Dhok Nawan Loke ڈھوک نواں لوک
Dhok Nawan Lok ڈھوک نواں لوک or Dhoke Nawan Loke is a town in district Mandi Bahauddin Punjab. It lies 10 Km east of Mandi Bahauddin, 0.5 Km north of Dhok Kasib and has 80% literacy rate. Historically it is famous because of ancient ruins of old civilization on Tiba (No archeological survey have been done but it is thousands of years old village ruins). Some people from this village participated in The Battle of Chillianwala in 1849.
Dhoke Nawan Lock is a village of 5,000 people, mostly working in agriculture and services sector but after 1995 most of the young people preferred to travel abroad as economic migrants and now about 15% of young under 35 years of age are in Europe and North America. So the whole make up of the economic face has changed. Foreign capital now accounts for the 9/10 of the total income of the village which has resulted in higher prices for real estate and agriculture property.
The price of one acre of pure agricultural land has jumped to 800,000 RS (about 16,000$/ acre). The real estate is about 45,000$ per acre. The real challenge for the village is to invest in education and youth facilities so that it can channel the capital in more intelligent way. Like the village needs a library for its young minds.
- Ch Ansar Sahi is known for his bold and courageous leadership in “Pind’s journey to Europe”
Highly Qualified Personalities:
- Late Professor Ghulam Qadir Sahi (1950 – 2001).
He was a professor of Indo-Pak History with deep interest in Islamic History. He was also the editor of magazine Khirman in District College Mandi Baha-ud-Din. He was a respectable persons due to his scholarship and political awareness. He had a great influence on the whole district. He influenced contemporary generation of Sahi families. Zulqurnain Sahi, Saifullah Sahi and Riaz Farooq Sahi who are the political leaders of contemporary Dokaan Sahiyan are influenced by his intellect and humility. His star students like Abdul Aziz Gujar, and Professor Qari Anyt-ullh are leaders of education field in the district.
- Ch. Mian Waseem C(SS officer lives in Lahore).
- Ch. Muhammad Asif Sahi, a food technologist, currently living in Toronto.
- Mian Ilyas Sahi an articulate teacher at secondary school.
- Muhammad Khan Johar a pharmacist working in UK.
- Muhammad Ahsin Sahi Advocate a Political Science student at University of Waterloo.
- Mian Gulraiz Waseem Sahi GC graduate in Political Science working in UK.
- Muhammad Riaz Sahi a European History student at McMaster University, Hamilton.
- Ghulam Rasool Sahi was the first M.A Islamyat of our village
- Muhammad Shamraiz Mehdi Sahi working as a pharmacist (B. Pharmacy) here in Melbourne and at the same time studying my MBA from University of Ballara
May Allah Bless This Village (AAMEEN)