Sargodha

Our Beloved City Sargodha is the one of the most developing cities in Pakistan People of Sargodha are loving, Caring and Peaceful. It is small city yet but its culture and heritage are superb. Sargodhians have played an important part in development of Pakistan and they showed their braveness in indo pak war during 1965.

in 1966 Pakistan Government awarded the citizens of Lahore, Sialkot and  Sargodha for their will power and braveness in the Indo Pak War  fought on 1965 started on 06.09.1965. when  Indian Army Troops  attacked suddenly  and broke the Line of Control in the West Pakistan sector at 3.00 AM Morning . The Indian Army Chief  announced that they would take dinner in Lahore Gymkhana Club. BBC announced this news in their news bulletins many times a day . But all of there dreams changed in to a dreadful dream, false and baseless when they were not  able to cross the  Canal with their full try till the end of the war. Pakistan Army men  laid down to tie the bombs on their chests and laid down in front of these tanks. This tank war is called the second biggest war of tanks after 2nd World War. In the result, all most all the tanks were changed in to scrap. On the  same day, the Indian Air Force attacked the biggest air attack over Sargodha But by the grace of Almighty Allah (God) once again helped the Pakistanis and most of their Russian Mig were totally damaged or fell down in an air fight.   Seeing this braveness of the People of Lahore, Sialkot and Sargodha, the Pakistani Government awarded the cities and citizens of  Lahore, Sialkot and Sargodha with the flag name “HILAL-E-ISTAQLAL” which is one of the highest civilian award. The citizens of Lahore, Sialkot and Sargodha played an important role in this war and helped Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy with their full zeal and zest.

Brief Introduction of Sargodha Pakistan

Sargodha city, was founded in the year 1903 by Sir Malcolm Hailey, who afterwards became the Governor of the Punjab.  The whole area is part of the Chaj Doab i.e. land lying between the two rivers the Chanab and the Jhelum. The population of the District is about 3 million, and  an area of 5854 sq.km, 607 feet above sea level. The District is composed of  6 Tehsils, Sargodha, Bhalwal, Kot Momin, Shahpur, Sahiwal and Silanwali. The District of Sargodha is bounded in the north by the Jhelum District, in the northeast and east by the Gujrat District, in the southwest and south by the Jhang District and in the west by the Khushab District. The climate is extreme i.e., very hot in summer and very cold in winter. The hottest months are May June  and july when mercury touches 500 centigrade.

Near Company Bagh

A View Captured Near  Company Bagh Sargodha

Jinnah Hall Company Bagh Sargodha

This is Jinnah hall in Company Bagh  Sargodha

Name and History  of Sargodha

The name Sargodha consists of two words, namely; ‘Sar’ and ‘Godha’, Sar, means pond or pool and Godha was the name of a Hindu hermit (jogi). As the tradition goes, there was a natural water pond on the place where, at present, a portion of the Divisional Headquarters Hospital and Municipal Office stand. Godha had put up a small hut for himself on the side of this pond. The area around it was an uninhabited ‘bar’ or bush jungle where the cattle used to graze and drink water from the pond, named after the hermit (jogi). According to another tradition, the original name of the hermit (jogi) was Lalu; Godha was the name of his tribe, and he was known as Lalu Godha. When the new city was founded, it automatically took the name Sargodha. The word Godha is probably derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yoddha’, meaning fighter. Even now there are many persons having the name ‘Jodha’ as well as ‘Godha’, both derived from the word ‘Yoddha’. So Sargodha means pond of ‘Godha’ or Abode of the Fighter. It is, therefore, not a mere coincidence that Sargodha has made a name for itself, for fighting valiantly against the Indian Air Force during the wars of 1965 and 1971, as a result of which, it has won the well-deserved title of the City of Eagles.

Pakistani Cricket Team in Sargodha StadiumNational Crciket  Team in Sargodha Stadium

The city is very close to the heart of the Punjab, not just geographically but also in terms of cultural depth and diversity, now a city of about half a million. A big canal arising from the River Jhelum brought green revolution to the barren valley of Karana Hills. New settlers started pouring in, not only from the neighbouring districts but also from distant towns like Sialkot, Gujranwala and Gujrat. As a result of the partition in 1947 the Muslims from the East Punjab and the United Province (UP) added more colours to the already coloured and diverse culture of the city.

Sargodha Cricket Stadium

Crciket Ground/Stadium Sargodha

Sargodha Cricket Stadium

Being the District headquarters since 1940, Sargodha was upgraded to the status of Divisional Headquarters in the year 1960. Apart from being a well planned city, Sargodha enjoys the distinction of being one of the most important bases of Pakistan Air Force. There is a beautiful cantonment area marked by the Pakistan Army.

"Remount Depot Sargodha"

Remount Depot Sargodha

Linkage of Sargodha with Other Cities of Pakistan

Sargodha is linked with all the  main cities of the Pakistan  by road and rail. The Motorway M2 has reduced remarkable time and distance; It requires two hours travelling distance from the Provincial Capital (Lahore) and about three hours from the Federal Capital (Islamabad). Train and Road Transport connections are very frequent and comfortable for all main cities of Pakistan, and maintain direct service to Peshawar, Karachi and Quetta.

The District has loamy soil and is favourable for the flora of varied types. The indigenous species of flora are as follows:

  1. Trees: Kikar, Shisham, Jand, Wann, Karir, Ber, Malla, Lasuri, Lasura.
  2. Shrubs: Ak, Jawain, Sarkanda, Gondi, Harmal.
  3. Herbs: Pohli, Kandiari, Bathu, Bhakra, Lani Salooni Booti, Dahh, Murak.

With the colonization the canal system, the following new species were introduced:

Toot, sufeda, Malta, Kinno, Mango, Jaman, Nimbo, Guava, Aru, Amaltas, Neem, Dharek, Bans, Banyan, Peepal.

among the fruit trees, citrus occupies extensive area of the District. Mango and Jaman are slos quite common.

Below is the main view of Khayam Chowk  Sargodha

Khayam Chowk

Sargodha is Developing Day By Day

The last decade has seen Sargodha expanding and prospering. Heavy investment was attracted in the field of industry, especially the agricultural industry. A number of national and multi-national companies have established their offices and new investment is being pumped into the city’s economy.Rescue 1122 is also established on University Road Sargodha.

Establishment of the University has brought about a change in the entire culture of the city. Sargodha is a smart and exceptionally cheap place to shop. Getting around the city is very easy. It has an affordable comprehensive transport network. With its lush-green and glowing citrus orchards, the District of Sargodha, the greatest citrus Kinno  producer throughout the world, deserves the title of the “Kinno Capital of the World”, or the “California of Pakistan”.

View from University of Sargodha

Below is View from Top of Computer Science and I.T Block , Showing Ghazali Block

Important Links

University of Sargodha

FM 96 Sargodha

Written by : GHAZanfar Hussain

if you live outside of Pakistan or Sargodha  type below your feelings about Sargodha Pakistan

61 Comments

  • koyal

    26/06/2010

    Proud to be sargodhians…….

    • Yasir Gujjer

      26/12/2010

      did u know about current V C of U O S ? means about his name,

      • Shazil Abbas

        16/01/2011

        His Name is Akram choudhry

      • hassan

        07/04/2011

        yara its universty of sargodha na nothig els…

    • hassan

      07/04/2011

      ya we should proud to b a sargodhian…

    • farukh rıaz

      26/10/2011

      salam me also sargodhıan now ın turkey after some days another country and afteranother but ı dıdnot forget my cıty today ı m very happy to see my cıty thanks

  • zainpiracha

    22/07/2010

    i see many cities of pak bt never seen lyk sgd. . . . their loving ppl,awsum places specially queen chock nd anarkali bazar. ..i love my city :)

  • salman

    10/08/2010

    hey !
    please send us Sargodha Police station numbers may thankful to you .

  • M Jahangir

    29/10/2010

    I belong to sargodha, and at the end am interested in the development of Sargodha.
    Here is a discussion forum, you may like to share ideas about it.

    Know several starts of sargodha who worked hard and rose to good positions, want to present them on FM 97.

    Rgds
    M Jahangir
    Islamabad

  • shan haider

    03/11/2010

    ma bahwalpur sa ho par maje ap ka city sa bhot pyar ha i dont know y but i love your city

    • RIAZ AHMAD

      04/10/2011

      THNX DEAR.

  • MAHAR CHAND

    15/11/2010

    i am sargodhiyan but living in japan.
    and here sometimes if i wana intruduse my self then i say i am pakistani(ALHAMDULILAH)
    and then i say i am from a city of eagles then peoples aske me about a G8 eagle not only from sargodha even for pakistan M.M.AALAM.
    then i proud to be sargodhiyan.

  • Mumtaz Ahmad 21.s.b

    16/11/2010

    I am working in Lahore, i miss my village so much

  • Mumtaz Ahmad

    16/11/2010

    I belong to sargodha, and at the end am interested in the development of Sargodha. i am working in Lahore Govt. Department bt i miss my Sargodha Very much

  • Huma

    23/12/2010

    I highly appreciate whoever made a research and compiled facts, figures and images of our very own Sgd. It’s worth appreciating work. Why I’m appreciating wholeheartedly is when i was to once made a profile regarding Sargodha to be submitted to my org regarding an Xchange prog with UK, I had worked true tiringly. I was deperate to find some pregnant data but even after consulting many books and websites I was not satisfied enough when there came the point of ‘SARGODHA TODAY’ , ‘IMAGES of its under-debris-unfortunate-once-well-known places’ and ‘DOWN-TOWN’. Anyways thumbs up.

  • Huma

    23/12/2010

    There is some open suggestion to form this info in mind-boggling way: it’s better if you get all the Sgd Profile text proof-read esp with the assistance of some Eng. Professor. Secondly, arrange data in harmonious and logical way…as currently seems bit gaps while connecting info-info and para-paragraph to paragraph. Rest is well-worked.
    Regards

    • Asif

      12/02/2011

      Dear ur comments suggest that u also need some good english teacher.Do improve ur english and don’t mind my criticism please.

  • Yasir Gujjer

    26/12/2010

    Proud to be from Sargodha. Its lovely to spent there all the time whenever got free.Lovely rural areas.I remember all the memories specially about my school life and my whole childhood.Whatever i can not spent my much time there but love my cities.Miss you lovely guys love you all.Love sweet Marines of Sargodha.

  • Asif

    12/02/2011

    Sargodha, no doubt is progressing fast but for God sake make sure this progress is not at the cost of our heritage and our Islamic values I am very much worried about deteriorating condition of Islamic values specially in University Of Sargodha.

  • USMAN KHAN

    22/02/2011

    HI MY NAMEN IS USMAN KHAN SARGODHA IS MY CITY I AM WORKING IN GUJRAT BUT I MISS SO MUCH MY SARGODHA CITY

  • CH.Muhammad Rashid

    05/03/2011

    my name is Muhammad Rashid ,
    i m working in saudi arabia bt every time m remember sargodha bcoz our city is very peaceful,cool and sargodhiyan people have very happiest mood…
    i love sargodha and sargodhiyan people…….
    ALLAH se dua hai k ALLAH hamare is city ko or pure PAKISTAN ko har kisam ki afaat se mehfooz farmaye….
    or PAKISTAN or SARGODHA mai aise log tainaat kare jo is mulk or city k bare mai achi soch rakhte ho…..
    PAKISTAN zindabad…… SARGODHIYAN also zindabad…….

  • tahir qureshi

    22/05/2011

    sargodha is a nice city i had great memories with this city i live in karachi but in every summer season i spend some days in sargodha and playing with cousins give me of lot of fun and joy

  • MUHAMMAD IMRAN KHAN

    18/06/2011

    proud to be sargodian, sargodha is one of the peace full city in Pakistan. more educational instutitions and private hospitals.
    i our city, we need a big park for entertainment and enjoy sunday holiday.
    Dar-e-Arqam Schools and Colleges is one of the best Educational Institution in our city, we like that,
    Thanks,

  • Muazzam Malik

    15/07/2011

    nice information, thanks for sharing.

  • Chauhan

    16/07/2011

    i am from sargodha and i am so proud of this city. unfortunately the family moved out long time ago and now i live in the middle east but my heart and soul is there and i would love to come back and live with my great friends from this place

  • Noor awan

    09/08/2011

    I realy appreciate the efferts have been made about highliting the history of famous city (the city of shaheen) but i think there is a need to be highlited the more agriculture services given by the farmers of this city

  • Ejaz Ahmad Malik

    18/08/2011

    I belonged to Sargodha . I live in USA but i still in Sargodha I love Pakistan specially Sargodha

    • shiv

      10/03/2012

      malik sahib–shukria–mainn bhi sargodha kaa jamm pall hun–80 kaa ho rahaa hunn-15 kaa thha jabb sargodha chhuta-47 sey 90 india aur abb usa–parr jabb bhi sargodha ki baat aati hai to–chum lunn mainn inn labbon ko-jiss pey aiye tera naam–tabb mainn daswin mainn thha–s d high school jo 17 block maineast north corner pey thha—…. aap usa mainn kahaan par hainn-apney baarey likhiye–sargodha kabb gaiye thhey????–shiv

  • Adnan

    17/09/2011

    Salam Sargodha hamesha kush rahy abad rahy mera city i miss my sargodha hamesha Allah hamry city ki hifazat kray ameen. or main Qatar say hon ………. miss my city Sargodha love u miss u …
    Adi Qatar

  • RIAZ AHMAD

    04/10/2011

    I LOVE SARGODHA. AND I AM PROUD TO BE A SARGODHIAN.
    MY NAME IS RIAZ AHMAD, I AM FROM CHAK NO.19 SB, PRESENTLY LIVING IN SAUDI ARABIA. I AM MISSING MY DISTT.

  • bilal ahmad

    15/10/2011

    I LOVE MY CITY AND I AM PROUD TO ALL SARGODHEANS
    MY NAME IS (BILAL AHMAD) I AM FROM SARGODHA COLLEGE ROAD
    I MISS MY DISTRICT
    BUT THIS TIME I AM IN SAUDI ARABIA

  • Asif

    23/10/2011

    I am Sargodhian.

  • Qasim

    28/10/2011

    I lOve mY citi……God bless sargodianz……….

  • ashraf.ali

    31/10/2011

    i love sargodha

  • AAKASH RIAZ

    06/11/2011

    WE ARE “THE HEART OF PAKISTAN.”

  • A BATRA

    19/11/2011

    My anscestors came from Sargodha. If the history had not taken a turn in 1947, I would have perhaps be a resident of this beautiful city. I wish I could visit the place sometime during my lifetime.

    • shiv

      21/03/2012

      hi mr a–i too like u migrated from sargodha in1947–that time i was a studant of class 10th a -s d high school-would u like to share your memories-now i m residing in u s a-from 1990–but have other places-as ganganagar-raj. and gurgaon -3/4 months at every places in a year–my email is shivbtr1@gmail.com–waiting reply shiv batra

      • Bajwa

        09/04/2012

        Hi My Parents and granparents are from Sargodha Chak No. 95 from what they tell me and I would like learn more about my family roots if some has any info in Sargodha or about Chak No. 95.

        Thanks

      • Ghazala

        23/08/2012

        I would like to trace my ancestory as well…my mother is Nazeera born 1939 and her parents were Khataya (military) and Patani from Gunjahl Pindh Sargodha. She grew up there and then came to Canada after she married my father. Please contact me for further info.

        thank you!!

  • Riaz Bashir

    19/11/2011

    Dear All,

    I belong to Sillanwali current living out of Pakistan and I am planning to shift to Sargodha could you please guide me what is the secure and peaceful location where I can rent a house.

    Please guide.

  • RJ AWAIS

    21/11/2011

    hai m RJ AWAIS 4rm sgd student 3rd year

  • MUHAMMAD KAMRAN

    21/11/2011

    I LOVE MY CITY OF EAGLES.

  • majid mehmood rajput

    24/11/2011

    sargodha is samal and peace full city in pakistan

  • hassan asghar

    14/12/2011

    i belong to a village 86 sb sargodha . sargodha is my city.now i am in uk . i miss my city . i love sargodha

  • MUHAMMAD ASHRAF SAQI

    28/12/2011

    اللہ پاک میرے پاکستان کو سلامت رکھے جس میں میرا شہر سرگودھا قوت بازو کی صورت ھے ۔میرے شاھینوں کو سلام !۔
    محمد اشرف ساقی ۔۔۔فاروق کالونی سرگودھا

  • pankaj

    06/01/2012

    My anscestors came from Sargodha. If the history had not taken a turn in 1947, I would have perhaps be a resident of this beautiful city. I wish I could visit the place sometime during my lifetime. i m proud to be an indian

  • Aga Bilal

    08/01/2012

    pRoud to b sarG0dians;)

  • MUNEEB AHMAD

    08/01/2012

    i am Munib.i belong to sargodha but currently studying in E.M.E Rawalpindi.i miss my city a lot…………………………. May ALLAH make my city a symbol of Islamic culture and prosperity

  • Abdul Waheed

    26/01/2012

    i have saeen many countries and cities in pakistan but i realy like sargodhian in any part of the world

  • IFTIKHAR LODHI

    07/02/2012

    IFTIKHAR LODHI FROM CHAK MUBARIK(BHALWAL)03216811516 .ATTITUDE OF SARGODHIANS WITH COMPARED TO OTHER REGIONS IN PAKISTAN IS VERY STRONG & OUTSTANDING IN ANY FIELD. GEO SARGODHA.

  • babar zahoor

    22/02/2012

    i belong too sargodha ….. i realy see that people of sargodha are very caring..

  • gagan arora

    25/03/2012

    my grand parents belongs to village doda from sargodha so i love my grandpa janam stali & i never see sargodha but i want to see

  • Saba

    13/04/2012

    ASLAMUALAIKUM..

    how ever created this website is brilliant… As whole Pakistan we are great and when it comes to individual cities..Sargodha is always 1st.. May ALLAH keep our country and people Safe..Ameen.

  • wasif bubak

    29/07/2012

    now i live in canada last 14 month,i miss my city sargodha,specialy my village 40 sb

  • shakoor saarim

    03/08/2012

    aslam o alikum.
    I, belong to Sargodha and doing job in Islamabad. I love our city of eagles. good news is that notable progress has been observed in the city regarding development projects (roads, footpaths, street lights & traffic signal) during few years. I love Mona Depot, a very nice luxury in sargodha.
    Allah Hafiz

  • Khalid Mehmood

    23/08/2012

    I m from Sargodha now doing job in lhr
    i see many cities in pakistan and some visit out of country but
    SARGODHA is the best city in the world and peacfull and loving city
    I love my city
    proud to be sargodhian
    and Shaheeno k shehr sargodha walo ko meri teref sey salam
    aur ALLAH humaisha merey mulk ki hifazet k lye Sargodha walo ko Aagey rekhey takey dunya mey merey mulk k nam k sath merey shehr k nam bhi aaye aur merey sheher walo ko Fakher sey jeeney ka moqa miley aur woh is Imtahan mey Kamyab o kamran rehey aur merey waten ki sarahedo sey ley ker mulk ki parliment tek Shaheeno k sheher walo ka aik Buland muqam ho.

    Shaheen ki pervaz ki teraha sargodha walo ki Jazbey Hubel Watni bhi Humaisha unchi pervaz kerey
    AMEEN

  • nadir

    18/09/2012

    sargodha city is very nyc

  • M AWAIS

    04/10/2012

    I LOVE SARGODHA AND I LOVE G.C.T. SARGODHA

  • billa hussain

    24/10/2012

    i am proud to be a sargodihan visit my website above im shockt to sargodha achieving every day

  • muhammad ramzan jani

    30/12/2012

    SALAM–SHER–SHEEN… I LOVE MY CITY mujhay apnay sher say bohat piar hy us ky loog piar karny waly hin ALHAMDOLILA mera shar bohat amman wala hy mera ALLAHA es ki hifazat kary or meray ASATAZA -KARAM from Govt jamia qasim-ul-aloom janab H.M–ZAHIR-AHMAD–H.M–BASHIR–AHMAD—MIRZA–MUNIR–AHMAD–QARI–SHER–MUHAMMAD—MOHTRAM—MUHAMMAD-AFZAL— MOHTRAM—HAKEEM–SARAJ-U-DIN—AND shamsher town primary school.sargodha.—USTAD–MOHTRAM–MUMTAZ—-MASTER-MASTER–KARAMAT–ALI–SAHIB co lambi umer atta farmay..or en sub ko shet–tandrusti—atta kary OR–MASTER –FAZAL–HUSSAIN–SAHIB-(LATE)–co ALLAHA apni REHMAT—-JANAT-UL-FIRDOUS min jaga..or.en kibakshis atta farmay………..AAMIN………enhe kadar dano ki badolat ye nacheez…zandagi..ke achaeyoun ko samjhny ky qabil howa…………….aap…say..meray USATAZA-KARAM meray mulak..meray shar..or..es mulak ky piaron jaan-nessaron ko salam….or aap sy es ki salamiti ke appel…hy…………duago………MUHAMMAD Ramzan–jani——DohaQatar

  • Sir Buland Ali Khan

    18/06/2013

    WHAT A CITY TO LIVE & LOVE.

    I SALUTE THE TRADITIONAL, LOVING & BRAVE SARGODHIANS.

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