Gujranwalla


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Gujranwalla

(go͝oj'rän`välə), city (1998 pop. 1,124,749), NE Pakistan. A road and rail hub, with linkage to Peshawar and Lahore, it is a commercial center trading in grains, melons, and sugarcane. There are varied manufactures, including iron safes, metal utensils, ceramics, textiles, pipes, electric fans, and leather products. Gujranwalla rose to prominence under Ranjit Singh, the great Sikh ruler (18th cent.), who was born in the city. A mausoleum houses the ashes of Ranjit Singh and his father, Mahan Singh.
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Last week, Islamabad Sabzi Mandi Police arrested three students of Madrassa Jaamia Makkiya, situated on Wahndo Road, Amenabad, in Gujranwalla district.
Should we hope that the Punjab government will seriously investigate the administration of Madrassa Jaamia Makkiya in Gujranwalla in connection with its three arrested students for allegedly having links with Taliban?
They searched around the village of Gujranwalla, where Zira was known to have been living, and were shocked.