History of Faisalabad
The city was founded by the British Governor General To Punjab Sir James Loyal for whom it was originally named Lyallpur. Prior to the British making the area into an urban center, it largely consisted of various villages. However, the construction of various canals allowed the area to be irrigated. After the founding of the city, people were invited to the city with promises of land if they were to work it. This allowed the city to grow rapidly. In 1977 city was renamed Faisalabad in honor of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia who had been assassinated.
The city of Lyallpur , multicolored jewel of the lower Chenab organization area, came into being in 1880. The city which is now well known as "Manchester of Pakistan" for its industrial activity, was nothing but a desolate tract of land 100 years age. It did not rain here for weeks together and when it rained, the water vanished in the city land in no time. There was no village nearby.
In 1895, the
rail link between Wazirabad and Layallpur was
effected. The building of Railway Station wanted time, therefore, a Goods train
wagon served as Lyallpur Railway Station. As the progress ol colonization
stepped up the Lyallpur was given the status of Tehsil of District Jhang and
its administration carried on the tents on the old Theh of Pucca Mari near
Tariqabad.The Majestic Clock Tower of Lyallpur was constructed out of the funds
raised by the Zamindars who collected it at a rate of Rs. 18 per square of
land. The fund thus raised was handed over to the Municipal Committee which got
LOCATION Faisalabad is called Manchester of Pakistan. It is having a lot of Textile and other mills. It is famous for its eight bazaars. Faisalabad is an industrial city of Pakistan, Situated 225-miles (360 kilometers) south of the capital Islamabad. The district lies from 30-35 to 31-47 north Latitudes and 72-73 to 73-40 east longitudes. Gujranwala And Sheikhupura districts bound it in the north. In the East by Sheikhupura and sahiwal districts. In the south By Sahiwal and Toba tek singh districts and jhang. District is to its west. The city covers an area of 5,856 Square kilometers. The city is linked to m-2 motorway (Islamabad-Lahore motorway) with m-3 motorway section (Pindi-Bhattian-Faisalabad motorway). Faisalabad (Formerly Lyallpur) is a road and railway junction, which lies in an area watered by the Lower Chenab Canal. Cotton, wheat, vegetables, and fruits are grown there and the city is also an industrial centre with railway-repair yards, engineering works, and mills that process sugars, flour, and oil seed. Produce includes super phosphates, cotton and silk textiles, hosiery, dyes, agricultural equipment, and ghee (clarified butter). Faisalabad is the site of the University of Agriculture, founded in 1909.
Literature: Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, the famous singer And
musician born in this city; Afzal Cheema, the former Chief justice of Lahore
high court also belong to this City.
DRYPORT: Faisalabad has established a dry port, which Presently handles over 60 metric tons of cargo per day. The port has its own road and railroad links with Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Karachi. The export Cargo at Faisalabad dry port is increasing every year. According to the Faisalabad dry port trust, it Handled l7,468 export cargo containers, worth Rs.28,600 Million during the first 10 month of the current Calendar year. DP provided lucrative Incentives to the exporters of Faisalabad and offered Certain concessions in fdpt tariff to the importers. It Handled 1,847 import cargo containers during the same Period, worth Rs. 1,500 million Faisalabad.
GULISTAN COLONY: One of the most prominent places of Faisalabad is Gulistan Colony which is one of the oldest colony of the Faisalabad bearing outstanding environment and is the nearest approach to top facilities including Motor way.
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