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Faisalabad (Hindi:फैजलाबाद, Punjabi:ਫੈਜਲਾਬਾਦ, Urdu: فیصل آباد) is a city in the Punjab province, Pakistan. It was formerly known as Lyallpur.

Tahsils in the District

Jat clans in Faisalabad District

According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans in Faisalabad District[1]:

Ahir (580), Atwal (1,849), Aulakh (876), Awan (2,085), Bains or Waince (2,635), Bajwa (3,868), Bar (1,084), Bandech (725), Bhatti (9,190), Chadhar (3,428), Chahal (444), Chhaj (510), Changar (843), Chatha (967), Cheema (629), Chhina (202), Chauhan (629), Dhillon (1,147), Dhariwal (596), Deo (610), Ghuman (1,022), Gill (3,865), Gondal (997), Goraya (2,158), Hundal (495), Haral (1,312), Hanjra (805), Janjua (509), Jauson (531), Johal (56), Johiya (1,371), Kahlon (3,037), Kaliar (312), Kamoka (943), Kalasan (581), Kharal (4,985), Khera (326), Khichi (2,219), Khinge (506), Khokhar (3,371), Lak (679), Lona (1,051), Lurka (2,288), Maan (437), Nonari (858), Pansota (1,941), Rajoke (981), Randhawa (2,335), Sahi (805), Sial (5,464), Sidhu (224), Sandhu (3,659), Sipra (1,943), Tarar (514), Vahniwal (782), Virk (1,005), Wahla (1,215), Waraich (3,443), Waseer (1,661), Wasli (67), Wattu (1,695),


A Haveli of a Jatsikh Family before 1947 Partition, now a Muslim refugee family resides here. (Chak 61 RB Kallah, Lyallpur, Punjab, Pakistan)

The very first name of Faisalabad was Chenab Colony, then Sandalbar, then Lyallpur and currently is Faisalabad. Faisalabad was once part of ancient district of Jhang and Sandalbar, a 50 square kilometres part mainly consisted of thick forests and wild tribes. The tract from Shahdara to Shorkot, Sangla Hill to Toba Tek Singh, was traditionally called Sandalbar.

In 1880, a colonial officer called Captain Poham Young proposed a new town, with a design based on the Union Jack, with eight roads radiating from a large clock tower in the centre. The eight roads developed into eight separate bazaars. The construction of artificial canals allowed the surrounding areas to be irrigated. The town grew rapidly as people were invited with promises of land.

Notable persons

External links

Faisalabad at Wikipedia



  1. Census Of India 1911 Volume xiv Punjab Part 2 by Pandit Narikishan Kaul

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