Dadyal AJK is a town situated in the Mirpur district of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. The town consists of more than 70 smaller villages. Like much of the Mirpur District,. Dadyal has descendants of inhabitants that emigrated to the United Kingdom between the 1950s and 1980s. It is the central business centre in the area of Anderhaal and is used by the of the 70 villages surrounding it. The name Anderhaal (Ander = inside; Haal = hills) was given to denote the area between the valleys of Jhelum and Poonch surrounding Dadyal.
The history of Dadyal dates back to many years before the construction of the Mangla Dam. The old town existed between the Rivers Jhelum and Poonch. The confluence of the two rivers became the exact location of the Mangla Dam, situated near a village called Chaana.
People from this region of Azad Kashmir have mostly migrated to the UK after the construction of the Mangla Dam. People from all families joined the army and helped in the war. After the war these people helped build Britain and so it was decided that they were allowed to stay in the UK. In the 1960s and 1970s families migrated and settled in the UK. A large proportion of the emigration took place due to the construction of Mangla Dam that flooded certain parts of the area. Most of the families worked on ships and planes. When immigrants were needed to work in the UK they submitted their papers and migrated, subsequently bringing their families too. Since the 1970s, a large number of people have been earning their livelihood there. Due to this, they are today the major foreign exchange earning resource for Pakistan.
Mangla Dam was raised from 1210 to 1250 level and built accordingly. Finally in 2013 Dam was filled from its erstwhile level of 1202 to 1239.70 level and numerous village were submerged including Mohra Malkan, Chapraan, Thanpal etc. However, the affectees were suitably compensated and given plots in New Town Dadyal and Siakh Town. New Town Dadyal is a beautiful new locality which is being populated at a fast pace. It has three sectors; A, B and C. The town is located on main Dadyal Mirpur Road and has been developed by a Chinese company. Presently, families from Mohra Malkan, Thanpal, Mora Kanyaal etc. are living there.
CHUMBI - Ancestral home of the Lone family from Reading, Haji Allah Din (Chumbi), Haji Shah Wali (Chumbi/Dina), Haji Abdul Khaliq (Reading/Dina), Haji Tanveer Lone(Reading/Dina)
Daruni- Choudhary Said Zaman Hanfi and Choudhary Amir Zaman Hanfi are from Daruni. Both brothers started Businesses in Birmingham in the 60s. Choudhary Amir Zaman Hanifi is well Known in British and Azad Kashmir Politics. The Ali and Zaman Family are well known in Business and are well respected. People of Daruni live in Birmingham and London.
Ratta. The Largest and Wealthiest Village in Dadyal
Sahalia Sahalia is a village in the Dadyal tehsil of Mirpur District, Azad Kashmir in Pakistan. Like much of Mirpur District, Sahalia has deep connections with the United Kingdom. Many people originally from Sahalia have settled in Reading, London, Birmingham and Manchester. Sahalia is no different from the rest of Mirpur, in the case of property and house building boom.
Samlotha. Notable for a number of achievements, including being the first village in the region to have post office, and the first to have secondary schools.
Siakh ...Siakh is modern and have well carpeted streets Sector, Built by Wapda in 1965 during Mangla Dam const, now Siakh is Part of MDA, Govt School Siakh opened about one century ago, during and after the war in Oct 1947 only Siakh School was opened and working in Mirpur AK, Many people originally from Siakh have settled in UK, Mirpur, and other Part of Pakistan,