PIPLAN

   IS A TOWN AND TEHSIL OF MIANWALI DISTRICT, SITUATED IN SOUTHERN PUNJAB, PAKISTAN. IT IS ALMOST 52 KM FROM THE DISTRICT CAPITAL MIANWALI WHICH LIES TO THE NORTH. PIPLAN IS SURROUNDED BY MANY OTHER SIMILAR TOWNS: IN THE SOUTH THE TOWNS OF KUNDIAN AND MIANWALI, IN THE EAST, HARNAULI AND QAIDABAD, AND IN THE NORTH, KALOOR-KOT; IN THE WEST IS ALSO THE INDUS RIVER.

HISTORY OF PIPLAN

THE TOWN (TEHSIL) NAME PIPLAN ITSELF WAS GIVEN HISTORICALLY BEFORE THE INDIA-PAKISTAN PARTITION IN 1947. MANY HINDUS USED TO LIVE IN PIPLAN AND THE NAME OF THIS SMALL TOWN WAS PEEPUL OR PEEPUL WALA (PEEPUL: FIG TREE, REGARDED AS SACRED BY BOTH HINDUS AND BUDDHISTS, WHO CALL IT A “BO TREE”).

LATER, AFTER THE PARTITION OF 1947, THE NAME WAS CHANGED TO PEEPUL-AAN, NOW WRITTEN AS PIPLAN. MANY PEOPLE SAY THE TREE WAS LOCATED NEAR TO THE MAIN RAILWAY STATION OF PIPLAN, HOWEVER THE TREE HAS BEEN CUT DOWN. IN A RECENT RESEARCH BY TWO WELL KNOWN RESEARCHER OF PUNJAB UNIVERSITY, PIPLAN IS ALSO THE BIRTH PLACE OF FAMOUS HINDU RULER “CHANDAR GUPAT MORIA”.

CLIMATE OF PIPLAN

PIPLAN (AS DOES THE WHOLE DISTRICT OF MIANWALI) HAS EXTREME WEATHER. SUMMER LASTS FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER; JUNE IS THE HOTTEST MONTH WITH AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 42°C WITH A MAXIMUM OF UP TO 50°C. IN WINTER, HOWEVER, THE DECEMBER AND JANUARY TEMPERATURE IS AS LOW AS A 3 TO 4°C AVERAGE MONTHLY.

SPORTS ACTIVITIES

 PIPLAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN A HUB OF SPORTS ACTIVITIES FOR THE SURROUNDING AREAS. THE SPORTS INCLUDE CRICKET, VOLLEYBALL, BADMINTON, TUG OF WAR, WRESTLING, HOCKEY, AND FOOTBALL. THERE USED TO BE ANNUAL SCHOOL BASED GAMES IN WHICH THE HIGH SCHOOLS FROM THE SURROUNDING AREAS PARTICIPATED. MUHAMMAD IQBAL ZAFAR IS A FAMOUS VOLLEYBALL PLAYER WHO PLAYED AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVEL REPRESENTING PAKISTAN NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM AS CAPTAIN. HE IS CURRENTLY SERVING PUNJAB POLICE. SYED AMIR HIDER NAQVI WAS VERY FAMOUS PLAYER OF KABADI BEFORE PARTITION AND REMAINED UN-DEFEATABLE IN SUB-CONTINENET. HE WON ALL MAJOR TORNAMENTS OF KABADI WHICH HELD IN MAJOR CITIES OF SUBCONTINENT FROM 1935 TO 1947. HE WAS VERY FAMOUS OVER HIS TREMONDOUS SKILL AND FAST RUNNING. HE JOINED BRITISH ARMY AND PARTICIPATED IN WORLD WAR – II. HE IS STILL ALIVE AT THE AGE OF 94.

 LANGUAGES

THOUGH PIPLAN IS A TOWN OF MIANWALI DISTRICT, UNLIKE MIANWALI IT HAS NO CULTURAL INFLUENCE FROM THE PAKHTUN TRIBE. MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE SPEAK SIRAIKI. THOSE WHO SPEAK SIRAIKI ARE CALLED NATIVE PEOPLE LOCALLY. A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE LIVING IN THE TOWN AND THE SURROUNDING CHAKOOK SPEAK PUNJABI IN LAHORI OR FAISAL ABADI ASCENT AND CONSTITUTE A LARGE PORTION OF THE POPULATION. THEY BELONG TO THE ARAIN, GUJJAR AND JATT FAMILIES. MOST OF THEM HAVE FARMING AS THEIR PROFESSION. IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM ONLY URDU AND ENGLISH ARE SPOKEN AND WRITTEN, BUT IN OFFICES AND BUSINESSES SIRAIKI IS COMMONLY USED. THERE COULD ALSO BE FOUND NOMAD PUSHTUN TRIBESMEN SCATTERD AROUND THE CITY AND THE ADJOINING VILLAGES WHO SPEAK PUSHTU AS THEIR FIRST LANGUAGE AND SIRAIKI AS SECOND LANGUAGE. AFGHAN REFUGEES COULD ALSO BE FOUND AROUND JAL JANOOBI AND MUHALLAH MUSTAFA ABAD. CHUNKS OF MERWAT AND MOHMAND PUSHTUNS COULD ALSO BE FOUND WITH A FEW KHATTAKS WHO SPEAK PUSHTU AS FIRST AND SIRAIKI AND URDU AS THEIR SECOND LANGUAGE.

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Comments

PIPLAN — 28 Comments

  1. I am ver impressed welldone
    You add also personality of islamic person like Al Hajj Qari Hafiz Muhammad Shuja ud din & oter Allam etc and add thier pictures.

  2. dear brothers,
    assalam-o-alaykum ,
    i hope you are all fine and wel , brothers you done a good job but you need to do some thing to extra ordinary becoz this is a propper job , about the introduction of mianwali there is many things and parts are need to more observation , many areas photos required for more variety especially about the land scapes , i think mianwali have great beauty which is totally God gifted and we need to expose it with a great work ,
    any way i appreciate your performance , work , you done a good job so , congradulationsssssz

    take care ,
    Allah hafiz
    ali khan

  3. mianwali is the great city in pakistan.mostly pakistan depends on mianwali because there were chashma power plant and this city has gret name in politician.he has great politician like as imran khan.most people like this and there live famous singer of world attaullah khan

  4. yar ap ne bahut acha kam kia hai ham ap k liay dua krte rahein gay k allah ap ko khush rakhay aur allah ap ko long life de ta k ap ilaqay ki taraqi k liay kam krte rahein

  5. Dear Sir, Hello hope you are doing well.
    I am indeed pretty impressed with the informations and details about the area, people and.
    I am living very far from my homeland, b, you being an icon request you to help me in finding the roots of mmy
    anestorswho said to be from Piplan. Let me explain a bit, though i dont have much info.
    My family is settled in Bannu. We are told my grand father alongwith his causin m migrated to lakki marwat. reason being of their migration was his casion’s enmity with some there. My grand father was very genious person. He He hareceived basic education at secondary level, got to education as teacher., but he had another goal to achieve. He with limited resources but He got law degree from oriental college Lahore and as a result selected into jdiciary, and served as District Judge.
    His name was Gul Mohammad khan and his father name was Fateh mohammad khan. Gul Mohammad khan alongwith his causin Noor Mohammad migrated Lakki Marwat during very early years in 1900.
    Can you help ?

  6. Dear Admin!
    It is a great effort, i really appreciate you and your team for all this. But why u used racial discrimination in this research because you totally ignore the second largest caste “Rana/Rao/Rajput”.

    • DEAR WAQAR
      AOA
      THANKS FOR COMMENTS DEAR I AM ADDING THE THINGS I AM GETTING AND NOT IGNORING ANY THING I INCLUDE WHAT EVER IS AVAILABLE SO ONE EXAMPLE IS THE PICTURES FROM RANA MEHRBAN SO I WILL ADD RANAS AS I GET INFORMATION THANKS

  7. GOOD EFFORTS OF MIANWALI BUT YOU TOTLY ARE IGNORING THE HISTORY OF TEHSIL PIPLAN AND SROUNDING AREAS OF THIS TEHSIL . I HOP YOU WILL WORK THIS

  8. i m very glad to u this effort. and i want that u launch own web site at piplan tehsil. q k app dosron ko btain k aap kisi sy km nahi hain

  9. AOA.

    Sir,Plz tel me how can i check out data about Harnoli city..I am from that city i have searched about my city but i got nothing about Harnoli city.

  10. Assalom-o-Alaikum Sir, I see history of Piplan. which was very nice. I Muhmmad Mushtaq belong to Naseer Wala and job as govt empolyee at Islamabad

  11. wel what can i say about this great effort done by brother to be honest i dont have words to express my feelings simply great job and may ALLAH give you big jaza ameen let me say that not jst you may ALLAH give every thing who ever they wished for who keep their triditions alive and stay very close to their history thanks once again

  12. Hi Frnds
    I am very fond of Aseel Birds of Piplan City (Mianwali). Can I have any one who has very good pure birds of Piplan. Aseel Birds only. Further I also want to know if some one of you knows/have access to Amroha’s of Peer Aalam Shah’s Home. I want a pair of that as well.

    You can contact me at 03344567891 or also can email me at khurram_hayat@hotmail.com

  13. Aslaam o alikum
    thank you bro it is just your love for peer shaib and his bird as well that is why peer sb is still alive in the heart of Aseel lover even after his death Khurram bro there is no dought about his amroha breed but i am very sorry to say that to get amroha from peer shaib blood line is not an easy job plz dont mind

  14. Hi ,

    Can any 1 send me the best guest house detail in Piplan city . I want to visit piplan for few days. if Any 1 can help. Please Reply this Post ASAP .

    Admin ,
    Ur Page is helpfull for visitors .Please add some more thing. Hotel’s Guest House Detail’s .It will be help those who are not ctzns of Pilan city.
    BR ,
    Naeem Ahmed .

  15. 18-11-2013
    PIPLAN DI GHANWAY-THE SONG HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO MANY OF US-WE HAVE BEEN TO PIPLAN-MIANWALI YEARS BACK DURING 1943-4-BEFORE PARTITION..OUR ANCESTORS NAKRA FAMILY AT PIPLAN & MALIK FAMILY AT MIANWALI SHALL BE CHERISHED-ITS FUN-ESPECIALLY THE JOURNEY A CAMEL RIDE FROM STATION TO HOME ,ARE AMONGST HUNDRED OF NOSTALGIC MEMORIES.THE SCHOOL NEAR STATION,I MUST HAVE STUDIED THE FIRST-SECOND CLASS. NOW I HAVE FOUND THE LINK THROUGH THESE SITE,MANY MORE INCIDENTS SHALL BE FORTHCOMING..ADAB.

    SHAM SUNDERAZAD FRSC CCHEM CSci mumbai india

  16. Dear all Piplan citizans,

    I am Nadeem Bukhari from Piplan.
    At the time i am sattled in islamabad but every time I loved Piplan peoples.
    Kindly pray for all.
    Thanks
    with best regard

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