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Print PDFRanjeet Singh made an assault and got victory. At that time, Mian Sultan Khoja was theadministrator of the castle and army of Chiniot. He did not open the door even after defeatbecause his master did not order him to do so. Maharaja Ranjeet Singh was deeply impressed by his loyalty and he awarded him the ...

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Ranjeet Singh made an assault and got victory. At that time, Mian Sultan Khoja was theadministrator of the castle and army of Chiniot. He did not open the door even after defeatbecause his master did not order him to do so. Maharaja Ranjeet Singh was deeply impressed by his loyalty and he awarded him the land of Kalo Wal and Changer Wala, which was in the custody of Rehan’s befor this. That is why the Khojas of Chiniot became power both politically and worldly. In 1849 A.D., this region went into the custody of English rulers. Hamilton was appointed as the first deputy commissioner. Pindi Bhattain became a part of Gujranwala.

There were some families who accepted the English as their ruler without any hatred or prejudice but their some other families also here who participated in the movement against the government. In Chiniot, a family of Saadat Gilani and the people of Basaan Tribe remained busy in fighting against the English ruler for freedom, and confronted the pains and troubles of prison. Today too, people recalls the valour and bravery of Basaan Tribe in the local songs and pay tribute to them, particularly in villages.

Hazrat Molana Noor Ahmad Naqsh Bandi played an important role in the freedom-war of 1857 A.D. and faced the troubles and tortures of jail. In the start of twentieth century, a freedom-fighter of Chiniot, Hazrat Molana Muhammad Zakar strengthen the freedom movement and took part in every movement of freedom. The first martyr of Kashmir Freedommovement that was started by Majlis-e-Ehrar-e-Islam, was an inhabitant of Chiniot whose name was Elahi Bukhsh. He became the martyr of Kashmir Freedom movement.

Chiniot had also enjoyed the right to represent itself on district level politically. Syed Ghulam Abbas and Mian Hussain Shah, who belonged to Rajoa Sadaat, were elected as the members of federal assemblies. In 1940 A.D., when Quaid-e-Azam got the Resolution of Pakistan accepted and invited the nation, then a member of Qazi family, Qazi Ghulam Mortaza (Late) offered his services. There are many other political personalities like Hakeem Mirza Iltaf Ahmad, Muhammad Azeem Tameem and Chaudry Muhammad Ismaeel Maggoon. The role of Malik Allah Ditta and Malik Nazar Muhammad in Majlis-e-Ehrar-e-Islam, and Doctor Muhammad Ismaeel in Khaksar Tanzeem is of great worth and praise.


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