KOT BALOCH – کوٹ بلوچ
Information Provided by:
Chaudhary M. Akhtar Rasool Gondal
Brief History of Village
My sweet village KOT BALOCH (کوٹ بلوچ) is located at 9 KM north from Mandi Bahuddin. The Main bus stop of Kot Baloch is called 8-RD.
Kot Baloch was very famous during British rule due to its organized bazaar and local markets, which was under the control of Hindu community.
Its name was given due to Baloch tribes who came this place for the first time many years ago along with their families and animals “camels”, they live there beside the river (Corner of River Jhelum) as that location was very suitable for shelter. Usually, they spend six months and go back to their native areas for winter season then after some years some Jatt Gondal families also came from Sohawa area (near Mandi-bahauddin) and they started agriculture work and construct some temporary houses in order to start living there but after some years baloch families left the area and till now it’s name is Kot Baloch. At present time there is no Balouch in this village.
Furthermore, as I have studied that there were also some other tribes in this village before Baloch because we found many things during excavation of land/plot which shows that some peoples were living there (More than 1000 years) but due to some flood or earthquake they died or left the area but nobody has complete information about this.
Population of village is over 7,000 including both lokri and small daira of village.
Literacy rate is over 90 %. The peoples of Kot Baloch are mostly loving, caring and friendly e.g. during Maila of Baba Noor Shah many people’s came from other villages and they spend 2 to 3 nights in kot baloch without any relation, only for the sake of Allah Almighty and that, they are our guest. Our Gondal families welcome guests and refresh them accordingly.
Maila Baba Noor Shah
Baba Noor Shah was a famous Wali Allah who preaches the non Muslims and spread the Islam. Every farmer donates one day milk of their buffalo to Mazar Baba Noor Shah after birth of calf.
The Main event in this maila is Horse racing and horse shows. Also on this event there is free kabadi and local kushti. Horse racing is very popular in our village and one of our village player (Gondal Brothers) Ashraf Gondal and Sakandar Gondal are famous as Top players of Tent pegging game, and mostly their groups won medals of every tournament held in Pakistan. This maila is one of the best entertainment for our formers, where many kind of house hold items are available as formers do not need to go to the market frequently. So, our formers bhai can buy their required items from this market and enjoy to watch cinema, beside this Death well and many others Shows are held in the mela . Now it has been under the control of Punjab Government
Source of income of people
Before 1970 agriculture was 90% source of income but currently many peoples are working in Europe and Middle East and they send remittance to their families. Also, many educated persons are serving the nation and our area with attractive government and private jobs after completion of higher education.
Highly Qualified Personalities of the Village
Malik Ghulam Qadir M.Sc. (Ex. Director in Weather forecast dept.)
Mohammad Asghar Gondal M.A. (Director (Admin) – NAVTTC .Islamabad
M. Lahraseb Khan Gondal M.A. LLB (Advocate Supreme Court – Ex Vice President Punjab Bar)
Mohammad Azam M.Phil. (Assistant Professor Physics – Gordon College Rawalpindi)
Engineer Chaudhary Aurangzeb (Contract Manager in Saudi Binladen Group Saudi Arabia.)
Abdul Qayyum Gondal M.A. LLB (SP. Punjab Police)
Mohammad Akhtar Rasool Gondal (M.A. Economics) Cost Controller in Sacodeco Binladen in Jeddah Saudi Arabia
Shafqat Mehmood Warraich..MBA
Shahid Iqbal Warraich ..MSc
Akhtar Mehmood Gondal B.A..LLB. DSP Legal (Punjab Police).
Muhammad Nawaz Babar Gondal (Businessman in Bahrain)
Jamshaid Iqbal (Lufthansa Operation & Customer) Riyahd
Master M. Ashraf wariach M.A. LLB.
M. Zahir ud Din Babar .QS DAE (Saudi Binladen Group Saudi Arabia
Mohammd Muneeb Gondal (Civil Judge)
Chaudhary Qaisar Abbas Gondal LLB (Secretary District Bar)
Amjad Hussein Senior Contract Manager Karcon Isalamabad
Aashiq Hussein Senior QS (UAE)
Malik Mohammad Aslam Engineer in Radio Pakistan
Mohammad Afzaal Dud M.Sc (IR)
Mohammad Sibbat Gondal DAE (Kuwait)
Engineer Hafiz Asad Awan
Mohammad Taiyeb DAE (UAE)
Mohammad Tahir Latif Gondal (Additional Session Judge)
and Many More………………………………….
1…Chaudhary Mohammad Aslam Gondal (President)
2…Mohammad Asghar Dud
3…Riyasat Ali Gondal
4…Mohammad Akram “Member” Gondal
5…Atiq ur Rehman Gondal
6…Master Arashad Waryah
Past Famous Personalities of the Village
Hafiz Naik Muhammad
Hafiz Faiz Rasool Gondal
Haji Ghulam Rasool Member
Haji Yousef Siyal
Mohammad Ashraf Gondal Shaheed
There was many Historical buildings in kot balouch but now all demolished except Dahram Shalla, which is Govt. Primary Girls school.
Free Time Activities and Hobbies
River Jehlum is 2 Km west side and Rasul-Qadirabad Link Canal is crossing in our village. Also Rasul Barrage is not far away from our village and there are also many natural Lakes. Now there are many fish forms near to my village. I will say with proud that for people who are interested in nature and want to spend some free time for picknic. They can have good place here.
4. Sugar Cane
East side – Chillianwalla
West Shaheedan waali
North side Rasul Technical College (loulianwali+shahana lock)
South = Chak Fateh Shah
Gondal (70 % of Total population)
And also all helping casts (Non Formars).
Social Personalities of the Village
· Haji Muhammad Aslam Gondal (Ex Police officer)
· Mohammad Akram Gondal (Ex Member).
· Azmat Ullah Marth.
· Mohammad Asghar Gondal
· Lahrasib Khan Gondal (Advocate Supreme Court)
· Ch.Shahid Nawaz Gondal
· Chaudhary Riasat Ali (Punjab Police)
· Muhammad Asghar Dud
· Zulifqar Ali Awan
· Chaudhary Shan Mohammad Kakoana
· Chaudhary Umar Hiyat (Deena Ka) Gondal
· Master Muhammad Aslam Gondal
· Master Ashraf Marth
· Zia ul Haq Gujar (Denmark)
· And Many more …..
Educational Institutes of the Village
Middle school for boys (Govt.)
Govt. High school for Girls
English Medium schools for Boys and Girls (Private)
2. Horse Racing
3. Volley Ball