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Jhelum

(jā`lo͝om), town (1981 pop. 92,646), NE Pakistan, on the Jhelum River. Located on the main railroad and road on Punjab piedmont plain, it is an important market for timber, and has sawmills and plywood, textile, cigarette, and glass industries. An army supply corps training center and two colleges are also in the town. The area's history dates back at least to the 3d cent. B.C. Old Jhelum stood on the left bank of the river; boatmen crossed the river (c.1532) and founded the new town on the right bank.

Jhelum

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Jehlam

(both: jā`ləm), westernmost of the five rivers of the PunjabPunjab
[Pers.,=five rivers], historic region in the NW of the Indian subcontinent. Since 1947 it has been separated into an Indian state and a Pakistani province bearing the same name. The Indus River bounds the region in part of the west and the Yamuna River in part of the east.
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, 480 mi (772 km) long. Rising in Jammu and Kashmir, India, it flows W through the Vale of Kashmir, S through Pakistan-occupied foothills, then SW across Punjab to the ChenabChenab
, one of the "five rivers" of the Punjab, 675 mi (1,086 km) long, rising in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and flowing NW through the Kashmir Himalayas, then SW through Pakistani Punjab to join the Sutlej River. The Ravi and Jhelum rivers are the chief tributaries.
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 River. The Lower Jhelum Canal (opened 1901) and the Upper Jhelum Canal (1915) irrigate extensive areas of Pakistani Punjab. The Mangla Dam and Reservoir (1960) has greatly improved irrigation along the river's lower course, as well as supplying extensive hydroelectric power. The Jhelum was crossed in 326 B.C. by Alexander the Great, who defeated the Indian king Porus. The river's ancient name was Hydaspes.

Jhelum

 

a city in Pakistan in Punjab Province, on the Jhelum River (Indus River basin). Population, 52,600 (1961). Jhelum is a transportation junction, and railroad shops are located there. It is the final point for floating lumber and has lumber storage houses. River boats are built in Jhelum, which also has food and pottery enterprises.


Jhelum

 

a river in India and Pakistan, a tributary of the Chenab River of the Indus basin. Length, 810 km (720 km according to other information); basin area, 55,300 sq km. The Jhelum’s sources are in the Pir Panjal Range (the Outer Himalayas). In its upper reaches, it crosses the Vale of Kashmir and passes through Wular Lake. There the Jhelum has a tranquil course and is navigable. Lower down, it cuts through the foremost range of the Himalayas with a deep gorge and comes out onto the Indo-Gangetic Plain, where it again becomes navigable. The average flow rate of water is 895 cu m/per sec but during the summer monsoons it is over 20,000 cu m per sec. The Jhelum feeds an extensive network of irrigation canals. The cities of Srinagar, Jhelum, Bhera, and Khushab are located on the Jhelum River.

Jhelum

a river in Pakistan and Kashmir, rising in W central Kashmir and flowing northwest through the Vale of Kashmir, then southwest into NW Punjab to join the Chenab River: important for irrigation, having the Mangla Dam (Pakistan), completed in 1967. Length: about 720 km (450 miles)
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Addressing the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) rally in Jhelum, Amir Muqam said that Nawaz Sharif was the real leader of Punjab and told the people of Punjab not to be fooled by the rosy picture of KP portrayed by PTI.
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However, isolated thunderstorm/rain may occur over Kohat Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper catchments of Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej during the same period.
Similarly, Assistant Sub-Inspector Bilal Rauf working in Rawalpindi has been transferred to Jhelum and Mohammad Yasir posted in Attock has been transferred to Rawalpindi with immediate effect.
We made some progress and hopefully, we'll sort out this case soon," Khalid Mehmood, who is leading the investigations in Jhelum, told a foreign news agency.
Khan, Peshawar and Bannu Divisions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, besides over Gilgit Baltistan including upper catchments of Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej during the same period.
Atif Iqbal, District Manager TEVTA Jhelum and Chakwal was the chief guest at this occasion.
Volunteers collect garbage dumped on the banks of Jhelum Lake during the camp.
There is a likelihood of scattered thunderstorm/rain over Rawalpindi and Gujranwala Divisions of Punjab, Kashmir and upper catchments of Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej during the next 24 hours.