By Khizar Hayat Gondal (Advocate)
Village khai کھائی is situated at the main Sargodha Gujrat road. It is 22 km from Mandi bahauddin in south west. It is in between the Kuthialah Sheikhan and Gojra. It has Pandowal in the south, Bukkan, Chak no. 42 Bhaggal in the west, Abdal in the north and Kuthiala Sheikhan in the east. The union council of the village is Ghor sharif. It is in 119 PP and 109 NA. It is the last village of tehsil Malakwal at the Sargodha road. Tehsil Mandi Bahauddin starts from Kuthiala Sheikhan and Pandowal.
History Of Village:
In 207 (eeswi), there were old houses in the village. A man named as Ismail was living at the present site of the village Khai. 10 to 15 homes were also available there at that time. People of the village were entered in Islam in the tenure of HAZRAT UMAR FAROOQ (R A).
THE old name of the village is noor pur tahlianwala. Once there lived a old man named as Noor Muhammad. He was the owner of a lot of trees of sheesahm (davasso sisooo). This village was damaged at one time whose signs can be seen today too. A highly site, tibba khai wala is there in the northerner side of the village. Then a respected man ,Muhammad Khan came in the village so the village was known as Khan pur at that time.
There was a man named as Ghannon who had four sons
- Muhammad Ameer
- Muhammad Khan
- Muhammad Karram
- Muhammad Jaam
Muhammad ameer lived in gojra and the other brothers started living in khai. They started agricultural work there. Grave of Muhammad Ameer is available in the graveyard of gojra now a days too. There are three parties in the village and some families are from their childhood and now the whole population of the village is from these three brothers and these three parties are “jumaanay, fananay, and karam ke”.
Population of village:
The population of the village is 12,900 according to the 1998. 3,609 people are eligible for the election and their names are available in the voter lists. 2,736 houses are recorded in the data collection. There are 1,880 girls and 2,157 boys whose age is 0 to 9 years according to the survey of NCHD.
Importance of the village:
The most importance of the village would be in its union council. Its the biggest village of the whole nine villages included in the union council so all the politicians come here to take votes .The families of Barmusa, Bosal , and Gojra have provided MNAs to this area. Because of the nearest village ,whole parties come here one month before the election starts. It is the main bus stop for Chak 42, Chakk 32, and Pandowal.
People of the village are very well educated. Literacy rate is 76%. 163 persons have the degree of Masers. 183 person are graduate. Total 346 persons are graduated in the village.
There are two middle schools in the village one for boys and one for girls. The children of the khai are very intelligent and hard worker. They have taken positions at high school level. Ten years ago Muhammad Anwar Ranjha made a record by taking 764 marks out of 850 which is still unbeaten. Reality is that the whole credit of education goes to a person named as Syed Akber Ali shah who came in the village as a teacher in 1951 and taught the children till 1994.
He did his best for the improvement of the children. This village has provided 186 primary teachers, 28 Est, 22 SST, seven persons were retired from education department in 17 or 18 grade. Previous DEO elementary was from this village.
Dr. Ashraf Gondal specialist atomic tech in Holland is the resident of this village. IN the Holand ,there are three hotels of khai’s personalities. The people of khai are serving in round about each country of the world. In this village, the Almighty ALLAH have created persons who served the country in each department of life. This village has provided doctors, professors, Army officers, wealth dept. officers, businessmen, tradesmen, and politicians etc.
Castes of the village:
This village is in the middle of gondal bar so gondal’s are the biggest population of the village. The others are Ranjha and Gujjar.
- Syed Abid Shah
- Ch. Sagir Ahmad Gujjar
- Ch. Orangzaib Gondal
- Ch. Mazhar Gondal
- Ch. Abbas Gondal
- Ch. Anar Gondal
- Ch. Zahid Gondal
- Ch. Mian Afzaal
Social personalities of the village
- Sultan ahmed S/O Malik
- Zubair Ahmed Gondal S/O Jahan Khan
- Khizar Hayat Gondal Adovocate
- Manzoor Ahmed Gondal
- Muhammad Boota S/O Salehon
- Gulam Abbas S/O Roshan
- Umar Hayat S/O Ali Muhammad
- Muhammad Anar S/O Ismail
- Muhamamd Anar S/O Mirza Khan
These are the respected personalities of the village to whom people from nearest villages come for justice. People of the village are very kind and peaceful. The people of chak 32, 42, 16 ,17 and pandowal use the bus stop of the village and the women of these villages don’t hesitate to cross the village even in the night. There is no incidence of quarrel in the village yet. All the people are living in the village with peace and friendship.
There are total 26 mosques in this village, 8 mosques are Jamia and others 18 are small mosques.
Every facility of life is available in the village. General stores, electricity, Telephone, Roads etc. In the harvesting season, there are four combine harvesters available in the village. Muhammad Ansar Namberdar is the owner of two combine harvesters. There is a general store in each street of the village from where, people buy their house necessaries.
Corps of the village:
Land of the village is very agricultural. Each crop of the world is available here. Mostly Wheat, rice, suger cane, orange ,chana, dallain etc.
Way of earning:
Most people of village are agriculturist. Lot of people work as government servants, some of them work as labor. Big quantity of the people is working in middle east, USA, Europe etc.
Way of living.
Way of living of the people is very natural and simple. People are very peaceful, kind, well wishers and serving.
Every thing related to the modern media is available in the village.
The village is at main road so there is no problem of transport. Five buses leave the bus stop in five minuets so the traffic is too much. There is a big hotel at main bus stop where the transport from Sargodha to Gujrat stop and take there lunch or dinner. The name of this hotel is Gujrat hotel.
May Allah Bless This Village (AAMEEN)
The information was provided by Khizar Hayat Gondal (Advocate)