Why is chakwal called Marshal area?

Chakwal is a truly land of military persons.Most of the people are serving in Armed forces. Chakwal produce lots of Army officers and soldiers the history is full with there bravery and courage. In fact this land is dry and people are very hardworking and tough.They are brave by birth they are much familiar with guns so due to that reasons when they join Armed forces they love to show there skills which is in there blood.So thats why chakwal is called Marshal area.

Martial Traditions

Major General Muhammed Akbar Khan

Major General Muhammed Akbar Khan
Major General Muhammed Iftikhar Khan Major General Muhammed Iftikhar Khan

Chakwal is known for furnishing some of the finest soldiers to the British and later on to the Pakistan Army. The Second Indian to get Victoria Cross, Subaidar Khudadad Khan, the first Indian to get commissioned and to become a General in British Indian Army, Muhammed Akbar Khan, Brigadier Muhammed Zafar the first Indian Commander of Cavalry and the great General Iftikhar Khan all belonged to Chakwal.

After the creation of Pakistan, Chakwal has produced more Army men and Generals than any other city in the country which includes valiant Generals like Tajmmal Hussain Malik and a long list of officers mentioned in the list that follows.


Generals and Decorated Officers Only

  • General Muhammed Akbar Khan, First Muslim Officer/General of British/Pakistan Army
  • General Muhammed Iftikhar Khan(Designated to become the first CnC of the Pakistan Army, died in an aircash in 1949)
  • General Muhammed Anwar Khan (First EnC of the Pakistan Army)
  • Brigadier Muhammed Zafar (First Indian Commander of Cavalry)
  • Air Marshal Nur Khan Tamman
  • Lt General Abdul Majid Malik (former Federal Minister)
  • General Abdul Qayyum
  • General Muhammad Farooq Malik (DG Artillery)
  • General P.D. Khan
  • General Abdul Razzaq Khan
  • General Faiz Jilani (retired)
  • Major General Muhammad Muzaffar Kahut (Chief Pathologist AFIP)
  • General R D Bhati
  • General Tajjamul malik
  • General Ashraf Janjua
  • General Safdar former Governor Punjab
  • General Dr Riaz Chohan
  • General Nazeer Hussain
  • General Dr Asad Malik
  • General Sheraz Lodhi
  • General Dr Shahida Malik
  • Genereal Imtiaz Shaheen
  • General Afzal Muzzafar
  • General Mehboob ul Muzaffar
  • General Yaqoob Chaudhry
  • Subaydar Khudadad Khan, Victoria Cross
  • Subaydar Muhammad Shah Kahut , Victoria Cross


  1. Aqeel Mughal said,

    Gen Dr. Mushtaq Baig (SHAHEED) isn’t mentioned in the top list…

  2. Aqeel Mughal said,

    How ever really nice to see details about The Marshall Area… Nice work chakwal.wordpress.com

  3. Kamran Awan Awan said,

    i love chakwal

  4. computer123 said,

    i love chakwal and i slute to soldier of chakwal

  5. I proud at my chakwal said,

    I Proude as a chawali I LoOVe Chakwal

  6. riaz ahmad malik said,

    In this list Maj.General Nazeer Ahmad Malik of village Dulmial the hero of kashmir war 1948, & Lt. General Mohammad Asif are not included. Riaz Malik Dulmial

  7. Muhammad Bashir malik said,

    Great Chakwalians, Brave Army mens and Proud custodians of pakistan territories.

    All salute you all.

    I am aam a son of a Chakwalians a soldier too

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