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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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Centuries ago, during the era of Mughal Emperor Akbar, trees were planted in Jehlum and over the centuries, they grew into thick forests.
Provincial police told Reuters the situation in Jehlum had been brought under control, but negotiations with religious leaders and protesters continued in an effortAaAeAeA to bring the tense standoffAaAeAeA at the seized mo to an end.
In Pakistan it is joined by river Jehlum at Trimu (near Jhang) then by river Ravi at Ahmedpur Sial then by Sutlaj at Punjnad and drains into Indus river at Mithankot.
He said the government had directed the departments concerned to speed up work on power projects, such as Neelum Jehlum Hydropower and Nandipur projects for providing cheaper electricity to the masses.
Islamabad, Sep 21(ANI): At least 25 school children were feared dead on Tuesday when a bus skidded off the road and plunged into the River Jehlum in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
People living around the River Jehlum are being shifted to temporary camps while the water level in the river is feared to cross the level 2,000 cusecs in the next few hours.
Accusing India of breaching the provisions of the 1960 Indus Water Treaty by diverting the water of the Jehlum tributary for its Kishanganga hydel power project, Pakistan sought international arbitration in May this year after the two countries failed to resolve the issue bilaterally.
Another fact to keep in mind is that irrigation system in upper Punjab (Jehlum Chenab - JC Zone) can only be fed from Jehlum and Chenab Rivers and Thal, Chashma Right Bank (CRB), Dera Ghazi Khan (DGK) & Muzzaffar Garh (MG) canals of Punjab can only draw water from Indus.
AaAaAaThe kidnappers left Sahil Saeed along a road Tuesday in the eastern province of Punjab near the town of Jehlum, where he was abducted in a March 3 robbery at his grandparent's home.
some twenty miles from Jehlum, from where he was kidnapped.
The search operation came following the arrest of three suspected suicide bombers from Jehlum district last week.
Musharraf said in a televised address that the roads in Jehlum and Neelum river valleys in the Pakistan-administered Kashmir, near the Line of Control dividing Kashmir between Pakistan and India, are still closed.