Daska Before the independence of Pakistan in 1947 the city of Daska was under British colonial rule. Daska became famous largely due to the exploits of Jagga Daku who was an admired rebel leader and outlaw fighting against British Imperial rule. In the Punjab he came to be admired as a hero to the masses because of his brave stand against the European rulers. Much like Robin Hood he would loot from the wealthy and redistribute this wealth to poorer sections of society. Most of the wealthy in the area around Daska were native collaborators of the colonial British. Jagga has a prominent place in the Punjabi poetry because of his bravery and generosity.
Daska's role in the organized freedom movement is well documented. The nascent sense of nationalism among Punjabi Muslims evolved in the area. The people of the Punjab were a mixture of races and peoples who had been part of a number of kingdoms and territories. The area around Daska had been part of Alexander the Great's Greek Empire, Persia's grand Khorasan, the Turkic Mughal Empire and most recently the rule of Sikhs before the arrival of the colonial British. The panoply of peoples living around Daska bear living testament to its storied past. The British Indian Empire added these people to its realm in the latter half of the nineteenth century unlike other parts of the British Raj which were under British rule from as early as the 1600s. The local people around Daska, especially the majority Muslim population, related little to theIndian National Congress which was primarily a party of the Hindu majority in peninsular India. Daska embraced the cause of the Muslim League which was furthering the struggle of native Muslims. The First Meeting of the Muslim League was held on the 13th of April 1942 at Mian Lal Dian Ghuman's house in Mohallah Altaf Garaha.
The city has gained a measure of prominence due the large number of
products which are produced there including agricultural machines,
sporting goods, musical instruments and surgical goods.
The area around
the city is well known for farming and cottage industries. See also Jobs In Daska,