Chakwal was created as an independent district of Rawalpindi in 1985 by combining sub division Chakwal of district Jhelum, sub division Talagang of district Attock and the police station Choa Saidan Shah, carved out of sub division Pind Dandan Khan of district Jhelum.
At present district Chakwal consists of 4 sub-divisions:
- Choa Saidan Shah
- Kallar Kahar
Chakwal is famous for making Zari Shoes. Khes weaving is also an important traditional craft of the District.
Other salient features of Chakwal are as below: