Narowal District

Narowal district is situated to the North-East of Pakistan consisting of tehsils such as Narowal, Shakargarh and Zafarwal. It is supposed to be named after a Sikh landlord Naro Singh who inhabited it in the sixteenth century. Narowal was declared as tehsil in 1927 and district in 1991. The city is situated on the bank of river Ravi. Total area of district Narowal is 2337 square kilometers with a population of around 1800000. Most of the population dwells in villages and is engaged in agriculture. The major portion of the population belongs to Jatt clan. The main crops of the district are wheat and rice. Notable people of the district includes Faiz Ahmad Faiz, the famous revolutionary poet and Ahsan Iqbal the Interior Minister of Pakistan.

As per the government policy the college was nationalized in 1972 bringing a new phase to the history of the college. Additions were made to the building and playgrounds of the college. With special efforts of Haji Irshad Ahmad of Chandowal, (ex Vice Chairman of District Sialkot) Multi-purpose hall and hostel were constructed. Physics and chemistry labs with latest equipments were the result of untiring efforts of a renowned figure of the area, Doctor Dr. Muhammad Asad (ex-Minister of state for petroleum). Late Syed Mazhar ul Hasan alias Chan Pir (ex MPA) provided funds for the provision of electricity to the hostel, paved road street lights and low lying ground filling. With the cooperation of Haji Akhlaq Ahmad. BSc. Labs and additional rooms for BSc. Classes were materialized with the special grant of Rs. 3000000 sanctioned by ex Minister for planning and development Ch. Ahsan Iqbal. Computer classes were also started in the meanwhile. Renowned scientist Doctor Abdul Qadeer Khan graced the college to inaugurate the BSc. and computer departments. Ex Nazim District Narowal, colonel (Rd) Javed Safdar Kahlon helped in filling the low lying playgrounds of the college with lacs of rupees to make it worth using in all the seasons. Moreover, he also contributed to renovate the crumbling Jinnah Hall. The alumni of the college are serving the nation in different fields including medical and engineering.
With the keen interest of the ex Principal Ch. Abdur Rashid and untiring efforts of Ch. Ahsan Iqbal (Ex minister for planning and development) and Khawaja Muhammad Waseem Butt (Ex MPA), deteriorating old building was demolished and a grand building was constructed in its place in 2011 which is unmatched in Gujranwala Division. With the consistent interest and efforts of ex principal Iftkhar Hussain Shah and cooperation of Ch. Ahsan Iqbal, the adjacent land of Thana Sadar Narowal was also acquired and MA block for the MA classes was constructed to meet the ever increasing educational needs of the students. Moreover, IT lab was also constructed during the principalship of Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah. A writ petition against ownership of the college ground filed in 1979 was also decided by the Honorable Lahore High Court in favor of college. Presently, the MA block has been utilized by University of Technology Narowal campus to impart engineering education to the students as temporary arrangements. The college was promoted to the MA level in 2012. Initially classes for MA English and MA Islamic studies were started. The college was declared as Sub-Campus of University of Gujrat for a transitional period of four years in September 2014 and 11 progrmas including 3 Masters and 8 BS (Hons) programs in various discipline were offered. The Sub-Campus of UOG, Narowal has been established (April 2018) as an independent university known as University of Narowal (UON) having old/city campus, New campus located at Shakargarh road and an institute i.e. Dr Ashfaq Ahmad Centre of Basic Sciences. The university administration intends to offer many more program in various disciplines