Coordinates: 32°33′11″N 73°12′24″E / 32.55306°N 73.20667°E / 32.55306; 73.20667
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City and Tehsil
Malakwal is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Location of Malakwal
Malakwal is located in Pakistan
Malakwal (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 32°33′11″N 73°12′24″E / 32.55306°N 73.20667°E / 32.55306; 73.20667
DistrictMandi Bahauddin
No. of Union councils17
 • LanguagePunjabi/Urdu/English
205 m (673 ft)
 • City and Tehsil371,869
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+6 (DST)
Postal Code
Area code0546

Malakwal (Urdu: ملکوال ) is a city in Mandi Bahauddin District, Punjab, Pakistan.[1][2][3]


In 997 CE, Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi, took over the Ghaznavid dynasty empire established by his father, Sultan Sebuktegin. In 1005, he conquered the Shahis in Kabul, and followed it up by the conquests of Punjab region. The Delhi Sultanate and later Mughal Empire ruled the region. The Punjab region became predominantly Muslim due to missionary Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of Punjab region.

After the formation of the Sikh Empire in 1801, Malakwal was invaded and occupied by the Sikhs. During the period of British rule, Malakwal increased in population and importance.

The predominantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslims refugees from India settled down here.

City information[edit]

Malakwal lies on the south/east bank of river Jhelum and is sandwiched between River Jehlam and Lower Jehlam Canal. It is a tehsil and sub-divisional headquarter of Mandi Bahauddin District of province Punjab, Pakistan. It is located approximately 200  km away from Islamabad in a southeast direction which is the country's capital and 35  km from its district headquarters Mandi Bahauddin. It has a moderate climate. During the peak of a summer day, the temperature rises to 40 °C, and falls to 2 °C in the months of December and January.

Malakwal is situated on Shahpur - Mandi Bahauddin highway.

Malakwal has a railway station that is also a junction. There are boys' and girls' degree colleges available for both boys and girls.

Bar Musa, Gojra, Miana Gondal, Rukkan and Busal are the big towns of Malakwal Tehsil. Bar Musa is a famous town in this tehsil.

Malakwal is also known for the Daffer forest and Mona Depot, an Army remount for horses, this Mona Depot was named after the village Mona.


  1. ^ "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Mandi Bahauddin". National Reconstruction Bureae, Government of Pakistan website. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  2. ^ PAKISTAN: Tehsils and Talukas (read under title Mandi Bahauddin, includes Malakwal) website, Retrieved 23 January 2023
  3. ^ "Location of Malakwal". Google Maps website. Retrieved 23 January 2023.