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Gujrat

(go͝ojərät`), city (1998 pop. 250,121), NE Pakistan. It is near the Chenab River and on a major road between Peshawar and Lahore. Gujrat is noted for its furniture, brassware, pottery, and cotton goods. Boots, carpets, and electric fans are also produced. Standing on the site of a fort built by the Mughal emperor AkbarAkbar
, 1542–1605, Mughal emperor of India (1556–1605); son of Humayun, grandson of Babur. He succeeded to the throne under a regent, Bairam Khan, who rendered loyal service in expanding and consolidating the Mughal domains before he was summarily dismissed (1560) by
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 in 1580, Gujrat was the location of the final battle between the British and the Sikhs in 1849, leading to British annexation of the region. The grave of Shah Daula, a Sufi mystic, is a noted Muslim shrine. The town has two colleges affiliated with Punjab Univ.

Gujrat

 

a city in Pakistan, in Punjab Province. Population, 59,600 (1961). There is a railroad station. The city produces furniture, cotton, wool, refined sugar, and electrical appliances. It is also known for its various handicraft industries, particularly the production of glazed pottery.

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Islamabad -- The apex court issued on Wednesday arrest warrants for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's member in National Assembly Chaudhry Abid Raza for involvement in the murder of six people in Gujrat.
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