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Chronology of Chiniot History

1003 Jevan Tanda was ruler of the state of Chiniot
1206 Jakh was Governor of the region
1290 Urkali was ruler of Multan
1296 Nusrat Khan was governor of Multan
1298 Alla-ud-din Khilji first time measurement of the land of sub-continent
1298 Qatlakh Khawja attacked the area and massacre of people
1307 Fight between Sardar Tartak and Sultan Taghluq Baig
1326 fort was constructed in Chiniot by Sultan Muhammad Taghlaq
1389 Sardar Mughali ruler of Chiniot attacked state of Khushab
1391 ‘Chani’ attacked the city and set the city on fire
1398 Mughal Sardar Tartar attacked the city during the rule of ‘Chani’
1400 The tradition of displaying Tazia as a replica of the Imam’s shrine was introduced to India by Amir Timur
1430 Mirza Shahrukh attacked the area during the regime of Sultan Shah Lodhi
1519 Babar marched through Attock and crossed the Soan on his way to Khushab, Bhera and Chiniot.
1526 Younas Ali governor of Lahore ruled the area
1540 Kamran Mirza Governor of Lahore ruled the city
1605 Birth of Nawab Wazir Khan
1609 Birth of Nawab Sa’adullah khan in Patraki a near by town
1634 Mosque Wazir Khan was built by Aleem-ud-din Insari, Nawab Wazir khan
1641 Death of Nawab Wazir khan due to , buried in Akbarabad
1646 Construction of Badshahi Mosque in the city
1655 Masons of the town are said to have been employed during the construction of Taj Mahal Agra and Golden Temple Amritsar
1655 Death of Nawab Sa’adullah Khan due to
1671 Main Khan during the reign of Aurangzeb and was buried inside this baradari.
1762 Hari Singh also led his expeditions to Chiniot and Jhang
1765 On his way back home, Hari Singh reduced Jharig, Chiniot and Sialkot
1772 Lalian was found by Hafiz Muhammad Sadeeq Lali
1782 Desu Singh marched to reduce Chiniot and had many skirmishes with the Sukarchakia chief, Mahan Singh
1803 Ranjit Singh marched against that fort and captured it
1852 Village and Chack Demarcation in Chiniot
1855 The regular settlement was begun. Government land was demarcated, a process simplified by the readiness of the people to part with their land
1856 Chiniot was given status of Tehsil (District Jhang and Multan Division)
1860 Registration of the land (incomplete)
1868 Total Population of Tehsil Chiniot was 1, 09, 472 souls according to census
1868 Population of town of Chiniot was 11, 477 souls according to census
1870 Police station was established in the city
1870 Municipality Welfare Committee (3rd class)
1871 First census in Punjab
1875 Population of town of Chiniot was 11,999 souls according to census
1877 Chiniot Railway / Road Bridge constructed by Britishers
1878 Total Cultivated area of Tehsil was 73, 753 actrs
1878 Establishment of Dispensary (1st class) in Chiniot
1879 Railway track was laid down in the area from Salarwala to Eidalwala
1880 Establishment of telegraph office in Chiniot and Aminpur Bungalow
1880 Registration of the land in Chiniot
1881 2nd census in the Punjab by Lord Rippon
1881 Population of tehsil Chiniot was 128, 241 souls according to census
1882 Total Population 1, 28, 241 according to Census
1886 Instances of local development of goitre in the town of Chiniot
1887 Municipal committee (1st class) was established
1889 It is on the peeling, yellow-plastered walls of Chiniot that the first signs of the hatred directed against the Ahmadi community appear.
1892 Excavation of Lower Chenab (Jhang Branch) from Head Khanki
1896 Excavation of Upper Chenab (Karana Canal) from Head Faqirian
1898 First weekly Al-munir was launched by Ghulan Hussain Joya
1901 Construction of Green Palace by Abdul Raheem Wohra
1901 Population of tehsil Chiniot was 200, 676 souls according to census
1901 Population of town of Chiniot was 15, 685 souls according to census
1904 A portion of the tahsil was incorporated in the new District of Lyallpur
1904 Kashmir Palace was constructed by Hussain Khan Durrani
1908 Excavation of santo-wali canal (distributary of Lower Chenab)
1924 Foundation of Umer Hayat Palace was laid down
1927 Chiniot station was Established and once a big attraction for furniture traders and commuters because of trains’ cheap fare and less travelling time.
1928 Construction of bungalow of Irrigation Department on canals
1932 Construction of two-storeyed bridge on river Chenab
1933 The Marh-Chiniot main drain and Rechna Extension drain were constructed as outfalls
1934 Railway track was laid down which connects city with Sargodha
1942 Austerlitia Bank (changed to Allied Bank in 1972)
1948 National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) was established
1948 Excise and Taxation Office was established
1948 Rabwah (Chack Dhagian) was found near the river Chenab
1952 66/Kv electricity line was installed
1954 He founded his own seminary Jamia Arabiya in Chiniot
1955 Telephone was introduced in the region
1955 The Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank was established
1956 Allama Mashraqi had addressed a public meeting under the auspices of the Islam League in Chiniot
1959 Establishment of Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB)
1959 United Bank Limited (UBL) was established
1960 Civil Hospital was established by upgrading the dispensary
1960 Chiniot Tehsil was affiliated with Sargodha Division
1966 Zarae Taraqiyati Bank (ZTB) was established
1968 Sui Gas pipe-line was installed in Chenabnagar
1976 introduction of Sui Gas in Chiniot city
1978 Post office was established in Chiniot
1978 Establishment of WAPDA office in the city (Division Status)
1978 Iqbal Rice Mill was established
1979 Civil Hospital was shifted in new building
1981 Total Population was 6, 94, 080 souls according to census
1981 Income and Wealth Tax Office was established
1982 Chiniot Tehsil was included in Faisalabad division
1983 Office of Mining and Minerals Department was established
1991 Establishment of Bank of Punjab (BoP)
1995 Establishment of PTCL office (Division status)
1998 Total Population was 9, 65, 124 souls according to census
1998 Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) structure was introduced
1998 Chiniot-Jhang road was constructed
1999 Rabwah (Chack Dhagian) was renamed as Chenabnagar
2006 In one incident, the government of Punjab Province banned a nearly-century-old newspaper, the Daily Al-Fazal, which was published by members of the Ahmadi sect
2009 Feb 2, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has formally announced the upgradation of Chiniot tehsil as the 36th district of the province


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