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 Salamat Ali Bajwa Advocate Pasrur
Chaudhary Irfan Bajwa Advocate Pasrur
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
Chaudhary Liaqat Ali Bajwa
Riasat Ali Bajwa
Shoukat Ali BAjwa Headmaster
Professor Liaqat Ali Bajwa
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
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:
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
Thaikay Dar Lal Din
Haji Molvi Famil:
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 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
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
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.
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)
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
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.
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