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Khushab District (Punjabi, Urdu: ضِلع خُوشاب) is a district in Punjab province, Pakistan. Jauharabad serves as the district’s administrative headquarters. The district has the name of Khushab, a medieval city that is inside its nearby. 178907 people were living there as of the 1998 census, with 24.76% residing in cities. It has Four Tehsils. Khushab, Noorpur Thal, Quaidabad, and Naushera. The Heavy Water and Natural Uranium Research Reactor, a component of Pakistan’s Special Weapons Program, is located in Khushab.

Khushab is located close to the Jhelum River, midway between the towns of Sargodha and Mianwali. Jauharabad, the district capital (pop. 39,477), was established in 1953.

Lakes, hills, and lowland agricultural plains make up Khushab. The district is situated between the Jhelum and Indus rivers and extends about 70 miles (110 km). A portion of the region is touched by the Thal desert.

The region has three lakes: Okali, Khabbaki, and Jahlar. The largest forest in the Khushab district, next to the Khabbaki hamlet in the Soon Valley, is called Kanhatti Garden. A saltwater lake in the southern Salt Range is called Khabikki Lake. The lake is one kilometer wide and two kilometers long. Additionally, there is a nearby village called Khabikki. The ancient Amb Temples are located at the foot of Sakesar, the highest peak in the Salt Range. The Khushab District is home to the 1,522 m (4,946 ft) peak of Sakesar.

Administrative Divisions

In 1982, Khushab was granted district status. The district was first split into the tehsils of Khushab and Noorpur Thal. Then, Naushera (Wadi e Soon) became the fourth Tehsil of District Khushab in March 2013, and Quaidabad was granted the rank of Tehsil in March 2007 There were fifty-one Union Councils in the local body delimitation of 2000 (before to the establishment of Tehsil Quaidabad and Naushehra).The Pakistani Election Commission established 48 rural union councils and 7 urban municipal committees during the delimitation of District Khushab in 2015.

Tehsil Khushab

Tehsil Khushab was divided into 32 Union councils in 2000. However, in 2015, six Union councils were absorbed into Tehsil Naushehra, while 10 urban Union councils (Khushab 5, Jauharabad 2, Hadali 2, and Mitha Tiwana 1) were moved to Municipal Committees. Tehsil Khushab now has five municipal committees and eighteen union councils:

Union Councils

Botala
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Daiwal
Hassanpur Tiwana
Jabbi Shareef
Katha Saghral
Kund

Lukoo
Mohibpur
Dhak Janjua
Nali Shumali
Nari
Padhrar
Roda
Sandral
Talloker
Waheer

Municipal Committee / Corporation

Khushab
Jauharabad
Hadali
Mitha Tiwana
Girote

Noorpur Thal Tehsil

Noorpur Thal is subdivided into 12 Union Councils and 1 Municipal Committee.

Union Councils

Adhi Kot
Adhi Sargal
Biland
Jamali Noorpur
Jaura Kalan
Jharkal

Khai Khurd
Khatwan
Pelowaince
Rahdari
Rangpur
Noorpur Rural

Municipal Committee

Noorpur
Quaidabad Tehsil
Quaidabad is subdivided into 10 Union Councils and 2 Municipal Committees.

Union Councils

Bandial Janubi
Bijar
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Choha
Goleywali
Gunjial Janubi
Gunjial Shumali
Okhali Mohlah
Utra Janubi
Warcha

Municipal Committee

Quaidabad
Mitha Tiwana
Naushera Tehsil

Naushera (Vadi e Soon) is divided into one Municipal Committee and six Union Councils.

Union Councils

Angah
Khabaki
Khura
Kufri
Mardwal
Uchhali

Municipal Committee

Naushera (Soon Valley)

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