Gujrat Division

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Gujrat Division
گجرات ڈویژن
Map of Gujrat Division
Map of Gujrat Division
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Established17 August 2022
 • TypeDivisional Administration
 • CommissionerAhmad Kamal Maan
 • Regional police officerMuhammad Akhtar Abbas
 • Total9,438 km2 (3,644 sq mi)
 • Total6,337,678
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)

Gujrat Division (Urdu, Punjabi: گجرات ڈویژن; also called 10th Division) is an administrative division of the Punjab province of Pakistan,[1] with it being headquartered in the Gujrat city. It came into being on 17 August 2022 after districts Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, and Hafizabad of the Gujranwala Division were grouped together in a separate division, increasing the number of divisions in the province to ten.[2] The Wazirabad District (newly created) was later on 14 October 2022 added under Gujrat Division making it a total of four districts.[3] The change was made official after a notification issued by the Board of Revenue under section 5 of the Punjab Land Revenue Act 1967.[4] Before this bifurcation, Gujranwala division was the largest in the province, with a population of approximately 16 million. Ahmad Kamal Maan was notified as the first commissioner of the division [5] and Mohammad Akhtar Abbas will be the Regional police officer (RPO).[6]

Later on 15 February 2023 The Punjab caretaker government has suspended the notifications of the newly established division of Gujrat, Newly created district Wazirabad and three new Tehsils in the Division.

According to the new notification issued by the Board of Revenue, the notifications of Gujrat Division, Wazirabad District, three new tehsils Jalalpur Jattan and Kunjah in Gujrat District and Alipur Chattha Tehsil in Wazirabad District(Newly Created) have been suspended. According to the new notification, the suspension is valid till the general election in Punjab.

Later on 21 February 2023, Lahore High Court suspended caretaker government's order and resume Gujrat as division.[7]


Gujrat Division is located at about 32.5 degrees north latitude and 74.0 degrees longitude in north Pakistan in the Punjab region. It lies on the Pakistan national highway N-5 about halfway between Islamabad and Lahore. Gujrat division is bordered by 5 other divisions including Rawalpindi Division, Sargodha Division, Faisalabad Division, Lahore Division and Gujranwala Division.

Gujrat division has two rivers Chenab River and Jhelum River.


Gujrat Division consists of four districts and 12 tehsils.

Division Districts Tehsils
Gujrat Gujrat Gujrat
Jalalpur Jattan
Sarai Alamgir
Mandi Bahauddin Mandi Bahauddin
Hafizabad Hafizabad
Pindi Bhattian
Wazirabad Wazirabad
Ali Pur Chatta

Gujrat is one of the 10 divisions of Punjab, Pakistan. Division was created on 17 August 2022 after splinting Gujranwala Division into two divisions.

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  1. ^ "Punjab govt upgrades Gujrat dist to division". The Nation. 2022-08-17. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  2. ^ Butt, Waseem Ashraf (2022-08-18). "Gujrat notified as 10th division of Punjab". Dawn. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  3. ^ "Punjab CM approves establishment of four new districts in province". Daily Times. 15 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Gujrat made Division in Punjab". Business Recorder. 2022-08-18. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  5. ^ Butt, Waseem Ashraf (24 September 2022). "New Gujrat division gets commissioner". DAWN.COM.
  6. ^ Chaudhry, Asif (25 September 2022). "Gujrat gets first RPO". DAWN.COM.
  7. ^ Report, Staff. "LHC suspends government's notification to defer creation of Gujrat division, Wazirabad district". The Nation. Retrieved 24 February 2023.