Hazro is a city located at north-west of Pakistan in Attock District of the
Punjab province Pakistan. It is located approximately half-way between
Peshawar and Islamabad, the federal capital. This town is the capital of Hazro Tehsil, an administrative subdivision of the district, and the central marketplace
of the Chachh region, consisting of 82 villages located along the Indus River..
History and tribes
Hazro was the scene of the great battle in which, in AD 1008, Sultan
Ghaznawi defeated the united forces of the Rajas of Hindustan and the
infidels of the Punjab with a slaughter of 20,000 men, it was afterwards
fixed upon by some of the Pathan followers of that chieftain to be the site
of the colony.During British Rule the town of Hazro became part of Attock
Tehsil; the municipality of Attock was created in 1867 and the North-Western
Railway connected the town to Lawrencepur. By the 20th century the town was
surrounded by rich cultivation, and had a flourishing trade, chiefly in
tobacco and sugar. The population according to the 1901 census of India was
9,799.According to the Gazetteer of Rawalpindi, Hazro had a significant
Hindu population which was "half Pathan, half Hindu"
Location On World Map:
Hazro is geographically located at latitude (33.91 degrees) 33° 54' 35" North of the Equator and longitude (72.49 degrees) 72° 29' 23" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of the world(Pakistan).
Location In Pakistan:The locations related
to Hazro are represented by the line of sight between two points and may not
be nearest by road. For example, Hazro is located 2 kilometer from Nartopa,
Hazro is located 7 kilometre from Ghurgushti. Hazro is located 16.9
kilometre from Sanjwal . Hazro is located 17.9 kilometre from Zaida
(North-West Frontier). Hazro is located 20.4 kilometre from Attock (Punjab).
Hazro is located 22.9 kilometre from Topi (North-West Frontier).Hazro Tehsil .