Bhakkar was established as a tehsil of Mianwali District in 1901 and was made a district in 1982. Bhakkar, the heart of Thal is renowned for its fertile sand dunes, hot summers and colourful culture. This district is surrounded in north by Mianwali, in south by Layyah, in east by Khushab & Jhang and in west by D.I.Khan. Majority of the population of this district depends on agriculture and livestock. The district is devoid of any industrial base except one Sugar Mill. Presently developmental focus is on road network and up gradation of educational facilities.