LASOORI KHURD

 History of Village Lasuri Khurd

This village was established about 150 years before on the name of Sooly the sister of two brothers (Names are unknown) of the era. As a convenient in the region of MB.Din people always reverses the original names in sense of love or hate, so for the some years the Daira of said woman was became famous as a Dara of “Sooly”.  The population of village was going to increase on the arrival of various other peoples of different casts and religions. The number of houses was begun to increase. Both Hindus and Muslims had been living each other before partition (14 August 1947). The Hindus were landlord of this era before partition. They are owner of a lot of agricultural lands. Mostly all the agricultural land nearby the village Lasuri kalan was belonged to these Hindu families before partition. On the west, East, South and North side’s the Village Lasuri Kalan about all the agricultural lands were property of Hindu families. Some lands near wells were divided in both Muslims and Hindus families. For example well on South west side of village which was famous as a “Goray wala Khoh” was belonged to both nations. A new generation had been started. The name Daira Sooly once again had been changed in to the present name of village Lasuri. Now this village is known as Lasuri Khurd.
Key Plan of the Village
This village is situated at 20 Km east from Tehsile Phalia and 35 Km west from Gujrat
Area and Nature of the Land of the Village
The total area of cultivated land of this village is 2.529 Sq Km. 1/3rd land of this village consists of (Silty and sandy mixed with traces of clay), that is called Bhari maira and 2/3rd land is clayey, that is called chub.
Famous Crops of the Village
Vegetables of this village are very famous. Mostly cauliflower (Ghobi) is very famous in taste specially vegetables of Goray walay Koh near Government Benazir Bhutto boys high school Lasuri Kalan.
Famous Historical Places in Village
There are many historical places in the village but the same have been ruined or vanished by the passage of time due to lack of attention. There was a place near Goray wala Koh (Makhdoom Agricultural Farm Lasuri Khurd) at south west side of the village Lasuri Kalan where Hindus burnt the dead bodies of their peoples. This place was demolished by the owner of land in 1982 after the land reformed program by Gov. of Punjab revenue department. There are still some pieces mud pots are available in cultivated land.
 Famous Historical Persons of the Village
1.      Fateh Muhammad (Late) was the Ex- soldier of Victorian Army who fought the Second World War at Burma Border. His both sons Muhammad Azam (Late) and Muhammad Asif have been also Ex-Pak army persons.
2.      Muhammad Sheikh (Late) was also the Ex- soldier of Victorian Army who fought the Second World War at Burma Border.
Famous Wells of the Village
There were many wells in this village before coming of new technology like Tube wells and distributory canals. The detail of said wells is as follows:-
1.      Bohy ala Koh: This well was at east side of village. This well was remained functional for irrigation till 1992.
2.      Chubby ala Koh:  This was about 1 Km at east side of the village. The water table of this well was 8-10 ft from ground level. The artesian of this well was very saturated. This well was remained functional till 1990.
3.      Parbatay ala Koh: This well was only one Furlong at North side of the village. Most of the people of this village use the water of this well for irrigation as well as personal purposes. This well was remained functional till 1996.
4.      Dakhnay ala Koh: This well was situated in the village at South side. Most of the people of this village use the water of this well for irrigation as well as personal purposes. This well was remained functional till 1994.
5.      Goray ala Koh: This well was situated at North East side of the village. The distance of this well from village was about 1Km. This village was also situated at West side of Village Lasuri Kalan about at 1 Furlong distance. Most of the people of this village use the water of this well for irrigation as well as personal purposes. This well was remained functional for irrigation till 1982.
6.      Maray ala Koh:  This well was only one Km at North side of the village. This well was remained functional for irrigation till 1986.

Major Casts of the Village:
Mekan is the major casts of the village and others migrated to the village later and they are named according to their original places. They are as follows:
1.      Mekan (Major Families). The word Mekan comes from Urdu word “Mey Kun”   this clan is descendent of Parmara Rajputs. The ancestor of this clan is known as       “Dhudhi Tribe”. This tribe had ruled the Mankera state (in Baluchistan) for five        hundred years. They converted into Islam during the time of Ghias-ud-din        Balban, by the courtesy of Baba Farid Ganj Shakr (RA). By the end of 15th       Century Baloch were flocked from Makran into the state. They pushed the         Dhudhi Tribe from that area. The Dhudhi tribe migrated to different places of   Punjab.
2.      Gondal (Few Families southern part of the village)
3.      Sahi (Few Families northern and western part of the village).
4.      Makhdoom {(Two Families). Descendant of Hazrat Makhdoom Burhanuddin (RA) of Langar Makhdoom. Makhdoom clan drives its name Hazrat Makhdoom Burhanuddin (RA). Hazrat Makhdoom Burhanuddin (RA) was also descent from the Gondal. They are believed that the forefathers of Makhdoom to have accepted Islam on the inducement of famous [[Sufi]] poet Hazrat Baba [[Fariduddin Ganjshakar]] of [[Pakpattan]] and were instructed by him to stay in the area between the [[Chenab River]] and [[Jhelum River]]s. Hazrat [[Makhdoom Burhanuddin]] and his friend Hazrat [[Syed Shabal]] were instructed by Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar to go to  [[Sahiwal]] in the district of [[Sargodha]], for preaching of Islam in 12th century. The saints went there and they started to preach the people. Many a people of that area became Muslim on the hand of these saints. Both saints are great [[Alam]] of Islam. They established a [[Darsgah]] at Sahiwal District Sargodha for giving Islamic education to the students and preaching of Islam. After a many years the both Saints left this place and went to Village which is now has been known as Langar Makhdoom on the name of Hazrat Langar Makhdoom (Al Maroof Makhdoom Burhanuddin).Both saints started preaching of Islam there and again many peoples of that area become Muslim on their hands. After their arrival at Langar Makhdoom entire area appears to have been blessed by Allah’s mercy and blessings. Floods and disease used to cause havoc in these areas in routine; however, after the arrival of Hazrat [[Langar Makhdoom]], Allah removed the difficulties faced by local People. Hazrat Langar Makhdoom died in Langar Makhdoom in 1245 CE (666 Hijri). He was buried in his mud dwelling hut according to his last will in Makhdoom Grave Yard near [[Changranwali]] Village Tehsile Chaniout District Jhang. Father and Mother of Hazrat Langar Makhdoom are also buried in Makhdoom graveyard. Many other [[Karamat]] are also belong to Hazrat Makhdoom Burhanuddin e.g. walking of [[Shesham]] trees from one place to an other place on the order of Hazrat Makhdoom Burhanuddin, Visit of Lion to his grave in each month. By the blessing of Allah and by the Duwa of Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar (RA) there is one wali Allah in each family of Hazrat Makhdoom Burhanuddin (RA). There is a great gathering of Zyreen on his Mizar on everyFriday and his annual urs has been celebrated on 1st to 3rd Chaiter every year.}.
5.      Muslim Sheikh (Only one Family).
6.      Mochi (Three Families).
7.      Taili (Malik Two Families).
8.      Lohaar (Only one family who left the village in 1978).
9.      Julahy (Six families).
10.     Kumahar (Four families).
11.     Maachhi (Two families).
12.     Mirza (Four Families).
13.     Minhas (Rajput) (One Family).
14.     Nai (Two Families).
15.     Saigal (Two Families).
16.      Kuthaliay Gondal (Two Families).
Important Clans of the Village:
The village has been divided into following patties:-
1. Naikay Kay.
2. Sitar Kay.
3. Bhudday Kay.
4. Makhdoom Ghulam Ali Kay.
5. Shahnay Kay.
6. Muhammad Bakhsh Kay.
7. Ahmay Kay.
8. Salah Kay.
Source of Income:
The main source of income of the village is agriculture. Some people are also involved in Construction industries. M/s IHC. (Pvt) Ltd & IEC construction companies are constructing a lot of mega projects like bridges, roads, hospitals colleges’ water retaining structures, stadiums and many other multi story buildings. (Chief Executive/MD Engr. Muhammad Iqbal Makhdoom is the Chief Executive/Managing Director of these firms).  Rice Mill and Al Makhdoom Marble and pre- cast factory, Poultry and fish farms are also growing industries in the village. Some people have dairy farms. The educated people are mostly job holders, a great people are masons and rest of others earn their livelihood by daily wages.
People Abroad:
There are some people who are settled abroad for their livelihood. They are as under:
1. Munawar Mekan (Unan).
2. Muhammad Aslam Gondal (KSA).
3. Faiz Rasool Mekan (Civil Engineer) (UAE).
4. Shafqat Ullah Makhdoom (ABU DHABI).
Teachers:
1. Mazhar Hussain Minhas (SST Mano Chak Boys High School).
2. Master Ghulam Rasool (Rtd Primary Teacher).
Highly Qualified persons of the Village:
1. Javed Munir (Msc).
2. Nadeem Gani (MBA).
3. Engr.Muhammad Iqbal Makhdoom (Civil Engineer)
4. Faiz Rasool Mekan (Civil Engineer).
5. Muhammad Riaz Shaheen Makhdoom (BA).
6. Amjad Mehboob Makhdoom (BA).
7. Mazhar Hussain Minhas (MA Med).
8. Naseem Gani (Wood Engineer).
9. Abdul Gani (Civil Engineer).
Health Facilities in the Village:
There is no health facility for the people in the village. In emergency cases the villagers have to visit Pyrianwali Rural Health center or private Doctors at Adda Pyrianwali 15 Km away from the village.
Schools and Education in the Village:
There is only one Government boy’s primary school in the village which was established firstly in Daara of village in 1972. Two literacy schools which being run by local educated females’. No girl’s school is present in the village. The female students have to go nearby village Lasuri Kalan where one private high school is present for girls.