District Overview

Location

The district lies from 30.35o to 31.47o North latitude and 72.01o to 73.40o East longitudes. It is bounded in the North by Gujranwala and Shiekupura Districts, in the East by Sheikhpura and Sahiwal districts, in the south by Sahiwal and Toba Tek Singh districts and in the West by Jhang & Chiniot districts.

Area and Population

Faisalabad district has an area of 5,856 Sq Km and a population of 80,00,000 souls. According to Municipal administration; this district consists of eight towns.

Climate

The climate of the district touches two extremes. The maximum temperature in summer reaches up to 50o C or 122o F. in winter, it may fall below the freezing point. The maximum temperature in winter 21o C and 6o C respectively.

Background

Faisalabad District came into existence in 1904 as Lyallpur District The name Lyallpur was given with a view to pay tribute to Sir James Lyall Lt. Governor of Punjab, for his services rendered in colonization. In 70’s, the current name of Faisalabad was given after the name of late King “Faisal” of KSA.

Industrial Growth

In the beginning, Lyallpur now Faisalabad was developed as a hub of agricultural activities. It gained popularity throughout Punjab having as eat grinding and cotton ginning units. These units kept enhancing their capabilities and at the time of independence 1947, there were four flour mills, textile mills, twelve ginning and six engineering units. After independence with the capabilities of our entrepreneurs and government support, a city which was basically an Agro-based industrial city with original base of power looms and textile processing, have grown up to the capacity of largest chemical plant in Pakistan and largest manmade fiber producing mills which are located in Faisalabad. Approximately 70% of textile export originates from Faisalabad. Indeed, it is the second largest revenue contributor to the national exchequer. After observing the current growth patterns of industrialization, it can safely be predicted, that establishment of industry by the investors/ entrepreneurs, in Faisalabad, is a highly plausible, profitable and environmentally convenient.

Communication

M-3 is the most modern and developed motor way linking to Lahore in the East and Islamabad in the North. With the completion of recently announced Faisalabad-Karachi Motor way and extending the leg of M3 to Sialkot, Faisalabad will emerge as the best technical rectangle of Pakistan (Faisalabad-Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujarat), Faisalabad is likely to become the most vibrant central industrial hub, “a Trading Gateway: for Southern & Northern areas of the country, and the safest alternate highway to Karachi in the South and Peshawar in the North.

Education

Faisalabad city has the distinction of having a world famous Agricultural /Engineering University and equally renowned Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Nuclear Institute for (NIAB) and National institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE). Besides Punjab Medical College there are several other Universities and colleges like G.C. University, The University of Faisalabad, National Poly Technical College, Superior Science College, NFC Institute of fertilizer & research, National Textile University and many other technical and educational institutions.

Health

There are more than 40 hospitals run by various government department for providing primary to specialized health care facilities to its citizens. These hospitals provide about 3300 beds facility for its patients. In addition, there are approximately 43 hospitals run by private welfare institutions with specialized health care and having approximately 1500 beds facility.