HISTORY OF BAN BAJWA:

BAN BAJWA is about one thousand year old village. This village got its name BAN BAJWA when Raja Shalip's son Kales and Yaas came here in the reign of Sikander Lodhi (1489-1517) from Uch after retreating in an encounter with Governor of Multan. Shalip's ancestors migrated from Jaisalmer at Rajasthan in India and settled at Uch in Multan region. Infact Raja Shalip sent his taxes to Sikander Lodhi via Governor of Multan. Owing to some reasons Raja Shalip got angry with the Governor of Multan and he sent his taxes direct to Sikander Lodhi. Governor of Multan took it as disgrace so he wrote a letter to King Sikander Lodhi and he put a lot of blames on Raja Shalip. Sikander Lodhi became angry with Raja Shalip. He gave permission to the Governor of Multan to strike with Raja Shalip. In this strike Raja Shalip and his 19 sons were killed whereas only two sons Kales and Yaas survived.

Kales and Yaas left Uch. They disguised themselves as Baaz (hawk) hunters. They put Baaz on their shoulders and entered this village and settled here forever so people called them Baza wala. Due to change of accent in Punjabi language it changed into Baja Wala. After passing some time it changed into Bajwa and their settled place which was called Pind changed into  Band which was changed after passing some time into Ban so this village came to be called Ban Bajwa.

In Kales's generation Pando founded the village of Panwana. The old name of Panwana was Pandawan which was changed into Panwana. This Pando's son Kohlu had six sons. His son Manak Bajwa rebuilt town of Chawinda famous for the Tank Battle in the 1965 war with India). His other son Baba Manga rebuilt the town of Pasrur. His other son Naro founded the town of Narowal. Baba Manga had seven sons. His  son Klass Bajwa founded the town of Klaswala in Mughal regime.

His other sons founded these towns Bhagowal, Rurki, Khanowali. So it can be rightly say that Ban Bajwa is the mother land of Narowal, Klasswala, Pasrur, Chawinda, Rurki, Khanowali, Panwana, Kul Bajwa, Kotli Bawa Faqir Chand, Bhular Rohi wala, Bhulair Bajwa, 84 villages of Bajwat area and near about 100 more village of Bajwa tribe. Bajwa are still majority in number at Ban Bajwa.
It is strange that Kales's generation spread in the East, North, South  of Ban Bajwa but not toward the West. Kales's brother Yaas founded the 84 villages area of Bajwat.

Kales was Rajput who merry a woman of Jat family. Owing to this his brother Yas became angry with and he migrated to Jumo Kashmir. Kales has six sons and one daughter. His three son won great name.

Many great personalities belong to this generation like,
Amjad Ali Bajwa Advocate Pasrur Bar and member of Punjab Bar Council is the son of this land. He has been an undefeated person. He has won his laurel as the President and Secretary of Pasrur Bar Council for as many as 4 consecutive sessions.
Chaudhary Asharf Bajwa,
Chaudhary Salamat Ali Bajwa Advocate Pasrur Bar
Chaudhary Irfan Bajwa Advocate Pasrur Bar
Chaudhary Zafar Rashid Bajwa Advocate Daska Bar
Haji Lal Din Bajwa former Nazam Ban Bajwa Counsel,
Chaudhary Akhtar Ali Bajwa,
Chaudhary Sarfraz Bajwa
Chaudhary Muhammad Anwar Bajwa
Haji Muhammad Aslam Bajwa
Chaudhary Liaqat Ali Bajwa
Riasat Ali Bajwa Subject Specialist,
Shoukat Ali BAjwa Headmaster
Professor Liaqat Ali Bajwa
Muhammad Nushat Bajwa software engineer
Master Muhammad Ashraf and
Professor Mehmood Bajwa are well known persons of this caste. A heavy flood has destroyed old village and its remains are still present at west side of Ban Bajwa.
Many tribes came and settled here for ever.

In the reign of Ameer Timur 1398 Makhdoom Omar (مخدوم عمر)  came at Subcontinent from Samarkand and appointed as Justice. Makhdoom Omar was the race of Hazrat Abu Bakr Sadique. In the Mughal regime his generation remained Justice at different places of Subcontinent. In his generation Qutab Din came at Ban Bajwa during Sikh period. In 1820 Shair Muhammad born from him. He was Hakeem and scholar of Arabic, Persian Language and Quran-o-Hadees. He remained Imam (امام)at Masjad Do Darwazaمسجد دودروازہ Sialkot. During his period over 700 student enrolled in this Masjad.
He was the teacher of Shamas-ul-Ulma Syed Meer Hassan شمس العلما سید میر حسنwho was the Teacher of "Poet of East" Hazrat Allama Muhammad Iqbal(رح)

During Ameer Timur attacked at India Banjara Tribe came at Ban Bajwa from Afghanistan, Samarkand and Mandokhail. After the creation of Pakistan Gujjar, Rajput, Arian, Kashmiree and some Bajwa tribes also came and settled here from Jumo and Kashmir and Bharat.

During the reign of Sikh Period Raja Ranjeet Dio ( 1781 To 1785) appointed Sardar Jhanda Singh the Zaildar of Ban Bajwa besides Chaprar, Gondal, Rangpur, Kotli Loharan, Kulowal, Roras, Ugokey, Sahowala, Badokay, Adamkay, Kopra, Baigowala, Ghowainkay, Rechara, Kul Bajwa, Sohdrakay, Char, Bhaigowal, Sialkot, Kandan pur

Famous Family Before Partition of Indo Pak:
Muslim:
Jat Lambywaliay, this family is very prominent before partition. Chaudhary Qadar Bajwa, Mian Rehmat Bajwa and Said Bajwa had pominent place in the Ban Bajwa and connected area. They had very lengthy bodies so are called Lamywaliay. Muhammad Sarfraz Bajwa is belonge this family.
Lambardar Jat:
Mashiniay:
Thaikay Dar Lal Din Bajwa Family:
Haji Molvi Famil:
Mahal Waly:
Hawali Waly:
Mian Qasai:
Hindu: Amer Nath Karyana Marchant, Mulkhee Ram Karyana Marchant, Kerpa Karyana Marchant, Biary Zamindar and Gura Zamindar, They were described in a phrase (Akr Biari di, Hassni Milkhi di, tay Anay dapharnay Guray dhy)
Sikh: Bngy Sikh were very famous. They were called Bangy because they called Azan in the ears of their new born child. It is said their kids died soon after their birth. At last they came to a Muslim saint he said to them if you say Azan in the ears of your new born child they will live alive Inshallah. So thy act upon on the advice of Muslim saint and their children remain alive after this.

SITUATED:
Ban Bajwa is a big and famous village. It is situated at about 120km from Lahore in District Sialkot (Punjab Province of Pakistan). It is on the bank of Pasrur-Daska road. Marala Ravi Link Canal which was built in 1952 and has capacity of 22000 Cusec water to flow passes through it and divides it into two parts, Old Ban Bajwa and New Ban Bajwa. Pasrur Daska road also divides it into third part which is called Kulia Gujran. It is in PP 127, Manawar Gill PML (N) is MPA of this constituency and NA 113, Syed Murtaza Ameen PML (N) is MNA of this Constituency. It is thickly populated village. Its Latitude is 32.2833 and  Longitude is 74.5667 and Altitude (feet) is 777.

NEARBY VILLAGE:
Its neighboring village are, at WEST Kirpal pur 1.7 NM and Ziarat  Gulu Shah (Korakey) (2.0 nm) at NORTH  Tarrar (1.3 nm), Kalluwali (1.0 nm), Sadhanwali (1.0 nm), Karangali (1.3 nm), Randhawa (1.3 nm) at EAST  Kala Chak (0.8 nm), Kot Mian (0.8 nm) and  Nangal Kamla (0.8 nm) and at SOUTH  Kul Bajwa, (2.0 nm) Bulhar (2.1 nm)  Kotli Ramdas ( 1 .8 nm)

NEARBY AIRPORT:
Sialkot International Airport 30 Km by road and Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore (Capital of Punjab) 100 Km by road.

POPULATION AND CROPS:
Its population is about 10000. Most of the people are farmers and traders and other are in the Government jobs. It has 2800 Aiker fertile land. Wheat and Rice are its major crops. Rice of Ban Bajwa are considered  superior quality due to its length  and cooking quality. Its economics base on agriculture, surgical instruments and sports goods. People of Ban Bajwa are very friendly. They live like a family. There are lush green fields around the village. Several castes are living here.

RELIGIOUS DISTRIBUTION:
At Ban Bajwa 98% people are Muslim and 2% are Christian. Majority of the Muslim are Ahal-e-Sunnat (Barailwee) A good number of the Muslim are Ahal-e-Sunnat (Dayubandi) and some persons are Ahal-e-Hadith.
Races and Castes at Ban Bajwa

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