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Faisalabad History, Pakistan

The city of Faisalabad can be found in Punjab province in Pakistan. It was previously recognized as Lyallpur. In Pakistan, Faisalabad is considered to be the 3rd largest town. In 2006, it has an estimated total population of 2.6 million in the town proper. Way back 1998; the whole district had around 5.4 million inhabitants. The Faisalabad district city is bounded by Sheikhupura and Gujranwala districts at the north, Toba Tek Singh in south, Jhang at the west and Sahiwal in the east.

It has become a part of the ancient district of Sandalbar and Jhang. A part of the 50 square kilometer is mainly consisted with wild tribes and thick forests. The huge tract from Sangla hill to Toba Tek Singh is basically called as Sandalbar. The land has been recognized as the site for great lovers and freedom fighters. Freedom fighters like the Bhagat Singh came from the village of Bange, which is nine kilometers away from Jaranwala. Mirza Jutt, a famous love hero, was born and lived in Moza Danabad.

 Punjab’s British Lieutenant Governor named Charles James Lyall has founded the current day city as it was firstly named Lyallpur. Before the British made the area into a city center, the place is consisted with large various villages. But the building of the many canals permitted the site to be irrigated. After the city has founded, most people were encouraged to the town with land promises, if they have just work for it. This makes the town to grow quickly.

In year 1880, the Lyallpur city came into existence with the town center planned by Captain Poham Young to emulate the union flag that has eight roads glowing from a big clock tower at the center to 8 separate bazaars. The rail connection between Lyallpur and Wazirabad has been completed in 1895. The Lyallpur’s grand clock tower was built through the funds gained by Sikh Zamindars who collects it at the rate of Rs. 18 for every land square. The fund raised was given to Municipal Committee, which carried out to fulfill the project.

Years later, the city has grown to be a strong agricultural and industrial center. As the city achieved its independence, it became a more progressive town. It became known to have a grain market and became an industrial and commercial center.

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