located at 31˚37’60N 71˚4’0E at an elevation of
159 metres and lies on the left bank of the Indus river. It has a population of
almost 1278000 and was given status of district in 1982.
History of Bhakkar is very old there are many
myths, mysteries and variety of elaborations about Bhakkar. Some
say that the original name of Bhakkar was Sakhar and with the
passage of time it became Bhakkar.
Some say that it was said to be named after the great Balouch
Sardar, an adventurer, who was leading a body of colonists from
Dera Ismail Khan, it was towards the close of the fifteenth
century they say that the descendants were ousted later on by
Ahmad Shah Abdali, a great invader.