohammad Bakhsh has no need to any introduction. The famous book “SAIF UL MALOOK” of Mian Sahib has a unique place in Punjabi Language.

In the background of this book, Mian Sahib described his feelings and thoughts as an ordinary man can easily understand them. He will enjoy reading this.

Mian Sahib is the author of thirteen books which all are in Punjabi Language but the “Saif-ul-Malook” was able to become the world level book. Some of his books has been translated in some foreign languages


Peer Syed Naik Alam Shah was the shining star of the Sadat of Goora Syedan (old Mirpur). Born in 1280 Hijri and died in the age of 40. During this period he travelled Harmain Sharifain (Makkah) on foot and got opportunity to complete his HAJJ. He stayed for 6 years.

He had a close friendship with great poet AARIF KHARI Mian Mohammad Bakhsh. Mostly in their letter transferring we can see their poetic mind


Sultan-ul-Aarafain Peer Syed Mohammad Shah Bukhari is from Khanyara Sharif of Qadri Area. He is a very famous among the Punjabi Poets. It is known that he was illiterate but when he was being rapture he said all his poetry and others wrote those on Papers. In Pothawar his poetical work is very popular in daily life.

The great achievements in educational and literature field that the land of Mirpur has acquired are because of these religious, literal and philosopher personalities. Other than these there was a poet of Urdu and Punjabi can be found almost in every village of this area.

Courtesy for History of Mirpur and Kashmir

* Kashmir Record and Research Council Mirpur Branch

* Arshad Book Depot Chowk Shaheedan Mirpur

* Syed Sultan Ali Shah (Late) Referenced Book: Mirpur Before 1947

* Sufi Mohammad Nazir Chaudhary (for Pictures of Old Mirpur)


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