Daska city was founded in the times of the Mughal King Shah Jahan (1592-1666). According to the revenue record, it was originally named Shah Jahanabad. The lands of the area were owned by Das family and thus it came to be known as Daska. “Ka” denotes belonging to; it is like English preposition ‘of’, used to indicate possession, origin, association. According to another popular tradition the town is called Daska because it is located at an equidistance of Das Koh (24 Km) from all of its surrounding towns, hence it is called Daska. ‘Das’ means ten and ‘Koh’ is the indigenous unit of measuring distance. The principal Jatt clans of Daska and its environs include the Ghouri, Rajput, Sahi,Maher, Ghumman, Nagra, Wallah, Goraya, Khokhar, Bajwa,Cheema and Randhawa. The Jatts are said to have originated from Scythian invaders from Central Asia. Some people have wrongly confused Jatts with Chaudries which is simply an honorific given to land owners. In addition the local population contains large numbers of Kashmiris,Malik, Gujjars, Thaheem, Pakhtuns. A number of Biharis from Eastern India as well some Afghan refugees have been settled outside Daska in the early 1970s. The local dialect of Punjabi is the Western or Northern Dialect akin to that spoken in Sialkot. A native speaker from Daska and Sialkot District will easily recognize another native speaker of the area due its rhythmic melodious sound, the use of several distinct words and aspects of syntax.