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Barki (Urdu: بركى), or Burki, is a village in Lahore District of Punjab, Pakistan near Lahore. It is located near border with Punjab, India before the creation of Pakistan in 1947 it joined through Harikey Road. You have to travel about 11 kilometers from Allama Iqbal International Airport to reach village Barki. It is on the bank of Bambawali-Ravi-Bedian Canal where Major Aziz Bhatti was martyred (Jam-e Shahadat) in 1965 war between Pakistan and India. Its importance is as a central place for many border small and big villages and towns on Pakistan side.
It is a centre of education for the border belt. Former Prime Minister (Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan) late Malik Meraj Khalid founded Anjuman Ikhwan-e-Islam in 1939 and later on Ikhwan school and college in this village. Later a separate degree college for boys was founded.
In popular culture
This village is mentioned in a 1999 Punjabi movie Shaheed-E-Mohabbat. This film is based on a true love story of Boota Singh and Zainab in 1947. Zainab's family migrated to this village after the independence of Pakistan in 1947.
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