Jhelum Cantonment is one of the important Cantonment (Army Base) of Pakistan which was built in
1849 and in recent years it has grown up into a strong Garrison. Jhelum was chosen as the site of a cantonment and as the
headquarters of the civil administration. For some years it was the seat of the Commissioner of the Division, but in 1859 his
headquarters were transferred to Rawalpindi. Jhelum has steadily advanced in prosperity; and it is entrepôt
for most of the trade of the District.
Cantonment Board Jhelum have developed numerous facilities for the residents and general public. Jhelum Cantonment is a role
model for other civic bodies to emulate. It is independent civic body which does not fall back for financial assistance either
upon the federal or Provincial Government.