The Glorious past of the Village Wasu is about three hundreds years old and is one of the few old villages of the area. Wasu was the nephew of Sohawa and shifted to Dera Tibba near present village. Wasu remained there and his generation spread around and village Wasu was established by them on his name. He was from the family of Gondal and had four sons. No one knows where and when Wasu died and buried. Most likely he was buried at the present central location of Wasu or Dera Tibba. The centre of the village is built on a high and raised ground. The whole village could be seen from there, now fully inhabitant.
It is situated on the south of Mandi Bahauddin city. It is a big village and its Union Council consist of both Chak No 2 (North and South), Qilla Gujran, Mohallah Rehman Pura, Ehsan Abad, Lilla Town, Taj Pura, Noor Pur Gujjran and many Derajat and other new Mohallahs and Towns built around village due to rapid expansion of Mandi city and due to its location being in the centre of Mandi and new district complex. It is just its location that the property and land of this village has become like Goldmine. There are around 20 property dealers on just Wasu Road to sell this Gold. Agricultural land is very fertile because of very well planned irrigation system and famous three canals. People are also very fertile, intellectual and hardworking. They are very co-operative and have helping attitude. The most positive point of this village is that people are very peaceful and caring. Most of the new District Complex is built on the land of Wasu, Sohawa and Jhoulana. The village has become the focus and pivotal point for the Mandi city, investors from other areas. Till recent years Wasu was divided into four parts, but the new development changed the scenario and now it can be called old village and new Wasu, which is out of village boundary. The recent development were that Sui Gas was provided to each and every house. All the major or minor streets were changed with tough tiles and Sewerage System was introduced. I as a individual do not want that my village should loose its Identity of being a Village Wasu, Now Wasu is becoming the home of those people migrating from other area,s
It is located southeast of main village and is built up on well raised ground like its name. Nobody cared to dig it down and houses were built all over the area. Who knows what kind of history, antiques are under that. Now it has become a well populated area with all the necessities available. Ch Mutalla Khan, Ch Ashraf, Ahmed Khan, Haji Riaz, Mansha Akbar, Haji Sakandar, Azam Gondal, Ghulam Qadir are famous persons here.
Dear Tarkhana and Dera Roshan
is located nearer to each other and near Mandi city. Ch Roshan was a traditional man and had great influence; Ch Iqbal is on his footsteps.
Then is Wasu Bangla built by British Raj which is a history itself. There are few small Dera,s like Dadooan Da Dera, Charagah, which are thickly populated.
Nature & Culture of People:
People are very peaceful, religious and mostly busy in different jobs like Zamindara, business, private and governmental jobs and their small industrial unit. But the young generation preferred going abroad and today most of Youngies are in Europe. But people have gone to USA, Canada, and Arab countries also. Hardly there would be any house whose representative is not abroad. Land cultivation, businesses, foreign wealth and village’s central location from City and Distt Complex are sources of income, there is a flow of wealth in the village and its standard has gone very high. The big Bungalow’s are now seen every where
Sugar Cane, Wheat, Rice, Potato all kind of vegetable etc
Gondal, Arain, Gujjar, Ranjha, Tarar
The village has and had many historical buildings and mandars/Gurdawaras which were left by Hindus and Sikhs but are being demolished due to new construction, Thus we are losing our past. Famous Store wali Gali had a well (Kouan), which people still believe that it is full of Gold thrown by Hindus who migrated to India. Still there are many buildings which are stood by and trying to prove the glorious past of the village. These houses are visited by their ex owners from India on frequent basis.
Darbar Peer Alam Shah
Darbar Mian Wada
Darbar Daim Iqbal Daim
Darbar Peer Bahar Shah
GovtPublic High School
GovtGirls Middle School
GovtGirls Iqra School
AzizBhatti Public School
BrightWay Public School
Children’s Inn Junior and High School
and few other private schools
Well Educated Persons:
Doctor Mohammad Ayub Zahid I/C Mugowal Hospital
Doctor Rana Akram I/C District Jail Mandi Bahauddin
Umar Hayat Gondal Dy Director Anti Narcotics
Asif Hayat Gondal Civil Judge
Doctor Waqas Gondal, M.B.B.S
Doctor Mohammad Naeem, M.B.B.S
Daughter of Mian Aslam M.B.B.S
Engineer Sikandar Hayat Gondal
Professor Mujahid Ahmed Govt Degree College Mandi Bahauddin
Professor Arshad Zamzam Mandi Bahauddin
Mrs. Nagina Jamil MA, M ed, Headmistress Chak No 2 South
Major Faiz Rasool Gondal MA History, diplomas in Security from USA and Canada
Mohammad Arshad Vice Principle Rangers Public SchoolMandi Bahauddin
Ch Bashir Sajid Gondal Famous Senior Journalist (Late)
Mian Hakeem & Mian Zakir (Son & Father, both late were Custom Inspectors)
Moulana Aziz Ahmed Gondal Principal Ghousia Girls College
Shahmeer Riaz Numberdar
Arslan Khalid Numberdar
Munir Hussain Ranjha (MA, LLB, LLM)
Famous Persons of the Past:
Diam Iqbal Diam: (Famous Punjabi Poet) although he died in early 90,s but still he mains the landmark of Wasu. His mausoleum is under construction. In his life time Famous Punjabi singer Alam Lohar used to come to Wasu on festivals, Alam Lohar sang all of his poetry.
Ch Khuda Buksh Gondal
Haji Allah Ditta Gondal
Dr. Sher Muhammad Gondal Kalsana
Ch Sai Mohammad Numberdar
Ch Sardar Khan Numberdar
Ch Karam Dad Gondal
Mian Hameed Aartee
Mian Muhammad Latif
Mian Jalal Gondal
Salman Gujjar Wasvi Famous Poet
Ch Tufail Gujjar
Hafiz Taj Muhammad
Famous Persons of Present:
Ch Qaim Din Gondal
Mian Ayub Thekedar,
Mian Mohammad Hashim
Gulzar and Arshad Ranjha
Ghulam Rasool Gondal Pehlwan & PTI
Ch Nazir Ziladar
Ch Said Gondal Julana
Ch Sai Ranjha and Anwar Ranjha
Sarwar Gondal Kalsana
Mian Ramzan Jani & Doctor Qudrat Ullah
Ch Sai Mohammad Arrar & Amanat Chami
Hasan Akhter Ahsan Punjabi Poet
Noor Din Gujjar& Ch Sattar Gujar
Ch Nazir Numberdar
Haji Munawar Iqbal Bagga
Ch Abbas Lilla
Ch Abbas Gondal
Mujahid Painter, a successful Contractor
Haji Bilal Gondal
Ch Fazal Dad Gondal
Haji Riaz Gondal Dera Tibba
Adnan Bashir Gondal
Pehlwan khan Numberdar (late)
Haji Ahmad Bakhsh Numberdar
Haji Muhammad Anayat Numberdar
Haji Ghulam Qadir Numberdar(late)(retired major)
Haji Naveed Numberdar
Chaudhary Riaz Gondal Numberdar
Haji Mohammad Anayat Numberdar
Riaz Ahmad Gondal Numberdar
Haji Naveed Ahmed Numberdar
Ch. Qaim Din Gondal (Ex chairman U/C)
Ch. Ilam Din Gujjar (Ex chairman U/C)
Ch. Anwar Daim Gondal Ex Chairman Zakat & Ushar
Ch. Bashir Numberdar Ex Naib Nazim
Ishtiaq Ahmed Gondal Advocate Naib Nazim
Mian Shafqat Ali Member union Council
Mian Shabbir Saqib Member union Council
Sher Mohammad Gondal ex Member District Council
Mian Mohammad Iqbal
Ch. Arshad Lilla
Ch. Aman Ullah Saeed Gondal
Major Faiz Rasool Gondal
Major Khalid Mehmood
Major Tasharraf Awan
Sqn Ldr Ahmed Bilal
Muzaffar Javed Gondal Inspector Pak Rangers
Ghulam Rasool Gondal M A, L.L.B
Aslam Faiz Gondal MA, L.L.B
Sher Mohammad Gondal B.A, LLB
Ishtiaq Ahmed Gondal Advocate MA, L.L.B
Ghulam Murtaza Gondal B.A, LLB
Tasawar Iqbal Gondal B.A, LLB
Riaz Ahmed Advocate B.A, LLB
Asif Riaz Gujjar MA, L.L.B
Naveed Arrar B.A, LLB
Sohail Sattar Gujjar B.A, LLB
Arslan Khalid Numberdar (LLB)
Ch Irshad Ullah Gondal
Zahid Tufail Gujjar,
Ch Khaliq Gujjar
Haji Babu Bashir Ahmed (The One Man Army) The life Time Chairman of District Property Dealers, Central Chairman Majlas e Amla Markazi Anjuman Tajaran Mandi Bahauddin, Vice Chairman of Pegham Union Pak Wapda, Vice Chairman Irrigation Pasban Union Punjab is a generous person who has lot of pain, interest for the village development and poor people of the area.
6. AlKhidmat Foundations
It was established in April 2004 by a group of people headed by Dr. Qudrat Ullah and Hafiz Ahmed Yar who wanted to do good and generous works for poor people. It has different projects like Alkhidmat Dastkari School, Public Library, Free Dispensary, Classes for Tajweed ul Quran and other humanitarian works for disasters in the country, marriages of poor girls, and helping needy people. It has few future humanitarian plans also.
Hospital: Dr. Zahid Ayub, the local Messiah for local and surrounding people, man without any greed serving and helping people to cure their diseases. His clinic is always full of patients and he is busy with them.
The Private Clinicsof Dr. Qudrat Ullah, Dr. Hanif, Dr. Ghulam Nabi, Dr. Sher, Dr Sajid, Dr. Mian Akram, Dr. Sikandar are also helpful for people.
There are four main mosques and about 10 small mosques in the village. One mosque and Maddarasa built by Mian Sarwar and Mian Hanif is in Ehsan Abad and many young boys have done Hifz e Quran there.
Markets and Industries:
Almost every street and road has become the shopping mall and has many plazas built on the main roads which lead to Mandi city and Satsira. Almost all kinds of stuff is available within the village like crockery, clothing, shoes, medical and electric store, gas cylinders, sweet shops, shoes, mobiles, the Cash and Carry store etc. The Wasu Road is all built with Plaza’s, Markets, and offices of different kinds. The Cold Storages, Bricks Manufactures, Shoes Factories, Petrol Pumps, Furniture’s Show Rooms and factories are there in Wasu. There is Marriage Hall under construction at main Adda.
ZamZam Ice Cream
Although there are many businessmen in Wasu and City but ZamZam Ice Cream is very famous all over the area and is proudly product of the village.
Media and Communication:
PTCL, V sets and mobile are seen in every hand and house. Satellite dish and cables are also available.
Hotels and restaurants
are seen every where, The Wasu Burfi is very famous and made on especial orders.
Main Problems of the Village:
(1) Sewerage is the main problem not of Wasu rather entire area. There is no outlet of dirty water, (2) The Wasu road which is built and destroyed by new development each time. Wasu road is the main link road to so many villages but is neglected by authorities.
(3) There is no proper Post Office, Its unfortunate
Wasu Bangla, Jhaal of Wasu and three canals of village are the only picnic places. Rasul Barrage and 8 RD are the next places.
The cricket and football tournaments are held by few sports lovers, Unfortunately Kabadi, Kushti have become the games of past. The now a day’s generation is not even aware of so many games. TV, Dish, video games have eliminated the Punjab culture and games. Now those games are seen in TV only. The famous Dara,s are totally vanished,
Yeh Meri Galian, Yeh mere Kouche, Yeh mere Sheher ke payare log
Mere naam ke jo Badal aaein, mere Basti pe barsa daina
This History and introduction is not complete and accurate as so many information’s could not be found but it shall be updated as and when ever possible. Allah Bless our village (amen)