is the third largest city of Pakistan which is located in the province
of Punjab, Pakistan. It was formerly known as Lyallpur. Estimated
population of the city is 2.6 million. The entire district had a
population of about 5.4 million in 1998. It is an important
industrial centre located in the Punjab province, west of FAISALABAD.
The city-district of Faisalabad is bound on the north by the districts
of Gujranwala and Sheikhupura, on the east by Sahiwal, on the south by
Toba Tek Singh and on the west by Jhang.
During the last decade of nineteenth century, a Massive desert lying between
chanab and ravi rivers was Brought under plough. With the construction of
the lower Chanab canal, it became possible to irrigate this Waterless
wasteland. In 1892, the colonization Operations were started by the
administration of Jhang District, punjab province and completed in 1898.
Early 1904 a new district was formed by the name of Lyallpur With its
headquarter at Lyallpur (now Faisalabad) a town Named after sir james lyall,
lieutenant Governor of the Punjab. By 1902 the population of the town
exceeded 4,000, including the new sialkoti jutts particularly Bajwas,
Kalloos, Cheemas & Chattas came to establish the agriculture land of
chenaab (Called Chena bar). Houses and shops had been constructed to cater
to the ordinary needs of the population. In 1903 it was decided to
establish an agricultural college.On september 1, 1977, lyallpur was
renamed as Faisalabad after king faisal of saudi arabia in Recognition of
his outstanding services to Pakistan. Today, Faisalabad is the third largest
city of pakistan After karachi and Faisalabad. It is the second revenue-
Generating city of the Punjab province and is calleo as Manchester of
Pakistan because of its predominance in The textile industry.
DRY PORT ACTIVITIES
Fisalabad 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 (fdpt),
it Handled l7,468 export cargo containers, worth rs. 28,500 Million ouring
the first 10 month of the current Calendar year (pfy-1999). Fopt 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.
is producing world class textile products including bed
sheets, curtains, jeans, shirts, raw cloth, garments,
ladies lawns etc.