Chikkar ( often spelled as Chakkar) is a small but beautiful village in Tehsil Hattian Bala of District Muzaffarabad in Azad Jammu Kashmir. Village is located about 20 KM west of Hattian Bala and about 45 KM south east of Muzaffarabad City on Sudhan Gali road. Roads that lead to Chikkar are very well developed and it sits on Lower Jhelum canal which is Off of Jhelum River. Chikkar is surrounded by lots of lush green mountains and water creeks and water ways at their bottom providing a stunning view of the valley. According to recent survey total population of the village is just over 7,000. Weather in Chikkar is comparatively colder than southern Azad Kashmir.
Main source of living in this village is agriculture, livestock and tourism. Locals work very hard on their fields and the cattle can feed on green mountain grass which is a rich source of proteins for cattle. There is a big market place in this village which serves as a wholesale market for the neighboring villages. There is a hospital, high school for boys and girls, medical supply stores and lots of other stores.
Many residents migrated abroad like Middle east, Australia, and United Kingdom and all those people send money to Chikkar, and invest in its development and education sector. Following is the list of banks for any financial or banking transactions like sending or receiving money in Chikkar AJK:
|Name||Branch Code||Address||Phone Number||ATM Facility|
|National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)||0948||Main bazar. Chikkar Dista Muzaffara AJK
|Bank of Azad Jammu Kashmir (BAJK)||0022||Main Bazar Chakaar District Muzaffarabad A.K||05822 922003||No|
Above is the list ATM service in Chikkar. You can also send money or receive money in Chikkar by using western union and money gram services.
If you’re from Chikaar & can share more information like if there’re any other banks, their locations (addresses), phone numbers or anything, please use the comments area so that others can also benefit from it.