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Sahiwal
Sahiwal
(Punjabi and Urdu: ساہِيوال‬‎) is a city in Punjab, Pakistan. It is the administrative center of Sahiwal
Sahiwal
District, and used to be that of the former Sahiwal
Sahiwal
division. Sahiwal
Sahiwal
is approximately 180 km from the major city Lahore
Lahore
and lies between Lahore
Lahore
and Multan. With a population of 207,388 (1998 Pakistan Census), it is the 14th largest city in the Punjab
Punjab
and the 22nd largest city in Pakistan. A small village on the Karachi- Lahore
Lahore
railway line during 1865 was named Montgomery after Sir Robert Montgomery, then Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab.[2][3] Later, it was made the capital of the Montgomery District. Its name was reinstated as Sahiwal
Sahiwal
in 1967 after the Sahi clan of Kharal Rajpoots
Rajpoots
who are the native inhabitants of this area. The city is in the densely populated region between the Sutlej
Sutlej
and Ravi rivers. The principal crops are wheat, cotton, tobacco,[4] legumes, potato[5] and oilseeds. Cotton goods and lacquered woodwork are manufactured.[2][6]

Contents

1 History 2 Climate 3 Twin city 4 Notable people from Sahiwal 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] The Sahiwal District
Sahiwal District
has been settled from the pre-historical era. Harappa
Harappa
is an archaeological site, about 35 km (22 mi) west of Sahiwal, that was built approximately 2600 BCE. The area was part of South Asian empires and in crossroads of migrations and invasions from Central Asia. The pastoral tribes of this barren expanse did not appear to have paid more than a nominal allegiance to the Muslim rulers, the population for the most part remained in a chronic state of rebellion. Sahiwal
Sahiwal
is located close to Pakpattan, a famous medieval town and Muslim
Muslim
Sufi
Sufi
pilgrimage site. Pakpattan
Pakpattan
owes its sanctity and modern name, 'the holy ferry', to the shrine of the great Muslim
Muslim
Sufi Fariduddin Ganjshakar
Fariduddin Ganjshakar
Shaikh-ul-Islam, Farid-ul-Hakkwa-ud-Din, Shakar Ganj (1173–1265) which was visited by old great traveler and historian Ibn Batuta
Ibn Batuta
in 1334. The native population converted to Islam by Sufi
Sufi
missionaries. After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Sikh took control of Sahiwal. The inhabitants were treated benevolently during Sikh rule. The district came under direct British rule in 1849, when the district was officially formed with its headquarters at Pakpattan. The district was expanded to include the trans-Ravi portion in 1852, and the district headquarters were moved to Gogera. In 1865, when the railway was opened, a village on the railway side, was named "Montgomery" and became the capital of the district.[7] During the Indian Rebellion of 1857, there was a general uprising of the Muslim
Muslim
population of Sahiwal, and the district formed the scene of the only uprising which took place north of Sutlej. Before the end of May 1857, emissaries from Delhi
Delhi
crossed the river from Sirsa and Hisar, where open rebellion was already ripe, and met with a ready reception from the Kharals and various other Muslim
Muslim
tribes. The district authorities, however, kept down the threatened uprising till August 26, 1857 when the prisoners in jail made a desperate attempt to break loose. At the same time Ahmad Khan, a famous Kharal leader, who had been detained at Gogera, broke his arrest, and though apprehended, was released on security, together with several other suspected chieftains. On September 16, they fled to their homes, and the whole country rose in open rebellion. Kot Kamalia
Kamalia
was sacked; and Major Chamberlain, moving up with a small force from Multan, was besieged for some days at Chichawatni
Chichawatni
on the Ravi. The situation at the civil station remained critical till Colonel Paton arrived with substantial reinforcements from Lahore. An attack which took place immediately after their arrival was repulsed. Several minor actions followed in the open field, until finally the rebels, driven from the plain into the jungles of the interior, were utterly defeated and dispersed. The British troops then inflicted severe punishment on the insurgent clans, destroying their villages, and seizing large numbers of herds.[8] Climate[edit] The climate of Sahiwal
Sahiwal
district is extreme, reaching 52 °C in summer, and down to −5 °C in winter. The soil of the district is very fertile. The average rainfall is about 200 mm.[9].... Twin city[edit] Sahiwal
Sahiwal
is twinned with the town of Rochdale, in Greater Manchester, North West England. Approximately eight per cent of town's population is of Asian origin, most of whom have links with Pakistan. The twinning arrangement was agreed between Rochdale
Rochdale
and Sahiwal
Sahiwal
in 1998.[10][11] Notable people from Sahiwal[edit]

Majeed Amjad, Urdu poet Mushtaq Ahmed, former test cricketer Manzoor Elahi, former test cricketer Tariq Aziz, television anchor Attash Durrani, Urdu writer and Scholar Rana Mohammad Hanif Khan, politician and former Finance Minister of Pakistan Kunwar Mohinder Singh Bedi Sahar, Urdu Poet Nouraiz Shakoor, politician and former Federal minister Sain Zahoor, Sufi
Sufi
musician Munir Niazi, Urdu Poet Nazir Naji journalist and Urdu columnist for the Daily Dunya Emmanuel Neno, Christian author and translator Dildar Pervaiz Bhatti, (TV artist, compere, comedian, anchor) Brigadier
Brigadier
Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, MVC, VSM, Indian Army Officer

See also[edit]

Pakistan
Pakistan
portal Punjab
Punjab
portal

Zafar Ali Stadium University of Sahiwal

References[edit]

^ a b c "Table 209". Punjab
Punjab
Development Statistics 2016 (PDF). Bureau of Statistics, Government of The Punjab. p. 335(340). Retrieved 28 May 2017.  ^ a b The New Encyclopædia Britannica: Micropædia. Encyclopædia Britannica. 1991. ISBN 978-0-85229-529-8. Retrieved 18 July 2011.  ^ A history by Sahiwal
Sahiwal
Police Archived 2009-05-23 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Agricultural Research Council (Pakistan) (1 January 1980). Pakistan journal of agricultural research. Pakistan
Pakistan
Agricultural Research Council. Retrieved 18 July 2011.  ^ Nazli, Caesar B. Cororaton, Abdul Salam, Zafar Altaf, David Orden and Reno Dewina, Nicholas Minot, Hina. Cotton-Textile-Apparel Sectors of Pakistan: Situations and Challenges Faced. Intl Food Policy Res Inst. p. 47. GGKEY:1W7L1FH7N4N. Retrieved 18 July 2011.  ^ Cotton handbook of Pakistan. Pakistan
Pakistan
Central Cotton Committee. 1983. p. 217. Retrieved 18 July 2011.  ^ "Montgomery District, Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 17, p. 410., 1860–1922". Dsal.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 2013-02-18.  ^ " Montgomery District – Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 17, p. 411". Dsal.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 2013-02-18.  ^ ":Govt. Post Graduate College Sahiwal:". Gpgcs.edu.pk. Retrieved 2017-11-08.  ^ " Punjab
Punjab
Assembly". Pap.gov.pk. Retrieved 2010-03-24.  ^ "Town twinning". rochdale.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 29 October 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 

External links[edit]

Official website NIMLS COLLEGE Sahiwal

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Neighbourhoods of Sahiwal

Administrations: Sahiwal Division
Sahiwal Division
and Sahiwal
Sahiwal
District

Tehsils

Chichawatni Sahiwal

Cities

Chichawatni
Chichawatni
(Old) Harappa Sahiwal
Sahiwal
(capital)

Towns and councils

ChandPur Chak No. 42/12.L Agra Asghari Chak 17/14L Ghaziabad Gulistan Iqbal Nagar Kassowal Nai-Abadi Pahri Qasimabad Sikhanwala Tariq-bin-Ziad Colony Tirathpur

Villages

Chak no. 24/11-L 26/11-L Addepur Bashera Chak 44/12.L Chak 86/6.R Sahiwal Chak No. 110/7R Chak no. 116/12.L Kassowal Chak No. 42/12.L Charat Singhwala Mirbaz

Website: Sahiwal
Sahiwal
Dis

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