Newspapers of Dinga

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There are few newspapers that are published from Dinga and only contains news about Dinga and its surroundings. Dinga has huge number of villages in its surrounding and it plays role of center point for all of them. The market in Dinga is developed because of this factor and now it is possible to buy anything from Dinga’s Market. Here are the newspapers that are associated with Dinga. I did not find any of the newspaper has a website, the reason might be they have a very small circulation and they are just a source of earning money with advertisements , not genuine news sources. (However If I am in Dinga I must discuss this issue with Newspaper heads and develope them website for their newspapers.) 🙂

Weekly Newspapers in Dinga

  • Weekly Apna Dehat
  • Weekly Deehat Times
  • Weekly Nai Haiqiq
  • Weekly Times of Dinga
  • Weekly Dinga Post
  • Weekly Muqabil
  • Weekly gohar guzashat

Monthly Newspapers and Magazines

  • Monthly Nawa-e-Mashhood
  • Monthly Mata-e-ilam(For Children)

As per online media is concerned. Situation is not bad, there is a website, a blog, a facebook page and group and a Google mailing group is also there. If I am missing something please let me know in comments below.

Dinga City – Pakistan

Dinga City situated in District Gujrat, Punjab Pakistan

Dinga is an old town. There is evidence that this town was established in the 16th century. Before the partition in 1947, Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs used to live here in harmony. There was a Gurdwara for the Sikhs called NanakSar. According to some books, Dinga was the property of a rich lady, who belonged to the sub-caste “Ding” – which is a sub-caste of the Gujars. This is why the town was named Dinga.

The population of Dinga in 2002 was 36,800. The telephone area code of Dinga is 0537. The postal code of Dinga is 50280.

How to Reach to Dinga

The easiest way to reach Dinga from abroad is to fly in to the airport at Islamabad, and then take a bus or some other means of transport to Dinga. Dinga is about 135 km from Islamabad. It takes 2 hours to reach Dinga from Islamabad by road and 3 hours from Lahore. To reach Dinga from Islamabad you will travel on Grand Trunk (GT) Road – the main highway that runs from Rawalpindi to Lahore. At the city of Kharian on the highway, you will take a right turn onto Rasul road towards Dinga. Dinga is about 25 km from this point, which would take about half an hour to reach. The condition of the GT road from Rawalpindi/Islamabad to Kharian is excellent, and the road from Kharian to Dinga is reasonably good for travel.

Alternatively you can fly to Lahore Air-port, take a bus to Kharian city , in this case you will trave from Lahore to Islamabad on same GT road. From Kharian city main bus stop you will easily find a sub-road to Dinga City.

General Information of Dinga

  • Country: Pakistan
  • Province: Punjab
  • Coordinates: 31°57′34″N 74°28′57″E / 31.95944, 74.4825
  • Elevation: 218 m (715 ft) AMSL
  • Time zone: PST (UTC+5)
  • No. of Towns 1

Government

  • No. of Union Councils 2

Dinga is a city of Gujrat District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is located at 31°57’34N 74°28’57E at an elevation of 218 metres and lies between the rivers Jhelum and Chenab. The main highway that runs from Lahore to Rawalpindi is about 25 km northeast of Dinga. Dinga is about 100 km from the border that separates Pakistan and India, the city is famous in Pakistan for meethi saunf (sugar coated aniseeds).

  • History
  • Administration
  • Transport
  • Education Institutes
  • Famous Personalities
  • Main shopping centres
  • Main Markets
  • Press Media
  • Places of Interest
  • Banks
  • References

History

Dinga is an old city. There is evidence that this town was established in the 16th century. Before the partition in 1947, Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs used to live here in harmony. There was a Gurdwara for the Sikhs called NanakSar. There are still the ruins of pre partition buildings here. The population of Dinga in 2008 was about 80,000.

Administration

The city of Dinga is part of Kharian Tehsil (a subdivision of Gujrat District) and is administratively subdivided into two Union Councils, Dinga-I and Dinga-II.

Transport

The easiest way to reach Dinga from abroad is to fly in to the airport at Islamabad, and then take a bus or some other means of transport to Dinga. Dinga is about 135 km from Islamabad. It takes 2 hours to reach Dinga from Islamabad by road and 3 hours from Lahore. Dinga is connected to Islamabad by the Grand Trunk Road – the main highway that runs from Rawalpindi to Lahore. At the city of Kharian on the highway, you will take a right turn onto Rasul road towards Dinga. Dinga is about 25 km from this point, which would take about half an hour to reach. The condition of the GT road from Rawalpindi/Islamabad to Kharian is excellent, and the road from Kharian to Dinga is reasonably good for travel. An alternate way to reach Dinga from India is to fly in to the airport at Sargodha (which is due southwest of Dinga), and then take a train or some other means of transport to Dinga.

Education Institutes

  • Govt. Degree College for Boys Dinga
  • Govt. Degree College for Women Dinga

There are many private schools and academies as well

  • Crescent Public School
  • Fatima Jinnah Public School
  • Falcon House Public School

Famous Personalities

  • Major Mohammad Akram Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider)
  • General Iftikhar Janjua Shaheed (Nishan-e-Imtiaz)
  • Mian Tariq Mehmood – Member provincial assembly
  • Mirza Mohammed Naeem (G.M of Awaz Radio Group)

Main shopping centres

  1. Main Bazar
  2. Raja Bazar
  3. Androon Bazar
  4. Ravi Road
  5. Thana Road
  6. Kohlia Road
  7. Eidgah Bazar
  8. Kharian Link Road
  9. Bahrwal Chowk

Main Markets

  • Ghalla Mandi(Market of Rice & Wheat)
  • Sabzi Mandi(Fruit & vegetable Market)

Press Media

  • Weekly Deehat Times
  • Weekly Nai Haiqiq
  • Weekly Times of Dinga
  • Weekly Nawa-e-Dinga
  • Weekly Muqabil
  • Monthly Nawa-e-Mashhood
  • Monthly Mata-e-ilam(For Children)

Places of Interest

1. Toppa House (Fatimah Toppa built this extravagant place)
2. Markzi Jamia Masjid(Eid Gah)
3. Sundar Das Palace
4. Mandar Wala Mohallah
5. Fatima Jannah Children Park
6. Govt. High School Eidgah Chowk

Banks

  • Allied Bank Limited
  • Habib Bank Limited
  • United Bank Limited
  • MCB Bank Limited
  • Bank Al Habib Limited
  • Bank Al Falah Limited

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