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Maken میکن

Maken میکن

History of Maken:

Originally Maiken came from another village called Kot Bhai Khan da in Sargodha in the early Mughal era around 500 years ago. The Makin people got a lot of land at this place and settled here and the village was named Maken. As at that time there was no security and many times they were lotted from thieves and robbers. So for their security they brought other casts like Bhatti from Pindi-Bhattian and Gondal from Kot Moumman. And Makens then gave some lands to these people (Bhatti and Gondal). Since then this village has 3 main casts in the village, Maken, Bhatti, Gondal. There lived also some other casts like Muuchi, Tarkan (Mughal) etc. The literacy rate of this village is average.

Population:

It is a large village with a population of about 6,000 people. 

Source of income of people: 

The main source of income of the people of this village is Agriculture but many people are in Civil Services and some are living abroad and financing their relatives back in the village.

Famous Tribe / Castes of Village:

  1. Maken
  2. Gondal
  3. Bhatti

 Past Famous Personalities of the Village: 

  1. Haji Subay Khan Maken
  2. Chaudhry Rehmat Khan Maken
  3. Mian Allah ditta
  4. Mian Muhammad Siddique
  5. Sai Muhammad Bhatti

Social Personalities of the Village: 

  1. Chaudhry M. Salehon Maken Saabka Chairman UC Dhaul Ranjha
  2. Allah Ditta Gondal
  3. CH Aziz Ahmad Maken Advocate
  4. Muhammad Ashraf Ranjha
  5. Muhammad Ashraf Sahi
  6. CH Muhammad Umar Salar s/o Aziz Ahmad Maken Advocate
  7. Muhammad Anwar s/o Sahi Muhammad Bhatti member union counsil
  8. Muhammad Aslam s/o Mahani Maken , office Wapda
  9. Riaz Ahmad Maken s/o Rehmat Khan Maken Sub Inspector Islamabad Police

 Highly Qualified Personalities of the Village: 

  1. Mian M. Aslam shahid (retired assistant to EDO education)
  2. Muhammad Azhar Qayyum (civil judge)
  3. Muhammad Mazhar Qayyum (SST)
  4. Ch. Aziz Ahmad Maken Advocate
  5. Ijaz Ahmed Bhatti (Major)
  6. Ch. Mumtaz Ahmad Maken Inspector Police
  7. Ch. Rasheed Ahmad Maken s/o Rehmat Khan Maken Reader at Session Court
  8. Nazir Ahmad Sapra officer Wah cant
  9. Asghar Ranjha Advocate
  10. Azam Mughal Advocate
  11. Nawaz Bhatti s/o Muhammad Bhatti officer Wah Cantt Factory
  12. Abbas s/o Haidar Bhatti, Engineer Wah Cantt Factory
  13. Abbas s/o Salabat Bhatti, Teacher
  14. Riaz Ahmad Bhatti teacher

 Main Crops:

  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Sugarcane
  • Watermelon

Nearest Villages:

This village is about 20 km from city Mandi-Bahauddin and about 5 km from city Phalia.

  • Pir Bhala (East)
  • Laidar (South-West)
  • Bohat (North-East)
  • Thatti Bawa (South)

Educational Institutes of the Village:

The literacy rate of this village is average.

There are two Govt schools

  • Govt Elementary School for Boys Maken
  • Govt Girls High School Maken

There is also one Private school call Elementary School for boys and girls and one Madrasa.

  • Jamia Fatima Al-Zahra (for girls)
  • Jami Qariyyah Mahmudiya Naqshbandiyyah (for boys)

Sports:

  1. Kabadi (very famous)
  2. Cricket
  3. Volley Ball 

The Mekan (spelled Maken/ Maiken/ Meikan too) are a caste, or clan of Jat and are claimed to ancest from Jats mostly converted to Islam, around the 12th or 13th century AD.

Distribution: Punjab (Pakistan)

Descended from: Jatt

Branches: None

Religion:  Islam

Languages: Punjabi

Surnames: Maken, Chaudhary


Information Provided by

Sahi Muhammad Bhatti updated by Umar Salar Maken

Last update on 08-09-2022

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