The Punjab Government on Wednesday announced to
elevate Gujrat district to division, taking the total number of divisions in
the province to 10.
According to details, Gujrat was elevated to the division after Governor
Punjab Baleegh-ur-Rehman gave the final approval. Gujrat city has been made
the division headquarters of the newly formed division.
The notification said that the division would include three districts,
Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin and Hafiz Abad.
Moreover, sources say that the Punjab government has decided to elevate
Jalalpur Jattan and Kanjah to Tehsils. Department of Revenue has started
pushing the paperwork to finalize the elevation, sources say.
It is to be noted that Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhary Perwaiz Illahi
belongs to Gujrat and he has been elected MPA from the same area. PML-Q has
been voicing their demand to elevate Gujrat to a division in the past as