Bhaun

Bhaun

Bhaun is a town in Chakwal District in the Punjab province of Pakistan, it is located at 32°52'0N 72°45'0E, [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/PK/4/Bhaun.html Location of Bhaun - Falling Rain Genomics] ] 12 kilometres away from capital Chakwal. [http://www.dawn.com/2007/01/29/nat12.htm Bhaun rail service to be resumed - Dawn Pakistan] ] In 2007 Pakistan Railways announced the resumption of the Bhaun to Chakwal service.

History

It is believed that this town is named after Raja Bhawan Singh the grandson of Raja Dahir after the defeat by Muhammad Bin Qasim in Sindh.

During British rule, Chakwal was a tehsil of Jhelum District, the population of Bhaun according to the 1901 census of India was 5,340. [ [http://dsal.uchicago.edu/reference/gazetteer/pager.html?objectid=DS405.1.I34_V10_132.gifImperial Gazetteer of India, v. 10, p. 126] ] During British rule and prior to the creation of Pakistan in 1947, the majority of the population of the town were Hindu. There are still many Hindu temples in Bhaun.

On 17 July 2001 an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck near Bhaun, its effects were felt in the capital Islamabad and in the city of Delhi in neighbouring India. [ [http://www.tribuneindia.com/2001/20010717/nation.htm#25 The Tribune - India] ] the papulation in 2006 35000 more then

Health

Fauji Foundation Hospital is contributing a lot in the field of HealthCare. It was established in Bhaun by the efforts of Brig(R) Muhammad Iqbal.Fact|date=August 2008

Education

* Govt. High School Bhaun was founded before 1947. Many old students of GHS Bhaun are in Pakistan Armed Forces, telecom and IT companies and a no. of other fields.
* Fauji Foundation School is also providing quality education and it has given very good results in SSC examination 2008. one of its students Mohsin Ali Khan secured 718 marks, the Highest score of this session was 743.
* Nexus School is one one of the most known school of Bhaun. And it aims to provide quality education to both boys and girls at bhaun. [http://www.nexusschool.t35.com Nexus School Website]

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