Bhimber is the major district Azad Jammu Kashmir and it’s located at Punjab-Kashmir border, very close to cities of Punjab like its 37 KM from Jhelum. It has an accessible well developed road from Mangla city, the Jatlan-Bhimber road. Route to the city from Mirpur is very beautiful and full of lush green mountains and lakes. Bhimber is a very historic city and has a very strategic location that was used by Mughal emperors to get into Kashmir. It is also called Babe-Kashmir which mean door to Kashmir. Most common languages are Punjabi and Pahari. According to current survey total population of Bhimber is just over 300,000.
It’s a very beautiful city and consists of valleys, surrounded by green hilly mountains. A large number of tourists visit Bhimber throughout the year. There is a creek and water way called Randeam Kas that runs through the whole city and attracts lots of tourists. Another main attraction of the city is Baghsar Fort and Baghsar Lake which is located in a valley near Bhimber called Samahni Valley. There are lots of high end hotels in the city, a number of market places, restaurants, gift shops, bakeries, and hospitals. Other main attractions of the city are Hathi gate constructed by Mughal emperors for their elephants, and the tomb of famous Sufi Baba Shadi Shaheed.
Main source of living is Agriculture and tourism, literacy rate is very high in Bhimber, there are dozens of schools, colleges, and 2 universities; Al Khair University and Mirpur University campus. Like rest of Azad Kashmir, most of the locals migrated to United Kingdom in late 70’s which helped the city to develop like any other developed city in Pakistan. Those people live and work in UK and are sending money to Bhimber for investing in AJK. Following is the list of Banks for any financial or banking transactions:
|Name||Branch Code||Address||Phone Number||ATM Facility|
|National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)||0455||Main Bazar bhimber AJK||05828-920508||No|
|Habib Bank Limited (HBL)||1159||KHASRA NO.212-213 QASIMABA bhimber AJK||05828-442449 ,442250||Yes|
|United Bank Limited (UBL)||0229||Near jamia Masjid. Teh & Distt Bhimber AJK||05828-442243||Yes|
|Bank of Azad Jammu Kashmir (BAJK)||0012||Main Bazar Bhimber AJK||05828 920505||No|
|Allied Bank of Pakistan (ABP)||0400||Plot No.277, Main Gujrat Road, Tehsil & District Bhimber, Divisional Headquarter Mirpur A.J.K.||05828-444631-33||Yes|
|Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB)||1669||Samani Chowk, Bhimber A.K.||05828-443134||Yes|
Above is the list of ATM services for any locals or tourists. You can also send or receive money by using Western union and Money gram services in Bhimber.
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