Do you know Kamoke is also known as the city of rice?
Kamoke is a bustling town located on Grand Trunk Road (GT Road) 44Kms from north of Lahore and 30Kms from Gujranwala with a population of 190,000. The city is the capital of Kamoke Tehsil which is an administrative subdivision of the Gujranwala district. Kamoke is famous for its Ghala Mandi. Its ghala mandi is the busiest and famous for its rice trade and the city is known as city of rice. Kamoke has also an Industrial estate.
Chaudhry Kam Singh Virk established the foundation of Kamoke during the period of Mughal rule in the reign of Emperor Akbar. The history of Kamoke is about 400 years. Kamo was a Sikh Jat, whose marhi (grave) is in the city but has deteriorated.
Kamonke is administered by Town Municipal Administration and has Tehsil Civil Courts, its own circle of police, and a tehsil headquarters hospital.
Kamoke has many leading educational institutes like Government post graduate college for girls, Government degree college for Boys, Government Commerce Institute, Government Vocational training institute for girls, Punjab Group of colleges, The Educators, United College, Webster college, The Sheraz Pilot School, the New Science Foundation High School (NSFHS), The Foster School System, The Muslim Model Girls High School and Government High School.
A Cinema by the name of New Gulistan is operational though at one point in the past Kamonke had six. A Municipal Stadium, Ladies and Children Park are situated in the city.
Kamoke is situated at the Grand Trunk Road (GT Road), about 44 Kilometre in the North from Lahore. It is almost at equal distances from Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore and Sialkot International Airport. Air passengers can choose anyone from these both airports. Kamoke is also located at the main Lahore Rawalpindi Railway Line. GT Road is the 1st and the best option to get there. At the telecommunication side, it is connected to the whole world via Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) and other five cellular networks i.e. Mobilink, Telenor, Zong, Ufone and Warid for the voice as well as data transmission. All telecommunication is 4G enabled nowadays.
Trade and Industry
Kamoke is famous for its supreme quality rice which are grown in its surrounding areas. Kamoke is also the largest rice market in the Sub-continent where almost all delicious and aromatic kinds of rice, which include, Basmati, Super Basmati, Karnal etc. are grown, processed and exported to the whole world by native as well as foreign businessmen. The Master tiles Industry is very big Industry in kamoke. Kamoke is also famous for its Barfi, which is eaten locally and even couriered to friends and loved ones overseas.